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Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and (ISC)² Collaborate to Address Capacity Building of the Cybersecurity Workforce

Hong Kong, Oct. 12, 2016 - (ISC)²® today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) to address the capacity building of the cybersecurity workforce, enhance public cybersecurity awareness, and complement existing efforts in the development and maintenance of the cybersecurity competency framework in Singapore.

 

The MOU allows CSA and (ISC)² to enhance the professional pipeline and quality of the cybersecurity workforce, and to raise awareness about the need for continuous improvement for specialized cybersecurity competencies in Singapore. To address the skills shortage, they will work to promote the academic acceptance of real world skills in cybersecurity, and to facilitate the conversion of professionals from related fields of study such as information and communications technology, engineering, and accounting. In addition, as part of the public awareness initiatives, the two organizations will join forces to customize cybersecurity awareness initiatives for various demographic profiles in Singapore through (ISC)²’s Center for Cyber Safety and Education’s Safe and Secure Online® program.

 

“Professional bodies have an important role to play in developing the cybersecurity workforce and fostering trust within the profession. Through this collaboration with (ISC)2, we will join forces to raise competency standards, elevate the profile of the profession and jointly introduce more public awareness initiatives for the Singapore audience,” said David Koh, Chief Executive of CSA.

 

“(ISC)² is pleased to be part of CSA’s efforts in addressing the capacity building for cybersecurity, which is key to protecting the critical services in Singapore,” said David Shearer, CEO, (ISC)². “We also look forward to combining our efforts towards assuring the cyber safety of the most vulnerable groups of society—our seniors and children—by leveraging our Safe and Secure Online program. It is through collaboration like this that we can all work in complementary ways to inspire a safe and secure cyber world.”

 

The MOU will be in place for an initial period of three years.

 

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 .

 

About (ISC)²® 

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 115,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information on (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook.