SingHealth to cut off staff access to cloud storage from July 1

A file photo of the nurses station at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Nurses The Straits Times spoke to said they use cloud services to share presentation notes and incident reports as these platforms are more convenient to use.
A file photo of the nurses station at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Nurses The Straits Times spoke to said they use cloud services to share presentation notes and incident reports as these platforms are more convenient to use.PHOTO: ST FILE

All computers in SingHealth, Singapore's largest group of healthcare institutions, will be cut off from personal cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Google Drive from July 1.

Taking the lead from SingHealth, the other clusters of public hospitals and clinics here will also implement similar measures in the coming months amid heightened cyber threats.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2018, with the headline 'SingHealth to cut off staff access to cloud storage from July 1'. Print Edition | Subscribe