Singapore updates SingPass with two-factor authentication

Provides more convenience and accessibility to government digital services securely. Government Technology Agency Singapore has recently added two new Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) options when transacting with government digital services for its SingPass users. The introduction of SingPass Face Verification and Multi-User SMS 2FA will provide more convenience and accessibility to…

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Hong Kong CIO talk cyber security

Speech by Victor Lam, JP, Government Chief Information Officer shares insights and knowledge of cyber security. The emerging technologies such as fintech, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) have presented both opportunities and challenges to enterprises. These technologies together with innovative ideas are catalysts for enhancing or even…

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FireEye discovers global intrusion campaign through SolarWinds

Supply chain attack trojanising SolarWinds Orion business software updates. FireEye has uncovered a widespread campaign, dubbed UNC2452. The actors behind this campaign gained access to numerous public and private organisations around the world. FireEye has detected this activity at multiple entities worldwide. The victims have included government, consulting, technology, telecom…

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A 20 year retrospective on cyberthreats

How cyberthreats and attacker behaviours have emerged and evolved. Information security has been continually shaped by how fast things change and how attackers learn from the past and each other, innovating and adapting at ever increasing. A recently released report shows how different cyberthreats and attacker behaviours emerge and evolve,…

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Indian enterprises adopt proactive approach to security

Security offerings revenue in India will reach US$4bn in 2024. The ongoing impact of COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption to traditional business operation landscape, has forced the enterprises to adopt a proactive rather than a reactive approach to address the potential security threats. As a result, security offerings’ revenue in India is…

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Australian Cyber Security Centre updates security framework for CIOs, CISOs

The cyber security principles is to provide strategic guidance on how organisations can protect their systems and data. The Australian Cyber Security Centre has released its latest update of the Australian Government Information Security Manual. The purpose of the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) is to outline a cyber…

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Hong Kong’s cyber security landscape

Jason Pun, assistant government CIO (Cyber Security & Digital Identity) talks through cyber security in HK. The cyber security landscape in Hong Kong, according to the figures of the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT), has about 6,300 incident reports in the first three quarters of 2020.…

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SA Department of Education secures Okta to underpin EdPass

Australian State ensures streamlined and secured access to educational applications. The South Australian Department for Education has selected the Okta Identity Cloud to securely manage and streamline access to essential educational applications for approximately 280,000 staff and students. Insync Solutions selected Okta to underpin the Department’s EdPass project — delivering a simplified and…

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World Economic Forum pushes for changes in cybersecurity strategies

Enterprise leaders need tools for making decisions on how best to prepare for emerging risks. It has become increasingly clear that the way things were done when it came to cyber security must change, says the World Economic Forum (WEF). Titled, The Future Series: Cyber 2025, the report highlights the…

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