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CSA identifies 51.7% increase in cyberattacks in 2019

Ng Qi Siang
Ng Qi Siang 6/26/2020 12:00 PM GMT+08  • 7 min read
CSA identifies 51.7% increase in cyberattacks in 2019
"We must mount a collective effort – from the Government, industry, businesses and individuals, to ensure that Singapore remains cyber secure, especially as we make a determined nationwide digitalisation push." - S Iswaran, Minister for Communications an
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SINGAPORE (June 26): A report on Singapore’s Cyber Landscape by the Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore (CSA) in 2019 reported a 51.7% increase in cyber crimes in Singapore in the year 2019. 9,340 cases were reported last year relative to the 6,215 cases reported in 2018, accounting for more than one in four crimes committed in Singapore last year.

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) is a relatively new government agency tasked with providing dedicated and centralised oversight of national cyber security functions, and works with sector leads to protect Singapore’s critical services. It publishes the “Singapore Cyber Landscape” report to review Singapore’s cybersecurity situation in a given year in the context of global trends and events and highlight steps taken by the government to meet these threats.

"As one of the most connected countries in the world, Singapore remains a target for cyber- attacks and cybercrime. Threat actors have continued to evolve their tactics, resulting in an intensification of malicious cyber activities in 2019,” says David Koh, Commissioner of Cybersecurity and Chief Executive of CSA.

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