New cybersecurity lab launched at NUS

The National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory was launched by (left to right) Professor Tan Eng Chye (Deputy President (Academic Affairs) & Provost NUS), Mr Gabriel Lim (Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Communications and Information), Mr Quek Gim Pew
The National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory was launched by (left to right) Professor Tan Eng Chye (Deputy President (Academic Affairs) & Provost NUS), Mr Gabriel Lim (Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Communications and Information), Mr Quek Gim Pew (Chairman, Governing Board, National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory) at the 2nd Singapore Cyber Security Conference, held at NUS Stephen Riady Centre, on Feb 21, 2017.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

A shared infrastructure for cybersecurity research and training was launched on Tuesday (Feb 21) by the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Hosted at the NUS School of Computing, the National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory (NCL) is a test-bed for creative solutions to tackle cyber threats today, serving as a one-stop platform providing ready-to-use tools and environments for cyber security research and training.

It is set up with the support of the National Cybersecurity R&D Programme at the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore.

The cybersecurity industry will benefit as the NCL will help "save time, effort, and costs associated with setting up one's own environment," said Tan Eng Chye, deputy president (academic affairs) and provost of NUS.

The NCL was officially launched by Mr Gabriel Lim, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Communications and Information as part of the 2nd Singapore Cyber Security R&D Conference which takes place today and tomorrow.

Focusing on approaching cybersecurity in computer systems, the conference will feature Ruby B. Lee, affiliated faculty of computer science at Princeton University, as a keynote speaker, among others.

The conference will zoom in on topics such as methods to create computer systems that are resilient against cyberattacks, as well as ways to improve the security of computer hardware and software.