Singapore International Cyber Week

Emcee Singapore: SICW 2023

Singapore International Cyber Week

Emcee Singapore: Charmaine hosted the Opening Ceremony of Singapore International Cyber Week 2023, Asia-Pacific’s most established cybersecurity event, attended by 10,000 global policy makers, thought leaders and industry experts from over 40 countries. 

It was graced by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Mr. Heng Swee Keat and attended by Minister Mrs. Josephine Teo.

The eighth edition of the SICW explored the impact of digital developments on the global multilateral order, and how security can be developed to enable trust in the digital and cyber space, under the theme of Building Trust and Security in the Emerging Digital Order.

The event brought together 10,000 global policy makers, industry leaders and top academia from across the world to exchange best practices and strengthen international cooperation on topics ranging from harnessing digital opportunities and tackling cyber challenges and the evolution of cyberspace and cybersecurity policy.

DPM Heng announced that the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) would be establishing separate cooperative efforts with Microsoft and Google on national cyber defence and cybersecurity. 

The Memoranda of Understanding will facilitate cyber threat intelligence sharing, joint operations to combat cybercrime and malicious cyber activity, exchanges on emerging and critical technologies, such as artificial intelligence, as well as capacity building efforts.

DPM Heng also reaffirmed Singapore’s commitment to do its part to contribute to cybersecurity capacity building. DPM Heng announced the launch of the SG Cyber Leadership and Alumni Programme, a structured programme to cater to participants at different stages of their cybersecurity journey. To support this new Programme, Singapore’s earlier funding commitment of $30 million for cyber capacity building will be extended by another three years, from 2024 to 2026.

Mr. David Koh, Chief Executive of CSA, said, “Cyber defence is a team effort. Big Tech plays a key role in shaping our digital terrain and are therefore important partners in cyber defence and cybersecurity. We look forward to working closely with Microsoft and Google to advance our shared mission of building a safer cyberspace for all users”.

Emcee Singapore Charmaine Yee also introduced the SICW Opening Plenary on a series of three high-level panels covering the key cybersecurity issues of today – multilateralism, tech bifurcation and big tech and government. Delegates gleaned keen insights from the diverse and experienced group of panellists who shared their perspectives on each of these topics.

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CSA Collaborates with Microsoft and Google to Strengthen National Cyber Defence and Cybersecurity

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