Singapore unveils implementation guides, forms industry committee to boost telecom security


The Singapore government has formed a committee and released guidelines that it says aim to beef up cybersecurity protection and capabilities in the telecommunications industry. These include implementation best practices for Internet of Things (IoT) systems and electronic Know Your Customer (eKYC) technology that allows mobile operators to digitally authenticate service registrations.

Industry regulator Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said a new “multi-year roadmap” was being planned to identify cyber threats and develop the capabilities and products needed to strengthen the country’s connectivity infrastructure. The long-term plan would recommend strategies and policies as well as highlight areas of improvement to boost cybersecurity in the local telecommunication sector, said Janil Puthucheary, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, at the Infocomm Media Cybersecurity Conference held Friday.

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Source: ZDNet