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SUTD signs MOU with ST Engineering to enhance cybersecurity capabilities for critical sectors

20 Sep 2018

SUTD signs a Memorandum of Understanding with ST Engineering's electronics sector to co-develop new operational technology (OT) cybersecurity courses for critical information infrastructures (CII), to address the cyber vulnerabilities they face. These OT cybersecurity courses will help train more than 2,000 cyber professionals over the next three years, and plug the cybersecurity manpower gap faced by local critical sectors.

“With the onslaught of cyber-attacks targeting ICS of critical sectors, upskilling of cyber professionals, especially for SCADA operators and engineers, has never been more crucial. The strategic partnership with SUTD will allow us to deliver SCADA-specific defence training programmes that will help to build Singapore’s cyber human capital and strengthen its ICS security posture,” said Mr Goh Eng Choon, General Manager, Info-Security, Electronics, ST Engineering. 

SUTD’s Associate Provost Education, SUTD Academy & Digital Learning, Prof Pey Kin Leong said: “SUTD Academy aims to provide more industry-relevant courses for its students, and this MOU enables the Academy to work more closely with industry leaders like STEE, to co-develop courses for upskilling or reskilling working professionals who want to stay relevant in this fast-evolving industry. This will not only help to address the urgent manpower needs in the cybersecurity sector but also enhance the employability of our working population.”