16 Nov 2018
Ms Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Chargé d'Affaires, ad interim, United States Embassy in Singapore, and Mr David Koh, Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, signed the Declaration of Intent to collaborate on a Singapore-US Cybersecurity Technical Assistance Programme.
Singapore and the United States signed a Declaration of Intent (DOI) to collaborate on a Singapore-US Cybersecurity Technical Assistance Programme for ASEAN Member States, further strengthening partnerships in regional cybersecurity capacity building. This comes as part of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Singapore, in conjunction with the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits as Guest of the Chair.
The DOI between the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the US Department of State was signed by Mr David Koh, Chief Executive, CSA and Ms Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Chargé d'Affaires, ad interim, United States Embassy in Singapore.
The Singapore-US Cybersecurity Technical Assistance Programme for ASEAN member states encapsulates elements of Singapore’s ASEAN Cyber Capacity Programme (ACCP) and the US’ Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership initiative. The Programme will extend the work of the annual Singapore-US Third Country Training Programme Workshop on Cybersecurity. It aims to deliver three cybersecurity training workshops on various aspects of technical cybersecurity capacity building annually, with the involvement of key industry partners. The training workshops will take place in Singapore as well as selected regional venues, in partnership with interested ASEAN partners.
The programme builds on the strong ongoing collaboration under the Memorandum of Understanding on Cybersecurity Cooperation between Singapore and the US, signed in August 2016.
Mr Koh said “We are glad to deepen our collaboration with the US and build upon the training programmes that were previously offered in ASEAN under the ACCP. This new partnership, which will see the active involvement of key local and international cyber industry players, will help to enrich the programme content and strengthen regional cybersecurity capacity.”
About Cyber Security Agency of Singapore
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) provides dedicated and centralised oversight of national cyber security functions, and works with sector leads to protect Singapore’s critical services. It also engages with various industries, and stakeholders to heighten cyber security awareness as well as to ensure the holistic development of Singapore’s cyber security landscape. The Agency is part of the Prime Minister’s Office and is managed by the Ministry of Communications and Information. Information on CSA is available at www.csa.gov.sg.