Contract Win to Implement Sri Lanka’s First National Security Operations Centre and MOU to Strengthen the Singapore Armed Forces’ Cyber Defence Training
Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) has announced key collaborations with local and overseas governments to strengthen their national cyber security capabilities and counter cyber threats, building on ST Electronics’ comprehensive capabilities and deep expertise in cyber security.
Strengthening Sri Lanka’s Digital Infrastracture
ST Electronics has won a contract with the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) to provide consultancy services for the implementation of Sri Lanka’s first National Cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC), and realise its vision of creating a Digitally Empowered and Secure Nation.
“This marks a major milestone for our cyber security global business as we continue to expand our footprint overseas,” said Mr Ravinder Singh, President of ST Electronics. “Having built four major Cyber SOCs for customers including government and commercial organisations, we are well-equipped with the deep domain knowledge and extensive experience to protect critical information infrastructures. We are well versed in managing the technical intricacies and operational challenges of SOCs, and are committed to support Sri Lanka in its effort to realise a safe and secure digital infrastructure.”
In addition to the design and implementation strategy for the National SOC, ST Electronics will also provide training and conduct awareness programmes to strengthen the cyber readiness of Sri Lanka’s digital team and other key partners such as the Sri Lanka Computer Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Coordination Centre (CERT|CC)
“As a nation aiming at digitising the economy in order to provide dividends to all citizens in a digitally inclusive society, developing secure and reliable digital infrastructure has been identified as one of the key elements articulated by the government. Implementation of the National SOC is one such initiative implemented by the ICTA. As a strategic approach, a project consultancy firm has been hired; and we are confident that ST Electronics would contribute the maximum with its extensive domain knowledge and expertise to make this a reality,” said Mr Muhunthan Canagey, Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of ICTA.
Reskilling and Upskilling of Cyber Defenders
As enterprises and government organisations are increasingly faced with fast-evolving cyber threats, ST Electronics has intensified efforts to deepen and widen the professional capabilities required to secure and protect digital assets.
In March, ST Electronics had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Headquarters Signals and Command Systems, which includes the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) training institute for cyber defence, and Nanyang Polytechnic to strengthen the SAF’s training for cyber defence. The tripartite partnership will focus on the following six areas:
(i) Provision of specialised courses, which are internationally accredited, and in line with industry benchmarks;
(ii) Co-development of customised cyber defence curriculum;
(iii) Industrial attachments;
(iv) Collaborative research and development;
(v) Development of a professional network; and
(vi) Facilitate information sharing.
Customised cyber security training to develop and hone the competencies of new entrants and seasoned professionals are offered through the ST Electronics Cyber Security Centre.
Backed by more than 30 years of experience in helping government and businesses secure their information infrastructure, ST Electronics is ideally positioned to empower businesses with next generation cyber security solutions that secure and strengthen their cyber environment. More information about ST Electronics cyber security capabilities can be found in Annex 1.
ST Electronics (Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited), the electronics arm of ST Engineering, delivers innovative system solutions to government, commercial, defence, and industrial customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 20 countries, ST Electronics markets its solutions to more than 100 countries internationally. It specialises in the design, development and integration of advanced electronics and communications systems, such as broadband radio frequency and satellite communication, e-Government solutions, information communications technologies and IT, rail and traffic management, real-time command and control, modelling and simulation, eLearning & interactive digital media, training services, intelligent building management and information security. Please visit www.stee.stengg.com.
Annex 1: Fact Sheet
Cutting-Edge Cyber Security Capabilities of ST Electronics
ST Electronics provides a comprehensive approach to cyber security using an industry framework incorporating protection, detection, response and recover. Our capabilities include the following:
Our Cyber SOCs are equipped with advanced Security Incidents and Event Management (SIEM) technologies, as well as cyber analytics, cyber threat intelligence and cyber security sensors to ensure cyber threats are quickly detected, identified, analysed, actioned/defended, investigated and reported.
Our Advanced SOC is designed to overcome today’s SOC challenges of security analyst shortfall and the mounting difficulty to investigate huge amount of daily security alerts. It leverages advances in data science, data analytic, data visualisation, artificial intelligence and expert decision support system to ensure rapid and effective incident response by a lean SOC team.