MICROSOFT Brunei will be hosting a half day awareness seminar entitled “The ICT retailers awareness session with Microsoft’s new Digital Crimes Unit on cyber security and malware risks affecting your customers and your business” on December 17 at the Radisson Hotel Brunei.
“In 2014, consumers in Asia-Pacific will spend US$11 billion dealing with security issues created by malware. This is largely due to the use of pirated software or unauthorised software downloads,” stated Haniza Zakariya, Country Manager of Microsoft Brunei.
These findings are based on a global study conducted by Microsoft, IDC and the National University of Singapore with 445 respondents across six countries in Asia-Pacific to find out how piracy and counterfeit software impact the region’s consumers.
“Microsoft will continue its educational efforts to reach the Brunei community including the education, government and corporate sectors as well as local ICT vendors and retailers to be in the know on how to promote a right deployment of the technology,” added Haniza.
The awareness workshop is designed to educate local retailers selling computers and software as their primary or secondary business on how to advice customers to move away from aging technologies and avoiding illegitimate installations of software, both offline and online. The session will be presented by a representative from Microsoft Southeast Asia’s Legal and Corporate Affairs and local partners.
Microsoft Brunei welcomes all retailers or channels selling ICT related products and services in Brunei to attend the event.