KPMG 2022 Cyber Trust Insights

KPMG 2022 Cyber Trust Insights

Majority of business leaders globally (65 percent) and in Singapore (76 percent) are planning and implementing their information security based on compliance requirements rather than considering long-term business ambitions. These findings were unveiled in KPMG's 2022 Cyber Trust Insights report which surveyed 1,881 executives (largely C-Suite and Board members) from over 30 countries.

This comes despite the fact that organisations are placing advanced data and sophisticated analytics at the heart of their operations and reshaping customer experiences with innovative digital services, all of which are likely to introduce new cybersecurity challenges. For instance, majority of business leaders (Global: 78 percent; Singapore: 86 percent) surveyed in KPMG's 2022 Cyber Trust Insights indicate that artificial learning (AI) and machine learning (ML), that synergises with technologies such as IoT and 5G, raise unique cybersecurity challenges that require special attention.

Wong Loke Yeow, Partner of Cyber Advisory at KPMG in Singapore said, "Majority of businesses are expected to embrace disruptive new platforms (including Web3 and the Metaverse) within two years and, over the next three years, increasingly ramp up their investment in areas such as internet of things (IoT), edge computing and 5G. Against this backdrop, building and protecting trust will be integral to how businesses operate and interact with stakeholders. Weaving cybersecurity into the fabric of the organisation, positioning the role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as a key executive, securing the support of leadership, and collaborating with other partners in the corporate ecosystem will be key to providing the assurance consumers desire and securing corporate reputation."

Close to half of Singapore's business leaders (46 percent) and over one-third of business leaders globally (37 percent) also note that trust in their organisations affects profitability, can deliver growth in market share (Global: 29 percent; Singapore: 36 percent), and is critical for reputation (Global: 30 percent; Singapore: 34 percent).

Data security continues to be a key determinant of stakeholder trust in Singapore. Local business leaders said the top factor affecting trust in their organisation's ability to protect and use data is recent data breaches or other cyber incidents (42 percent), while global business leaders cited concerns over how data is protected (36 percent).

Hence, many companies have made it their priority to build stakeholder trust. 8 in 10 Singapore businesses cite increasing trust across the stakeholder spectrum as the leading consideration for their cyber-risk programme. This high value placed on providing assurance to consumers may stem in part from the accelerating growth of cybersecurity and privacy regulations globally and the repercussions of failing to meet them. Currently, 33 percent of Singapore executives worry about corporate reporting disclosures related to cybersecurity, while 47 percent worry about their ability to meet existing or new cybersecurity regulations when activities are outsourced to digital service providers. This is compared to 34 and 36 percent of global executives respectively.

Akhilesh Tuteja, KPMG's Cyber Security Practice Leader, commented "Each new data activity that an organization embarks on exposes them to potential vulnerabilities and risks that should be guarded against to maintain trust. Executives are starting to acknowledge these risks - many of our respondents (78 percent) agree that new technologies [such as AI and machine learning] come with unique, and often ill-understood, cybersecurity and trust challenges. If these challenges aren't adequately addressed, the risk to an organization can be extreme."

The increasing emphasis placed on environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals in recent years also means that stakeholder demands for greater transparency and oversight now extend to organisations' cybersecurity posture. About 3 in 10 Singapore companies (28 percent) see their Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or information security team as an integral part of their ESG team that drives a wide variety of ESG-related activities compared to 17 percent globally. As organisations recognise the growing social imperative around this topic, that proportion is expected to grow.

Nonetheless, in a separate survey of CEOs by KPMG, nearly three-quarters of organisations (72 percent) in Singapore are confident in their preparedness against a cyber-attack, higher than the 69 percent in Asia Pacific and 56 percent globally1. The Cyber Trust Insights report lends some credence to this, with companies saying that they have implemented risk modelling to quantify their cyber risk and visually report risk to the board (Global: 73 percent; Singapore: 84 percent), and that their risk modelling is based on comprehensive data on threats and vulnerabilities (Global: 67 percent; Singapore: 86 percent).

