Singapore Is Set To Launch New Cybersecurity Professional Scheme


The Government of Singapore will launch a Cybersecurity Professional Scheme in July aimed at attracting cyber security experts to the public sector, developing them and retaining them.

The scheme is to be managed by the Cyber Security Agency (CSA), the national agency overseeing Singapore’s cyber security efforts, the new scheme is part of plans to double the existing pool of cyber security professionals in the public sector to 600 over the next few years.

“The scheme will develop a core of cyber security specialists to be deployed across agencies to support Singapore’s cyber defences,” said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim. ”There are currently about 300 officers doing cybersecurity work in the public sector, and the Government hopes to double this over the next few years”, he added, as reported by Straits Times.

Besides gaining practical experiences through postings to the 11 critical sectors and different public agencies, Cyber security practinioners can choose to build deeper technical competencies across the Government in areas such as security-by-design consultancy and cyber forensics.


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