“Lessons Learnt from the SingHealth Breach” – NUS IT shares highlights

NUS IT sent staff this “Refresher on Security: Lessons Learnt from the SingHealth Breach”. The video provides the highlights and so spares us having to read the Public Report published by the Committee of Inquiry in Jan 2019.

Many important (and surprising) lessons are embedded in this animation, and I congratulated them on producing it for us.

This two minute video is definitely a watchable primer in my “Digital Literacies for the 21st Century” class next year. Students  can watch this and then we shall discuss the wider implications.

Interestingly, at the core of all this are the same old problems because it stems from human behaviour.


In this part of the class I ask students about what they do for passwords and many confess to having just the one to two. And there is no password manager in use by for these folk.

Digital natives may not necessarily be digitally savvy, hence the class.

Click Meeter for your next online video meeting and organise your windows with Magnet [macOS]

Here are two really helpful apps which help me in my work online.

Meeter picks out video conferencing meetings scheduled in my Exchange and Google calendars, and lists them in the menubar – which I call up with a keystroke, typically 15 or 30 mins early for meetings I host.

Meeter menubar

I’ve set Meeter to present meetings links five mins early in case I forget to join a meeting I signed up for. With just a click, I’ve joined the meeting. That is typically on Zoom, but Meeter works for Webex, MS Teams and Google Meet as well, amongst others.


The second app has been critical during webinars – I typically have several widows open which I refer to, in addition to the video conferencing app. The Q&A window is on a separate separately, I look up references the speakers make on a web browser, I may be chatting with audience members on What’s App, and keep Notes open to take notes.

Magnet organises all my windows, again with keystrokes. I push windows around with keystrokes to various positions – left or right or top right or left two-thirds. It has been critical when I was using just my laptop screen, and is still very useful when use two screens during WFH.


Go get ‘em!