Cybersecurity best practices for businesses

For an SME (small and medium enterprise), it is tempting to assume we are too small to be a cyberattack target and so do not need to invest in cybersecurity. According to Security Boulevard, nearly half of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses, but only 37 percent of small business owners reported believing they were at […]

Demystifying cyberattacks and threats

Cyberattacks and threats come in all shapes and sizes. Some are overt ransomware attacks, while others are covert threats where criminals infiltrate a system to gain valuable data. Read more about the basics of cybersecurity HERE.   What is a cyber threat or cyberattack? A cyberattack is mounted against our digital devices via cyberspace. Cyberattacks […]

Understanding the basics of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a priority now more than ever. In a world currently preoccupied with the COVID-19 crisis, we forget that there is also a growing cybercrime pandemic. In the first of our series, we look at the basics of cybersecurity for some fundamental understanding. We do not have to look far to see how important cybersecurity is. According to Hiscox, a Bermuda-based insurance provider, cyber losses rose about six times worldwide in the […]

FinTech in Singapore

Singapore is seen as among the top 10 FinTech hubs, where innovative financial services technologies play a vital role. The evolution and growth of FinTech in Singapore is crucial for the nation to continue as a major international financial centre. FinTech in Singapore will promote the financial services sector, which contributes about 13 percent of […]

Uses of FinTech

From managing funds, trading stocks, paying for grocery or food, or managing insurance via our smartphones, these are uses of FinTech that have become ubiquitous in our daily lives. After laying the basic understanding of FinTech in the last article (LINK), we look at some of the FinTech uses in this article. AppsFlyer’s the State of Finance App […]

Understanding FinTech

FinTech (Financial Technology) can be understood as innovations that improve and automate the delivery and use of financial services. With the internet and mobile/smartphone, FinTech now describes a broad range of technological interventions in personal and commercial finance. When FinTech first emerged, it was initially applied to the back-end systems of established financial institutions. However, […]

How is Singapore helping businesses to transform?

Business tech productivity in Singapore The Singapore government has been urging companies, including SMEs, to transform their businesses to stay relevant and competitive, as far back as a decade ago or earlier. Initiatives such as the Smart Nation roadmap aim to help companies boost productivity through digitalisation and integration of technology in their business. The […]

The MedTech scene in Singapore

Innovative collaboration Singapore-based AI start-up 6Estates, a joint research centre of the National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University of China, came up with an AI-powered assistive CT-scan diagnosis platform. A team led by alumni at Tsinghua University provided medical knowledge and key domain expertise. They helped 6Estates adapt its deep-learning and neural network models […]