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Norton Enlists Actor Edmund Chen to Raise Cyber Crime Awareness

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report reveals one in two Singaporeans identified as victims of cyber crime. Edmund shares his personal experience with cyber crime.

“My daughter was cyberbullied by some close friends in secondary school. As a parent, I was saddened and shocked that this had occurred. During that period, my daughter refused to go to school and even became skeptical of relationships,” said actor Edmund Chen.

“My daughter was cyberbullied by some close friends in secondary school. As a parent, I was saddened and shocked that this had occurred. During that period, my daughter refused to go to school and even became skeptical of relationships,” said actor Edmund Chen.

Even though consumers feel confident they are safe online, hackers have proven otherwise, stealing US$172 billion from 978 million consumers in 20 countries in the past year.

This is according to the Norton by Symantec 2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report (NCSIR) released today.

“Consumers’ online behavior reveal a dangerous disconnect. Despite a steady stream of cyber crime sprees reported by media, too many people appear to feel invincible and skip taking even basic precautions to protect themselves. This disconnect highlights the need for consumer digital safety and the urgency for consumers to get back to basics when it comes to doing their part to prevent cyber crime,” said Gavin Lowth, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Norton by Symantec.

“Consumers’ online behavior reveal a dangerous disconnect. Despite a steady stream of cyber crime sprees reported by media, too many people appear to feel invincible and skip taking even basic precautions to protect themselves. This disconnect highlights the need for consumer digital safety and the urgency for consumers to get back to basics when it comes to doing their part to prevent cyber crime,” said Gavin Lowth, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Norton by Symantec.

The effects of cyber crime can extend beyond pure monetary impact as actor Edmund Chen can attest.

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New arrival: Norton Security solution from Norton by Symantec

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The new Norton Security promises to boost protection and performance capabilities for consumers on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Prices below.

Norton Security offers customers security protection in one subscription service across multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

Norton Security offers customers security protection in one subscription service across multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

Norton Security uses advanced, multi-layered security technology to help protect devices, privacy and personal files such as music and financial information from today’s most dangerous emerging threats.

These threats include ransomware, malicious websites, zero days and phishing attacks.

Some of the recently added protection and performance features of Norton Security include the following.

Proactive Exploit Prevention

Zero-day vulnerabilities (which were up 125 percent in 2015), are holes in software applications that are unknown by the software vendor.

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Online bullying more worrisome than physical playground bullying, says Norton

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

52% of Millennial parents in Singapore surveyed believe their children are more likely to be bullied online than on a playground and 56% worry their children will give out too much personal information to strangers.

Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report reveals children are the weakest link in family cybersecurity.

Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report reveals children are the weakest link in family cybersecurity.

Findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report 2015 highlighted parental concerns about their children in the online world.

“In the last year, Norton has seen the online safety awareness levels of parents increase rapidly as technology firmly cements itself in the family home,” said Gavin Lowth, Vice President, Norton Consumer and Small Business, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Cyberbullying, online predators and privacy are some of the biggest issues parents in Singapore are grappling with as bullying moves from the playground to the online world.

Parents are concerned about their children being lured into meeting a stranger in the outside world (52 percent) and more parents are worried that their children will be bullied online (46 percent) than if their children take on the role as the online bully (38 percent).

The Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report is an online survey of 17,125 device users aged 18+ across 17 markets, commissioned by Norton by Symantec.

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“Parents are grappling with Cyberbullying, Online Predators and Privacy in Singapore,” said Gavin Lowth (in the photo), Vice President, Norton Consumer and Small Business, Asia Pacific and Japan; at the Symantec office in Suntec City in Singapore.

Children are the weakest link in family’s online security

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Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report 2015 released

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Eight out of ten Singapore consumers surveyed believe they will experience online crime.

Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report finds consumers believe it is more likely their credit card information will be stolen while shopping online than from their wallets. Click to view the comparison between findings in Singapore versus the Global trends.

Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report finds consumers believe it is more likely their credit card information will be stolen while shopping online than from their wallets. Click to view the comparison between findings in Singapore versus the Global trends.

Norton by Symantec has released its findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, which sheds light on the truths of online crime and the personal effect it has on consumers.

“Consumer confidence was rocked in 2014 by an unprecedented number of mega breaches that exposed the identities of millions of people who were simply making routine purchases from well-known retailers,” said Gavin Lowth, Vice President, Norton Consumer and Small Business, Asia Pacific and Japan.

The report found that globally, 62 percent of consumers believed it’s more likely their credit card information will be stolen online compared to only 38 percent who think it’s more likely they will lose credit card information from their wallets.

47 percent reported they have been affected by cybercrime.

