SINGAPORE (Oct 3): Cybersecurity company, FireEye Inc. and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) have announced an expected expansion of their strategic partnership in the areas of cybersecurity capability development, research and development.

In a statement today, FireEye and CSA announced that they will extend the framework of their cybersecurity cooperation to include threat information sharing, capacity building, investment in research & development (R&D), and more.

Both parties agreed to further advance the CSA’s cybersecurity operations, whereby FireEye will design a six-week cyber intelligence and incident response training programme for CSA staff. This will be conducted by frontline FireEye experts.

FireEye will also work with CSA as an R&D partner, with the purpose of establishing higher barriers and costs to adversaries and criminals.

Meanwhile, they will also proliferate the insights available from FireEye’s industry-leading Cyber Threat Intelligence offerings, as well as unique knowledge from FireEye Mandiant services on thwarting key regional threat actors to build a more resilient and secure Singaporean Critical Industry base.

“In this highly-connected digital age, cyberattacks on one country can have major spillover effects, making international collaboration vital to tackling cybersecurity threats,” says David Koh, Chief Executive of CSA. “We look forward to our enhanced partnership with FireEye to defend Singapore’s systems from cyber attackers. This partnership will also pave the way for us to develop innovative solutions to strengthen our cyber defences.”

Eric Hoh, President of APAC at FireEye, says: “Breaches are inevitable, and the impact of these events can be catastrophic. This is the case not only for companies, but for individuals and nations as well. Whether the activity we’re seeing is from cyber criminals or nation-state attackers, protecting Singapore from evolving cyber threats has become a matter of national security, and is an issue that both FireEye and CSA take very seriously.”