Kaspersky Lab is pleased to announce that the Singapore government recently awarded its research project on an innovative method of identifying APT malware source with a grant as part of the city-state’s bid to step up its cybersecurity research and development (R&D) capabilities. In collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS), the research project by Kaspersky Lab is one of the nine cybersecurity projects awarded by the Singapore National Research Foundation with a total of $15.6 million grant.
 
Launched in November 2016, Singapore’s National Cybersecurity R&D Programme Grant Call highlighted the potential for translational and deployability of cybersecurity ideas and technologies. It identified three priority areas, namely; national security, critical infrastructure and smart nation. The grant call particularly eyed research projects that examine key technology areas including effective threat-based detection, analysis and defense, secure IoT system, and security-by-design and testing of emergent technologies.
 
Out of 23 proposals received, only nine were selected based on their significance to create impact in Singapore and possible practical application in the public’s daily lives.
 
Kaspersky Lab worked with the NUS to develop its research project titled, “Malware Source Attribution through Multi-Dimensional Code Feature Analysis” to create automated solutions that will help malware analysts and security response teams understand the similarities in malware used across cyber attacks more efficiently and pinpoint the attackers quickly.
 
The current practice among cybersecurity professionals is to rely on the history of malware attacks to establish the possible origins of threat actors. Cybersecurity experts normally collect evidence after cyberattacks, likening APT research to paleontology where malware analysts dig up and gather malware artefacts, map, and analyze attacks and follow the trail of the hackers to uncover and figure it out.
 
“We decided to join this opportunity kindly provided by the NRF as it opens a new page in Kaspersky Lab’s research efforts in Asia. We hope that the new technology developed together with NUS will help improve the speed of our research when it comes to code attribution. We would like to have practical solutions in the end that will be applicable and beneficial not only to us but to all interested Singapore agencies,” said Vitaly Kamluk, Director of Global Research & Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab APAC.
 
Singapore is one of the countries in Asia Pacific that Kaspersky Lab has been working with very closely on cybersecurity. In 2015, Eugene Kaspersky was appointed as member of the International Advisory Panel for Singapore’s National Cybersecurity R&D Programme, the same year Kaspersky Lab opened its APAC headquarters in Singapore.
 
One of the established efforts between Kaspersky Lab and Singapore is the skills development program through the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB) where highly-skilled students are given the opportunity to train at the cybersecurity company’s headquarters in Moscow as junior malware analysts. Out of the five students sent to the one-year cybersecurity training, one of them is currently working with Kaspersky Lab, two with the Singapore Cybersecurity Agency and two of them are working for private companies in Singapore.
 
“As Singapore aims to become the first Smart Nation, cybersecurity forms the very basis upon which all other technology and innovations can be deployed safely. As Singapore’s national assets migrate into the digital world, it is critical that the government, businesses, and citizens are protected against any security breach,” says Stephan Neumeier, managing director of Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific.
 
“We are excited to be in collaboration with the National University of Singapore, a leader in education, in creating an automated malware solution source. The initiative by the National Cybersecurity R&D Programme to support new ideas and cybersecurity technologies is highly encouraging and having an inclusive ecosystem to support cyber threats is definitely another step in the right direction,” adds Neumeier.


RECOMMENDED ARTICLE FOR TECHGUIDE


 
Five Big Reasons to Get Your Own PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi
TechGuide Date Posted: 16 August 2018 2:03 PM | 364 Views
PLDT Home, the country’s No.1 home broadband, has finally launched the PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, its first prepaid broadband service that makes it a lot easier for more families to get their own high-speed.... See More
 
Five Big Reasons to Get Your Own PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi
TechGuide Date Posted: 2:03 PM | 364 Views
PLDT Home, the country’s No.1 home broadband, has finally launched the PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, its first prepaid broadband service that makes it a lot easier for more families to get their own high-speed...See More

PCBG  Writing Staff
Switching between NVIDIA® and AMD
TechGuide • By: PCBG  Writing Staff | Date Posted: 20 March 2018 11:09 AM | 875 Views
We have two GPU brands on opposite sides of the ring. On one side is the NVIDIA® GeForce®, well-known for its GPUs that focus on the use of CUDA technology and power consumption-control. On.... See More
PCBG  Writing Staff
Switching between NVIDIA® and AMD
TechGuide • By: PCBG  Writing Staff | Date Posted: 11:09 AM | 875 Views
We have two GPU brands on opposite sides of the ring. On one side is the NVIDIA® GeForce®, well-known for its GPUs that focus on the use of CUDA technology and power consumption-control. On...See More

