Employees sacked, CEO fined in SingHealth security breach

Eileen Yu reports:

Two employees have been sacked and five senior management executives, including the CEO, fined for their role in Singapore’s most serious security breach, which compromised personal data of 1.5 million SingHealth patients. Further enhancements also will be made to beef up the organisation’s cyber defence, in line with recommendations dished out by the committee that reviewed the events leading up to the breach, according to Integrated Health Information Systems (IHIS).

The IT agency responsible for the local healthcare sector including SingHealth. IHIS said a lead in its Citrix team and a security incident response manager were found to be negligent and in non-compliance of orders. This had security implications and contributed to the “unprecedented” scale of the SingHealth security breach, the agency said in a statement Monday.

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