Cyber Security Agency (CSA) to advise owners of critical information infrastructure (CII) on what they can do to further beef up their defence.

The Singapore government has asked 11 Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) sectors to raise their respective level of network security, following the major cyber attack on the country’s public health system last month.

Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran told Singaporean parliament in order to better protect essential services like government, healthcare or water against cyber attacks, the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) will give directions to organisations providing critical services on the security measures they have to adopt.

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The agency will also give advice to owners of critical information infrastructure (CII) - computer systems involved in delivering essential services - on what they can do to further beef up their defence.

It was revealed on July 20 that hackers had infiltrated the computers at healthcare group SingHealth and stolen the personal data od 1.5m SingHealth patients along with the outpatient prescriptions of 160,000 of these patients in the worst cyber breach in Singapore’s history.

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