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'. Print Edition | Subscribe