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Singapore setting up Defence Cyber Organisation

6th March 2017 - 01:24 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore

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Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) will set up a regiment-sized cyber command known as the Defence Cyber Organisation (DCO) to tackle the rising threats of cyberattacks, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announced on 3 March.

The DCO's key roles are to act as lead agency for cybersecurity operations within the defence cluster (including defence industry); develop cyber-defence strategies and policies; orchestrate capability development for cyber-defence; and, when required, lean forward to support the national-level Cyber Security Agency (CSA) in ensuring Singapore's cybersecurity.

The DCO's strength will be around 2,600 soldiers, consisting of four major formations ...

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