Cyber-security specialist FireEye Inc has set up its first Asia Pacific centre of excellence in Singapore, which would also act as its regional headquarters.
The new year was marked by the defacement of several Malaysian websites, including those belonging to government agencies. While the incident did not result in sensitive or monetary data being stolen or leaked, the defacement of so many websites just raises more questions about the real state of IT security in the country, writes Gabey Goh.
Securing web traffic the most significant network security concern for majority of organisations Deception-based approach to enterprise security addresses threats much earlier in attack cycle
Many organisations have a disconnected view on how they are securing their IT infrastructure, according to a recent report by CSO Custom Solutions Group and Oracle, which showed that close to 66% of companies had most of their IT resources allocated to protecting the networking layer.
Cyber security has gone beyond the domain of chief information officers (CIOs) and IT departments, with the addition of cyber insurance products pulling in risk managers into the decision-making mix, especially in Asia Pacific.
Despite the growing interest in Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and the rise of security concerns, many challenges still need to be addressed in the payment security space, most notably within the SME segment, says Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council.
Cyber threats are constantly testing organisational defences and evolving their attacks to find new ways to evade detection. So, unless organisations are maintaining a more dynamic and automated network response to emerging threats, the general state of readiness is less than optimal, says McAfee.
Security researchers have discovered a flaw which they claim gives Apple Inc the technical capability to read any iMessage, casting doubt on the company’s claim that conversations that take place over iMessage and FaceTime are protected by end-to-end encryption.
Is there a gender divide when it comes to how people deal with digital content? According to a recent F-Secure survey, men pay more attention to how much content they have than women do, but women are sharing it on Facebook more frequently.
To better respond to the increasingly complex challenges of security in cyberspace, the Singapore Government has announced a five-year National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018, which aims to develop the country as a trusted and robust ‘infocomm hub’ by that year.