Tag: Singhealth

New study shows increase in mortality rates due to worsening haze in Singapore

Singapore—A study conducted by various healthcare professionals showed a significant link between worsening haze conditions in Singapore and increasing mortality rates from 2010 to 2015. Proponents of the study include medical and health experts from SingHealth, Duke-NUS Medical School, the Health Promotion Board, Singapore University...

SingHealth allegedly works with ‘collection agencies’ for overdue payment

SingHealth polyclinics and hospitals is allegedly working with debt collection agencies in order to reclaim unpaid fees. In images circulating online of a bill from Singapore General Hospital (SGH), the fine print reads, “The healthcare institution reserves the right to engage a collection agency to...

“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...

S. Iswaran: No time for blame game after SingHealth cyberattack

In Parliament yesterday, Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran spoke about how the SingHealth network’s data breach last month were traits of a “class of sophisticated cyberattackers” who deployed what was known as an “advanced persistent threat” (APT) attack. He also said that while...

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...

Public healthcare computers should have been delinked from the Internet, might have prevented SingHealth data breach : DPM Teo Chee Hean

Earlier today, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said that Internet surfing separation could and should have been implemented for computers in the public healthcare sector, just as it had been done for the public sector. At the Public Service Engineering Conference 2018 at Resorts...

Spilt milk and Singhealth data breach

By Zitseng As we digest news of our massive SingHealth data breach, let’s take a step back to assess how we’re dealing with the incident. We aren’t the first country to experience a major healthcare data breach. How are we doing compared with other countries,...

Gov’t “noble” to disclose Singhealth security breach, says security expert

If you think the Singapore government was less than upfront in disclosing the Singhealth security breach, well some security experts may disagree with you. “CSA and the Singapore Government have done a good job detecting (the cyberattack) in a timely manner and publicly disclosed the...