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New Cybersecurity Professional Scheme to groom public sector experts

SINGAPORE: A new Cybersecurity Professional Scheme for the public sector was on Monday (Mar 6) revealed by the Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim. Speaking during his ministry’s Committee of Supply (COS) debates in Parliament, Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security, said the scheme is aimed to attract, develop and retain cybersecurity practitioners in the public sector. There are currently about 300 officers doing cybersecurity work in the public sector, and the Government hopes to double this over the next few years, he said. Centrally managed by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), the scheme will develop a core of cybersecurity specialists to be deployed across agencies to support Singapore’s cyber defences, Dr Yaacob said. Besides gaining practical experiences through postings to the 11 critical sectors and different pu...

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