In the digital economy, cybersecurity has become a necessity. As Singapore expands upon its ambition of being a Smart Nation, it is crucial that the cybersecurity infrastructure is well-equipped to tackle various threats that come along with it. The urgency of this was reinforced in the aftermath of the SingHealth cyber attack in 2018 – a data breach which led to the personal particulars of over 1.5 million patients being stolen.
In 2015, the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) was formed to strengthen the national protection of cybersecurity. The government then passed the Cybersecurity Bill – which became the Cybersecurity Act – in 2018 to create frameworks on licensing and regulating of cybersecurity service providers.
To deepen ASEAN’s cyber capabilities, S$30 million was set aside in 2018 to fund the Asean-Singapore Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence. This regional centre serves as a cyber think-tank and trains experts to respond to cybersecurity incidents.
As Singapore’s cybersecurity landscape continues to grow from strength to strength, we’ll keep updating this page with the latest cyber security news, reports, and resources.