Greater Life backs digital strategies with data protection

Demonstrating accountable data protection practices. Singapore-based insurance company, Great Eastern Life has backed its digitalisation strategy with the Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM) and APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) certifications. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM)  is a voluntary enterprise-wide certification that recognises organisations with accountable data…

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Cyber Resilience Executive Society – 2020 Wrap Up

While cyberattacks were common and frequent before, they intensified tremendeously when the world had been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic – increasing the urgency and complexity of CISOs’ roles in protecting their businesses online. As companies learn how to thrive in this ‘new normal’, careful attention to cybersecurity… Read More

MAS clears up implications of consumer data monopoly issues

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Minister in charge of Monetary Authority Singapore answers data protection questions. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Minister in charge of Monetary Authority Singapore answers the implications of consumer data monopoly by firms; how is the personal data of users of digital payments being protected when…

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Cyber attacks in Singapore happen less often, but are severe

Less than half of Singapore businesses see cyber attack, compared to rest of the world. Singapore’s threat landscape appears to have plateaued while the rest of the world battles a growing plague of cyberattacks. For the first-time in three editions of VMware Carbon Black’s Singapore Threat Report, only 43 per…

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Japan puts central bank digital currencies on policy roadmap

Bank of Japan and Japanese Govt indicates potential plans for digital currency . By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Daniel Leussink TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will look closer into whether to issue central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), the government said in its annual policy roadmap, a sign that Tokyo may be warming…

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APAC CIOs and CISOs must heed Twitter attack

BeyondTrust CTO/CISO says attack can happen to any organisation anywhere in the world. The hack on Twitter last week showed, all organisations were vulnerable to an attack, through social engineering and phishing. On the 15th of July social media giant Twitter reported, attackers targeted certain Twitter employees through a social…

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