US Company to Strengthen Singapore’s Capabilities in Cybersecurity

September 2023

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has just announced the signing of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with US specialist Dragos, Inc., covering information-sharing, capacity and capability-building for Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity to help Singapore defend against cyber-attacks.

As cyber threats evolve and become more sophisticated, it is vital that Singapore adopts a proactive stance to counter these threats. CSA is working closely with Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) owners and sector leads to enhance the cyber resiliency of our CII sectors as part of Singapore’s OT Cybersecurity Masterplan. OT refers to technologies involving interconnected devices and computers for the monitoring and control of physical processes. It is deployed in industrial sectors such as energy, manufacturing, transportation and water.

The MOU will support CSA’s efforts in enhancing Singapore’s national cyber defense capabilities, in particular, architecture consultancy, cyber risk assessments and incident response leveraging Dragos Platform technology. The areas of collaboration will cover the following:

  • Threat intelligence: Sharing of threat intelligence and expertise in the area of threat detection/hunting
  • Consultancy and risk assessment: Conducting architecture reviews and cyber risk assessments in OT CII sectors
  • Incident response: Contributing to Singapore’s national/sectoral OT cybersecurity incident response framework by augmenting CSA and CII sector leads’ efforts to deal with sophisticated OT cyber-attacks requiring niche or deep capabilities
  • Information exchange and training:  Providing a platform to exchange ideas, insights and expertise, such as through talent development programs and fostering alignment with industry best practices

This MOU will also provide CII sectors with access to expert knowledge and opportunities for local cybersecurity companies to work collaboratively with Dragos Inc.

(Source: Cyber Security Agency of Singapore)

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