Investigations & Inquiries

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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Alleged negligence of management regarding security loophole in SingHealth’s EMR system highlighted during COI public hearing

In a cross-examination that lasted more than two hours on Friday (28 Sep), deputy director at the Chief Information Officer's Office at SingHealth Clarence Kua was probed by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) as to why he had overlooked an alleged security flaw in SingHealth's Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in 2014. The sixth day of the public hearing witnessed Mr …

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SingHealth security officer: Multiple persistent log-in failures over few days not conclusive to raise alarm

At the Comittee of Inquiry hearing yesterday (26 Sep) on the recent SingHealth cyber attack incident, witnesses said they were apprehensive about raising false alarms of the security incidents. SingHealth’s cluster information security officer Wee Jia Huo testified that he understood “an incident must be confirmed before being reported” to the leader of the cyber-security governance department. “Even a few …

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CCCS issues Proposed Infringement Decision against the exchange of commercially sensitive information between hotels

According to the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), sales representatives of four hotels in the country are said to have exchanged commercially sensitive information. The watchdog has issued a Proposed Infringement Decision (PID) on Friday (3 August) against the owners/operators of Capri by Fraser Changi City Singapore, Village Hotel Changi and Village Hotel Katong (collectively referred to as the "Village …

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Soft air guns found at Changi Airfreight Centre by ICA

20 sets of soft air guns and parts were discovered at the Changi Airfreight Centre on Tuesday (24 July). According to Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), an ICA officer was conducting checks on a shipment of imported cargo on 24 July when he noticed anomalies in the scanned image of the consignment that raised his suspicions. Further checks were then conducted which …

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