BDO CyberDigest


By Tok Huey Cheit | 01 November 2021

Approaches to Rebuild Consumer Trust after Service Outage

Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram experienced an outage on 4 October 2021. Businesses dependent on these platforms were left hapless as they did not have any backup plans or means to reach out to their customers. 


By Cecil Su | 11 October 2021

Dealing with the Ransomware Scourge

Ransomware is advanced malicious software (malware) that encrypts and holds your digital assets such as files or computer systems hostage, and demands ransom to regain access. Ransomware attacks can take only seconds to damage your valuable systems and data, potentially...


By Tok Huey Cheit | 01 September 2021

Are Cybercriminals Targeting Mobile Phones and Shunning Desktops Now?

Most of us are no stranger to receiving Short Message Services (SMSs) containing links to phishing sites or invitations to participate in online betting sites. These are usually ignored since they are easily identified as dubious entities. Having said that, a friend of mine...


By Kim Daehyun Yurae | 05 August 2021

The Importance of Continuous Penetration Testing (FAQ)

What is ‘Pentesting’?Penetration testing, also known as ethical hacking or pentesting, is a cyber hacking simulation exercise on a computer system. This aims to find vulnerabilities that malicious hackers can potentially exploit. Simply put, it is as if one were to hire a...


By Tok Huey Cheit | 15 July 2021

Increasing Cyber Resiliency in Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our work patterns and personal lives since the start of 2020. As businesses attempt to resume normal operations amid the challenge, some businesses have moved towards permanent hybrid working and downsized office space. Communication with...


By Kyaw Min Thein | 19 April 2021

MITRE ATT&CK for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

As the world is developing and changing rapidly, the pervasive adoption of Information Technology (IT) becomes assimilated into businesses. We cannot argue that the success of a business is dependent on how effectively the organisation can use IT. Previously, this IT wave only...


By Cecil Su | 15 March 2021

Overcoming Fundamental Cybersecurity Gaps

The primary duty of senior management is to ensure that confidential information is protected in their respective organisations. However, many data breaches continue to occur. Many of these went undiscovered for months, yet many of the vulnerabilities were discovered by...


By Krishnaprasad Naidu | 15 February 2021

Perspective on Cyber Security After Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit most of the industries hard. Most of our businesses have been forced to change their mode of operation by going online almost immediately. Organisations that have survived this ordeal are clearly moving in the right direction. In my perspective...


By Cecil Su | 29 January 2021

Understanding Cyber Security and Its Impacts on Business

Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver for innovation and growth in Singapore and ASEAN. SMEs also stand to gain the most from innovative technology because it is complicated and costly for them to set-up and run ICT in the traditional way. Taking...


By Gerald Tang | 15 January 2021

The Future of Digital Economy is here!

"Something Owned, Something Known, Something You" - The Future of Digital Economy is here!