Tag: cybersecurity

A female founder is disrupting the whole Asia-Pacific Cyber Security Market

A recent Chubb SME Cyber Preparedness Survey showed that Singapore SMEs are not prepared for cyber-attacks including most of the small and medium enterprises across Asia Pacific. The survey conducted by Chubb of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore has revealed a significant perception...

Cybersecurity competition for females in Singapore, CTF creates opportunity and diversity

The Women of Security Singapore (WoSEC) and HackTheBox collaborated to run The First CTF (Capture-The-Flag) CTF For Girls, a one-day cybersecurity hacking competition held at ICE71 in Singapore on 13 Jul, 2019. Together with Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and industry sponsors, this  contest...

Tan Kin Lian posts NRIC number and personal data on Facebook, gets into more trouble than he bargained for

Singapore—Call it a failed experiment, but former presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian may not agree. On Monday morning, May 27, Mr Tan posted on his Facebook account the following personal data: His NRIC Mobile number Email address And Date of Birth. He said in his post, which he took...

Singapore will continue to strive towards being a “Smart Nation”, data breaches notwithstanding—Vivian Balakrishnan

San Francisco—According to Singapore’s Foreign Minister, the data breaches which occurred lately will not affect the country’s endeavour to build itself as a “Smart Nation”. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan is not only the Foreign Minister of Singapore, but he is also in charge of Singapore’s push...

“Blanket of middle-management mistakes” lead to massive SingHealth data breach—report

The 453-page report on last year’s cyber attack on SingHealth shows a number of basic mistakes that could have prevented the breach from occurring, including the failure of an IT cyber-security team to discern a security incident, administrator passwords that were simply not strong...

AI software prevents hackers from stealing millions from Singapore finance company

Hackers were very nearly successful when a phishing email was opened by a senior manager of a Singaporean financial services company, infecting his computer with a malware that could have destroyed its reputation and resulted in losses of millions of dollars. The email the senior...

Major cyberattack inevitable, Cyber Security chief warned in 2015

While he may have been criticised for recent remarks on the Singhealth data security breach, Mr David Koh had in fact warned 3 years ago that a cyberattack was inevitable. Mr Koh, the Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), said in...

The SingPass Affair: What is happening, IDA?

A total of 1,560 SingPass accounts were tampered with and 419 users said their passwords were changed against their will, leaving many Singaporeans baffled by the lack of security. In response, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore said it will continue to explore -- not implement,...