27 January 2018
How are cyber threats evolving? What can be done to mitigate these threats? Are the solutions technical ones, or do they lie in human instinct and response?
2017 was a watershed year with an unprecedented number of cyber hacks, leaks and data breaches. We believe 2018 will be worse, as attackers become increasingly creative with attack methods and increasingly destructive payloads that better target system vulnerabilities. Why is this so?
… Foo Siang-tse is managing director of Quann, a managed security services provider. Shashi Jayakumar is Head, Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) and Executive Coordinator, Future Issues and Technology at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
This commentary is written in memory of Mr Chng Ho Kiat, Director, Cyber Security and Resilience Division, Ministry of Communications and Information, who passed away on 24 January 2018.
A version of this commentary first appeared in The Straits Times 26 Jan 2018.
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