19 Nov '12, 2am

Singapore's Computer Misuse Act to be renamed Cybersecurity Act - ZDNet

In a bid to harden Singapore's cyberdefense, the government has proposed upgrades to its Computer Misuse Act. To signify the change in tack, the Computer Misuse Act will be renamed Cybersecurity Act. The new Section 15A will now cover detection in addition to prevention and countering of threats which affect Singapore's national security, essential services, defense, or foreign relations. The amendments also make provisions for the Minister to ask for information on the design, configuration, operation or security of any computer, computer program or computer service. Some balance has been added in requiring compliance, unless with reasonable excuse. Similar legislation has been bandied in other countries in various forms by governments wanting to take even more aggressive pre-emptive steps. One of the issues is who will bear the cost of such compliance, if it requires sig...

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