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Asia Is The Most Attacked Region Experiencing Over 1 in 4 Cyberattacks In 2021

Asia saw more cyberattacks than any other region in the past year, experiencing over 1 in 4 attacks in 2021. Financial services and manufacturing organisations together experienced nearly 60 percent of attacks in Asia.


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Global Claroty survey reveals the widespread impact of ransomware in the Asia Pacific region.


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Every digital touchpoint is exposing manufacturers to potential cyber-attacks.


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The Sophos Rapid Response team has so far seen AvosLocker attacks in the Americas, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, targeting Windows and Linux systems.


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Medigate Team

Claroty shared on 8 December 2021 its intent to acquire Medigate, a healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) Security company. The industrial cybersecurity vendor now has amassed US$635 million in funding.


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IBM Predicts Top Five Cybersecurity Risks In 2022

As we are soon heading on to the following year, IBM Vietnam recently issued its predictions for the future of cybersecurity in 2022 developed from its IBM X-Force and Security experts.


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DBS Towers

Across Australia and Asia, the industrial cybersecurity company supports companies in the oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, water, and electrical power industries, and of late, the food and beverage sector, and notably, the pharmaceutical sector for the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.


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One In Three SMBs Launched New Products During The Pandemic

When the pandemic had just started in March 2020, developing new products was a way to respond to the uniquely challenging situation for 29 percent of small companies, according to a recent Kaspersky study.


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A Rise in Cyberattacks During COVID-19 Boosted Security Skills in 73 Percent of IT Teams

49 percent of IT teams in Singapore say the attacks targeting their organisation were too advanced for them to deal with on their own.


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If organisations, regardless of their size, are not proactive in preventing such attacks, these trends are likely to continue even after the pandemic subsides.


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Defending Singapore's Critical Infrastructure

A successful attack on critical infrastructure could disable or destroy production lines and industrial processes, leave cities in the dark or shut off critical lifesaving technologies. The repercussions are grave and difficult to bounce back from.


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Improving Cybersecurity Means Understanding How Cyberattacks Affect Both Governments And Civilians

The exploitation of vulnerabilities in ICT systems and their weakening of encryption standards can undermine trust and confidence in cyberspace overall.


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Tenfold Increase In Ransomware Targeting Individuals And Organisations In Supply Chains In First Half Of 2021: FortiGuard Report

Public and Private Sector Actions Are Gaining Momentum in Disrupting Cybercrime Supply Chains.


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Increasing Demand For Network Detection And Response In The First Half Of 2021 In APAC: ExtraHop

ExtraHop Networks, Inc., the leader in cloud-native network detection and response, announces on 2 September 2021, that it had more than doubled its business across the Asia Pacific region in the first half of 2021.


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Singapore Organisations Urged To Evolve Security Strategies To Boost Resilience In The Post-pandemic World

Organisations across Asia Pacific that adapted quickly to the pandemic by accelerating their digital transformation could have their hard-won resiliency threatened due to misalignment between business priorities and technology strategies, but a holistic, carefully-aligned security approach and the right partnerships would help them retain their resiliency gains.


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Ransomeware Attacks

The report features security trends over the past year from Keysight’s ATI Research Center and highlights three areas of concern to network security.


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Kept Under Wraps: Half Of Companies Prohibit Sharing Threat Intelligence Findings With Professional Communities

Two-thirds of threat intelligence (TI) analysts are involved in professional communities, but 52 percent are not allowed to share threat intelligence artifacts discovered through those communities.


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Ransomware And The Industrial Internet Of Things

 How connected devices increase a business’s vulnerability to cybercrime.


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Dell Technologies Launches Singapore Tech Skills Accelerator Initiative To Empower Students And Professionals with Digital Knowledge

Dell Technologies has launched its tech skills accelerator initiative to empower up to 3,000 fresh graduates, mid-career professionals and students in Singapore with digital knowledge and skills over the next two years.


