CYBER SECURITY

Don't get phished: Businesses here lost around $43 million in 2017 due to e-mail impersonation scams

You would not allow a thief to enter your home, but what if the thief was disguised as someone familiar and tricked you into opening the door?

Plans in place for homegrown cyber security skills and tools

A SAFE and trusted cyberspace is essential for a Smart Nation, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary said in Parliament on Monday.

Cybersecurity an 'economic opportunity' for Singapore: Janil Puthucheary

CYBERSECURITY took centre stage in Parliament on Monday, roughly a fortnight after "digital defence" was added as the sixth pillar of Singapore's Total Defence ideology.

GovTech, CSA and 'ethical hackers' to uncover weaknesses in public systems, websites

SINGAPORE - The Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore on Friday (Dec 21) said they will partner local and overseas hackers on a programme where "white...

Why a smart city must also be a cybersecure city

OVER the past decade, smart cities have moved from being a buzzword to a reality. From cashless societies to autonomous vehicles and intelligent surveillance systems, the world's reliance on data and...

Russian cybersecurity firm Group-IB to move global HQ to Singapore

MOSCOW-BASED firm Group-IB has spent close to a decade fighting and investigating cybercrime in countries all over the world. Now, the company is training its sights on Singapore as the catalyst for...

Businesses must switch to CorpPass for online government transactions from Sept 1

SINGAPORE - From Sept 1, CorpPass will be the only login method for businesses to transact with more than 140 government digital services, replacing other means such as SingPass and Easy (E-...

Cyber attacks: A battle against a nameless, ever-changing foe

The SingHealth cyber attack is a reminder of the multifaceted challenges in the fight against hackers. It is a never-ending battle as the tactics change and assume new forms with every patch and...

Financial institutions told to tighten verification drill

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has ordered financial institutions to tighten their customer verification processes.

SMEs vulnerable to data breaches: Association chief

Many small and medium-sized enterprises here are vulnerable to breaches similar to the one committed on SingHealth's IT system, as they do not have defence software that can monitor sophisticated...

SingHealth Cyber Attack: Benefits and risks of Smart Nation projects in pipeline

The authorities said, when announcing the SingHealth cyber attack last Friday, that they would pause all new Smart Nation initiatives while they undertake a thorough review of the safeguards...