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Singapore and Netherlands to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation

Singapore is taking another step to enhance cybersecurity by collaborating with Netherlands’ National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the Netherlands’ National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on Tuesday (Jul 12) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cybersecurity cooperation.

The agreement, which will last for an initial two-year period, commits both parties to regular bilateral exchanges, sharing of cyber security best practices and strategies aimed at protecting critical information infrastructures as well as access to training and workshops, according to CSA.

The MoU was signed by CSA Chief Executive David Koh and Deputy Director-General Patricia Zorko, Deputy National Coordinator of Security and Counterterrorism and NCSC head.

“The Netherlands and Singapore share close ties and our countries are important hubs in areas such as maritime, aviation, telecommunications, banking and finance. A successful cyberattack on any of these critical information infrastructures could have a knock-on effect on other critical infrastructures within the region and even globally,” said Mr Koh.

“It is therefore important for us to collaborate to enhance the security and resilience of our cyberspace.”

This is the latest in a series of agreements the CSA has inked with international partners. Last May, the agency signed its first international MoU with France’s Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information (ANSSI). A month later, the UK-SG Cyber Security Cooperation MoU was signed between the CSA and the UK Cabinet Office, which includes joint research and development collaboration.

Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/singapore-and-netherlands/2950140.html