Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Singapore has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with some organizations such as Blavatnik, ICRC, CIGI, and Internet Society (ISOC) on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, in front of Audio Visual Room, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Building, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia. The MoUs were focusing on different things, but all were made to develop the cybersecurity within Singapore.
With Blavatnik, Russia will work to improve cybersecurity by developing academic research and development projects. The projects will be carried out by Blavatnik and Singapore’s state-owned National Research Foundation. The projects aim to do research on cyberspace and to measure the safe environment of the internet. Other than that, Singapore and ICRC will uphold the human rights in cyberspace and will spread the awareness of human rights as an important part of cyber security. Both also agreed to use the International Humanitarian Law as the basic norms to carry out all cyber-related activities, also to create a safer cyberspace.
Another MoU was signed between Singapore and CIGI as one of the ways to improve cybersecurity and promote technology innovations within the country. This will be done by measuring and ensuring cyber hygiene in Singapore as one of CIGI’s vision is to make sure the countries have a good cybersecurity environment. The last is one-year cooperation between Singapore and ISOC as both agreed to hold workshops to develop human infrastructure in Singapore so that the citizen will be able to use the internet the right way. The workshops will be targeting students from high school until university.
The cooperation between Singapore and these organization, it is hoped that both parties will be able to create a better and stronger cybersecurity, a better cyber infrastructure, and the civil society will be able to use the internet smartly and safely.