Singapore and United States Expand Existing Cooperation on Cybersecurity

23 Aug 2021

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE BY CYBER SECURITY AGENCY OF SINGAPORE AND CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY

Singapore and United States Expand Existing Cooperation on Cybersecurity
The MOU is one of many deliverables in Vice President Harris’ visit to Singapore.

Singapore and the United States have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand cooperation on cybersecurity. The MOU was signed by David Koh, Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and Jen Easterly, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Besides strengthening information sharing, fostering cybersecurity exchanges between Singapore and the U.S., and cooperation through joint exercises, the MOU will expand into new areas of cooperation such as critical technologies, and research and development.

“Singapore and the United States share deep mutual interests in enhancing cybersecurity cooperation, particularly as cybersecurity has become a key enabler for both countries to leverage the benefits of digitalisation to grow our economies and improve the lives of our people,” said Mr Koh. “This expanded MOU is a testament of our shared vision to work together towards a stable, secure, resilient and interoperable cyberspace. We look forward to continuing our work with the US to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation between our countries.”

“Cyber threats don’t adhere to borders, which is why international collaboration is a key part of the Biden-Harris administration’s approach to cybersecurity,” said Ms Easterly. “The MOU allows us to strengthen our existing partnership with Singapore so that we can more effectively work together to collectively defend against the threats of today and secure against the risks of tomorrow.”



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.

About the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Established in 2018, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. The agency builds the national capacity to defend against cyber attacks and works with the federal government to provide cybersecurity tools, incident response services and assessment capabilities to safeguard the ‘.gov’ networks that support the essential operations of partner departments and agencies. For more information, visit www.cisa.gov.