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Journey into Cybersecurity Innovation: 37 South Korean tertiary students’ inspiring industry visit to Acronis Singapore

In the bustling city of Singapore, a group of 37 South Korean tertiary students from PSB Academy embarked on a thrilling adventure into the realm of cybersecurity at the Acronis Singapore office, a beacon of innovation in the cybersecurity landscape, on 18 July 2023. The visit promised to be an enlightening experience and culminated in a thought-provoking panel discussion on “Exploring the Dual Nature of AI and ML Technologies: Unveiling Their Advantages and Challenges.”

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and data management solutions, has earned a reputation for its cutting-edge solutions and unwavering commitment to safeguarding digital assets. The Singapore office served as the perfect platform to showcase Acronis’ revolutionary technologies and engage with the bright young minds from PSB Academy. The industry visit commenced with a warm welcome from the Acronis team, eager to share their knowledge and experiences with the visiting students. The itinerary was carefully curated to offer a comprehensive glimpse into the multifaceted world of cybersecurity and the transformative potential of AI and ML technologies.

The students were taken through an engaging presentation that traced Acronis’ journey in cybersecurity and highlighted the impact of their solutions on businesses worldwide. The journey showcased how Acronis had evolved to meet the ever-changing threat landscape and stay at the forefront of cyber protection in the last 20 years. The highlight of the visit was the much-anticipated panel discussion on the “Dual Nature of AI and ML Technologies.” Leading experts from Acronis, Vladimir Zatsepin, VP of Global Platform R&D & Singapore R&D Centre, Kevin Reed, CISO, and other experts Caroline Mikaella Soo, APAC VP Customer Relations from KnowBe4 and Nurul Huda Ab Hamid, Senior Manager for Strategy APAC, Xellink shared their knowledge and perspectives on the topic.

As the panellists enlightened the students about the advantages, they also candidly discussed the challenges associated with AI and ML technologies. Ethical considerations, data privacy, and the potential for algorithmic bias emerged as prominent topics. The students were captivated by the discussion on the responsible use of AI, ensuring that decision-making processes remain transparent and understandable. The panellists emphasized the importance of balancing innovation with ethical practices to build trust and accountability.

The interactive panel discussion sparked an invigorating exchange of ideas as the students eagerly participated, seeking to understand the intricacies of AI and ML technologies. Their enthusiasm and insightful questions demonstrated their passion for the field and their determination to create a safer digital future. As the industry visit drew to a close, the South Korean students departed with a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. The experience at Acronis Singapore sparked their curiosity, igniting a desire to delve deeper into cybersecurity and explore the transformative potential of AI and ML technologies.

The industry visit to Acronis Singapore was a transformative experience for the 37 South Korean tertiary students from PSB Academy. As they returned home, they carried with them valuable insights into the world of cybersecurity and the game-changing role of AI and ML technologies in protecting digital assets. Acronis’ commitment to innovation and ethical practices served as an exemplary model for aspiring cybersecurity professionals. The panel discussion on the dual nature of AI and ML technologies left a lasting impact, inspiring the students to become torchbearers in creating a safer digital world. Armed with newfound knowledge and passion, they are poised to shape the future of cybersecurity and contribute to a more secure and resilient cyberspace for generations to come.

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