Banff Cyber Joins Singapore Cyber Security Consortium (SGCSC) as Founding Member
Banff Cyber is pleased to announce that we are joining The Singapore Cyber Security Consortium (SGCSC) 2016 as a founding member.
NUS to host two new national-level consortia in cybersecurity and synthetic biology, to spur research, collaboration, commercialisation and training in leading-edge technologies
Funded by NRF, these consortia will provide seamless platforms to engage industry, government agencies and researchers
in these technologies
Singapore, 20 September 2016 – Two new consortia have been launched to promote research, commercialisation and training in cybersecurity and synthetic biology. The Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium (SGCSC) and the Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology (SINERGY) will be hosted at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore.
Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, and Chairman of NRF Singapore, announced the launch of these two consortia today, at the opening of the inaugural Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH).
Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium (SGCSC)
As Singapore is highly reliant on software and information technology infrastructure, cybersecurity threats pose significant challenges to the information security industry.
With support from NUS and NRF, Professor Abhik Roychoudhury from the NUS School of Computing, will lead SGCSC to promote greater awareness, adoption and translation of cybersecurity technologies.
Professor Roychoudhury said, “The consortium seeks to bridge the gap between stateof-the-practice and state-of-the-art cutting edge research in the area of cybersecurity, 2/3 as well as in other areas which can benefit from advances in cybersecurity such as the software sector and financial technologies (FinTech). Through a concerted and collective effort to engage various cybersecurity stakeholders through training, professional engagement and research collaborations, we hope to lower the entry barrier for the adoption of relevant technologies by companies in Singapore, and at the same time create a vibrant community of professionals who will generate novel ideas and technologies that will advance the field of cybersecurity in ways that will benefit Singapore and beyond.”
The consortium will make use of the National Cybersecurity Lab infrastructure funded by NRF and housed at NUS. The consortium currently has 14 industry partners as founding members. Consortium members can access a range of activities such as technology talks, annual cybersecurity camps, short certification courses, seed grants to collaborate in addressing critical problems in security and privacy.