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ICS Vulnerabilities Increased in Second Half of 2020

Throughout the second half (2H) of 2020, 71 percent of ICS vulnerabilities disclosed were remotely exploitable through network attack vectors


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User Education, Cloud Security And XDR Are Critical For Cybersecurity in 2021

Trend Micro Incorporated predicts that home networks, remote working software and cloud systems will be at the center of a new wave of attacks in 2021.


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The company’s new certifications and expanded product line can help protect industrial operations and customer information

The company’s new certifications and expanded product line can help protect industrial operations and customer information.


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Global Automation Lifecycle Services Market To Reach $61.11 Billion By 2022, Finds Frost & Sullivan

The global automation lifecycle services (LCS) market is estimated to reach $61.11billion by 2022 from $52.64 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 7.2 percent.


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COVID Vs DX: Singapore Businesses Grapple With Security And Collaboration, But Maintain Cautious Optimism

Businesses in Singapore are fairly confident about their ability to survive the next global disruption, as they have adapted to the COVID-19 situation with their digital transformation (DX) initiatives largely on track.


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Majority Of Industrial Enterprises Face Increase In Cyber Threats Since COVID-19 Pandemic Began

Claroty has found that a majority of IT and OT security professionals at industrial enterprises have seen an increase in cybersecurity threats since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Strengthening Security In the Warehouse Despite Legacy Technology

As businesses continue to embrace IoT, the sheer quantity of connected devices in warehousing today opens innumerable points of access for cyberattacks with costly repercussions.


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8.8 Million COVID-19 Related Threats Detected In The First Half Of 2020

Trend Micro Incorporated has revealed that COVID-19 related threats are the single largest type of threat in the first half of the year


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How Digitalisation In Oil And Gas Is Creating Security Risks

Sustained low oil prices are driving adoption of digitalisation across the oil and gas industry, ramping up the stakes for cybersecurity.


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Digital Transformation Opportunities And Challenges

If there is a silver lining to the current pandemic, it is the realisation that digital transformation is no longer a prospect for the future.


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Trend Micro Establishes First Regional XDR Data Lake in Singapore

Trend Micro has announced that its XDR suite is officially available in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA).


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Rising ICS Vulnerabilities In Energy, Critical Manufacturing And Water Sectors Of Critical Infrastructure Amid COVID-19

More than 70 percent of ICS vulnerabilities disclosed in 1H 2020 can be exploited remotely, highlighting the importance of protecting internet-facing ICS devices and remote access connections.


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Claroty And Deloitte Partner To Boost Cybersecurity Across APAC’s Industrial Technology Systems

Claroty has partnered with Deloitte to boost cybersecurity in industrial technology systems across Asia Pacific including Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore.


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3 Ways To Reduce Insider Cyberattacks On Industrial Control Systems

When power grids, water networks and gas utility systems are targeted by cyberattacks, systems that are essential to our everyday lives are affected.


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Adapt To Customer Demand By Leveraging Your Digital Ecosystem

Businesses are realising that they need to innovate quickly to adapt to the new digital world.


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Rise Of Industry 4.0 And Digitalisation In Industrial

Four out of five organisations now do recognise the importance of operational network digitalisation. By Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director at Kaspersky


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Mitigation of cyber security threats is a task that concerns all the parts and parties of an energy monitoring and building automation installation.

With cyber-attacks being an increasing occurrence, industrial, commercial and residential installations need a strategy to guard their IT networks.


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Effective Cybersecurity Solutions And The Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Schneider Electric has joined more than a hundred other industry thought leaders and forward thinkers as a signatory to the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.


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Kaspersky: 11M Cyber Attacks Initiated From Singapore In 2019

The latest data from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) has uncovered more than 11 million attacks caused by servers hosted in Singapore last year.


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Kaspersky Unmask Cybercriminal Groups In The Region As Clandestine Activity Ramps Up

Kaspersky unmasked the cybercriminal groups who operated and are still operating in Southeast Asia (SEA).


