Author: Benjamin Cher

Digital disrupters twice more profitable: CA Tech survey
The phrase ‘digital transformation’ is being bandied about as the framework for a future of improved productivity and lower cost, and a recent CA Technologies study puts the business effects into perspective: Digital disrupters have seen up to two times more revenue and profit than mainstream companies.
Governments not that clueless about cybersecurity after all
Much like the private sector, the public sector has moved from the ‘if’ to ‘when’ mentality when it comes to building defences against cyberthreats, reports Benjamin Cher.
Igloohome out to solve the ‘Airbnb problem’ on the host side
Singapore-based startup Igloohome hopes to provide a solution that would help solve the ‘hosting’ problems of businesses like Airbnb, using smart home technologies, reports Benjamin Cher.
Regulatory challenges in Singapore, especially for FSIs
When Singapore introduced its Personal Data Protection Act, for a heavily regulated sector like the financial services industry, it was just another box to tick on a long list of compliance and regulatory requirements -- but that list is about to get longer, reports Benjamin Cher.
In today’s BYOD world, securing the DNS is crucial
Securing the DNS is not the first thing on security teams’ minds, but can be key to shutting out the latest malware, according to Infoblox CEO Jesper Andersen.
Singapore regulates taxi apps, GrabTaxi and Uber respond
Singapore’s Third Party Taxi Booking Service Provider Act has been in effect since Sept 1, bringing legislative oversight into the grey area which startups like GrabTaxi and Uber currently operate in, while the Government is also looking into ride-sharing services.
Satcom solutions provider Global Invacom poised for next wave
Singapore-based satellite communications solutions provider Global Invacom is set for the next technology shift, and plans to grow with it, Benjamin Cher reports.
Invaders in the airspace: The problem with IoT security
The IoT is more vulnerable than we would like to think, and at HITB GSEC, Chris Rouland showed how hackers have breached IoT devices in ways we never imagined possible.
HITB GSEC: The privacy and security balancing act, or not
The issue of privacy versus civil liberties is not at all clear-cut, Acuity Solutions president Kristin Lovejoy told the HITB GSEC Singapore 2015 conference. Benjamin Cher reports.
Singapore moves to solve ICT talent crunch
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and New York-headquartered education startup General Assembly (GA) have announced a partnership to offer what they describe as a “career accelerator” into the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.
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