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  • The relentless pace of technology development is often tailed by the emergence of new cyber threats. Organisations must remain vigilant against these dangers, as they navigate uncharted waters such as generative AI and impending paradigm shifts driven by quantum computers. Christoper Painter of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation and Professor Lam Kwok Yan of the Nanyang Technological University share their thoughts about defending against new technological threats and why cybersecurity is the foundation for innovation.  
  • Ransomware has grown rapidly into a global scourge that affects businesses and government agencies alike. The counter ransomware initiative was set up to combat this scourge by bringing together experts in cybersecurity, law enforcement, and policymaking.  As countries – including Singapore – mobilise their resources, Stéphane Duguin, CEO of the CyberPeace Institute, explains how modern ransomware groups work, the threat they pose, and the challenges faced by law enforcement as they tackle this growing threat. 
  • CISOs today are confronted with complex, constantly evolving cybersecurity challenges. At GovWare Focus, cybersecurity leaders met with their peers, partners, and policymakers to discuss a broad range of topics, including the importance of collaborative defence, automation, and focusing on the basics when securing networks.
  • Complying with relevant cybersecurity standards and best practices can significantly bolster an organisation's cybersecurity posture. But how can businesses ensure that their plans are correctly implemented, and how can they tell when standards or best practices are not correctly applied? We speak with Siddharth Deshpande of Palo Alto Networks on how organisations can operationalise cyber best practices and establish trust with internal stakeholders.
  • Cybersecurity standards are hardly new and are used by organisations to enhance their security posture and mitigate cybersecurity risks. We speak to a CISO and a Director of Digital Policy to learn how regular stakeholder communication, adopting a common language, and fostering an environment of trust are essential when deploying cybersecurity standards.
  • As Southeast Asian countries digitise and deploy Operational Technology (OT) for managing critical infrastructure, the interconnected nature of these systems poses potential risks. What proactive measures can organisations and governments take to mitigate these dangers? Andre Shori, APAC CISO of Schneider Electric explains the dangers and offers some suggestions on how smart cities can enhance their readiness and resilience.
  • Attacks against OT networks have not abated but have instead grown in sophistication and impact. How can we increase the security of OT systems and where do we start? John Lee, the Managing Director of the Global Resilience Federation shares his insights about the escalating risks and offers potential solutions to fortify OT security in our interconnected world.
  • The rise of artificial intelligence in various applications has put the spotlight on the importance of data protection. As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly integrated into a range of applications, from chatbots to decision systems, Professor Lam Kwok-Yan highlights the need for robust data protection measures to address potential risks in the ever-evolving AI environment. He talks about the importance of maintaining a balance between innovation and security, and how organisations can successfully navigate the evolving AI landscape while safeguarding their valuable information.
  • AI technologies like ChatGPT pose significant cybersecurity risks, including deep fakes, enhanced phishing attacks, and disruption of operational systems, says Luis F. Gonzalez, the Chief Data and AI Officer at Aboitiz Power. And CISOs who remain uninformed about the capabilities of AI risk being caught unprepared. He speaks to us about how cybersecurity leaders must adapt quickly to AI-enabled threats, develop an understanding of AI, and utilise it as a defense mechanism to effectively protect their organisations.
  • Collaboration between the public sector and private companies is essential for effective cybersecurity. But how are public-private partnerships relevant, and how can the cybersecurity industry band together against new threats? At the CXO Plenary held at GovWare 2022, representatives from Google Cloud, Eclypsium, and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) shared their thoughts about the erosion of the traditional perimeter and the role of partnerships in this era of digital transformation.
  • Why do security problems seem to be getting worse despite years of increasing spending on cyber security solutions? Can a Zero Trust approach help organisations deliver better outcomes? Drawing on his 25 years of experience in the cyber security industry, Gary Gardiner lays out what is Zero Trust, common misconceptions, and why we should seriously consider implementing it. Read about it here.
