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Singtel launches institute to train companies in cybersecurity skills

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Singapore Telecommunications on Tuesday unveiled the Singtel Cyber Security Institute (CSI), a first-of-its-kind "cyber range" and educational institute in the Asia-Pacific to train companies to deal with sophisticated cyber threats.

SINGAPORE Telecommunications on Tuesday unveiled the Singtel Cyber Security Institute (CSI), a first-of-its-kind "cyber range" and educational institute in the Asia-Pacific to train companies to deal with sophisticated cyber threats.

Housed in a permanent space of over 10,000 sq ft, the institute provides cyber skills development and education programmes tailored to three groups: company boards, C-suite management, and technology and operational staff.

Boards and C-suite management will be trained in areas of cyber threat awareness, risk management, business continuity planning and crisis communications preparation. The cyber operations team will be trained in defence and response capabilities.

"It is not enough to simply train the troops on the ground ... those in command must also be aware of the challenges we face in a digital economy," said Yaacob Ibrahim, minister in charge of cybersecurity, at the CSI launch event on Tuesday.

Singtel said it is among the first companies in Singapore to work with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore on the Cyber Security Associatee and Technologists Programme, a two-year programme to train fresh to experienced infocomm technology professionals to advance cybersecurity skills.