Acer Cyber Security (ACSI) officially announced partnership with Data Pro, a subsidiary of Thailand's Premier Group, to provide cyber security solutions for tourists from Europe, where the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) had been introduced a year ago.
Having received approval from the Board of Taipei Exchange (TPEx), the Acer Group subsidiary will go public in Q4 2019. It's the first managed security service provider (MSSP) to be listed on a stock exchange in Taiwan, offering security management, monitoring, and auditing services.
Its new partner Data Pro, a subsidiary of Premier Engineering and Technology in Thailand, has been operating as a data center since 2011. This path of development is similar to that of ACSI, who used to run a data center in Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Targeting SEA countries with Thailand as a springboard
Enjoying a dominant market share in Taiwan, ACSI plans to not only cooperate with home government agencies and major semiconductor companies but expand into overseas markets, especially Southeast Asia, where the parent company Acer has been expanding its business.
Private companies in SEA are keen to invest in this field now — because of the growing need for tourism companies to protect the personal data of European tourists after the implementation of GDPR.
In fact, ACSI has entered the market in Thailand, one of the most popular tourist destinations among Europeans in this region, and continues to look for the possibility to expand into Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.
Now, the company is building a 24/7 security intelligence center in Thailand. It plans to partner with local security intelligence companies to run this center, having tech consultants offer training programs for Thai employees.
With a clear pain point to address, ACSI allegedly has attracted some customers though the service isn't yet available.