SG Cyber Talent
Cybersecurity is an important growth sector in Singapore’s economy and digital future. Cyber threats will continue to grow in scale and sophistication and as Singapore’s digital economy continues to grow, so will our vulnerabilities to these threats. There is a growing need to strengthen the Singapore core by identifying and nurturing talented cybersecurity individuals to join and subsequently lead cybersecurity roles in organisations.
CSA is leading a new national SG Cyber Talent initiative by nurturing talented cybersecurity enthusiasts from a young age, and by helping cybersecurity professionals deepen their skills. SG Cyber Talent aims to reach out to at least 20,000 individuals over three years, to embark on and advance their journey in cybersecurity. SG Cyber Talent will build on existing talent attraction and professional development initiatives.
Since its inception in 2015, CSA has worked with other government agencies, associations, industry partners and academia to grow and develop the cybersecurity workforce and create job opportunities for Singaporeans. These initiatives include:
Watch on to find out how one of our CSAT participants, Elizabeth Han, benefitted from the SG Cyber Talent Programme.
Hear from a passionate youth cyber talent, Ben Chua, on how he got started on his cybersecurity journey.
In 2020, CSA will continue to expand into new areas through the introduction of two new programmes to nurture top young talent and leaders. The two new programmes are SG Cyber Olympians and SG Cyber Leaders. More details on both programmes will be released later this year.
For more information on SG Cyber Talent, please refer to the SG Cyber Talent factsheet here [PDF, 567kb].