In Singapore:

  • Approximately seven in 10 (69 percent) Singaporeans believe using public Wi-Fi is riskier than using a public restroom.
  • Seven in 10 (70 percent) consumers think that storing their credit card and banking information in the cloud is riskier than not wearing a seatbelt.
  • More than seven in 10 (71 percent) consumers believe getting their credit information stolen after shopping online is more likely than having their credit card stolen out of their wallet.

Who tops the list of those most aware of online security practices in Singapore?

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New arrivals: Norton Security – threat protection subscription

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Norton has streamlined multiple core offerings into one flagship subscription service – Norton Security – offering protection to PCs, Macs, Android smartphones & tablets, iPhones & iPads. Available in Singapore now from S$59 (S$39 after introductory offer).

Norton Security is available as a “Standard” version for 1 device (S$59), and “Premium” versions for 5 (S$99) or 10 (S$129) devices - for one-year subscriptions. Introductory offers now at S$39, S$59 and S$99 respectively.

Norton Security is available as a “Standard” version for 1 device (S$59), and “Premium” versions for 5 devices (S$99) or 10 devices (S$129) – for one-year subscriptions. Introductory offers now at S$39, S$59 and S$99 respectively.

The new service offered by Symantec is an advanced, multi-layered protection solution that promises to help shield consumers from sophisticated and evolving threats across all platforms.

Norton Security also includes secure PC cloud backup to help ensure photos, address books and important files don’t get lost.

According to Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, there were nearly one million new threats released into the wild each day and crypto-ransomware threats increased by more than a 4,000 percent in 2014.

It is increasingly important for consumers to take steps to protect themselves in this highly complex and connected world, no matter what device they are using.

“Today our digital lives are central to the way we connect, interact and transact,” said Gavin Lowth, Vice President, Norton Consumer and Small Business, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Norton Security promises a seamless, easy-to-use service that takes advantage of Symantec technologies and intelligence to protect consumers from today’s advanced threats.

A New Norton

Norton Security is a single service that protects PCs and Macs, as well as Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones and iPads.

Norton Security comes with different tiers of service that are catered to customers’ needs.

Below are some of the key features and protections within Norton Security (from the press release).

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2013 Norton Report: Cost for each cybercrime victim up 75%

Monday, October 7th, 2013

The Singapore findings from the 2013 Norton Report shows that while the number of online adults who have experienced cybercrime has decreased (from 48 percent in 2012 to 37 percent in 2013), the average cost per victim has risen by 75 percent (S$1,448 in 2013, up from S$826 in 2012).

Click the image to view/download the detailed summary of the main findings of the 2013 Norton Report.

Click the image to view/download the detailed summary of the main findings of the 2013 Norton Report.

This year’s report reveals that as consumers become more mobile and connected, these conveniences often come at a cost to them and their security.

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COMEX 2013 (5 – 8 Sep) at Singapore Expo & promotions flyers

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The third of four large annual IT exhibitions in Singapore is here again, this time at the Singapore Expo, Halls 5 and 6. COMEX will open from 12 noon to 9 pm (Admission FREE). Floor plan and promotion flyers below.

COMEX 2013 (5 - 8 September) at Singapore Expo, 12 noon to 9pm, admission Free.

COMEX 2013 (5 – 8 September) at Singapore Expo, 12 noon to 9pm, admission Free.

For COMEX 2013, I’ve compiled promotions and flyers from selected exhibitors in a photo album on the tech4tea.com Facebook Page.

You can browse the album or directly access a specific flyer via the list of links below.

Promotions/Flyers in alphabetical order

  • ASUS desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks, tablets, phablets, smartphones, monitors, projectors, wireless networking equipment.
  • Canon
  • Dell desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks; and monitors.
  • Epson single-function printers, scanners and projectors, as well as multi-function inkjet and laser printers.
  • Fujitsu notebooks, Ultrabooks, tablet/laptop hybrids and PC accessories.
  • Fuji Xerox DocuPrint monochrome/colour laser printers for personal, SOHO or SME use.
  • HP
    • Monochrome/colour inkjet/laserjet printers and accessories, including mouse, keyboards, headsets, speakers, laptop bags and backpack, webcams and batteries.
    • Monitors & Computers (desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks, tablets and hybrid notebook/tablets)
  • Jabra audio accessories, wireless headsets, speakers.
  • Lenovo PCs: All-in-One desktop computers, multi-mode laptops, Ultrabooks, and hybrid notebook/tablets.
  • Linksys wireless devices.
  • M1 mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, and MiBox TV.
  • Netgear networking equipment eg. switches, routers and media streamers.
  • Nikon CoolPix compact cameras, Nikon 1 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, as well as DSLRs.
  • Norton security software solutions: Norton 360 Multi-Device, Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus.
  • nubox Apple products and accessoires.
  • Olympus compact or tough cameras, DSLRs, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, lenses and accessories.
  • Plantronics Bluetooth mobile headsets.
  • Samsung
  • Seagate storage products – hard disks, personal cloud storage/backup and media streaming solutions.
  • SingTel mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, and Mio TV.
  • Skullcandy earphones and headphones.
  • StarHub mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, StarHub TV – for home use and for businesses/enterprises.
  • tech@vogue accessories for smartphones, tablets and PCs.
  • TomTom portable navigation GPS devices, car chargers, phone mounts and Nike+ SportWatch GPS.
  • WD storage products (hard disks and personal cloud solutions) and HD Media Player.

