The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has extended the deadline for making submissions on the draft Cybersecurity Bill from to 12 pm on 24 August 2017. Please see our earlier alert for an outline of the draft Bill here. Features in the draft Bill include:

  • Establishment of a Cybersecurity Commissioner appointed to respond to and manage cybersecurity threats across the economy.
  • Imposing duties and obligations on owners of critical information infrastructure (CII) to take proactive steps to secure their computer systems. Who may be a CII owner and the associated obligations will be key areas for businesses to read in the draft Bill.
  • A framework for the sharing of cybersecurity information.
  • Requiring providers of certain cybersecurity services to be licensed (initially only penetration testing and managed security operations centre monitoring services).

Should you wish to provide feedback to the consultation, this should be done by 12 pm on 24 August 2017 in accordance with the submission instructions.