Featured Product

    MAS Consults on Measures to Strengthen Cyber Resilience of FIs

    September 06, 2018

    MAS issued for consultation the proposed requirements for financial institutions (FIs) in Singapore to implement essential cyber security measures to protect their IT systems. These requirements will help FIs to strengthen their cyber resilience and guard against cyber attacks. The public consultation ends on October 05, 2018.

    These measures, which are already part of the existing MAS Technology Risk Management Guidelines, are aimed at enhancing the security of FIs’ systems and networks as well as mitigating the risk of unauthorized use of system accounts with extensive access privileges. MAS is proposing to stipulate these measures as a baseline hygiene standard for cyber security by elevating them into legally binding requirements. FIs will be required to implement the following six cyber security measures:

    • Address system security flaws in a timely manner
    • Establish and implement robust security for systems
    • Deploy security devices to secure system connections
    • Install anti-virus software to mitigate the risk of malware infection
    • Restrict the use of system administrator accounts that can modify system configurations
    • Strengthen user authentication for system administrator accounts on critical systems

     

    Comment Due Date: October 05, 2018

    Keywords: Asia Pacific, Singapore, Banking, Insurance, Securities, Regtech, Cyber Resilience, Cyber Risk, MAS

    Related Articles
    News

    APRA Publishes Proposal to Increase Transparency of Banking Data

    APRA proposed to substantially increase the volume and breadth of data it makes publicly available on authorized deposit-taking institutions, including banks, credit unions, and building societies.

    December 05, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EC Amends Rule on Mapping of External Credit Assessment Institutions

    EC published the implementing regulation (EU) 2019/2028, which amends Regulation 2016/1799, regarding the mapping tables specifying correspondence between the credit risk assessments of external credit assessment institutions (ECAIs) and the credit quality steps set out in the Capital Requirements Regulation.

    December 04, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Issues Second Part of Advice on Implementation of Basel III in EU

    EBA published the second part of its advice on the implementation of Basel III in EU, which complements the report published on August 05, 2019.

    December 04, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EU Approves European Council Proposal on CCP Recovery and Resolution

    EU ambassadors approved the position of European Council on a proposed framework for clearing houses and their authorities to prepare for and deal with financial difficulties.

    December 04, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EIOPA Consults on Approach for Regulating Key Aspects of PEPP

    EIOPA launched a consultation on the proposed approaches and considerations for its technical advice and its implementing and regulatory technical standards, as mandated by the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) Regulation.

    December 02, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    ESMA Issues Guidance for Registration of Securitization Repositories

    ESMA published a guidance note on the process for registering securitization repositories under the Securitization Regulation.

    December 02, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    European Council Appoints New Commission With Effect from December 01

    European Council appointed the new Commission for the period from December 01, 2019 to October 31, 2024.

    December 02, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    BoE Governor Appointed as UN Envoy for Climate Action and Finance

    BoE Governor Mark Carney has been appointed as the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance.

    December 01, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    PRA Publishes Annual List of G-SIIs and O-SIIs

    PRA released the annual list of UK firms designated as other systemically important institutions (O-SIIs), along with the 2019 list of UK-headquartered global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs).

    November 29, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Publishes Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in EU Banking Sector

    EBA published its annual report on risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector.

    November 29, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 4250