Zafar Anjum

Southeast Asia Correspondent

Zafar Anjum is a Singapore-based journalist and writer. As a journalist, Zafar worked as the online editor at Executive Networks Media in Singapore, leading the editorial team (online) for enterprise IT publications such as Computerworld Singapore, Computerworld Malaysia, CIO Asia, and MIS Asia. Over the last two decades, Zafar has worked with media companies such as Fairfax Business Media in Australia, MediaCorp in Singapore, and Encyclopaedia Britannica in India.

Cybersecurity confidence may be overstated in Singapore and Malaysia

Chinese cyberattackers compromising telcos in Southeast Asia for espionage

Chinese cyberattackers compromising telcos in Southeast Asia for espionage

The attack via Microsoft Exchange servers on telecom infrastructure could have been used to disrupt communications, but so far seems limited to gathering information on competitors, adversaries, and activists.

6 hot Southeast Asian cybersecurity startups for the CISO watchlist

6 hot Southeast Asian cybersecurity startups for the CISO watchlist

As the ASEAN region grows as a centre for security threats, so do young providers offering new approaches to secure digital systems and assets.

Singapore launches new cybersecurity initiatives for protecting supply chains

Singapore launches new cybersecurity initiatives for protecting supply chains

The SolarWinds breach underscored the need to protect against threats from third-party systems embedded in supply chains, especially in critical infrastructure.

As digital banking grows in Southeast Asia, so do the security risks

As digital banking grows in Southeast Asia, so do the security risks

Exposed APIs, insecure customer mobile devices, insider fraud, and other criminal activities all threaten online banking. But both regulations and technology can help.

Data privacy uproar in Singapore leads to limits on contact-tracing usage

Data privacy uproar in Singapore leads to limits on contact-tracing usage

After police used TraceTogether data outside the scope of its privacy policy, a new law restricts its usage.

Singapore financial firms face stricter cybersecurity rules

Singapore financial firms face stricter cybersecurity rules

Recent attacks through the supply chain prompt stricter rules on assessing the risks of APIs and other increasingly common technologies.

How Southeast Asian governments are boosting cybersecurity cooperation

How Southeast Asian governments are boosting cybersecurity cooperation

ASEAN countries are forging ahead with increasing cooperation to fortify the regional cyberspace even in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Preventing data loss is the topmost security priority: survey

The topmost security priority for security professionals is preventing data loss. This is according to a survey by SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software. SolarWinds today released the results of a survey on IT...

Asia top spam relaying continent: Sophos report

Asia is now responsible for relaying 49.7 percent of all spam captured in SophosLabs's global network of spam traps in the second quarter of 2012, revealed the IT security and data protection firm Sophos. Sophos has published...

Fighting security threats: May the force be with you

As enterprises put in place more advanced security software, IT savvy attackers are finding ever more loopholes in the systems for their nefarious activities. This state-of-the-affairs in IT security matters has been revealed today...

Governance of Enterprise Security Still a Low Priority for the Board: Report

Boards and senior management still are not exercising appropriate governance over the privacy and security of their digital assets. This stark conclusion comes from the Carnegie Mellon CyLab 2012 report. Professor Jody R. Westby...

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