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Singapore government launches new Cybersecurity Center

May 20, 2019 / CISO MAG

The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore recently announced the launch of its new 24/7 cybersecurity center, Maritime Cybersecurity Operations Center (MSOC). Inaugurated by Niam Chiang Meng, the Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the new center is operated by ST Engineering, a private contractor. Designed to strengthen Singapore’s cybersecurity readiness through early detection, monitoring, analysis, and response, MSOC will conduct 24/7 monitoring services across all the port’s information infrastructure. The MSOC can detect vulnerabilities and potential threats by analyzing activities in the IT environment and respond with available technological solutions, according to the MPA. Apart from setting up MSOC, the MPA also collaborated with the Singapore Shipping Association and Singapore Polytechnic to develop a new “Maritime Cybersecurity (Intermediate) Training Course” for maritime personnel to strengthen their security rea...