CSA Collaborates with Microsoft and Google to Strengthen National Cyber Defence and Cybersecurity

Published on 17 Oct 2023

[Singapore, 17 Oct 2023] At the Opening Ceremony of the Singapore International Cyber Week, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Mr Heng Swee Keat, announced that the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) would be establishing separate cooperative efforts with Microsoft and Google on national cyber defence and cybersecurity. 

2.      The Memoranda of Understanding will, among other things, facilitate cyber threat intelligence sharing, joint operations to combat cybercrime and malicious cyber activity, exchanges on emerging and critical technologies, such as artificial intelligence, as well as capacity building efforts.

3.      CSA recognises that in cyberspace, multi-stakeholder cooperation is key. States and industry players share a collective responsibility to build a stable and secure cyberspace. These partnerships further Singapore’s commitment to continue working closely with key industry players in the digital domain to build a safer cyberspace for all. CSA welcomes more partnerships with other key industry players.

4.      Mr David Koh, Chief Executive of CSA, said, “Cyber defence is a team effort. Big Tech plays a key role in shaping our digital terrain and are therefore important partners in cyber defence and cybersecurity. We look forward to working closely with Microsoft and Google to advance our shared mission of building a safer cyberspace for all users.

“The increasingly complex cybersecurity landscape presents an opportunity to deepen our multi-year ecosystem partnership with stakeholders like the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore as we secure our future together. Such international collaborations will enhance our customers’ trust in the digital domain as we leverage collective capabilities and innovate with AI to combat emerging cyber threats.”
Ms Lee Hui Li
Singapore Managing Director at Microsoft
“AI has long had a tremendous impact for good on the security ecosystem and leveraging advances in AI will be important for global security and stability going forward. Generative AI will present novel security risks, including misinformation and cyber threats, but will also become the foundation for a new generation of cyber defenses through advanced security operations and front-line intelligence, if we are bold and responsible with its development and regulation. Today, Google is proud to have the opportunity to deepen its commitment to building greater cyber resilience in Singapore by partnering with CSA through joint expertise and threat information sharing.”
Ms Michaela Browning
Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Asia-Pacific, Google

About the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore 

Established in 2015, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) seeks to keep Singapore’s cyberspace safe and secure to underpin our Nation Security, power a Digital Economy and protect our Digital Way of Life. It maintains an oversight of national cybersecurity functions and works with sector leads to protect Singapore’s Critical Information Infrastructure. CSA also engages with various stakeholders to heighten cyber security awareness, build a vibrant cybersecurity ecosystem supported by a robust workforce, pursue international partnerships and drive regional cybersecurity capacity building programmes. CSA is part of the Prime Minister’s Office and is managed by the Ministry of Communications and Information. For more news and information, please visit www.csa.gov.sg




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