Singapore Passes Cybersecurity Bill


Singapore passed its Cybersecurity Bill into law Monday, February 5. Under the bill, owners of critical information infrastructure in 11 key sectors providing essential services must report cyber-security incidents and provide information to the Commissioner of Cybersecurity. Industries with critical information infrastructure are those dealing with energy, water, banking and finance, healthcare, transport (including land, maritime and aviation), infocomm, media, security and emergency services, and government. The Commissioner of Cybersecurity, the chief executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, is given powers to investigate cyber-security incidents, categorized according to the seriousness of the threat and the responses needed as well as authority to investigate threats relating to systems in Singapore, including systems not deemed critical information infrastructure.

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