 
Which Case for Which Role
TechGuide Date Posted: 19 June 2018 11:03 AM | 439 Views
Each one of us have our own uses for computers. Some of us want to play games, while some of us just want to work. With this, we have to know what our computers.... See More
 
Which Case for Which Role
TechGuide Date Posted: 11:03 AM | 439 Views
Each one of us have our own uses for computers. Some of us want to play games, while some of us just want to work. With this, we have to know what our computers...See More

 
PLDT Home Unveils the First Whole Home Wi-Fi Solution in PH
TechGuide Date Posted: 14 October 2017 1:58 PM | 761 Views
Strong and reliable Wi-Fi connection is a must-have for every Filipino home. Whether it’s for browsing, streaming, online gaming or keeping up on social media, the internet has become the main platform for Filipino.... See More
 
PLDT Home Unveils the First Whole Home Wi-Fi Solution in PH
TechGuide Date Posted: 1:58 PM | 761 Views
Strong and reliable Wi-Fi connection is a must-have for every Filipino home. Whether it’s for browsing, streaming, online gaming or keeping up on social media, the internet has become the main platform for Filipino...See More

 
Overclock: Why and How
TechGuide Date Posted: 19 January 2017 10:28 AM | 605 Views
Overclocking has been around for decades. Overclocking is a gamer’s dream come true – push your computer to the limit to maximize performance and generate better frame rates for better displays.. See More
 
Overclock: Why and How
TechGuide Date Posted: 10:28 AM | 605 Views
Overclocking has been around for decades. Overclocking is a gamer’s dream come true – push your computer to the limit to maximize performance and generate better frame rates for better displays.See More

Rafael Aquino
How to Set Up A Gaming Mic
TechGuide • By: Rafael Aquino | Date Posted: 7 March 2018 9:39 AM | 672 Views
Using voice communication in games is a great idea. Many video games now use Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) to let players talk to each other using a mic. But how do you set.... See More
Rafael Aquino
How to Set Up A Gaming Mic
TechGuide • By: Rafael Aquino | Date Posted: 9:39 AM | 672 Views
Using voice communication in games is a great idea. Many video games now use Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) to let players talk to each other using a mic. But how do you set...See More

PCBG Contributing Writer
Ways to Talk In-Game
TechGuide • By: PCBG Contributing Writer | Date Posted: 5 March 2018 4:01 PM | 818 Views
So you have a stereo headset, and the mic is straddled in front of your head. Your device drivers are all set up, and you are ready to talk via VOIP. You proceed to.... See More
PCBG Contributing Writer
Ways to Talk In-Game
TechGuide • By: PCBG Contributing Writer | Date Posted: 4:01 PM | 818 Views
So you have a stereo headset, and the mic is straddled in front of your head. Your device drivers are all set up, and you are ready to talk via VOIP. You proceed to...See More

 
Singapore Invests in Kaspersky Lab’s New Cybersecurity Research
TechGuide Date Posted: 14 October 2017 2:07 PM | 840 Views
Kaspersky Lab is pleased to announce that the Singapore government recently awarded its research project on an innovative method of identifying APT malware source with a grant as part of the city-state’s bid to.... See More
 
Singapore Invests in Kaspersky Lab’s New Cybersecurity Research
TechGuide Date Posted: 2:07 PM | 840 Views
Kaspersky Lab is pleased to announce that the Singapore government recently awarded its research project on an innovative method of identifying APT malware source with a grant as part of the city-state’s bid to...See More

 
Weird Input!
TechGuide Date Posted: 19 June 2018 10:05 AM | 552 Views
We want to control our computers. We have a keyboard and a mouse for that. Whether it’s for gaming, business, or tech use, we need to have our standard input hardware. There are many.... See More
 
Weird Input!
TechGuide Date Posted: 10:05 AM | 552 Views
We want to control our computers. We have a keyboard and a mouse for that. Whether it’s for gaming, business, or tech use, we need to have our standard input hardware. There are many...See More

 
What Gaming Mouse Do I Need
TechGuide Date Posted: 1 August 2017 9:46 AM | 724 Views
You need a mouse with an extra button on a side. Example mice would be those that have buttons on their right hand side. This will allow for faster switching of loads. This also.... See More
 
What Gaming Mouse Do I Need
TechGuide Date Posted: 9:46 AM | 724 Views
You need a mouse with an extra button on a side. Example mice would be those that have buttons on their right hand side. This will allow for faster switching of loads. This also...See More


Power by

Download Free AZ | Free Wordpress Themes