Singapore can now order social media sites to block access, as 'online safety' law kicks in
Effective from February 1, Singapore's Online Safety Act comprises a new section that regulates online communication services--specifically, social media platforms--that must comply with directives to block local access to "egregious" content or face potential fines.
Singapore champions Asean CERT as region's cyber armour
Now formally established, the Asean Regional Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) will operate as a virtual centre comprising incident responders from across member states, each sharing information during security incidents that occur in any of the respective nation.
Singapore takes formal step towards setting up cyber defence unit
Country passes amendments to Act that will see a new digital intelligence unit--including a digital chief--formally established as part of the armed forces, a step the government says is necessary as "cyber intrusions" intensify and threaten critical systems.