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Is OT Security Ready For The Next Wave Of Cybercrime?

Forrester’s Predictions 2020: The Internet of Things report has an eye-opening forecast on cybercrime for the coming year.


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TÜV Rheinland: Seven Cybersecurity Trends For 2020

TÜV Rheinland has released its seventh annual report on Cybersecurity Trends for 2020.


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Keysight Expands Scienlab EV And EVSE Charging Test Portfolio

Autonomous cars will make driving safer, smarter and more efficient. The right technology infrastructure is critical, however.


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Cloud networking with people files dropping through mobile phone

Industrial IoT and consumer IoT can benefit each other, but actualising these benefits requires a deep understanding of the topics. By Dr. Johannes Bauer, UL Principal Security Advisor, Identity Management & Security


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Veritas: Top Three 2020 Predictions For Data Protection

In 2020, the data management and protection industry is shaping up to bring new services into the fold while making new use of services already in play.


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How To Regulate IoT Cybersecurity

Today, I have the honor of speaking on IoT security policy at the annual CyberNextDC conference organised by the Cybersecurity Coalition.


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Digitising the Dark: Cyber-attacks against Power Grids Threaten Modernity Itself

As international conflicts migrate to the digital domain, state-sponsored hackers are increasingly targeting energy grids, intending to cause outages that could disrupt the critical infrastructure of entire nations.


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Acceleration: The Next Steps In Digitising The Industrial World

Acceleration: The Next Steps In Digitising The Industrial World brings sweeping benefits to manufacturing. But seeing that transformation through from start to finish can be tricky.


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Digitalisation Trends In The APAC Aerospace Sector

The aerospace industry is growing at an exponential rate—upwards of 38,000 aircraft will be in service by 2028.


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New ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Helps Reduce Threats Through Collaboration

According to Kaspersky Labs, 47 percent of industrial control systems computers fell victim to cyberattacks in 2018.


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Trend Micro Predicts Escalating Cloud And Supply Chain Risk

Trend Micro Incorporated has released its 2020 predictions report, which states that organisations will face a growing risk from their cloud and the supply chain.


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A Digital World In Water Innovation On Display

More than 32,000 attendees and 1,600 exhibitors from across the Water and Wastewater industry came together in Chicago for WEFTEC.


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Equipment Failure Risk Is a Major Concern For Fortune 500-Size Companies

The risks of critical equipment failure and a cyber-attack on industrial control systems are major concerns for 94 percent and 84 percent of Fortune 500-size companies.


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Despite Increase in Cybersecurity Spending, Breaches Increased in 2019

The study, “Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response,” found that despite a 24 percent average increase in spending on prevention, it takes an average of 12 days longer to patch.


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The Need For Better ISC Cybersecurity

Industry 4.0 is a double-edged sword. While it brings wireless and faster communications and processes, greater connectivity can lead to costly cyberattacks.


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Refinery Of The Future

With an all-in mentality, digitalisation has accelerated across the process and capital-intensive industry. Article by Ron Beck, Director of Marketing Strategy, Aspen Technology, Inc.


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Schneider Electric Solves Edge Computing Challenges with 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center

Schneider Electric has simplified and aligned its data center solutions for the new hybrid IT world with the introduction of EcoStruxure Data Center Solutions.


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Creating A More Secure Digital Ecosystem By Connecting The Dots

The essence of digital is accelerating your business. Digital is about enabling connectivity among people and processes.


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The Importance Of Safeguarding An IIoT Network

The IIoT is essentially a network connectivity system of industrial devices working in sync to collect and interpret data in order to enable new-age insights and streamline business processes.


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UL Expands Cybersecurity Center Of Excellence With Common Criteria and EMVCo Testing Capabilities

UL has expanded its Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Singapore to provide on-site testing for Common Criteria (CC) and EMVCo.


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UL Establishes International Headquarters In Singapore

UL announced that it has officially opened its international headquarters in Singapore.


