689Cloud – Vietnam-based Cybersecurity Startup receive funding from Singapore’s ICE71

Innovation Cybersecurity Ecosystem at BLOCK71 (ICE71), a Singapore-based cybersecurity entrepreneur hub, has unveiled the 10 startups that got funding through its ICE71 Accelerate program. The companies, which received roughly US$22,000 each, hail from Singapore, India, Turkey, Vietnam, the UK, and the US.

The startups were introduced at this year’s ICE71 Accelerate Demo Day in Singapore, where they pitched their ideas and technologies to investors and cybersecurity leaders. After Demo Day, ICE71 will continue to support the selected 10 through further fundraising, product development, and commercial expansion, according to a statement.

Here are the cybersecurity startups from ICE71 Accelerate’s second cohort.

  • 689Cloud uses rights management technology to protect, track, and control access rights on externally shared digital documents, preventing data leaks and unauthorized redistribution of confidential data.
  • Aversafe provides credential issuance and verification network services that connect employers, individuals and credential issuers together to prevent forgery and counterfeiting of credentials and licenses.
  • Blue Phish provides an online platform of e-learning modules to drive cybersecurity awareness and play a part in reducing the number of cyber attacks that – 95% of the time – are created due to human error .
  • GuardRails makes open-source security tools, which have been tuned to only report high-impact security issues, available in GitHub Pull Requests.
  • Infra builds automated solutions for assessment and intelligence without the need for security analysts.
  • Keyless provides a privacy-first platform for authentication and identity management driven by secure biometrics.
  • Loki provides cloud-based, single point management cybersecurity and network management services for small and medium-sized enterprises using SD-WAN technology in SaaS model.
  • OneKIY addresses data privacy and security and runs on a decentralized, user-controlled security system. Coupled with an applications marketplace, users can download relevant apps to take full advantage of their KIY (keep it yourself) token.
  • PhishBase operates as a mail transfer agent that analyzes emails flowing in and out of the system.
  • Seconize offers an enterprise IT risk assessment product that identifies cyber risks and translates them to continuous business impact.

A partnership between Singtel Innov8 and the National University of Singapore’s NUS Enterprise, ICE71 also said that it’s now accepting applications for the third cohort of its accelerator program.

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Reason 3: Information has a “Best Before” Date Too

Most people are keenly aware of the “Best Before” date on food items such as eggs or milk. This date, which indicates the how long the product can be safely (and enjoyably) consumed, is an important data point since no one wants to eat a rotten egg.

However, when it comes to data, especially data that has been shared on the Cloud, people are not as careful. Consuming data that is no longer current, or past its’ “Best Before” date can be even more damaging than drinking stale milk. Yet, when sharing documents in the Cloud, most users have no way of ensuring that stale data is no longer consumed.

Rights management allows users to set an “Expiry Date” on documents so that it can no longer be used after a certain date. In this way, rights management can protect you from consuming stale or spoiled data; just like that label that keeps us from eating bad food.

Vietnamese Digital Transformation

Our Chairman (Mr. Hiro Kataoka) sharing about Case-Study & experienced in implementing Digital Transformation in US & Japan, and opportunity for Small and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam. #689Cloud #VietnameseDigitalTransformation

Highlight Keynote:

 Digital transformation is driven by people, not technology
 It’s not just about AI, IoT, and blockchain. It’s about the benefits and beneficiaries
 Foster the growth of Vietnam’s technology companies (especially b2b) in the global digital
economy. Government and Enterprise should be pro-active in working with new Startup
 Look 5 years ahead, but implement for today.

689Cloud at VDEF 2018 Event

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has been creating structural impacts on global economy and society. Every day,  millions of people benefit from innovative services offered by Uber (transportation), Airbnb (hotel business), Facebook (communication), Alibaba (retail & wholesale e-commerce), LendingClub (personal credit), Coursera (education). Digital technology tool to improve the productivity of firms and boost the economy of countries.

Vietnam Digital Economy Forum (VDE Forum) aims to provide a platform for leading experts, policy makers and enterprises interested in this topic over the World. The objective is twofold: sharing strategic visions, practical experiences of the pioneers and the trend of indispensable movement in the digital economy; evaluating current situations, challenges, and opportunities related to the digital economy.

VDE Forum 2018 takes Vietnam, a fast-growing economy of 93 million people in South East Asia, as a business case to propose specific recommendations for firms, organizations, individuals from Vietnam and other countries interested in Vietnamese economy. It will be a unique occasion for meeting decision makers, navigating and implementing strategic decisions.


Trần Vĩnh Tuyến – HCM City People’s Committee Vice Chairmen visit 689Cloud boot camp.

VDE Forum 2018 is hosted by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, co-organized by the Association of Vietnamese Scientist and Experts (AVSE Global), HCMC Institute for Development Studies (HIDS) and Quang Trung Software City (QTSC).

In this presentation, Mr. Kataoka, an expert and executive in the technology industry for over 25 years, will describe how adoption of cloud technology has advanced the digital transformation in the economy and society in general, and the effects this has had in both regions.  Some topics that will be discussed are:

  • How digital transformation has broken down barriers between companies, between suppliers and consumers, and in public services such as health care and education
  • How the Cloud has enabled technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) that further advances digital transformation
  •  How digital transformation creates new opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurs
  • Examples of how digital transformation has improved the user experience and reduced costs in business, health care, and government

From these insights, he will follow with a roadmap for how both the public and private sectors in Vietnam can take advantage of new technologies and digital transformation to drive economic and social progress in Vietnam.