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A step-up on cyber security, as threats intensify
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A step-up on cyber security, as threats intensify

May 21st, 2017 | by Staff Writer
As cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated and coordinated, they are forcing governments and companies to turn to more proactive defences to protect the vital data and services delivered...
Smart cities pave the way for urban living
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Smart cities pave the way for urban living

May 21st, 2017 | by Staff Writer
No longer a novelty like a few years ago, smart technologies are now crucial to helping a city attract talent, create jobs and improve the quality of life for citizens....
Five ways to avoid being an easy victim of ransomware
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Five ways to avoid being an easy victim of ransomware

May 14th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
You can only try to stay safe as much as possible in a connected world and minimise the chances of being a victim....
Threat of ransomware hits home when you are a victim
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Threat of ransomware hits home when you are a victim

May 3rd, 2017 | by Grace Chng
When you are become a victim yourself, the much-reported menace of ransomware really hits home....
StarHub outage not due to DDoS attack after all, say regulators
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StarHub outage not due to DDoS attack after all, say regulators

April 21st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
A StarHub outage in October last year was not caused by a coordinated attack by hackers as first thought, but was down to part of the infrastructure being overloaded....
As Singapore banks ditch physical tokens, can software options be as secure?
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As Singapore banks ditch physical tokens, can software options be as secure?

April 12th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The question users must ask is whether this new digital token is as secure as before....
With new leaders, StarHub looks to enterprise and new businesses
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With new leaders, StarHub looks to enterprise and new businesses

March 24th, 2017 | by Grace Chng
StarHub has hired an experienced industry executive and strengthened its management team, as it looks to new businesses as well as to beef up its offerings to large enterprises....
Hit by cyber attacks, some Singapore enterprises are fighting back with AI
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Hit by cyber attacks, some Singapore enterprises are fighting back with AI

March 14th, 2017 | by Grace Chng
When Phoon Huat, a baking accessories firm in Singapore, had some of its files locked by cyber attackers, it decided not to pay the ransom....
Uphill struggle against cyber attacks, as Mindef hacking case shows
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Uphill struggle against cyber attacks, as Mindef hacking case shows

March 1st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The attack is another wake-up call for government agencies planning to go digital with more e-services in the months ahead....
New S$8.4m cyber security lab in NUS to boost capabilities
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New S$8.4m cyber security lab in NUS to boost capabilities

February 21st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The cyber security lab will provide a realistic environment for researchers and industry players to test out how best to defend against online threats...
One in three Singapore users don’t manage passwords securely: CSA
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One in three Singapore users don’t manage passwords securely: CSA

February 15th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Most respondents said they used a combination of letters, numbers and symbols in their passwords, but about one in three did not manage them securely, it found....
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One in five S’pore computers faced malware attacks: Microsoft

February 7th, 2017 | by Desmond Koh
An estimated one in five computers in Singapore encountered malicious software online between April and June last year, according to a report by Microsoft....
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 regulator....
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....
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