These days when companies and organizations heavily rely on the internet to run their day-to-day operations, the risks of security and data breaches are high especially because attacks can be done even from a remote location. Cyber-attacks are even riskier now that ordinary individuals heavily use the web to automate their smart homes and electronic devices. With more businesses moving towards digitalisation, and individuals transacting online or engaging digital communities, corporate and personal data may be exposed to such cyber threats.

Personal data protection has been a big concern to many people on the Internet. Whenever we are asked to subscribe to a mailing list, we would be worried that our personal data will be leaked out by the organisation. Truth to be told, many organisations have suffered data leakage due to the weak cyber security protection.

Last week, Straits Times reported that Singapore Accountancy Commission had unintentionally disclosed the personal data of 6,541 people to more than 40 recipients over four months this year. The commission said on Friday (Nov 22) that the leak contained personal information of past and current Singapore chartered accountant qualification candidates, accredited training organisation personnel, and other people involved in the administration of the Singapore chartered account qualification programme before May 17. The information disclosed included names, NRIC numbers, dates of birth, contact details, education and employment information and Singapore chartered accountant qualification examination results of the affected individuals. (Source: StraitsTimes)

Not long ago, SingHealth had suffered one of the worst cyber-attack. The cyber attackers had infiltrated the Singhealth’s database. 1.5 Million of patients’ personal data were leaked out, including our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and other few ministers. (Source: StraitsTimes) It was a horrendous nightmare to many people!

 

The Personal Data Protection data breach can lead to serious consequences to your organisation if it is not well taken care of.  The consequences include heavy fines, ruin of corporate reputation and many more.

We believe that many organisations are facing the challenge in preventing data breaches. We cannot stop the digital advancement, but we can conduct safety measures and precautions to prevent personal data breaches. Prevention is always better than trying to stop something that is inevitable.

We got you covered!

Learn from the industry experts Mr. Mirza Khaleel Namazie and Mr. Sam Gibbins on how you can protect your Personal Data, as well as to prevent data breaches. In our 1-day Singapore PDPA workshop, you will be able to understand and gain knowledge on how to tailor PDPA and operationalise them for your business to ensure full compliance.

In addition, our 1-day Cyber Attack Prevention workshop will equip you with the core competencies to devise and implement policies & practices required by data protection laws and ensure compliance in a cost effective and productive manner. Mr. Sam Gibbins will be sharing the most recent real cases and scenario analysis, including previously imposed legal penalties, fines, business limitations, and licence revocations. This practical workshop will provide you with the most current understanding of the evolving regulatory scrutiny, consumer expectations and emerging risks.

Upgrade your cyber security knowledge in 2020:

To find out more information on what we have to offer, feel free to contact Ms. Chye Fen at 6720 3333 or email her at chyefen@asm.edu.sg.