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Trend Micro Report: 265 Percent Growth in Fileless Events That Evade Traditional Defenses

Trend Micro has published its report for the first half of 2019, revealing a surge in fileless attacks that take advantage of a machine’s built-in tools and applications for attacks, leaving no identifiable signature behind.


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Ensign Launches Global Headquarters And New Security Operations Centre In Singapore Powered by AI and Automation

Ensign’s headquarters and new Security Operations Centre strengthen Singapore’s position as a cybersecurity hub, enhancing cyber resiliency for organisations in the region.


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Kaspersky Detects Over 14 Million Phishing Attempts In Southeast Asia For H1 2019

Recent statistics gathered by Kaspersky showed Southeast Asia remains a target of cybercriminals attempting to infect networks and devices through the simplest yet still most effective trick called phishing.


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Control Panel Developers And Installers: Modernising Into A Smart Factory

The industry is changing as End User customers are modernising their facilities with IIoT-based technologies.


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Cybersecurity: Smart At Home, Smart At Work

We should all embrace a solid cybersecurity strategy to defend ourselves against potential intrusion and other cyber-related attacks.


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Keysight’s Automotive Cybersecurity Test Portfolio Helps Prevent Cyber-Attacks on Connected Vehicles

Keysight Technologies Incorporated delivers broad cybersecurity portfolio, including hardware, software and services, to address the growing concern of cyber-attacks on connected vehicles.


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Hazards In Oil And Gas The Biggest Risks And How To Protect Against Them

Hazards In Oil And Gas: The Biggest Risks And How To Protect Against Them For the seventh time, Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality (AGCS) published its Allianz Risk Barometer.


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How Oil And Gas Leaders Are Managing The Shift To Business 4.0

Many companies in the oil and gas (O&G) sector have deployed computer technologies and automation to increase efficiency.


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Keysight Showcases New Solutions At Keysight World Singapore 2019

Keysight Technologies showcased their solutions at the company’s largest annual event in Singapore – Keysight World Singapore on August 2, 2019.


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Korean Power Provider Supercharges Cyber Defence With Darktrace AI

Darktrace, the leading AI company for cyber defence, has announced that South Korea’s representative public energy enterprise, Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO), has deployed Darktrace across its vast digital environment.


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The Rise Of Smart Cities Around The World

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology for efficiency and success, a report by IDC shows an estimated two-thirds of global cities will be investing in smart city technology by up to $135 billion by 2021.


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Equipment Breakdown Responsible For Nearly One-Third Of Property-Related Losses In 2018

Equipment breakdown now rivals fire loss in both frequency and severity of claims, according to an analysis of large risk losses reported in 2018 to FM Global.


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Rockwell Automation Launches Singapore’s First Fully Integrated Connected Services Experience Centre

Rockwell Automation has announced the official opening of its new Connected Services Experience Centre (CSEC) in Singapore.


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QuantumBlack Brings Cutting-Edge Data And Analytics Expertise To Southeast Asia

McKinsey & Company has announced the Southeast Asia launch of QuantumBlack, an advanced analytics firm, during its flagship digital event Decoded 2019.


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Critical Infrastructure – The Ultimate Test for Cybersecurity

For businesses operating critical infrastructure systems, the risks have never been greater. There are consequences that reach far beyond business and reputational damage.


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Safety And Security In Industrial Plants Needs Rethinking Industry 4.0

The future of the process industry is digital worldwide, under the banners of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT).


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ProtectingYourPLC

John Young, APAC sales director at industrial equipment provider EU Automation, gives his advice for keeping your programmable logic controllers safe from cyber-attack.


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More Than Half of Organisations with Cybersecurity Incident Response Plans Fail to Test Them

IBM Security has announced the results of a global study exploring organisations’ preparedness when it comes to withstanding and recovering from a cyberattack.


