Honeywell opened the first industrial cyber security centre of excellence for Asia in Singapore on April, 25. The centre will help defend the region’s industrial manufacturers against evolving cyber security threats. — Photo courtesy of Honeywell Cyber security protection has seen as an important role for the sustainable development of business community, especially industrial manufacturers and enterprises. Chee Ban Ngai, Global Product Marketing Manager, Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security shares cyber threats and measures to improve cyber security protection for successful digital transformation in the industrial sector. Can you share with us the current landscape of cyber threats in the region, especially Viet Nam? What are you most concerned about? Viet Nam is experiencing incredible business growth right now, and we see companies moving toward more use of technologies to scale and compete. At the same time, as companies embark on their digital transformation, they are … [Read more...] about The threat of cyber-attack is real
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Taking a deep breath and calming down before responding to someone or something is good advice, and it has become ubiquitous advice of late. But several deep breaths later, one feels like screaming “Not Again”, after the latest deadly train accident that has left three dead, several injured and, I guess, many more scarred for life. Last Monday, a North-South express train collided with a rock-laden truck at an unmanned railway level crossing in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue’s Phu Loc District. The truck driver, his assistant and a train guard were killed, and traffic was disrupted for the whole day. At the accident scene, there were terrified, agonising screams, a lot of blood splattered and property scattered everywhere. The train went off the rails and the truck was hit so hard that it stood nearly upside down. What makes this accident reflect a serious problem is that it was the second in about two weeks and the third in 20 days. Worse still, it happened … [Read more...] about Train accidents: Prevention is the cure
Vietnam semiconductor firms need global mindset Ngoc Tran Mike Holt, vice president of the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association and CEO of the Singapore Microelectronics Incubator Get2Volume, talked to The Saigon Times Daily on the sidelines of the Second Solid-State Systems (4S-2012) organized in HCMC last week by the Vietnam National University of HCMC and the Saigon Hi-Tech Park. The Saigon Times Daily: What are the needs of the semiconductor industry in Singapore? - Mike Holt: The semiconductor industry in Singapore is really a full ecosystem. All the different pieces of the industry, from fab design, tabs, test assembly, software around it. The needs in Singapore are always talent - new and talented engineers. While there is a need, for certain parts of the industry we’re transitioning to what’s called “Making More than Moore” kind of products, meaning not just leading edge technology to drive cost, but things like sensors and mems. These areas … [Read more...] about Vietnam semiconductor firms need global mindset
Blue chips send shares tumbling Profit-taking continued during yesterday's session, with shares ending in the red at lower trading value. On the HCM City Stock Exchange, the VN-Index shed 3 per cent, finishing at 455.65 points. Market value decreased by 20 per cent compared to Monday's level, totalling nearly VND1.6 trillion (US$76.1 million) on a volume of nearly 97.2 million shares. Only Sacombank (STB) amongst the 10 leading shares by capitalisation added 1.7 per cent, which failed to lift the index as the other nine stocks tumbled. Particularly, the largest share – Vietcombank (VCB) – along with Vietinbank (CTG) and insurer Bao Viet Holdings (BVH) plunged to floor prices. The VN30 tracking the bourse's 30 best stocks also lost 2.5 per cent to 522.90 points. On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index slid 2.6 per cent, standing at 76.81 points. Losers outnumbered gainers by 268-37. Around 78.2 million shares worth a combined value of VND806 billion … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 16/5
After René Castro-Salazar attended the first U.N.-led climate talks in Berlin in 1985 as Costa Rica's environment and energy minister, he tried to talk about agriculture and climate change - but few wanted to join the conversation. "There was always opposition - and we couldn't understand why," said Castro, now assistant director-general at the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). To him, the need to tackle the topic was clear. Agriculture, forestry and other land uses together account for nearly a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions heating up the planet, according to the FAO. Cutting these is essential if the world is to keep global temperature rise to a manageable level, said Castro. Farms and forests can also store large amounts of carbon, and simple actions by all countries could result in immediate environmental benefits, he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. In the early years, the climate negotiations focused on reducing emissions from the energy … [Read more...] about Can agriculture and the climate fix their ‘unhappy marriage’ in 2018?