In today’s interconnected world, people, companies and governments are all linked through a complex ecosystem of networks, systems and devices.
Our reliance on computers, communication networks and the internet suggest that this interconnectivity will continue growing. Corporate Information Technology (IT) systems around the world run 24/7, which also means that they are continually exposed to a wide range of risks.
Within this environment, cyber-attacks pose a real and rapidly growing threat.
On 21 January 2014, these challenges were addressed from multiple perspectives at a briefing event hosted by KPMG in Singapore.
Making sense of the tangled jungle of cyber threats and high-tech solutions is no small task. The insights shared by Low Huan Ping, Executive Vice President, IT & Production, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, and Wong Chit Sieng, Group Chief Information Officer, Singapore Power Ltd, helped shed light on these important issues during a panel discussion moderated by Michael McGowan, Principal Consultant, KPMG in Singapore.
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The event’s speakers also included Dr Karripur Nanda Kumar, Assistant Director, Infocomm Manpower Development Division, Infocomm Authority of Singapore (IDA); Mr Liew Chin Chuan, Course Chair – Diploma in Infocomm Security Management, Singapore Polytechnic; and Mr Lim Wei Chieh, Associate Director, Management Consulting, KPMG in Singapore.
During the event, KPMG also shared that the launch of the KPMG Cyber Security Centre (CSC) in January 2014 marked an important step forward in its efforts to strengthen cyber security. Established as part of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)’s Infocomm Development Programme Expanded (iLEAD Expanded), the CSC has three key objectives:
- To develop the cyber security capabilities of companies in Singapore
- To serve as a test bed for next-generation cyber security projects
- To develop commercially viable intellectual property related to cyber security