Me & My Career: Keeping systems safe under virtual lock and key

In this series, individuals share their career journeys and provide an inside look into their jobs and industries. This week we look at cyber security.

Ms Shazina Zaini, a senior developer at MicroSec, works on security solutions for the Internet of Things. ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM
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SINGAPORE - Crafty hackers infiltrated a casino in North America a few years ago in the most improbable of ways - by accessing a high-tech fish tank.

The tank was remotely monitored so the temperature could be adjusted automatically but that gave the cyber criminals a back door, allowing them to gain access to data and send 10GB of it to a device in Finland.

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