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Visa unveils Future of Security Roadmap to strengthen payment security in Singapore

Today, millions of devices are reshaping how payments are made and accepted, and Singapore is at the forefront of this change. On 20 June, Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, announced its ‘Future of Security Roadmap’ for Singapore, outlining a robust approach for strengthening payments security in the country over the next three years. The roadmap focuses on a …

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Fewer cases of common cyber threats detected in Singapore in 2018

The number of common cyber threats detected in Singapore saw a decrease in 2018, although Singapore continues to be the target of cyber-attacks by advanced actors. said the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) in the Singapore Cyber Landscape 2018 publication on Tuesday (18 June). The authority stated that common cyber threats – such as website defacements, phishing, ransomware and …

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Kaspersky launches second year of Secur’IT Cup for Singapore students

Following the success of last year’s inaugural competition, Kaspersky, on 11 June, announced the opening of its international cybersecurity competition for students, Secur’IT Cup 2019. The international competition provides a platform for students to showcase their cybersecurity projects and engage in peer learning plus a chance to network with Kaspersky experts. Students in Singapore, aged 18 to 28, are welcome …

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Singaporeans continue to support Huawei despite Google ban

Last month, Google stopped its business operations with China’s Huawei with immediate effect, and the suspension include services that involve the transfer of hardware and software as well as technical services except those that are publicly available through open source licensing. Google took this move after Huawei and other 70 affiliates were added to the US Commerce Department’s Entity List …

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PDPC imposes S$8,000 fine on law firm for incorrect disclosure of clients’ personal data via emails

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has issued an S$8,000 fine against a law firm after an administrative staff was found sending email correspondences meant for a client to an incorrect email address by mistake on two separate occasions in 2017. A third email correspondence was mistakenly sent by Matthew Chiong Partnership’s Managing Partner and Data Protection Officer to the …

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PDPC fines computer service vendor S$4,000 over programming error resulting in disclosure of NSmen’s personal data

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has issued a S$4,000 fine against a computer service vendor for a programming error that resulted in the disclosure of the personal data of over 400 national servicemen (NSmen) in Jun last year, comprising the NSmen’s login identification, email addresses, delivery addresses and mobile numbers. Option Gift Pte Ltd, the vendor responsible for handling …

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Malaysia to utilise Huawei’s technology “as much as possible”: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, in response to US’s blacklist of tech giant

Malaysia will peruse Chinese technology giant Huawei’s equipment “as much as possible”, as the company offers “tremendous” advantages “over American technology”, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the 25th International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo on Thu (30 May). Bloomberg also reported Dr Mahathir as saying in late April during a visit to Huawei’s Beijing office …

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Google halts business operations with Huawei with immediate effect, current users not affected

A report by Reuters has revealed that Google has stopped its business operations with China’s Huawei with immediate effect. This business suspension include services that involve the transfer of hardware and software as well as technical services except those that are publicly available through open source licensing. This move comes following reports that the US company will suspend business with …

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