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Ixia has released its third annual Security Report which analyses the biggest security findings over the past year from Ixia’s ATI Research Center

Ixia has released its third annual Security Report which analyses the biggest security findings over the past year from Ixia’s ATI Research Center


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Still unsure where to start with digitalisation? It seems you’re not the only one. While today’s out of the box technology solutions make it cheaper...

Still unsure where to start with digitalisation? It seems you’re not the only one.


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In 2018, Kaspersky Lab detected and prevented activity by malicious objects on almost half of Industrial Control System (ICS) computers...

In 2018, Kaspersky Lab detected and prevented activity by malicious objects on almost half of Industrial Control System (ICS) computers protected by the company’s products and defined as part of an organisation’s industrial infrastructure.


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Carbon Black, a leader in cloud-delivered, next generation endpoint security released the results of its first Singapore Threat Report.

Carbon Black, a leader in cloud-delivered, next generation endpoint security released the results of its first Singapore Threat Report.


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Schneider Electric has entered into a global partnership with Vericlave, a leading cybersecurity technology provider. Under the terms of the agreement...

Schneider Electric has entered into a global partnership with Vericlave, a leading cybersecurity technology provider. Under the terms of the agreement…


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A supply chain attack is one of the most dangerous and effective infection vectors, increasingly exploited in advanced operations over the last few years

A supply chain attack is one of the most dangerous and effective infection vectors, increasingly exploited in advanced operations over the last few years


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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries(MHI) signed a letter of intent to join the Charter of Trust for cybersecurity in Tokyo, expanding the Charter's reach into Asia.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries(MHI) signed a letter of intent to join the Charter of Trust for cybersecurity in Tokyo, expanding the Charter’s reach into Asia.


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Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has selected Orange Business Services, a global technology integrator

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has selected Orange Business Services, a global technology integrator


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American tech giant Cisco launched the first South-east Asian innovation centre in Singapore, bringing together the government, industry players

American tech giant Cisco launched the first South-east Asian innovation centre in Singapore, bringing together the government, industry players, universities and start-ups to work on regional issues in cyber security and the Internet of Things (IoT).


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Manufacturing is rapidly entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution where the old and formerly closed environments systems meet new, connected ones.

Manufacturing is rapidly entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution where the old and formerly closed environments systems meet new, connected ones.


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Honeywell SMX ST device

Honeywell announced the latest release of Secure Media Exchange, a cybersecurity solution to protect industrial operators against emerging USB threats.


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2016 may have been “The Year of the Fileless Attack” and 2017 may have been “The Year of Ransomware”. 2018 was “The Year of the Next-Gen Cyberattack.”

2016 may have been “The Year of the Fileless Attack” and 2017 may have been “The Year of Ransomware”. 2018 was “The Year of the Next-Gen Cyberattack.”


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Kaspersky Lab experts have helped to identify and patch seven previously unknown vulnerabilities in the ThingsPro Suite – an industrial IoT platform.

Kaspersky Lab experts have helped to identify and patch seven previously unknown vulnerabilities in the ThingsPro Suite – an industrial IoT platform.


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OSEA Opening Ceremony

Key strategies for new near-term growth opportunities are being spotlighted this week at OSEA2018, which highlights the growing demand for gas and its outlook in Asia as well as the importance for businesses in the sector to embrace digitalisation and adopt new innovations.


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The Peanut Butter Jelly Of Industry

Industrial Control System (ICS) operators recognise the need to improve cybersecurity, but many lack the understanding on how to operate a system in a secure manner. By Dan DesRuisseaux, Cybersecurity Offer Manager, Schneider Electric.


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USB Devices Pose Significant Threat To Industrial Facilities, Reveals Honeywell

More than 25 percent of the threats detected had the potential to cause a major disruption to plant operations.


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Yokogawa Opens ‘In-Space’ in Singapore to Drive Digital Transformation with Industrial Customers

The new customer space promotes interaction among Yokogawa and plant owners, and aims to fully leverage the company’s OpreX suite of technologies and solutions to help upgrade traditional industries and develop the digital plant.


