Singapore signs MOU with the Republic of Korea to enhance cybersecurity cooperation

23 Nov 2019


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Mr Eric Teo, Singapore’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, exchanged the MOU with Mr Kim Seok-hwan, President, Korea Internet and Security Agency. It was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Moon Jae-in.

Singapore and the Republic of Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance cooperation and information sharing on cybersecurity.

The MOU was signed by Mr David Koh, Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and Mr Kim Seok-hwan, President, Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA), and was exchanged by Singapore’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mr Eric Teo and Mr Kim on 23 November 2019, during Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s official visit to the Republic of Korea. The MOU exchange was witnessed by PM Lee and the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in.

Singapore and the Republic of Korea share mutual interests in enhancing cybersecurity cooperation, as cybersecurity is a key enabler for both countries to leverage the benefits of digitalisation to grow their economies and improve the lives of their citizens. This MOU will facilitate more exchanges and information-sharing across the strategic, policy, and technical domains, including in the areas of protection of critical information infrastructure, promotion of the cybersecurity ecosystem, as well as human resource development, so as to strengthen our ability to address and tackle the transboundary challenge of cybersecurity.

Mr Koh said “The MOU signals Singapore and the Republic of Korea’s continued commitment to work together to address the increasingly sophisticated cyber threats today. This MOU will also increase the professional exchanges and sharing of best practices between CSA and KISA for the benefit of our citizens and the region.”

About the 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.