12 Nov '12, 10am

Singapore amends law to counter cyberattacks

Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is proposing to amend a section in the Computer Misuse Act to give the government broader powers to curb cyberattacks before they are even initiated against its critical infrastructure. According to a statement issued by the MHA Monday , the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill seeks to change Section 15A to give the government powers to order an organization or individual to act against a cyberattack targeting national critical information infrastructure--even before the attack is carried out. "Cyberattacks worldwide have increased in frequency, speed and sophistication. They are difficult to detect, and often occur without early warning. Prompt and effective action must be taken to avert such threats well before they endanger our national critical information infrastructure (CII)," the ministry said. For example, once the ministry r...

Full article: http://www.zdnet.com/sg/singapore-amends-law-to-counter-c...

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