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Certis Cisco now a security-plus company, says CEO

Paul Chong shares how the firm has evolved and spread its wings overseas

Certis Cisco group chief executive officer Paul Chong says hiring Taiwanese graduates has helped greatly, but his firm "will still primarily recruit Singaporeans, because we secure a lot of very important, national, critical infrastructure and today,
Certis Cisco group chief executive officer Paul Chong says hiring Taiwanese graduates has helped greatly, but his firm "will still primarily recruit Singaporeans, because we secure a lot of very important, national, critical infrastructure and today, they still require mostly Singaporeans".ST PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN

Running a security firm is a bit like making a traditional dessert, says Certis Cisco group chief executive officer Paul Chong.

"You find that the coconuts grow on a tree, but I will put the coconut together with everything to make your bubur cha cha, or whatever it is," he says. "When you buy from us, you get the full end-product."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2018, with the headline 'Certis Cisco now a security-plus company, says CEO'. Subscribe