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What We Do
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    Creating a Safer Cyberspace

    Technologies can empower businesses and improve our daily lives, but only if they remain safe and trustworthy. Cyber security requires a team effort - for government, businesses, individuals and the community to build a safer cyberspace together. In tandem with MHA’s efforts against cybercrime, MCI through CSA also watch over efforts at protecting personal data and educating the public on cyber risks.

    Challenges

    1. The interconnectedness of networks mean that the actions of each business and individual can affect the collective safety of cyberspace.
    2. Digital connectivity and technologies have provided new social and commercial opportunities but have also become an avenue for criminals and other malicious actors to steal data, extort money and attack networks.

    Initiatives

    1. Informing businesses and individuals on cyber risks and protection: Outreach programmes such as the Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign and resources on GoSafeOnline web portal are continually expanded.
    2. The government engages trade associations to help members tap on grants and resources to develop cybersecurity capabilities. For instance, an Employee Cyber Security kit comprising a free plug-and-play online toolkit raises cyber security awareness among employees. The kit is available at https://login.sbf.org.sg/EmployeeCyberSecurityKit/index.html

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    Developing a Vibrant Cybersecurity Ecosystem

    Cybersecurity is both a necessity and opportunity in the digital economy. With advanced infrastructure and highly skilled IT workforce, Singapore is well-positioned to build a vibrant cybersecurity ecosystem. The government will work with industry, professional associations and research institutes to achieve this.

    Challenges

    Worldwide shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.

    Initiatives

    1. Establish a professional cybersecurity workforce. This includes defining clearer career pathways, promoting internationally recognised certifications and supporting re-skilling through programmes such as the Cybersecurity Associates and Technologists (CSAT) programme.
    2. Encouraging innovation for industry growth. This involves facilitating more collaboration among government, academia and industry, and supporting R&D efforts through the $190 million National Cybersecurity R&D Programme.
    3. Build up local companies by supporting start-ups and attracting excellent cybersecurity companies to base advanced operations, engineering and R&D capabilities in Singapore.

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