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Over 70% Of ICS Computers In Vietnam Hacked In 2018

Kaspersky Lab’s ICS CERT report has revealed that over 40 percent of all industrial control system (ICS) computers has been attacked during the first half of 2018.


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Securing Privileged Accounts In ICS

IAA spoke with Cynthia Lee, Regional Director, ASEAN, CyberArk, about the cyber threat landscape in the region and why privileged accounts are important in cybersecurity.


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Selecting RF Discretes: Diodes And Transistors For An ‘Always Connected’ World

The Kaspersky Cybersecurity Awareness Platform allows the IT management team to track the learning progress of their colleagues in real-time.


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Binh Son Refining & Petrochemical Improves Cybersecurity

In today’s world, cybersecurity is necessary to ensure critical automation systems remain safe and fully operational. However, implementing cybersecurity controls is a very technical and labour intensive task. Article contributed by Honeywell.


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Cybersecurity For Industrial Control Systems: A New Approach

Industrial control systems (ICS) underpin individual businesses and critical infrastructures around the world. They maintain control of power stations and nuclear plants, water distribution systems and manufacturing sites – and today, they are routinely targeted by cyber attackers.


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Cybersecurity For Pipeline SCADA Systems

SCADA systems have been part of the industrial and utility landscape for many decades. For pipeline SCADA systems, the wide area coverage and operation of processes in remote locations provide a number of unique cybersecurity issues. By Kevin L. Finnan, System Consultant, Yokogawa Corporation of America.


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Greenfield Investments In APAC To Drive DCS Market Towards US$2.71bn: Frost & Sullivan

DCS vendors provide enhanced security features and services to make the most of market opportunities.


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Kaspersky Lab opens first Transparency Center, moves core infrastructure from Russia to Switzerland

As part of its Global Transparency Initiative, Kaspersky Lab is adapting its infrastructure to move a number of core processes from Russia to Switzerland. This includes customer data storage and processing for most regions, as well as software assembly, including threat detection updates. To ensure full transparency and integrity, Kaspersky Lab is arranging for this activity to be supervised by an independent third party, also based in Switzerland.  


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ServiceNow Research Finds Security Response Under Resourced In Singapore

SINGAPORE: ServiceNow, Inc has released new research, “Today’s State of Vulnerability Response: Patch Work Demands Attention,” based on a survey conducted with the Ponemon Institute with nearly 3,000 security professionals around the globe, including 165 respondents from Singapore. The survey was carried out to understand the effectiveness of current vulnerability response processes which companies use to prioritise and remediate flaws in software that could serve as attack vectors.


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Honeywell Opens Asian Industrial Cyber Security Centre In Singapore

The centre develops new cyber security technologies, provides hands-on training and monitors customer sites for threats. SINGAPORE: Honeywell has opened its first industrial cyber security centre of excellence (CoE) in Asia. The centre was developed with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and designed to help defend the region’s industrial manufacturers against evolving cyber security threats.


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Kaspersky Lab Partners Academic Institutions In Singapore To Ignite Cybersecurity Education

As part of the agreement, Kaspersky Lab will provide knowledge exchange and consultations for events, conferences and educational activities in the field of cybersecurity.


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CyberArk Acquires Vaultive To Advance Privileged Account Security For The Cloud

Singapore: CyberArk has announced the acquisition of certain assets of privately-held Vaultive, a cloud security provider. The CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution is aimed at protecting against privileged account exploitation anywhere – on-premises, in hybrid cloud environments and across DevOps workflows. Building upon the Vaultive technology, CyberArk will deliver greater visibility and control over privileged business users, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) administrators. By delivering a cloud-native and mobile experience, Vaultive will extend the CyberArk solution to these highly privileged users, which are frequent targets for cyber attacks.