An area which businesses see room for improvement is being active members of a broader partnership in the ecosystems they operate in. Businesses know they do not operate in a vacuum, especially as they continue their digitalisation journey.

58 percent of Singapore companies admitted their organisation is not proactive enough in its cybersecurity collaborations, such as with professional bodies and the government, comparable to 53 percent of global companies which had the same sentiment. Companies believe that the biggest advantage of collaborating on cyber security is the reduction in time it takes to identify data breaches (Global: 38 percent; Singapore: 44 percent) and that it allows them to better anticipate cyber-attacks (Global: 44 percent; Singapore: 36 percent). At the same time, businesses cite understandable concerns such as revealing internal details about their security posture (Global: 36 percent; Singapore: 46 percent) and unnecessarily revealing their security weaknesses or failures (Global: 35 percent; Singapore: 36 percent) as barriers to participating in such external collaborations.

Amazing Kitchen Technology Revolution in 2022

Amazing Kitchen Technology Revolution in 2022

Every month, it feels like we get a taste of what it's like to be a Jetson. Technology is growing smarter all the time, making this peek into the future a reality and much more exciting! As a result, even the most basic objects we use on a daily basis have grown rather sophisticated. We live in an era of simple cookery. Thanks to technological advancements, the kitchen has never been easier to manage. There are devices to assist you at every stage of the food preparation process, and for better or worse, some of them can cook better than you. Some of the appliances engaged in the kitchen technology revolution are listed below.

You're losing out if you've never tried an air fryer. These devices, which generate healthful, crispy food through the quick circulation of hot air, are incredibly popular for a reason, and the procedure has never been easier with Cosori's VeSync Pro. The fryer links to your smartphone through Bluetooth, enabling you to pick recipes, adjust settings, and even receive notifications when your meal is ready. This is the future of tailored, regulated, health-conscious frying.

Meater: Meater claims to be the number one cooking equipment of the year and they actually are. We have faith in them. Their smart meat thermometers, which utilize Bluetooth to communicate with your devices, are one of those simple enhancements that will prevent kitchen problems from occurring. And if you've wondered if a piece of meat was done cooking, you'll never have to again. You can now program your thermometer to follow recipes, monitor internal and external temperatures, and alert you when evrything's done — the type of kitchen assistant we can all get behind.

GE jes1097smss smart microwave: Gone are the days when you had to guess how long it would take to heat things in the microwave. Scan the barcode on any item, and your smart microwave will take over. If that isn't enough, it also works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, allowing you to manage the procedure with your voice — every step of the way.

Single family garden- If you've always wanted to have a family herb garden but aren't sure you'll be able to maintain the plants alive (or if you live in an apartment with limited space), now is the time to make your dreams a reality. Rise Gardens' single-family garden is completely WiFi-controlled, as well as self-watering and self-fertilizing. There'll be no more dead plants on your watch since you can monitor their development and manage their lighting from your phone. You'll be able to state that all of your meals are now cooked using "fresh herbs from your garden" in 2022.

Anova culinary an500-us00 sous vide precision cooker- If you're a huge lover of sous vide cooking, you're in for a treat. This precision cooker links to the Anova app, allowing you to explore recipes and transmit instructions to your device directly from your smartphone. Cooking gets faster, easier, and more faultless — precision cookers are, after all, accurate, and because to technological advancements, that "precise" now reaches an even greater degree of accuracy. Every time, everything is perfectly prepared.

The phrase "smart toaster" may seem like the title of a Disney film, but don't be fooled: this is a powerful device. It toasts bread 35% quicker than the competitors and can even lock in moisture. Crispy toast that isn't dry or burned? Until today, it was unheard of. It also has a touch screen that allows you to adjust every phase of the toasting process. The "happy ending chime," which is added to "bring a little bit of joy to toasting," is our favorite feature. We might all benefit from a bit extra happiness in our lives.

