CSA's game plan to boost cyber security in Singapore

Companies in 11 critical information infrastructure sectors - such as transport, healthcare, utilities, finance and media - have to step up cyber-security protections. But what are they really supposed to do? The game plan is now clearer, following actions taken after the SingHealth data breach.

Singapore's cyber-security machinery has been going into overdrive since July 10, when the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore received alerts of a massive breach at the SingHealth cluster of public hospitals.

Billed as the nation's worst attack that compromised the private data of 1.5 million SingHealth patients, including the medical prescriptions of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the incursion took place on the systems managed by Integrated Health Information Systems, the technology arm of public hospitals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2018, with the headline 'CSA's game plan to boost cyber security'. Subscribe