Privacy Ninja



        • Secure your network against various threat points. VA starts at only S$1,000, while VAPT starts at S$4,000. With Price Beat Guarantee!

        • API Penetration Testing
        • Enhance your digital security posture with our approach that identifies and addresses vulnerabilities within your API framework, ensuring robust protection against cyber threats targeting your digital interfaces.

        • On-Prem & Cloud Network Penetration Testing
        • Boost your network’s resilience with our assessment that uncovers security gaps, so you can strengthen your defences against sophisticated cyber threats targeting your network

        • Web Penetration Testing
        • Fortify your web presence with our specialised web app penetration testing service, designed to uncover and address vulnerabilities, ensuring your website stands resilient against online threats

        • Mobile Penetration Testing
        • Strengthen your mobile ecosystem’s resilience with our in-depth penetration testing service. From applications to underlying systems, we meticulously probe for vulnerabilities

        • Cyber Hygiene Training
        • Empower your team with essential cybersecurity knowledge, covering the latest vulnerabilities, best practices, and proactive defence strategies

        • Thick Client Penetration Testing
        • Elevate your application’s security with our thorough thick client penetration testing service. From standalone desktop applications to complex client-server systems, we meticulously probe for vulnerabilities to fortify your software against potential cyber threats.

        • Source Code Review
        • Ensure the integrity and security of your codebase with our comprehensive service, meticulously analysing code quality, identifying vulnerabilities, and optimising performance for various types of applications, scripts, plugins, and more

        • Email Spoofing Prevention
        • Check if your organisation’s email is vulnerable to hackers and put a stop to it. Receive your free test today!

        • Email Phishing Excercise
        • Strengthen your defense against email threats via simulated attacks that test and educate your team on spotting malicious emails, reducing breach risks and boosting security.

        • Cyber Essentials Bundle
        • Equip your organisation with essential cyber protection through our packages, featuring quarterly breached accounts monitoring, email phishing campaigns, cyber hygiene training, and more. LAUNCHING SOON.

Privacy Awareness Week 2022: Data Protection as the foundation of trust

Privacy Awareness Week 2022
Privacy Awareness Week 2022 is an initiative of the APPA that is held annually to raise awareness about privacy and personal data protection issues.

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), an Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) initiative, is held annually by its members to raise awareness about privacy and personal data protection issues. The Personal Data Protection Commission has designated the first week of May 2022 as PAW in Singapore.

Privacy Awareness Week 2022: Why is it crucial

For organizations and malicious actors, data is fast becoming the most valuable asset. Numerous organizations have hopped on the digital transformation bandwagon in order to give value to clients. However, as data collection and use increase, so does the potential for data breaches. Today, a data breach is a matter of “when” rather than “if.” Organizations must implement at the very least fundamental data protection measures if they wish to earn their customers’ trust.

As part of our commitment to secure data and all access points to it, Privacy Ninja is supporting Singapore’s Privacy Awareness Week, which aims to educate individuals and organizations about the critical nature of data privacy and protection.

Data is the new oil in today’s digital economy. The issue is that when an item such as personal data attains this level of value, demand for it skyrockets. This straightforward economic theory generates numerous hazards for data. Personal Data is manipulated every second of every hour of every day, whether it is stolen and sold to the highest bidder, held for ransom, or shared without consent with third parties. And, unlike oil, data is an abundant resource that is exponentially growing, making it more difficult to track and secure.

According to a new study, the growth of data collecting is making it harder for customers to retain control over their personal information. According to the No Silver Linings survey, the majority of consumers in Australia and Singapore (67 percent) believe they have “no idea” how many companies they have shared their personal data with.

Moreover, over half (54 percent) report that they exchange data with so many different organizations that they are unable to evaluate each company’s track record of data protection and management.

Despite people’s proclivity for data sharing, consumer confidence in the organization’s ability to protect their data is low. In Australia and Singapore, 37% report a decline in their confidence in digital service providers to protect their personal data during the last five years. Only 15% say it has increased, despite tighter regulation of data privacy.

Even industries that deal with our most precious and sensitive data do not enjoy widespread trust. Only 44% of respondents have confidence in government organizations, while 41% have confidence in financial services. Trust in Messaging Services, Social Media, Media and Streaming Services, Online Gaming, and Retail is nearly non-existent (all scoring 10 percent or below).

Also Read: The Singapore financial services and markets bill: Everything you need to know

Numerous organizations have hopped on the digital transformation bandwagon in order to give value to clients.

Why data protection is the foundation of trust

There are severe implications for organizations that fail to secure their clients’ data. Half (50 percent) of Australians and Singaporeans have ceased using a company’s services or intend to do so in the aftermath of a severe data breach. Data protection is the foundation of trust simply because it is crucial for the customer’s perception of an organization. When there is an instance of breach, their trust in such an organization may be tarnished, and they could no longer use their services.

Data and privacy breaches do not only result in revenue loss and brand reputation damage; they can also result in serious legal consequences and, in certain cases, financial penalties. In the majority of cases decided by the PDPC, when there is a failure for an organization to set up a security arrangement for data protection and there is an occurrence of a breach, a fine could be imposed, which is up to S$1,000,000.

Privacy Ninja is supporting Singapore’s Privacy Awareness Week, which aims to educate individuals and organizations about the critical nature of data privacy and protection.

What organizations should take note of

Recent years have seen a tremendous shift in the regulatory landscape surrounding data privacy. The European Union set a precedent with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and now a number of Asia Pacific countries have implemented or are in the process of enacting stricter data privacy rules.

Regulators have made it quite obvious to commercial enterprises operating throughout the Asia Pacific how critical it is to protect the data they hold. Leaders in technology and security have done an admirable job of soliciting guidance and enhancing data management and protection on a proactive basis. However, the majority of them continue to take a traditional approach, relying on decades-old security controls such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP), perimeter controls, and endpoint protection, without sufficient knowledge of the need to refocus their security strategy on data.

Tighter regulation, increased consumer awareness, and the growing frequency and magnitude of data breaches underscore the importance of organizations rethinking their approach to data security. To accomplish this, organizations must first gain a thorough understanding of the personal information they gather and retain, as well as who has access to it and how it is protected.

During Privacy Awareness Week, Privacy Ninja encourages Asia Pacific organizations to conduct an audit of their data collecting, storage, processing, and access procedures to determine the extent of their sensitive personal data management gap.

Also Read: Guarding against common types of data breaches in Singapore



Subscribe to our mailing list to get free tips on Data Protection and Data Privacy updates weekly!

Personal Data Protection


We have assisted numerous companies to prepare proper and accurate reports to PDPC to minimise financial penalties.


Click one of our contacts below to chat on WhatsApp

× Chat with us