Investigations & Inquiries

Former NUS student who fought 12-year legal battle against University questions former Vice-Provost’s presence on the NUS Review Committee on Sexual Misconduct

Former National University of Singapore (NUS) student Jeanne-Marie Ten Leu Jiun, whose candidature for the degree of Master of Arts in Architecture by research at the School of Design and Environment was terminated by the University in Sep 2006, has questioned former National University of Singapore (NUS) Vice-Provost Lily Kong’s presence in the NUS Review Committee on Sexual Misconduct, which was …

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Voyeur given conditional warning due to “high likelihood of rehabilitation”; offender’s background “irrelevant” in prosecution: SPF

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has clarified that Nicholas Lim, the National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate who had filmed a female student while she was showering in her dorm bathroom in Nov last year, was given a 12-month conditional warning due to his purportedly “high likelihood of rehabilitation” and remorse over the crime he had committed. In a series …

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IHiS terminates two employees, demotes one, fines seven following COI report on SingHealth cyber attack

Following the release of the full report on the SingHealth cyber attack last July by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on Thursday (10 Jan), SingHealth’s information technology arm Integrated Health Information Systems Private Limited (IHiS) has decided to impose penalties on several staff members found to have been negligent in dealing with signals of potential cybersecurity breaches leading up to the …

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Failure of IHiS staff in key roles to respond promptly to potential security lapses, loopholes in database system setup led to major cybersecurity breach last July: COI on SingHealth cyberattack

Inadequate cybersecurity awareness and training, failure of IT staff in significant positions to respond promptly to and report about instances of security-related incidents, and loopholes in the SingHealth IT system’s setup were some of the key findings cited in the Committee of Inquiry (COI) report on the SingHealth cyberattack that took place in July last year. The COI on the …

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SingHealth cyberattack fiasco: Cybersecurity “a key feature,” not merely a “technical issue” or an “afterthought,” says CEO of CSA

The robustness or a lack thereof of a cybersecurity system should be viewed as a “key feature” of risk management, not as “an afterthought” and an issue that is exclusive to IT personnel, according to the chief executive officer of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA). In his testimony before the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on the final day of …

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SingHealth cybersecurity fiasco: IHiS CEO urges staff members to cultivate a more proactive work culture in the face of cyberattacks

The SingHealth cybersecurity attack illustrates the crucial need for a proactive and communicative team, and that is why the absence of such qualities in the workplace culture at IHiS needs to be rectified thoroughly, said chief executive officer Bruce Liang. Testifying at the hearing before the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on the cyberattack on Thursday (1 Nov), Mr Liang said: “The …

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