IMPORTANT THREAT ALERT! MAS Guidelines– Apache Struts Vulnerability (CVE-2018-11776)

Have you deployed security updates yet?  Are you vulnerable to the recent threat? Apache Struts is a popular open-source Java-based web application framework used for developing many enterprise web applications globally. On August 22, 2018, the Apache Foundation released a critical security update for CVE-2018-1176, a remote code execution vulnerability affecting Apache Struts versions 2.3 to 2.3.34 and…

MAS ADVISORY – Recommendations on Safeguards Against Cyber Threat

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has released a circular in relation with the previous cyber attack which was disclosed on July 20, 2018. Singapore has been hit by what local media is calling the country’s “worst” cyber attack. Hackers targeting Singapore’s largest health care institution, SingHealth, stole the personal profiles of some 1.5 million patients along with the details…

Are Your Employees Going To Take The Bait?

Phishing is big business for cyber criminals. Phishing attacks rose by 65% last year, with the average attack costing mid-sized companies $1.6 million in 2017. Phishing scams are a form of cybercrime that involves defrauding users to obtain sensitive information. Cybercriminals act as legitimate companies or organizations to obtain the information. Phishing is the ultimate…

The Future of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a fast-morphing technology, meaning that making any assumptions about what will be needed six months from now is difficult at best. The rising trends in technology and threat landscapes lead to innovative Cybersecurity Solutions. As organizations develop and adopt technologies related to big data, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), cyberthreats…