28 Sep '17, 8pm

Time for cyber security plans to swing into action - TODAYonline

Singapore announced several new initiatives to boost online security during the recent Singapore Cyber International Week, including international collaborations and a new academy here to train professionals in the field. The announcements were not as major as last year, when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled a four-pronged national cyber strategy plan. Nonetheless, they are small but significant steps towards the long-term goal of securing Singapore against cyber attacks. The setting up of the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) academy, for one, is long overdue, plugging gaps not currently covered by the institutes of higher learning. Already, analysts have noted the shortage of cyber security professionals at the middle to top level. “There are not enough cyber security leaders in Singapore,” said Mr Vincent Loy, cyber and financial crime leader at PWC. “Our universities ...

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