Recent cyber security challenges, dilemmas and solutions

David Koh chief executive at Cyber Security Agency Of Singapore gives a speech on the topic. COVID-19 which has affected us all significantly. However my proposition is that COVID-19 has not changed the fundamental challenges and dilemmas faced by the cyber community. It has not created a new situation. It…

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Singapore cyber security landscape

The past 12 months was dominated by ransomware, online scams, and COVID-19-related phishing activities The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) released its Singapore Cyber Landscape (SCL) 2020 publication today, revealing an increase in cyber threats such as ransomware and online scams in 2020. CSA’s SingCERT (Singapore Computer Emergency Response…

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South Australia invests in becoming a secure tech powerhouse

State budget sees millions being spent and cyber security. The South Australian Government plans to further investments in its technology sector, as well as cyber security. The State Budget 2021-22 includes investments in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Health Hub, to be delivered through an A$1.6 million investment over four…

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Global CISOs feel unprepared to cope with a cyberattack

Cybersecurity teams around the world were challenged to enhance their security posture overnight. There’s no question that 2020 was a challenging year. The pandemic placed an enormous strain on the global economy, and cyber criminals took advantage of that and accelerated their nefarious activities. Cybersecurity teams around the world were…

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US Govt. overhauls nations’ cybersecurity strategy

Recent cybersecurity incidents such as SolarWinds and the Colonial Pipeline were a “sobering”. The recent cybersecurity attacks on US government and private enterprises have caused the government to overhaul its cybersecurity strategy, with President Biden signed an Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks. Recent…

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Cybersecurity control failures topped executive concerns in early 2021

Globally cyber policies require a revamp to be more in line with the new work environment. Cybersecurity control failures was listed as the top emerging risk in the first quarter of 2021 in a global poll of senior executives across function and geography, according to Gartner’s Emerging Risks Monitor Report.…

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Singapore takes steps to secure space odessey

Believes there’s a need to mitigate the cybersecurity risks of space applications. Building a successful cyber security system is important for Singapore’s government, private business and non-profit organisations. However, ensuring cybersecurity in space will be the next step for the country. According to David Koh chief executive at the Cyber…

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Mobile devices are their company’s biggest IT security threat

Changes to remote working practices made during lockdown adversely affected their cybersecurity. Mobile device and cloud-based apps have become ubiquitous due to individuals and organisations battling to maintain productivity, best practices for security have not kept pace with IT teams still treating mobile security separately to overall enterprise security practices,…

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Ampol creates central Cloud-based repository

Australian petroleum company solves its needle in a haystack problem. Ampol has now completely transformed the experience for all its users by creating a central cloud-based SharePoint repository of all the information that every employee might need. It’s searchable and applies context according to who is searching for information and…

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