18 Sep 2017
Singapore and Japan today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation between the two countries.
The MOC was signed by Mr David Koh, Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), and Dr Ikuo Misumi, Deputy Director-General of the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), Japan. The signing ceremony took place at The St Regis Singapore.
The MOC covers cybersecurity cooperation in key areas including regular policy dialogues, information exchanges, collaborations to enhance cybersecurity awareness, joint regional capacity building efforts, as well as sharing of best practices between both countries.
Mr Koh said, “Singapore and Japan have been working closely together on various cybersecurity initiatives at both the bilateral and multilateral levels. This MOC will serve to bring our cooperation and relations a step further. I am confident that we will continue to have fruitful exchanges and move forward to operationalise our cybersecurity priorities.”
Prior to the signing of this MOC with Japan, CSA had previously signed six Memoranda of Understanding with Australia, France, India, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, and a Joint Declaration on cybersecurity cooperation with Germany.
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.