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In Singapore, small companies risk falling afoul of data protection laws
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In Singapore, small companies risk falling afoul of data protection laws

December 30th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Many SMBs don't have the technical skills nor the knowledge to protect their data adequately. When they get hacked, they could now suffer the double whammy of a fine from the...
Q&A: SMEs in Asia-Pacific have to be better prepared for cyber attacks
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Q&A: SMEs in Asia-Pacific have to be better prepared for cyber attacks

December 13th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
No one can protect everything all of the time, but SMEs can ensure that their most important data is given maximum protection....
Rethinking personal space in the enterprise cloud
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Rethinking personal space in the enterprise cloud

November 23rd, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Organisations have to assume their networks are already compromised and they have to more closely monitor what happens within their firewall, not just what's trying to get inside....
Complacency, unsecured new devices put users at risk online: Symantec
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Complacency, unsecured new devices put users at risk online: Symantec

November 16th, 2016 | by Desmond Koh
Complacency, poor habits and a cavalier attitude towards Internet-enabled devices are putting Singapore consumers at a greater risk online, says Symantec....
Cyber attacks on StarHub reveal difficulties in defending critical infrastructure
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Cyber attacks on StarHub reveal difficulties in defending critical infrastructure

October 26th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The cyber attacks on StarHub were sophisticated and well-planned, with a clear target in mind. They reveal how difficult it is to fight such threats....
StarHub outage was caused by “unprecedented” DDoS attacks
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StarHub outage was caused by “unprecedented” DDoS attacks

October 25th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub said its domain name servers (DNS) had been targeted on the two days, essentially locking out many of its users from the Web....
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Smart devices need to be more secure for IoT to work: Sophos

October 14th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Cameras, door locks and other smart devices have to have be protected by more robust security to avoid an Internet of Things (IoT) that could cause more harm than good, says Sophos....
DDoS is becoming smoke screen for more serious attacks: A10 Networks
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DDoS is becoming smoke screen for more serious attacks: A10 Networks

October 13th, 2016 | by Grace Chng
While corporate cyber security professionals are occupied with keeping the networks “alive”, cyber thieves sneak in to steal customer details and credit card information....
Time to secure smart devices appearing at home
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Time to secure smart devices appearing at home

October 12th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Technologies like the new Internet of Things are moving faster than the security needed to protect users can keep up. Smart devices need to be secure....
As it beefs up cyber security, Singapore has to be ready for the worst
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As it beefs up cyber security, Singapore has to be ready for the worst

October 10th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore's cyber security plan calls for a hardening of defences, for example, with requirements for telecom, power and gas companies to strengthen their systems....
Stop ransomware before it strikes
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Stop ransomware before it strikes

October 6th, 2016 | by Staff Writer
Designer cyber threats are on the rise, with cyber criminals targeting and even filtering out specific countries when designing ransomware and other malicious cyber attacks....
Q&A: Internet of Insecure Things? Think security as the logical first step, says Sophos
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Q&A: Internet of Insecure Things? Think security as the logical first step, says Sophos

September 28th, 2016 | by Staff Writer
IoT security should be treated as a first-class problem that has to be tackled urgently as people install more connected devices at home, says Sophos....
Q&A: Assume your network is already compromised, says Ixia
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Q&A: Assume your network is already compromised, says Ixia

August 31st, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Organisations should work out their cyber security strategy by assuming that they have already been compromised, says Ixia's Asia-Pacific managing director Naveen Bhat....
Three in four organisations at risk of cyber threats: RSA
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Three in four organisations at risk of cyber threats: RSA

June 17th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
A majority of the companies surveyed had inadequate capabilities when it came to protection, identification, detection, recovery and response....
Digital businesses risk failure as IT teams struggle to cope: Gartner
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Digital businesses risk failure as IT teams struggle to cope: Gartner

June 7th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Sixty per cent of digital businesses will suffer major service failures by 2020, predicted research firm Gartner today....
Cyber security from ground-up
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Cyber security from ground-up

May 30th, 2016 | by Staff Writer
From stealing credit card details to locking out a hospital from its systems until it paid up, hackers have caused extensive damage in the recent years....
Singtel launches cyber security institute to train experts for the region
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Singtel launches cyber security institute to train experts for the region

April 26th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Simply called the Cyber Security Institute (CSI), it will allow companies to test their systems in a "cyber firing range" against real threats....
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Survey: kids may be opening up PCs to cyber threats at home

March 3rd, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
As many as 30 per cent of parents here have had their online security compromised due to their kids' actions, it found....
NEC opens a Cyber Security Factory in Singapore
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NEC opens a Cyber Security Factory in Singapore

January 27th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The new centre will bring more expertise to these shores, while also training up more professionals to prepare for online attacks....
As you, the product, face privacy threats in 2016, can you opt out?
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As you, the product, face privacy threats in 2016, can you opt out?

January 1st, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
You will love the new technology coming your way in 2016, but it will no longer be with the wide-eyed awe of before....