New partnerships to boost Singapore's cyber security

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SINGAPORE - The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with several firms to boost cyber security capabilities in Singapore, CSA said in a press statement today (Oct 6).

The firms involved in the partnership are local telco Singtel, cyber security vendor Check Point Software Technologies and cyber security company FireEye.

Singtel will help train and certify manpower to facilitate the increasing demand for new cyber security solutions.

Under the MOU, Check Point Software will focus on bringing advanced solutions to Singapore while growing local capabilities to provide these solutions. The parties will also collaborate on workforce development initiatives and in-depth technical training.

CSA will work with cyber security company, FireEye, to strengthen information sharing on cyber trends and cybercrimes, threats and indicators of compromise as well as jointly devise measures to enhance incident response.

CSA will also work with CREST International and the Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP) to set a competency baseline for practicing professionals and service providers.

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has partnered CSA to spearhead the Cyber Security Associates and Technologists Programme (CSAT) to train ICT professionals to acquire practical skills for specialised job roles for Cyber Security Operations.

Mr David Koh, Chief Executive, CSA, said that these partnerships will enhance Singapore's cyber security capabilities.

He added: "These partnerships pave the way for us to work closely together on innovative solutions to strengthen our cyber security core. We look forward to establishing more of such consequential partnerships to achieve the vision of a secure smart nation for Singapore."