Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Singapore Creates Agency to Protect against IT Threats

The Singapore Government issued a press release announcing the creation of the Singapore Infocomm Technology Security Authority (SITSA) "to secure Singapore’s IT environment, especially vis-à-vis external threats to national security such as cyber-terrorism and cyber-espionage."

Specifically SITSA will provide:
  • IT Security Consultancy for strategic Government projects that have national security impact
  • Partnership Development to build relationships with key entities strategic to enhancing Singapore’s IT security
  • Critical Infocomm Infrastructure Protection to systematically harden the CIIs in nationally critical sectors
  • Technology Development to develop and maintain SITSA’s technical competencies and to provide insights on developments in IT security and threats
  • Singapore’s planning and preparedness, and response, against any major external cyber attack
The authority will be part of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Singapore Infocomm Technology Security Authority Set Up to Safeguard Singapore against IT Security Threats

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