• Cybersecurity industry can contribute its expertise to cyberspace peace

    by Grace Chng on July 18, 2019

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    Estonia, a small nation in Europe, suffered the first nationwide cyberattack in 2007 when a DDoS attack crippled several key websites including those of banks, Parliament, government ministries and the media. Since then, cyberattacks against governments as well as private enterprises have been growing in prominence Asia has also fallen victim to these attacks. Earlier this year, the Indonesian and Australian governments were invaded by hackers. Indonesia's voter database were infiltrated in a…

  • Deepfakes is an emerging threat vector

    by Grace Chng on July 18, 2019

    Cybersecurity faces a new emerging form of threats: deepfakes where images, video and audio can be digitally doctored to scam people and organisations. Remember the video of a seemingly impaired Senator Nancy Pelosi that went viral a few months ago on social media? It was a deepfake video, probably created to discredit her. Why should the cybersecurity industry be concerned with deepfakes? Thus…

  • For efficiency and effectiveness, threat detection needs a structure

    by Grace Chng on July 18, 2019

    Security strategies can be planned in several ways. One is through threat detection where the objective is to find anomalies, analyse their threat level, and determine what mitigation actions may be required. For this process to be effective, there needs to be a structure. Two security experts from Sony, Charles Anderson and Chris Ogden, shared their experiences building a global detection…

  • Social engineering effective in cyber threats

    by Grace Chng on July 17, 2019

    To protect a company’s crown jewels from a cyber attack, a security expert will have to think and act like a hacker. Sometimes, he or she must realise that the first point of attack is not digital, but physical. Social engineering can be used to do this, said Paula Januszkiewicz, founder and CEO of Cqure and a seasoned penetration tester. She is not shy to say that she finds ways to get into…

  • Consumer surveillance good but risks lurk in the background

    by Grace Chng on July 17, 2019

    Increasingly many homes have installed surveillance cameras for safety reasons. In the past, footage is kept on the home owner’s hard disk for seven days after which it is deleted, new data is re-written over it. With the advent of consumer cloud in recent years, the footage can be stored virtually for as long as the owner wants. Further, the footage can be shared with other people. Vendors like…

  • Phishing drills critical to better cyber resilience

    by Grace Chng on July 17, 2019

    Phishing sent through emails is the most common form of cyber attack because it is easy to pull off. And the high level of digital connectivity in every business today, opens organisations to attacks. Every Chief Information Security Officer has reason to fear a phishing attack because through it, cybercriminals can steal company or personal data, delete files and even deploy ransomware. The…

  • Much energy, inspiration and deep dives into security at RSA Conference 2019 APJ

    by Grace Chng on July 16, 2019

    Thirteen new security measures will be rolled out later this year in the Singapore public sector to protect personal data after a spate of breaches in the Republic in the past year. These new measures aim to make illegally extracted data more unusable, to detect anomalous data traffic and to limit users’ access rights. Announced by the Republic’s government earlier in the week, it formed an…

  • RSAC 2019 APJ Ambassador Q&A: Magda Chelly

    by RSAC Editorial Team on July 11, 2019

    And finally, hear from RSAC APJ Ambassador, Magda Chelly: This will be your second year speaking at RSAC APJ—what are you most looking forward to? Facilitating the discussions around important and critical challenges in the industry with peers is something that I am looking forward to. There is nothing like attending a face-to-face event, where you can share your research and receive constructive…

  • Announcing the 2020 RSA Conference Theme: Human Element

    by RSAC Editorial Team on July 10, 2019

    These are evolving times in cybersecurity. We’re constantly inundated with new strategies and approaches meant to stem threats. New technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning promise to fight the bad actors more efficiently than we ever could. And the wider, cheaper availability of advanced nefarious tools has democratized cybercrime. Humans, it seems, have been forgotten as…

  • RSAC 2019 APJ Ambassador Q&A: My-Ngoc Nguyen

    by RSAC Editorial Team on July 8, 2019

    Next up, hear from RSAC APJ Ambassador, My-Ngoc Nguyen: This will be your first time speaking at RSAC APJ – what are you most looking forward to? I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with audience members from a different side of the world that I’m from and live. I’m honored and excited to have such an opportunity. This is nothing short of VERY AWESOME. Is there a session…

  • A.I. Powered Malware: Will Asia Pacific Be Ground Zero?

    by Jason Lau on July 2, 2019

    For several years in a row now, Asia Pacific has topped the list of the most malware exposure of any region in the world, and Singapore alone saw an almost 200 percent-increase of malware detections amongst business sectors. “Organisations in the Asia-Pacific region take almost three times as long as the rest of the world to realise that an attacker has successfully broken into their network” said…

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