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Singapore Collaborates With Australia on Cybersecurity

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Australia and Singapore have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) meant to aid information sharing and lead to joint exercises for cybersecurity, the countries announced on 2 June. The agreement was signed during a summit between leaders of the two countries and is intended to last two years.

For Singapore, the co-operation will be managed by Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), with this marking the sixth such agreement signed by the agency with a foreign government. France, India, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States had previously signed agreements.

During the two years, information on cybersecurity threats – particularly tied to critical infrastructure – will be shared by the two countries, in addition to joint training and exercises slated to help improve both countries’ cyber expertise being held.

The initiative would be led by Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency (CSA), which was responsible for the country’s cybersecurity operations, and marked the sixth of such bilateral agreements including India, France, the Netherlands, UK, and US.

CSA Chief Executive David Koh said: “Singapore and Australia share close bilateral relations and both countries have a shared vision that cybersecurity is an enabler that supports innovation, economic growth, and social development.

“This MOU shows our commitment to work together to build a secure and resilient cyberspace that will contribute to the progress of both countries,” Koh said.

 

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