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Singtel partners CSA to build a resilient cyber security ecosystem

Zafirah Salim | Oct. 6, 2015
The two entities will work together in three areas – build local capabilities and deliver advanced cyber security services; develop industry’s cyber security talent capabilities and capacity; and develop R&D.

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Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) signed today (Oct 6) a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) to develop and strengthen Singapore's cyber security capabilities.

Under this partnership, the two entities will work together in three areas - build local capabilities and deliver advanced cyber security services; develop industry's cyber security talent capabilities and capacity to meet demand; and develop research and development (R&D), including joint R&D with institutes of higher learning and research institutes.

Bill Chang, CEO of Singtel Group Enterprise, said that the telco will leverage its assets and expertise to help enterprises understand and build cyber security capabilities. This includes the global capabilities of recently-acquired Trustwave, a US-based managed security service, which enables Singtel to provide real-time, round-the-clock managed security services to companies through a network of security operations centres worldwide.

"A resilient cyber security ecosystem will help reinforce Singapore's position as a key business hub for innovation, while building the foundation of a safe and smart nation," added Chang.

 

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