With more than 830 exhibitors, COMEX claims to be Singapore’s biggest IT and consumer technology exhibition.

Below are the floor plans for the exhibitors.

Floor plan for COMEX 2013.

Floor plan for COMEX 2013.

The four major IT exhibitions in Singapore are:

Exhibition Dates Venue
IT Show 2013 7-10 Mar Marina Bay Sands
PC Show 2013 6-9 Jun Singapore Expo
COMEX 2013 5-8 Sep Singapore Expo
SITEX 2013 28 Nov – 1 Dec Singapore Expo

Seven cyber security myth busters from Symantec and Norton

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Based on data from the recent annual 2013 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18, Symantec debunks seven of the most commonly held myths around cybersecurity.

Infographic from Symantec and Norton to debunk the top 7 cybersecurity myths. Click to view enlarged version.

Infographic from Symantec and Norton to debunk the top 7 cybersecurity myths. Click to view enlarged version.

Contrary to the popular belief that staying away from risky sites will is enough to protect your computer – did you know that 61% of malicious sites are actually legitimate websites that have been compromised and infected with malicious codes?

At the same time, do be extra careful when accessing your social networks – be on the lookout for scams involving fake gift cards and surveys as these comprise 56% of attacks on social media.

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Singapore Mobile usage trends according to Norton by Symantec

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Some insights from the Norton Cybercrime Report 2012 based on a survey conducted in July last year. (* All percentages are based on % of Singaporeans)

Top mobile Internet activities of Singaporeans.

Top mobile Internet activities of Singaporeans.

The report found that Singaporeans love to access the Internet on their mobile devices and they feel very safe doing so.

This could result in complacency where a notable percentage choose not to use mobile security – an alarming statistic, given how addicted they are to their mobile devices.

How safe do Singaporeans feel?

How safe do Singaporeans feel?

Need for their mobile devices *

  • 84% use their mobiles phones to connect to the Internet.
  • 55% consider themselves addicted to their mobile devices.
  • If they could choose two items to save from a fire, 49% would save their mobile device.

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IT Show 2013 Contest: Norton 360 Multi-Device

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

With IT Show 2013 coming into town, here’s your chance to win a copy of Norton 360 Multi-Device that provides protection, backup and tuneup for up to 5 devices for one year. Worth S$118.99. Contest ends 11 March 2012.

Update (15 March, 2013):

The result of the Norton 360 Multi-Device contest is out. The winner is Darren Jiunn.

“It’s great that Norton 360 Multi-Device works for both Windows and Macs. I have a Windows notebook while my brother has a MBP. I have an Android smartphone while he has an iPhone and iPad. Norton 360 Multi-Device will cover all of these devices!” – Darren Jiunn.

He intends to use his copy of Norton 360 Multi-Device to protect his Windows notebook and Android smartphone, as well as his brother’s MBP, iPhone and iPad.

That maximises the 5 licenses that Norton 360 Multi-Device entitles him to and exploits the software’s ability to cover Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices.

Dear Darren, I will be contacting Darren by email to arrange the mailing of your copy of Norton 360 Multi-Device (worth S$119).

To all the others who took the time and effort to submit your entries, THANK YOU!

Keep a lookout for the next contest starting tomorrow.

Protect those mobile devices that you're planning to buy at the IT Show 2013.

Protect those mobile devices that you’re planning to buy at the IT Show 2013.

Purchasing more devices during IT Show 2013? With more and more of our lives spent online via our mobile devices, it is imperative that we protect ourselves from cybercriminals.

Norton 360 Multi-Device is one such tool that can help.

To win a copy of the security software from Norton by Symantec, simply share – in less than 50 words – why you need Norton 360 Multi-Device. Post your responses as comments to the end of this post.

Check out the rules of the contest below.

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