Government launches new cyber security masterplan

Government launches new cyber security masterplan, which will focus on enhancing existing measures to secure Singapore's critical infrastructure including utility and telco networks, promoting the use of security technologies among businesses and inc
Government launches new cyber security masterplan, which will focus on enhancing existing measures to secure Singapore's critical infrastructure including utility and telco networks, promoting the use of security technologies among businesses and increasing the infocomm security manpower here. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Internet users may have heard this before: remove personal particulars like their birth date from their social media sites and restrict public access to their social media profile.

Despite the constant reminders, the Government will continue to repeat that message to the public over the next five years as part of its National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018 announced on Wednesday.

The new masterplan will also focus on enhancing existing measures to secure Singapore's critical infrastructure including utility and telco networks, promoting the use of security technologies among businesses and increasing the infocomm security manpower here.

This plan succeeds the $70 million Infocomm Security Masterplan 2, announced in 2008. The first masterplan was launched in 2005. The investment for the next five years was not revealed.