Government Sector

Singapore’s public sector to adopt new measures to tighten data security

Eileen Yu reports: Singapore’s government agencies will roll out several new “technical measures” for existing and new systems, including automated detection of emails containing sensitive data and stronger encryption for files. These are part of “interim” recommendations deemed necessary following a review of the public sector’s cybersecurity infrastructure and policies, which itself was carried...

1.4 million student Social Security numbers found unencrypted in Maryland

Does anyone remember the massive data security incident involving the University of Maryland in 2014? Here’s a link to some of this site’s preliminary coverage of that breach. Hundreds of thousands impacted, lots of media coverage and analyses, and you’d hope that the state would have learned its lesson about storing and protecting student...

Ca: RCMP sent confidential details of suicide attempt to wrong email chain: report

Catharine Tunney reports: The RCMP inadvertently sent an account of someone’s suicide attempt to the wrong email chain, leaving the details in the inboxes of more than 160 people, according to a report on the mishap. The email included the person’s name and date of birth, details of the suicide attempt, the injuries they...

MA: New Bedford: public release of info on cyber attack could put city at further risk

Jack Spillane reports: Cyber professionals have “strongly advised” the city against providing any details about the impacts of a computer virus that has shut down municipal computers for more than a week. Jonathan Carvalho, the city’s public information officer, released a statement late Friday that said New Bedford continues to implement restoration plans on...