New National Cybersecurity Laboratory to open at NUS by end 2016

A*Star chairman Lim Chuan Poh announces new national cybersecurity laboratory at NUS.
A*Star chairman Lim Chuan Poh announces new national cybersecurity laboratory at NUS.PHOTO: ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - A new National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory will be set up at the National University of Singapore (NUS) to experiment and research customised tools to enhance cybersecurity.

A*Star chairman Lim Chuan Poh announced on Thursday that the laboratory, which will be housed in the School of Computing at NUS, will be be operational by the end of the year.

It will be a shared national research infrastructure where the local cybersecurity research community and industry can come together to work and research on vulnerability assessment. The laboratory will also curate useful datasets for cybersecurity experimentation.

International cyber research groups are also welcome to collaborate with local researchers through joint research projects.

Mr Lim was speaking at the opening of the inaugural Singapore Cybersecurity R&D Conference, a two-day conference held at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

This year's conference topic revolves around "Cybersecurity by Design", where academics and researchers will share their ideas and papers on how cybersecurity should not be a measure added as a precaution to computer systems.

Rather, cybersecurity should be integrated within the original design of such systems to better protect them.