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Blockchain May Hold The Key To Successful IoT Projects

Since the technology first emerged in 2008, blockchain has quickly become synonymous with the digital currency bitcoin and the financial sector. Blockchain’s association with bitcoin stems from its role as a foundational concept in the original bitcoin paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto. In his paper, Nakamoto proposed a peer-to-peer electronic payment system, and the blockchain is used to secure bitcoin transactions without the need for a centralised governing body or trusted intermediary, such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), or a bank.


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Deployment Of Kaspersky’s Industrial CyberSecurity (KICS) Solution, Leveraging On iTrust’s Test Bed

Singapore: Kaspersky Lab has announced the deployment of the company’s Industrial CyberSecurity (KICS) solutions at the Singapore University of Technology and Design’s (SUTD) Centre for Research in Cyber Security, iTrust’s Secure Water Treatment (SWaT) test bed. The solutions deployed aim to support Kaspersky engineers to detect and deter cyber attacks in real world and real time environments.


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Following The World's First Successful Hacker Attack On A Safety Controller, HIMA Elucidates The New Cyberthreat

To achieve maximum safety and security, it is especially important for facility operators to implement the requirements of the standards for functional safety and automation security.


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Kaspersky Report: Targeted Attacks Against ICS Sector On The Rise

According to the Kaspersky Lab, IT Security Risks Survey[1], every fourth industrial company of over 900 surveyed faced a variety of cyber attacks in 2017. Of the evolving types of threats used by cybercriminals, one of the fastest growing types aimed at industrial organisations is targeted attacks, with 28 percent of those surveyed admitting they faced an attack in 2017, compared to 20 percent in 2016.


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Meltdown And Spectre Intel Processor Vulnerabilities: What You Need To Know

Microsoft, Linux, Google, and Apple started rolling out patches addressing design flaws in processor chips that security researchers named Meltdown and Spectre. Contributed by Trend Micro


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Harting Technology Group Accepted Into UL Client Data Acceptance Program

UL, ‘Underwriters Laboratories’, one of the world’s leading safety certification organisations, has granted the Harting Technology Group the approval and license for the Client Test Data program.


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How An IIoT-Enabling Architecture Improves Energy Efficiency By 50 Percent

What is behind the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that actually helps industrial organisations drive profitability? 


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ServiceNow Makes Security Predictions For 2018: Automation, Boardrooms And GDPR

As 2017 draws to a close, Brendan O’ Connor, Security CTO at ServiceNow looks into his crystal ball to predict the top security trends to watch in 2018.


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Wi-Fi Can Be KRACK-ed. Here Is What To Do Next

A security researcher has revealed serious flaws in the way that most contemporary Wi-Fi networks are secured. By David Glance, Director of UWA Centre for Software Practice, University of Western Australia


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Honeywell Survey Shows Low Adoption Of Industrial Cyber Security Measures

Southeast Asia: Honeywell has released a new study showing industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cybersecurity measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe.


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Reducing Vulnerability To Cyberattacks

Schneider Electric has released a document designed to educate end users attempting to secure Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The 126-page document provides practical advice to individuals seeking to secure their ICS. By Dan DesRuisseaux, Cybersecurity Offer Manager Schneider Electric


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Industry 4.0 Held To Ransom

Digital technology, automation and the Internet of Things are dramatically improving manufacturing quality and reducing costs. By Cynthia Lee, Regional Director, ASEAN, CyberArk


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Thales Joins The Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

California, US: Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, is now a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance (ECA). Designed to foster innovation and promote awareness of partner solutions, the ECA membership will also help support the company’s ongoing software deployment in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.


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Industrial Cybersecurity Market, 2023: Government Organisations' Support To Secure Industrial Control Systems

The industrial cybersecurity market was valued at US$12.72 Billion in 2016 and is expected to reach US$22.79 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 8.6 percent during the forecast period


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Siemens And ISA Form Global Partnership To Foster Awareness Of Industrial Cybersecurity

As threats to automation equipment are always changing and evolving, so too is the protection concepts for industrial plants. To address this challenging landscape, Siemens and the International Society of Automation (ISA) have entered a global partnership to foster the awareness for industrial security needs and global standards.