Smeg's kitchen equipment have long been admired for their aesthetic appeal, and their new, simple-to-use automated coffee machine is no exception. It also has the ability to function like magic. Simply add whole, unground coffee beans, choose your beverage from the touch screen, and watch as it prepares you a beautiful cup of coffee.

Ikettle: Tea fanatics, this one's for you. We are overjoyed that the iKettle is now available in the market, as of January of this year. This kettle is WiFi-enabled, so you can control it via the smartphone or even with your voice — the simplest cup of tea you've ever made. It features several settings, like "wake up" and "home," to guarantee that each cup has the precise strength and flavor that you want.

Huawei Launches Its Own Operating System

Huawei Launches Its Own Operating System

Huawei has officially announced its own operating system called HarmonyOS or Hongmeng OS. It is said that the operating system can be used across different devices from smartphones, smart speakers, and sensors. A microkernel-based distributed OS will be released as an open-source platform worldwide encouraging adoption. Huawei will also establish an open-source foundation and an open-source community to support more in-depth collaboration with developers. HarmonyOS is like a compact operating system with having a powerful functionality which makes it appealing for the developers to use. With this operating system, developers can create their apps once, and deploy them across a range of different devices. HarmonyOS noting that it will support ranges of apps such as HTML5, Linux, and Android apps will be compatible. It will also support Kotlin, Java, Javascript, C, and C++. CEO Richard Yu has stated that the operating system was future-oriented and designed to be more smooth and secure, also it will be completely different from Android and iOS (Apple’s Operating System). Harmony OS is part of Huawei’s play into the so-called Internet of Things.

Back in May 2019, the US government has decided to put a suspension in supporting Huawei thru Google Android license because of its security threat. As a result, the ban could prevent the Chinese firm from getting the key hardware, and software including the smartphone chips and elements of the Google Android operating system, which have the vast majority of smartphones in the world, including Huawei. Consumers who already owned Huawei smartphones were largely unaffected. But the blacklist limited Huawei to the public version of Android for new devices, which cuts it off from Google apps and services such as Gmail, and Google maps, social media applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram. Huawei has been working so hard to release its own operating system to support its consumers. Huawei has planned to launch HarmonyOS on smart screen products before expanding it to work on other devices over the next three years. The first that will implement the said operating system will be the Honor Smart Screen (Huawei Honor Vision and Honor Vision Pro, which is due to be unveiled in the same year. The focus of the operating system will be the products for the Chinese market before Huawei expands it to the other markets.

The CEO of Huawei, Richard Yu has stated that this HarmonyOS is completely different from Android and iOS because of the ability to scale in different kinds of devices. It appears that it’s designed to power and run on various factors. The aim of HarmonyOS is to create a single software that will work on different devices, such as smartphones, laptops, etc. that having a large amount of memory and power, down to smaller hardware devices such as sensors, which required a lower bandwidth solution. Also, it is powered by a multi-device IDE, multi-language unified compilation and also a distributed architecture kit. Huawei company hopes that the apps can work across different devices. For the time being, Huawei intends to continue using Android on its phones. The CEO also mentioned that the HarmonyOS could be ready for smartphones and laptops by the end of 2019 in China and mid-year in 2020 for the international market.

But CEO Yu stated that the HarmonyOS would be only used for smartphones and laptops if Huawei is not yet able to have access to Google’s Android or Microsoft Windows operating systems. Since Google’s services are blocked in China, Huawei uses a modified version of Android for its domestic market. However, if Huawei were to get banned from using Android internationally, this will affect the business market abroad according to a tech analyst. Huawei still prefers to use Android on its smartphones, but if things don’t go well, migrating to HarmonyOS will not be difficult as moving to the new operating system will take one or two days, the CEO also assured that using the new operating system can be very convenient.

Huawei has been reportedly working on its own operating system since 2012, but the company has said that it did not want to replace Android with its own operating system. But having HarmonyOS is like a plan B.

According to tech analysts, it will be a big challenge to Huawei to build up an operating system, to be a rival against the Android and Android Open Source Project.

