Singapore army builds cyber defense hub

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ArmyMenOnLaptopSingapore’s defense ministry said it has built a so-called Cyber Defense Operations Hub to safeguard the country’s military networks.

Operations in the hub would help develop expertise to combat evolving cyber threats and particularly address “virtual terrorism”, defense minister Ng Eng Hen said. He added that the hub will carry out centralised cyber defense operations around the clock to detect, identify, contain and neutralise cyber threats to the country’s military networks.

The hub will rely on cooperation with other agencies such as the Singapore Infocomm Technology Security Authority.

Singapore is one of the largest Internet hubs in Southeast Asia, making it vulnerable to possible cyber attacks,

The Singapore army’s back-end functions such as logistics and engineering, and its front-end capabilities in sensing and responding to threats all depend on computer networks, Ng pointed out.

No information was given about the size of the computer security center, but Ng said the army was “not starting from scratch, but was gathering everything together and putting it under one centralised agency.

Earlier this year, Singapore has revealed a cooperation with US-based IT security firm RSA, a division of IT solutions company EMC, that included a multi-year agreement to supply “a new generation of Singaporean cyber-security professionals” to the city state.

According to the programme, qualified graduates from Singapore universities and existing cyber-security professionals can apply for the multi-year residency and repatriation programme designed to equip them with the relevant skills needed for cyber-security and anti-fraud careers.

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Singapore’s defense ministry said it has built a so-called Cyber Defense Operations Hub to safeguard the country’s military networks.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

ArmyMenOnLaptopSingapore’s defense ministry said it has built a so-called Cyber Defense Operations Hub to safeguard the country’s military networks.

Operations in the hub would help develop expertise to combat evolving cyber threats and particularly address “virtual terrorism”, defense minister Ng Eng Hen said. He added that the hub will carry out centralised cyber defense operations around the clock to detect, identify, contain and neutralise cyber threats to the country’s military networks.

The hub will rely on cooperation with other agencies such as the Singapore Infocomm Technology Security Authority.

Singapore is one of the largest Internet hubs in Southeast Asia, making it vulnerable to possible cyber attacks,

The Singapore army’s back-end functions such as logistics and engineering, and its front-end capabilities in sensing and responding to threats all depend on computer networks, Ng pointed out.

No information was given about the size of the computer security center, but Ng said the army was “not starting from scratch, but was gathering everything together and putting it under one centralised agency.

Earlier this year, Singapore has revealed a cooperation with US-based IT security firm RSA, a division of IT solutions company EMC, that included a multi-year agreement to supply “a new generation of Singaporean cyber-security professionals” to the city state.

According to the programme, qualified graduates from Singapore universities and existing cyber-security professionals can apply for the multi-year residency and repatriation programme designed to equip them with the relevant skills needed for cyber-security and anti-fraud careers.

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