Singapore to spend $719m beefing up government’s cyber, data security systems

The Singapore government will look to invest SG$1 billion to beef up its cyber and data security systems, which it says is critical as its agencies increasingly adopt technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT). Read More …

China reports second death from Wuhan coronavirus as Thailand confirms another case

A second person has died after contracting the coronavirus found in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, while Thailand has confirmed a second case of the virus. A 69-year-old man died on Wednesday, Wuhan Health Commission said late on Thursday. Read More …

One cyber attack can cost major APAC ports $110B

One single cyber attack has the potential to cost major Asia-Pacific ports upwards of $110 billion in damages, a figure that is equivalent to half of total losses incurred from global natural disasters last year. This can occur in an Read More …

Exercise Cyber Star adds complex cyber attack scenarios to strengthen Singapore’s readiness

A widespread compromise of industrial control systems in critical services sectors here was among several more complex scenarios tested for the first time at a nation-wide cyber-security exercise. In its third run, Exercise Cyber Star’s more than 250 participants from Read More …

Insecure Database Exposes 800,000 Singapore Blood Donors

The personal information of 808,201 blood donors who registered to donate since 1986 in Singapore was exposed after the database which contained it was left unprotected on an Internet-facing server for more than two months. According to The Straits Times who first reported the data leak incident, Read More …

Singapore unveils implementation guides, forms industry committee to boost telecom security

The Singapore government has formed a committee and released guidelines that it says aim to beef up cybersecurity protection and capabilities in the telecommunications industry. These include implementation best practices for Internet of Things (IoT) systems and electronic Know Your Read More …

SINGAPORE: LTA to test metal detectors, X-ray scanners at selected MRT stations from Nov 12

Some train commuters may soon have to walk through a metal detector and pass their belongings through an X-ray scanner before entering the fare gates, as part of a new trial on enhanced security screening at MRT stations here. The Read More …