| Izah Azahari |
THE Brunei Cyber Security Awareness Week 2014 ended with a presentation of the Cyber Security Awareness Campaign Overview at Rizqun International Hotel.
Presenting the overview was Martin Khoo, Deputy Director of Infocomm Security Group, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (iDA).
In his presentation, Khoo explained the National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018, which will be under the guidance of the National Infocomm Security Committee (NISC) that will be an iDA-led, multi-agency effort that involves consultation with senior representatives from over 60 agencies, multi-national corporations (MNCs), local enterprises and industry associations.
Moreover, the deputy director explained the strategic drivers consisting of the rising sophistication of cyber threats; changing infocomm technology environment and challenges for Singapore.
Three focus areas that Khoo highlighted were to enhance the security and resilience of critical infocomm infrastructure (CII), increase efforts to promote the adoption of appropriate infocomm security in terms of individuals and businesses and to grow Singapore’s pool of infocomm security experts.
He also explained the Cyber Security Awareness Alliance was established in 2008 to elevate awareness and adoption of essential security practices amongst infocomm users and businesses, with collective resources from governments, private enterprises, trade associations and non-profit organisations to advance the cyber security awareness agenda.
The Cyber Security Awareness Alliance, said Khoo, aims to build a positive culture of cyber security in Singapore, as well as to promote and enhance awareness and adoption of essential cyber security practices for the people and private sectors.
The awareness and outreach programmes and channels can be done via infocomm security seminars, national infocomm security competitions, cyber-security awareness campaigns, infocomm starter kit, mass media, online platforms and security editorials.