Singapore ramps up efforts to secure cyber defences

Following the SingHealth breach, the Cyber Security Agency is working with critical information infrastructure owners to strengthen their defences.
Following the SingHealth breach, the Cyber Security Agency is working with critical information infrastructure owners to strengthen their defences.PHOTO: ST FILE

Cyber Security Agency issues prescriptions to protect 11 critical sectors ahead of new rules

Efforts to secure the cyber defences of 11 critical service sectors have been put in high gear following the SingHealth data breach, The Straits Times has learnt.

While the legislative regime to protect the computer systems of these sectors from attacks is to take shape by the end of the year, the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) has already issued prescriptions to strengthen their defences.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore ramps up efforts to secure cyber defences'. Print Edition | Subscribe