Singapore Cyber Landscape

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do our business, we have seen a tremendous increase in technology adoption to stay competitive and relevant in the new environment. The acceleration of digital transformation also uncovers cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

According to Cyber Security Agency of Singapore’s Singapore Cyber Landscape 2022 report, these are the most common cyber threats in Singapore in 2022.

Phishing Attempts-
Ransomware Incidents-
132 cases
Website Defacements-
340 websites
Infected Infrastructure-
81,500 systems
*Cyber Security Agency of Singapore’s Singapore Cyber Landscape 2022 report

These cyber threats have resulted in huge financial and reputational losses. To combat against scams, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has put together a framework. The Cyber Essentials Mark is part of the framework to improve companies’ cyber hygiene.

What is Cyber Essentials Mark (CEM)?

The Cyber Essentials Mark (CEM) is a cybersecurity certification issued by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) for local organisations that are embarking on their cybersecurity journey.

Here’s what it aims to do:

1. Enable SMEs to prioritise the cybersecurity measures needed to safeguard their systems and operations from common cyber-attacks

2. Recognise the SMEs that have cultivated good cyber hygiene and adopted right products & services to build up cyber resiliency

3. Tailored to your organisation’s cybersecurity needs

4. Simplifies cybersecurity by prioritising the measures to focus on first

5. Guides your organisation to implement cyber hygiene measures against common cyber-attacks

6. Recognition of your cybersecurity practices

Here's What The CEM Entails:

How M1 Can Support You In This Journey

M1 is CSA certified Provider for CISO as-a-Service for Cyber Essentials Mark (CEM). For local entities, there are grants available for you to re-assess cybersecurity posture and build digital resilience as your business grows.

Our Virtual Chief Information Security Officer offering takes on a 4 step approach :