SingHealth Cyber Attack: Benefits and risks of Smart Nation projects in pipeline

File photo showing a man looking at statistics on data.gov.sg. Cyber-security experts said Smart Nation projects will likely involve different levels of risks.
File photo showing a man looking at statistics on data.gov.sg. Cyber-security experts said Smart Nation projects will likely involve different levels of risks. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The authorities said, when announcing the SingHealth cyber attack last Friday, that they would pause all new Smart Nation initiatives while they undertake a thorough review of the safeguards embedded in each system.

This includes the National Electronic Health Record, which enables the sharing of patients' treatment and medical data among hospitals here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2018, with the headline 'Benefits and risks of Smart Nation projects in pipeline'. Subscribe