cyber security

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...
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...
Stop ransomware before it strikes
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Stop ransomware before it strikes

October 6th, 2016 | by Techgoondu
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 Techgoondu
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cyber security from ground-up
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Cyber security from ground-up

May 30th, 2016 | by Techgoondu
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...
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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...
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...
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...
RSA: Cyber security mindset needs to change
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RSA: Cyber security mindset needs to change

July 22nd, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
IT security professionals can no longer count on “perimeter defences” to guard against hackers who are far more capable than ever in breaking down the tightest cyber...
Darktrace touts “immune system” for IT networks
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Darktrace touts “immune system” for IT networks

April 24th, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
With cybercriminals continuing to outsmart enterprises in several high profile security breaches in recent years, it is no longer business as usual for folks in IT security. Many threats have proven to be capable of breaching...
Singapore companies to spend more on IT security
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Singapore companies to spend more on IT security

February 27th, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
Singapore companies are expected to spend 23 per cent of their IT budgets on security over the next three years, up from 15 percent today, a CA-sponsored study has found. According to the study, the higher spending is largely...
SingTel, FireEye ink US$50m deal to boost cyber security in region
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SingTel, FireEye ink US$50m deal to boost cyber security in region

October 7th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Two operations centres will be set up in Singapore and Sydney - next to SingTel's network operations centres - to better monitor...
Q&A: Southeast Asian governments face advanced persistent threats online, says FireEye
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Q&A: Southeast Asian governments face advanced persistent threats online, says FireEye

September 26th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Governments are a major target of a variety of APT...
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Singapore government tightens up cyber security after recent attacks

August 27th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The wide range of measures comes after a number of high-profile incidents have raised questions of Singapore's ability to protect critical infocomm...
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Microsoft: hackers using deception to overcome improved cybersecurity

May 16th, 2014 | by Jonathan Tan
Cybercriminals are ditching the old strategy of exploiting software vulnerabilities, choosing instead to rely on deceit and...
Commentary: should maintenance bring down government websites for hours?
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Commentary: should maintenance bring down government websites for hours?

November 3rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
While there is speculation on why and how the sites could have been down, one thing is clear - this maintenance caused the sites to go down longer than...