23 October 2016
What more can Singapore do in a digital world where dependence on technology trades security for greater efficiency and connectivity?
With more countries using technology as a component of military response, the first thing to do is to treat the threat as seriously as a conventional one.
To that end, Singapore has been deploying “cyber diplomacy” – building alliances with other countries, both to swop expertise, such as the latest in attack methods, and to regularly exercise and test its defences.
Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency (CSA) has signed bilateral cyber agreements with five countries: France, the United Kingdom, India, the Netherlands and the United States.
… “While Singapore benefits from accessing knowledge about cyber threats and mitigation responses from the US, Washington will equally gain deeper insights into the cyber threats experienced by Singapore and potentially the South-east Asian region,” says US Army Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Hung, a visiting fellow with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
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Last updated on 24/10/2016