Cyber expert praises handling of SingHealth attack

Former British MI5 intelligence officer Dave Palmer, 39, who is now director of technology at cyber security firm Darktrace, has praised Singapore's response to the recent cyberattack that affected 1.5 million SingHealth patients.
Former British MI5 intelligence officer Dave Palmer, 39, who is now director of technology at cyber security firm Darktrace, has praised Singapore's response to the recent cyberattack that affected 1.5 million SingHealth patients.PHOTO: WALTER SIM

A former British MI5 intelligence officer has praised Singapore's response to the recent cyber attack that led to a data leak involving 1.5 million SingHealth patients.

He cited the speed at which the authorities alerted Singaporeans to the breach, saying that the time taken was one-10th the norm worldwide.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 26, 2018, with the headline 'Cyber expert praises handling of SingHealth attack'. Print Edition | Subscribe