Month: May 2014

MPSB is PCI-DSS Certified!

 

What started out as a simple enquiry in 2012 turned into a full fledged PCI-DSS Level 1 project for Manage Pay Services Berhad (MPSB), one of our success stories in PCI-DSS compliance. PKF has been the sole representative of Control Case, an internationally recognised Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) from US with a center of excellence in India, in Malaysia since 2011. MPSB was one of our first client together, and while the follow ups and clarifications took some time, we once again demonstrated the value of client relationship and customer closeness that sets our service apart. With PKF Control Case, we are just a call, just a drive away. With additional value added services like update talks, training, technical services and consultancy, we definitely gave MPSB more than they bargained for. It was precisely this working relationship between MPSB, our local team of PCI consultants and the QSAs from India that made this project a resounding success. It was indeed with great pride that in 2014, less than a year from our gap assessment, that we can say: it was a great journey, and now it continues on through maintenance and yearly review.

PCI-DSS can be an extremely arduous project, as it touches major parts of the business and is oftentimes more than 5 – 6 months. Due to this, we have specialised Project Management Professionals (PMP) doing PCI based projects for banks and large enterprises. For more details, drop us an email at avantedge@pkfmalaysia.com. We will contact you immediately and set you up on your compliance journey.

Sunway ITSSC is ISO27001 certified

Sunway Logo

Congratulations Sunway for being ISMS certified!

The certification link is here.

When we were approached in 2011 to first broach the subject on making Sunway ITSSC ISO27001 (ISMS) certified, it was a daunting task ahead. They had many groups, with a potentially large and challenging scope. Through teamwork and persistence, PKF and Sunway started work in 2012, and in less than a year, they were certified in 2013. Without the amazing tenacity of their employees, it would not have happened, and it was certainly a joy and privilege to be able to be the ISMS consultants during the implementation and gap assessment stage of the project. This is a testimony that with grit and hardwork, along with an unwavering focus on the objectives, nothing is impossible.

PKF offers a catalogue of services for your ISMS needs. We have done gap assessments, implementation advisory, risk management services and even served as independent internal auditors to fulfill the ISMS requirements. Contact us at avantedge@pkfmalaysia.com for more information on how we can help you achieve your ISMS goals.

It was indeed an amazing experience working with such a motivated team from Sunway. Of course, the celebratory dinner and karaoke session was pretty fun too!

 

GST and PDPA Awareness Talk in Aimst University

We had the privilege last week to be invited to a talk in Aimst University in Semeling, Kedah, which had a very impressive campus.

We spoke to a group of senior management and directors of Human Resource/Finance on two topics close to our hearts: GST and PDPA. We’ve spoken at length on our PDPA involvement, as well as our services and products in our other posts, but for GST, many are wondering why a technology advisor will be involved in that.

Because PKF is more than just technology advisors.

Our tax group has been servicing many of our clients for GST projects – be it awareness and training, to full consultancy and advisory. It is indeed, an exciting time, as businesses gear up for the deadline in April next year, many are still vague on the details of GST. This is where we help. Even within the technology group. we have a scope of verifying controls and the actual system behavior to cater to GST. Almost all accounting systems are technology based, so there is a large scope for our services even within the GST projects.

For now, we are giving awareness talks all over Malaysia, in this instance, delivered by our own Anna Shah. It was well received, as this was her second stint up north for GST awareness drive.

Our GST awareness slides are found here: – PKF AvantEdge GST V.6.pdf

Our latest PDPA awareness slides found here : – PDPA Presentation v6.0.pdf 

And finally, our latest development, the MyPDPA protal writeup, to get your documents compliance with the shortest time and lowest cost! Write up is found

PDPA Avant Edge – MyPDPA Portal v1.pdf

As always, if you have any questions at all for GST and PDPA, please don’t fail to contact us at avantedge@pkfmalaysia.com. We will be able to provide you the necessary information and if you let us, work together with you to address compliance concerns in the most cost efficient way possible.

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