The Asean creates a Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence with Singapore to boost the region’s cyber defense and its ability to respond to emerging global cyber threats
The Asean-Singapore Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence is born. It has been announced by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Asian Country, Teo Chee Hean, during the opening of the third annual Singapore International Cyber Week. The aim of the Centre is to deepen the Region’s cyber security capabilities and enhance its ability to respond to emerging global cybert hreats. Furthermore, it will expand on the existing Cyber Capacity Programme of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The new structure, beside counter cyber attacks, will train Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) in the region, and promote Cert-to-Cert open-source information sharing. The creation of the Centre became necessary as a result of the recent almost exponential increase in cyber aggressions against the nations of the Block. Both from cybercrime and from state-sponsored hackers (cyber warfare and espionage campaigns).
Singapore is working also at national level to increase its cyber security. Both from cybercrime and state-sponsored hackers (cyber warfare and espionage)
Singapore is working to improve its cyber defense posture also at national level. The Asian country is introducing a cyber security law and it has accelerated efforts to build up the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), working closely with critical information infrastructure owners to strengthen their resilience. Furthermore, at the end of the year, it will launch a Government Bug Bounty Programme to identify and patch the vulnerabilities across selected systems. Finally, the CSA will issue an industry call for innovation, The goal is to match the cyber needs of five large-scale organisations: Ascendas-Singbridge Group, PacificLight Power, Singapore LNG Corporation, Singapore Press Holdings and SMRT Corporation. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, speaking at the opening of the International Cyber Week, stressed that cyber attacks are no longer a question of if, but when, and said the Republic is continuing to strengthen its cyber security capabilities.