Stephen Netto

Kaspersky partners with Temasek Polytechnic to offer technical cybersecurity courses to more Singaporeans

Earlier this week, Kaspersky signed a three-year agreement with Temasek Polytechnic (TP) to provide cybersecurity courses for corporate practitioners and members of the public in Singapore. The training collaboration agreement was signed on Monday (26 Aug) by Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director for Asia Pacific (APAC) at Kaspersky, and John Leong, Director of the Temasek SkillsFuture Academy. Under this partnership, Kaspersky …

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States must act on ‘disappearances’ of migrants, say UN experts

Progressively more precarious movements of migrants undertaking long and perilous journeys – often as a result of States’ rigid migratory policies – expose many to heightened risks of human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, said United Nations (UN) experts in a media statement earlier today (29 Aug). To mark the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances …

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China ‘rotates’ troops in Hong Kong ahead of planned rallies

by Elaine Yu and Emma Clark China’s military on Thursday said fresh troops had arrived in Hong Kong as part of a routine rotation, as the financial hub prepares for fresh political rallies against Beijing’s tightening grip on the city. State media published a video of armoured personnel carriers and trucks driving across the Hong Kong border in the border. …

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Ticket sales for inaugural Festival of Speed in September commenced as the hunt for Singapore’s first karting champion begins

Ticket sales for the inaugural Legion of Racers (LOR) Festival of Speed have commenced and one car enthusiast could well be Singapore’s first ever Karting in the City champion. Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as part of the Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) umbrella of events, the Festival of Speed is a series of racing-themed events held from …

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Indonesia’s plan to relocate and build new capital city poses environmental risks: Greenpeace

On Tuesday (27 Aug), President Joko Widodo announced his government’s decision to relocate the Indonesian capital to an area straddling Penajam Paser Utara and Kutai Kartanegara districts in East Kalimantan, and refurnish it into “a smart city in the forest” upon having set aside 180,000 hectares of government land. This multibillion-dollar move to replace Jakarta is reportedly sanctioned due to …

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Ride-hailing giant Grab to invest $500 million in Vietnam

Ride-hailing giant Grab said on Wednesday it will invest $500 million over five years in Vietnam, the company’s latest expansion in a key Southeast Asian market. The Singopore-based firm has grown rapidly since it ended a bruising battle with Uber last year by buying its US rival’s ride-hailing and food operations in the region. Grab, which operates in eight Southeast …

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Experience music and nature on a high note as Beethoven im Garten returns to Singapore this October

‘Beethoven im Garten’ is set to return to the Singapore Botanic Gardens on 5th October after its resounding inaugural success in September 2018 that attracted over 6,000 audiences. Once again, Maestro Kahchun Wong will be the leading principal musicians of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, this time an expanded group of sixteen, and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra in a …

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Half of cybersecurity incidents in industrial networks happen due to employee errors, reveals Kaspersky

According to Kaspersky’s latest report “State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2019”, employee errors or unintentional actions were behind 52% of incidents affecting operational technology and industrial control system (OT/ICS) networks last year. In a press release on Friday (23 Aug), Kaspersky noted that the growing complexity of industrial infrastructures demands more advanced protection and skills. However, organisations are experiencing a shortage of professionals …

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Singapore Fighting Championship is back for its eight knockout event with two WBC titles on the line

The Singapore Fighting Championship (SFC) team is back yet again for round eight of its smashing multi-discipline event, “SFC 8: Renegades of Fight”, with two World Boxing Council (WBC) Titles on the line. The much-anticipated local combat sports event will be held at the Singapore Foochow Association on 28 September 2019. For the main event, Singapore’s very own Nurshahidah “The …

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