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Dec

PT Synnex Metrodata, Indonesia, partners with EC-Council to bring Cybersecurity Education to the nation


Jakarta, Indonesia —PT Synnex Metrodata Indonesia (“SMI”), a subsidiary of PT Metrodata Electronics Tbk that focuses on Information and Communication Technology Distribution (“ICT”), today announced its strategic partnership with EC-Council”.

In an exclusive press conference at the DoubleTree Hilton, EC-Council and PT Synnex Metrodata Indonesia announced that they would be joining forces to raise awareness on the significance of cybersecurity education. SMI and EC-Council pledged to work together to provide holistic education solutions in cybersecurity through SMI channels in Indonesia.

With the Indonesian government taking an active role in implementing strong cybersecurity measures to deal with cyber criminals during and after the elections, the nation needs skilled and certified cybersecurity professionals. The renowned credentialing programs by EC-Council will equip professionals with battle-ready skills that will help the country become cyber secure.

“At this moment, SMI knows that skilled cybersecurity professionals in Indonesia are few in number, and therefore, this partnership with EC-Council is what we need to develop skilled and certified personnel in the domain,” said Lie Heng, Director of Solutions at PT Synnex Metrodata Indonesia. “Cybersecurity skills are in great demand because of technological developments such as IoT, AI, and 5G. By being a cybersecurity education provider, SMI would be contributing towards making Indonesia a cyber-safe nation,”

“As an exclusive distributor of EC-Council, SMI will expand and develop holistic education solutions in cybersecurity to uplift cybersecurity awareness in all the industries with suitable talent,” he explained.

“We are excited to start this partnership with PT Synnex Metrodata Indonesia, the largest ICT player in Indonesia. Cybersecurity has become an urgent matter for every business, and we offer the best comprehensive education solutions in the field of cybersecurity. We also develop business education solutions in cybersecurity holistically and strategically with SMI so that it can be aligned with government programs and education sectors to develop skilled talent in cybersecurity and create new job opportunities in the field,” said Tin Tin Hadijanto, Country Manager at EC-Council.

“The most-digitalized cities of the world are still facing the insecurity of cyber threats due to a shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals,” opined Sean Lim, Chief Operating Officer, EC-Council. He further added, “We are constantly innovating on all possible ways to provide a more flexible and convenient solution to educate and certify cybersecurity professionals, and collaborations like these will help EC-Council reach a larger number of people across the world.”

About PT Synnex Metrodata Indonesia

PT Synnex Metrodata Indonesia (“SMI”), a joint venture agreement between PT Metrodata Electronics, Tbk. (IDX: MTDL) and Synnex Technology International Corp., established in early 2011. SMI focuses on ICT Distribution with two lines of businesses: Solution and Distribution; and has built strategic partnerships with world-class information technology companies. SMI has seven distribution centers across strategic areas of Indonesia that include, Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Semarang, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Medan, Makassar, and supporting logistics and sales force offices across major cities of Indonesia. With their efficient and effective services, supported by dealers and resellers, SMI is ready to serve various needs of customers. To know more about SMI, visit www.synnexmetrodata.com

About International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council)

EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of its flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the start of C|EH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), among others.

EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the US and around the world, including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.

To learn more about EC-Council, visit https://www.eccouncil.org/

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