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APAC experts weigh in on cyber security trends

July 04, 2019 / Aaron Tan

Hardly a day goes by without yet another organisation falling prey to a cyber attack or data breach that has led to reputational and financial losses. an unprecedented attack on its public healthcare IT systems that compromised the personal data of about 160,000 patients. The attack followed similar data exfiltration efforts in other countries across the region, including the massive data breach that hit Malaysian telcos in 2017. While the onslaught of cyber attacks being reported each day has been a wake-up call for businesses, several blind spots remain, at least according to experts who will congregate in Singapore for RSA Conference 2019 Asia-Pacific and Japan. For a start, the growing use of multifactor and biometric authentication in Asia, fuelled by heightened data protection measures and regulatory requirements across the region, should not be seen as a panacea to cyber security woes.