03 Mar '17, 4am

Singapore to set up new Defence Cyber Organisation

Singapore to set up new Defence Cyber Organisation

SINGAPORE: A new Defence Cyber Organisation (DCO) will be set up to monitor and defend the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) networks around-the-clock from cyberthreats, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announced in Parliament on Friday (Mar 3). Earlier this week, a breach in an Internet access system at MINDEF resulted in the personal data of 850 national servicemen and employees being stolen. The growing risk of such threats in recent times has seen the SAF doubling the number of cyberdefence personnel and investing in emerging technologies through the Cyber Security Operations Centre 2.0 initiative in April last year. A Cyber Defence Operations Hub was also built in 2013. “The next-generation SAF needs to prepare for this environment where state-orchestrated cyber and information campaigns against another state are not only considered legitimate, but can be ongoing all the time,...

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