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BlackBerry Announces Partnership With Stone Forest IT To Provide South East Asia With The Enterprise Mobility Software

Singapore: BlackBerry Limited has announced that one of Singapore’s leading IT solutions provider, Stone Forest IT Pte Ltd (SFIT) is the first BlackBerry Platinum partner and Authorised Training Partner in Southeast Asia.


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Pulse Secure Continues Successful Growth Strategy Across Asia Pacific

Singapore: Pulse Secure, a provider of secure access solutions to both enterprises and service providers, recently completed the acquisition of Brocade’s Virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) product family.


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Schneider Electric And Claroty Partner To Address Safety And Cybersecurity Challenges In Global Industrial Infrastructure

Singapore: Claroty and Schneider Electric have announced that they are partnering to address safety and cyber security challenges for the world’s industrial infrastructure.


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Gemalto To Be Fully-Certified By The GSMA For Secure eSIM Subscription Management Image 2

Singapore: Gemalto has announced that its On-Demand Connectivity Service has become the first in the world to demonstrate full compliance with the stringent security requirements of the GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme for embedded SIM (eSIM) remote provisioning.


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Honeywell General cyber security protects against cyber-attacks that compromise IT systems where the consequences might involve the loss of intellectual property, databases or loss of operation. What follows are 12 steps that should be performed to minimise the risk of an industrial cyber security attack. By Thomas Ayral, Cyber Security Specialist, Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security


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Maritime Industry Experts To Discuss Cyber Security

Singapore: IT protection and cyber security will take centre stage at the biennial Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) exhibition and conference, taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from September 25-27, 2017.


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The Most Fundamental Endpoint Security Problem Is A Privilege Problem

A privileged account security solution is designed to be a complete solution to protect, monitor, detect, alert, and respond to privileged account activity. Privileged accounts represent the largest security vulnerability an organisation faces today. By Jeffrey Kok, Director of Pre-Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan, CyberArk


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10-Step Cyber Security Checklist For Smart Cities

As the number of connections increases through the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), security becomes a central issue to protect data. By Forward-Looking Threat Research (FTR) Team, Trend Micro


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Top 5 Industry 4.0 Trends In Manufacturing Image 5

There are new possibilities offered by big data, 3D printing, machine learning and augmented reality in the manufacturing industry. Leveraging on these into a new way of doing business is a key factor in Industry 4.0 to gain a competitive edge, and for companies to be more profitable and scalable. By Farah Nazurah Binte Mohamed Sidek


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Priming The Pipeline

Modernising pipeline operations can enhance flexibility, data management and security. By Jason P. Wright, PlantPAx Business Manager, Rockwell Automation


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HARMAN International New Smart Telematics Gateway Brings Advanced Connectivity, Security And OTA Into Single Platform Solution

HARMAN International New Smart Telematics Gateway Brings Advanced Connectivity, Security And OTA Into Single Platform Solution designed to ensure vehicles have not only an advanced connectivity solution but also have the ability to update any automotive Electronic Control Unit.


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Honeywell Invests In Cyber Security Innovation Centre In Asia Pacific

Singapore: Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will establish a new industrial cyber security Centre Of Excellence (COE) for Asia Pacific in Singapore.


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The Digital Future of Manufacturing: Are Asian Manufacturers Ready?

Industry 4.0 is changing the manufacturing landscape across Asia. Prasad Satyavolu, Head of Innovation, Manufacturing & Logistics, Cognizant asked is Asian manufacturers are ready for this transition.


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Darktrace Enters Into Strategic Cyber Security Partnership With Siemens

Darktrace and Siemens have announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to bring cyber defense for Operational Technology (OT) to electric utilities and the oil and gas industry.


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Cyber Security In Smart Buildings Inaction Is No Longer An Option

As advancements in connectivity, new technology, and service deployments powered by IoT and Big Data continue to make their way into the smart buildings’ landscape, cybersecurity concerns will intensify further.


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