United Kingdom and Singapore signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” to cooperate in four areas, including cyber security incident response and cyber security talent development.
The signing ceremony was held at the, the MOU was signed by Cyber Security Agency chief executive David Koh and Britain’s National Security Adviser Sir Nigel Kim Darroch.
Witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and and his British counterpart David Cameron.
The two countries signed an agreement to further cyber space security, the understanding covers cooperation in four broad areas including CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) cooperation and exchanges to enhance cyber security incident response, cyber R&D collaboration.
Mr Cameron said,“We agreed to double the amount we spend together to protect our businesses in critical infrastructure from the threat of cyber attacks, this additional funding will build on the agreements made during President Tony Tan’s state visit to the UK last year.”
The British Premier said cyber security is important in creating a stable environment for businesses to succeed, and one of the biggest challenges UK companies face when operating in the region is the protection of their intellectual property rights.
According to Mr Lee, “We have some experience in Singapore in that area in the form of the Religious Rehabilitation Group. I think Britain has already been working on these areas and I’m sure that we’ll be exchanging notes on those.”
Mr Cameron visited Commonwealth Secondary School to learn about Singapore’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or “Stem”, Applied Learning Programme. He inaugurated the opening of a business seminar promoting trade and investment; links before leaving for Vietnam, the third stop of his South-east Asia tour, which concludes in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. He also met with top business leaders from Singapore and Britain at a reception. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron shakes hands with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana in Singapore PHOTO (Reuters)