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Pragma Secure Software Development Guidelines

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Information technology is part of the life-blood of modern-day business operations. Organisations are dependent on reliable and secure communications and IT systems. Furthermore, the secure development of software is essential for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information processed within software applications, running upon information communication technologies. The purpose of this presentation is to stand on the...

Pragma Run Through: Committee of Inquiry (COI) Recommendations on Singhealth Attack

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In June 2017, Singapore’s largest group of healthcare institutions, Singhealth suffered a data breach believed to be the worst in the country’s history. A Committee of Inquiry (COI) was formed to investigate the cyberattack and establish contributing factors that lead to the incident. After 22 days of hearings, the COI published a report covering evidence, findings, characteristics...

Pragma Insights: Bank Negara Malaysia RMiT

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Concerns related to risks associated with using technology are highlighted on a daily basis in the media. Regulatory bodies have been forced to intervene and guide Financial Institutions to protect themselves and their customer information. As such, The Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) has released a Risk Management in Technology (“RMiT”) policy containing Standards and Guidelines for any...

On The Rise: Cyber Threats in 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2018, we saw hacks on big corporations and this will only continue this year with higher frequency and sophistication. Here are five upcoming threats to look out for in 2019: 1. Turning AI defences against themselves Artificial intelligence is now being used to help security companies to anticipate cyber attacks. Tech giants like Google are using AI...

Non-profit organisation, Save the Children lost nearly $1 million to email scam

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Save the Children, a U.S. based non-profit organisation that supports children worldwide, has revealed that it has fallen victim to a sophisticated email scam costing performed by hackers. Based on the Boston Globe’s report last week, the scammers managed to access an employee’s email account based in the U.S. office. After the scammers gained access to...

5 Cyber Security News in 5 Minutes – November 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 1. Mozilla's Gift Guide For The Privacy Conscious Titled "Privacy Not Included", this guide released by Mozilla aims to provide information to consumers on making informed choice when shopping for gadgets that are connected to the internet. It rates 70 products and popular holiday gifts, such as smart speakers, toys to sous vide machines. Products are given...

Friction Between IT and Business, SailPoint Market Pulse Survey 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A vast majority of employees are still not adopting workplace cyber security best practices, such as having unique passwords for each individual account and updating their passwords frequently. Despite rapid digital transformation in organisations, the mentality and approach towards cyber security has not changed much. According to SailPoint’s 10th Annual Market Pulse Survey 2018, 75% of...

Shoppers and Online Retailers To Lookout For Malwares As Black Friday Approaches

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Trojans that used to target banks and financial institutions are now targeting e-commerce websites. As Black Friday, one the largest and busiest shopping event of the year known for its big price slashes approaches, shoppers are warned to be mindful when shopping online. According to Kaspersky Lab, 14 malware families targeting e-commerce websites have been identified. 9.2...

5 Cyber Security News in 5 Minutes – October 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Apple Launches Website For Customers To Track Data With concerns surrounding personal data and privacy lately, Apple has launched a website that allows customers to search and see what kind of data the company has stored about them. Data such as photos, reminders, calendar entries, website bookmarks, support history, App Store purchases and more will be...

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