Huawei said it has over 500 million registered users and 910,000 mobile application developers on Huawei’s platform. Huawei is the current largest smartphone brand in China and engaged with Apple for the second spot in terms of the global smartphone shipments, it is also equipped with all its smartphones with the popular Android system which is owned by Google, and its laptop products with Windows OS, owned by Microsoft.

Guide for iPhone 11

Guide for iPhone 11

Yes you read it correct NOT the 12 or 13 models but the older 11 is what we get asked about most, crazy right. Err “Hello”. Whether it is your first time using Apple iPhone, or you are upgrading from an old iPhone. You landed on the correct page. We will discuss a complete beginner's guide for the newbies who just got their brand new iPhone.

iOS – iOS is the operating system that is used for iPhones and iPad. This is like a macOS on the iMac and Windows system on PC. iOS also conducts an update from time to time so make sure to check it on your “Settings”. iOS received an update for security features, resolves bugs, and add new features.

Setting Up Your iPhone 11:

On your iPhone, the Power Button is on the right side of your device. But before you turn it on, you may need to insert your SIM card. The SIM tray is located on the right side of the device, below the Power button. To insert your SIM card, you need to use the SIM tool (which is included inside the iPhone box) into the small hole to eject the SIM tray. By then, you may insert your SIM (Nano-SIM) card into the SIM tray with the gold contact facing down and the notched edge on the upper right. Push the SIM tray back till you heard that it clicks and is flush with the side of your iPhone 11 device.

Now after your SIM has been inserted. You may now turn on and Activate Your Device. Choose your preferred language followed by your country/region. You will now then be asked if you want to use the Quick-Start to migrate your settings from an Old iPhone Device. For those who owned an older iOS/iPhone device, you may opt to follow the on-screen instructions, otherwise hit Set Up Manually and pick a Wi-fi network to connect.

Once your device is now connected to Wi-fi and now online, you may now be able to complete the following:

Touch ID: This is Apple's fingerprint recognition. You may not need to enter your passcode or Apple ID password.

Face ID: If you owned an iPhone X, you will be asked to scan your face, making your own iPhone recognized you.

Passcode: Even if you got the Touch ID and Face ID, you still be needing to have a passcode. There will be Six Digits needed for a secure passcode.

Next is you may now need to Restore or Set Up as New. You will be prompt and invited to either set up your device as a new iPhone or restore it from previous backups. If you owned an older device that you want to replace, you may connect it to your Mac or your PC/Laptop, launch the iTunes and create a backup. You can then select Restore from iTunes Backup on your new device, connect it to your PC/Mac, and choose your backup. All that you selected such as apps, photos, personal data and etc. will be migrated. If you also have an iCloud Backup, you can choose Restore from iCloud Backup but only choose this option if you lost your last device and creating a fresh local backup in iTunes is not possible. If this is your first iOS device, you have two options, to choose to Set Up as New iPhone or Move Data from Android.

Create your Apple ID and Log in. Since this is your first time having an Apple Device, you may choose and tap Don't Have an Apple ID button. Apple now uses two-factor authentication (2FA) by default, 2FA uses two pieces of information to verify who you really are. So when you login, you will be prompt to input your password and input a code to verify that it is you who is trying to login. After this, you'll need to Accept the Apple Terms and Conditions, by then, you will be given to enable the access of the following: Location Service, Apple Pay, Siri, iPhone Analytics, App Analytics, True Tone Display, Home Button Click, Display Zoom.

After this setup, you will be seeing and be able to hit Get Started, and you will now be seeing your new iPhone home screen for the first time.

You should keep your iOS system up-to-date. Go to Settings > General > Software. Before updating your device, make sure you have a full complete backup. Your device will remind you that an update is ready. And will continue to remind you until you apply the update.

If you have questions, issues and etc. You may visit the Apple Official Website. You may also visit the Apple Support Communities which is a public forum for resolving issues with Apple hardware and software. Be mindful that this forum is not monitored by the company, nor they provide the product support. You will find other users here in this forum with the same issues as you, and have solutions.