cyber security

Uncover the vulnerability and exploit internally, don’t rely on bug bounties alone
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Uncover the vulnerability and exploit internally, don’t rely on bug bounties alone

September 5th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
Organisations should not use bug bounties as a lazy way to detect vulnerabilities, at least not before trying to find some of the loopholes...
Over 14 million phishing attempts in Southeast Asia in first half of 2019: Kaspersky
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Over 14 million phishing attempts in Southeast Asia in first half of 2019: Kaspersky

September 2nd, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Southeast Asia remains a prime target for cyber attacks in the first half of this year, with 14 million attempts at "phishing" detected by...
Is that connected fridge making your smart home more vulnerable to cyber attacks?
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Is that connected fridge making your smart home more vulnerable to cyber attacks?

August 23rd, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
TVs, fridges, cameras and door locks get connected alongside PCs in a smart home today but the security for these smart devices often isn't up to...
Through supply chain attacks, hackers now compromise thousands of users to get to a few
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Through supply chain attacks, hackers now compromise thousands of users to get to a few

August 14th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Supply chain attacks, which penetrate trusted makers of hardware equipment and software developers, make it hard for users to trust anyone...
Close to 4,300 have data leaked after Singapore Red Cross website gets hacked
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Close to 4,300 have data leaked after Singapore Red Cross website gets hacked

May 17th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Close to 4,300 persons who signed up to donate blood through the Singapore Red Cross had their personal data leaked last...
In latest medical data breach, Singapore authorities fail to live up to standard they set for others
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In latest medical data breach, Singapore authorities fail to live up to standard they set for others

January 29th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
At a time when people are sharing more data than ever, the way the Ministry of Health has handled the HIV data breach is troubling, to say the...
Besides relying on bots, hackers increasingly turn to personalised attacks: Sophos
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Besides relying on bots, hackers increasingly turn to personalised attacks: Sophos

November 25th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Hackers are spending the time to specifically target high-value targets instead randomly using bots to spread malware and seek an opening, says...
Global agency needed to investigate cyber crimes and take action
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Global agency needed to investigate cyber crimes and take action

September 24th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
With malware rising exponentially, a global security agency, preferably with the backing of the United Nations, ought to be set up sooner rather than...
Hackers got to SingHealth through a series of slip-ups, vulnerabilities, COI told
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Hackers got to SingHealth through a series of slip-ups, vulnerabilities, COI told

September 21st, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The hackers had gained a virtual foothold in SingHealth as far back as August 2017, in a meticulously planned...
Over 40 per cent of industrial control systems were attacked in 2018: Kaspersky
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Over 40 per cent of industrial control systems were attacked in 2018: Kaspersky

September 12th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Over 40 per cent of industrial computers used to control the operations in large facilities were targeted by hackers in 1H 2018, according to Kaspersky...
5G is attractive but security issues loom large, say experts
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5G is attractive but security issues loom large, say experts

September 10th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
A 5G connected ecosystem will have more devices, connections and data flows linked together, leading to higher security risks, experts have...
As data becomes crucial to business, SMEs have to rethink data protection: Dell EMC
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As data becomes crucial to business, SMEs have to rethink data protection: Dell EMC

September 4th, 2018 | by Amit Roy Choudhury
For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the fallout from the SingHealth breach has been watched keenly and with a fair amount of...
Complexity in IT systems is making it tough to fight cyber attacks and protect private data
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Complexity in IT systems is making it tough to fight cyber attacks and protect private data

August 23rd, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The complexity of IT systems is the underlying reason for successful cyber attacks, when hackers are let through and private data is...
Symantec enhances Chennai security operations centre where the “sun never sets”
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Symantec enhances Chennai security operations centre where the “sun never sets”

August 1st, 2018 | by Grace Chng
Symantec unveiled an enhanced security operations centre (SOC) in Chennai, India that promises to quickly detect and respond faster to online...
Response to SingHealth data breach shows low awareness, rushed decisions
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Response to SingHealth data breach shows low awareness, rushed decisions

July 27th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Despite the unprecedented SingHealth data breach, many people seem unperturbed that they are now open to widespread...
In Singapore’s worst cyber attack, much still unknown and fallout yet to come
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In Singapore’s worst cyber attack, much still unknown and fallout yet to come

July 21st, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
In Singapore's worst cyber attack, the fallout may only come in the months and even years ahead, when the stolen data is used for more attacks on...
Cyber defence capabilities in industrial systems ‘shockingly low’: Honeywell
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Cyber defence capabilities in industrial systems ‘shockingly low’: Honeywell

April 30th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
There is no basic monitoring or regular risk assessments in many industrial systems today, according to Honeywell, which opened a new cyber security centre in Singapore to address the...
In Singapore, a cyber security startup hub will produce new ideas, talents
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In Singapore, a cyber security startup hub will produce new ideas, talents

March 7th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The news that Singapore is opening an incubation hub to help grow and groom startups in cyber security is a welcome...
Expect cyber attacks on supply chains: Eset
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Expect cyber attacks on supply chains: Eset

February 9th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
Attackers are trying to use the weakest element in the organisation’s supply network to infiltrate larger companies, according to security firm...
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Ransomware detected 10 times more in 2017 in Asia-Pacific: Malwarebytes

January 30th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Ransomware was the weapon of choice for cyber criminals in...