Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility

So today, I got an email out of the blue. It was from a legitimate email address, but I was not expecting any documents. Most probably, someone’s email got compromised.

What I did next was that I called up the organisation from which the email was sent and asked if there is such a person. I informed the person who answered the phone to check with her colleague if her email has been compromised and to quickly inform their IT department if so, in order to do damage control.

Such attacks usually involve tricking user to click on a link, where some malicious code or files are downloaded and executed, then it will look for email addresses within the infected computer in order to send out even more emails.

In order to create a safe cyber environment, it is important that we all take that extra step. Sharing this to share ideas!

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By ben@sgben.com

Hi, I am Benjamin. I am a Singaporean son, born and bred. I came from a modest background, just like most Singaporeans and went to mainstream schools like most middle-class Singaporeans. What makes me different is my unconventional choices and journey in life, giving me more profound insights. Entering a secondary school infested with secret societies in the earlier days exposed me to a different side of Singapore. I graduated well despite having a volatile phase. I chose one of the youngest polytechnics despite having a score good enough for JC, even as others tell me it is not recognised, and I would not make it into university through that path. During my National Service, I also went through a difficult phase of rediscovering the purpose of serving. My university was another defining chapter, spanning over nine years, involving many adventures and endeavours. As you can see, I seldom bother myself with dogmas. I strongly believe in Steve Job's speech at Stanford University. I hope to lead others by example, inspire them to do the same and empower the decisions they have to make in their lives. Reach me at sgBen.com.

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