  • As employees increasingly shuttle between the home and office, the new perimeter is not bounded by the network, but by each employee in the organisation – wherever they might be. To stay secure, businesses must move beyond a perimeter security mentality and take steps to strengthen their cybersecurity posture through solutions that incorporate identity and access management (IAM) and governance control. Find out more here.
  • Cyber security threats are increasing rapidly with the proliferation of new smart devices and apps. What’s more, the most valuable and innovative workers are resisting a return to the corporate office, exacerbating the fraud cyber security situation. At the CLOUDSEC @GovWare keynote, Steven Hoffman of Founders Space shared about the workforce of tomorrow and how human-centric cyber security can protect and educate us in real-life situations. Read about it here.
  • Nation states are increasingly engaging in sophisticated cyberattacks amid growing global tensions and armed conflicts. Where will this lead, and what is the role of the ongoing pandemic and growing adoption of hybrid work on cybersecurity? At GovWare 2022, four panelists came together to share their insights about the security implications of hybrid work, cyber conflicts, and how countries can get together to shape responsible cyber security behaviours. Read what they have to say here.
  • With a myriad of cybersecurity offerings and services on the market, how can organisations know which are reliable and secure? Rowland Johnson, President of non-profit CREST International sees accreditation as one of the solutions.
  • The seventh edition of the annual global cyber gathering will see the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore announcing key strides they are taking to stay one step ahead of rising cyber threats.
  • JP Yu, Head of APAC Sales from software provider NetWitness, breaks down the most pressing cyber threats, and why extended detection and response (XDR) is increasingly the choice cyber solution for governments to build up their cybersecurity defences.
  • Singapore’s central bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, has laid out its vision for the next three years. Cybersecurity and trust in financial services will be critical towards achieving the nation-state’s ambitions, says Vincent Loy, Assistant Managing Director, Technology Group, MAS to GovInsider.
  • Google is one of the most-used site in the world. But how does the tech giant keep its tens of billions of users safe from cyber threats? Michaela Browning, Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy in Google Asia Pacific, sheds light on the matter.
  • Joep Gommers, Founder and CEO of cyber threat intelligence firm EclecticIQ, explains why intelligence sharing is an indispensable part of a country’s cybersecurity strategy.
  • Constantly changing digital realities and a shrinking talent pool continue to pose a security challenge for organisations, but cybersecurity provider Forescout believes automation may be the solution.
  • GovInsider sits down with two cyber experts ahead of GovWare 2022 to find out how events like the Russia-Ukraine war are impacting the cyber landscape today, and what can be done about it.
  • Juliette Wilcox CMG, Cyber Security Ambassador for UK Defence and Security Exports, Department for International Trade, United Kingdom, explains how her role as a cybersecurity ambassador can strengthen cybersecurity in the United Kingdom and beyond.
  • Alan Phua, Head of Cyber Security from Singaporean telecommunications conglomerate Singtel, explains how the single pane of glass can provide visibility over hyperconnected environments and improve the cybersecurity posture of public and private sectors.
  • As organisations seize the opportunities presented by 5G and embark on digital transformation in today’s climate of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, new vulnerabilities are being created, increasing the risk of cyberattacks. The ability to unify telco and security workflows will be a critical differentiator in the security space. Singtel shares how organisations can strengthen their security posture and transit confidently to embrace new and advanced technologies in the hyperconnected era.
  • Threat actors are continuously probing for gaps and weaknesses to exploit, while cyber defenders must face down new threat vectors and a rising cadence of attacks. How is the threatscape evolving, and is the role of a Zero Trust strategy today? David Ng, Head, Group Technology Information Security Office, OCBC, and Group Professor Yu Chien Siang, Chief Innovation and Trust Officer, Amaris.AI share their views.
  • Threat actors are adapting and innovating at a faster pace than ever, driven by the prospect of monetary gains and the pervasiveness of digital systems today. What do future cybersecurity threats look like, and how can organisations better defend themselves against them? We speak to Huang Shao Fei, CISO, SMRT Corporation, and Professor Lam Kwok Yan, at the Nanyang Technology University to find out more.