As part of Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2021, Microsoft Singapore announced that it has been named as an Advocate Partner in the SG Cyber Safe Partnership Programme.
The new partnership programme, under the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), was launched today by Minister of State for Communications and Information, Mr. Tan Kiat How.
As an Advocate Partner, Microsoft Singapore will engage in a deeper level of collaboration as an extension of its existing partnership with CSA. This would include the co-development of programmes and enterprise outreach that complements SG Cyber Safe initiatives to promote cybersecurity awareness and adoption. The partnership will also include Microsoft bringing its global security resources, solutions and expertise closer to enterprises and individuals in Singapore.
“We are at a moment of reckoning as we see a rise in sophisticated and expansive cybersecurity attacks. This reality is unfolding in a hybrid world, where Microsoft blocked almost 6 billion threats on endpoints in 2020 and stopped over 30 billion email threats by Defender for Office 365,” said Richard Koh, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Singapore.
“Security is a team sport, and deep partnerships with agencies like CSA will allow us to collectively educate and work with as many businesses and individuals as possible to address their most challenging security problems,” adds Koh.
Microsoft Singapore will also provide cybersecurity resources and tools for small businesses, which will complement CSA’s SG Cyber Safe cybersecurity toolkits.
Through a Zero Trust approach, Microsoft hopes to bring together security, compliance, identity and management through the power of cloud and AI to local businesses and individuals, as we shape a safe, digitally-inclusive Singapore.
Read more about the partnership here: https://www.csa.gov.sg/News/Press-Releases/csa-launches-toolkits-and-partnership-programme