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Cyber security in Singapore will get a boost with the opening of a centre dedicated to developing expertise in the area. To staff the centre, global network security company FireEye aims to hire more than 100 cyber security professionals over the next two years.
SINGAPORE: Cyber security in Singapore will get a boost with the opening of a centre dedicated to developing expertise in the area.
To staff the centre, global network security company FireEye aims to hire more than 100 cyber security professionals over the next two years.
This was announced during the opening of FireEye's Centre of Excellence and regional hub on Wednesday morning.
The centre was the result of more than a year of discussions with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), and will form part of a government masterplan to secure Singapore's cyber environment.
As part of the tie-up, FireEye will partner institutes of higher learning and infocomm companies to develop applications to handle cyber threats.
It will also provide intelligence, detect threats and respond to attacks - such as those that targeted government and other websites in November.
Jacqueline Poh, managing director at IDA, said: "We could well face more serious coordinated threats in the future, in addition to the numerous ones we deal with every day. Such attacks underscore the importance for organisations to be always ready with the capability and expertise to deal with the myriad of cyber security threats."
Ashar Aziz, founder of FireEye, said: "Our goal would be to help bring up the training and the education in this environment. We're going to certify these people. And we'll work with local partners so they can take this new level of education in the local environment and work with government agencies, and work with local businesses, so that they are aware of what modern defensive architecture looks like."