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Estonia and Singapore concluded a cyber cooperation agreement

19. January 2018 - 13:30
Estonia and Singapore concluded a cyber cooperation agreement
Estonia and Singapore concluded a cyber cooperation agreement

Today, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and David Koh Tee Hian, Deputy Secretary and Defence Cyber Chief of Ministry of Defence of Singapore, signed a cyber cooperation agreement between the two countries.Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore, signed a cyber cooperation agreement between the two countries.

With the agreement, the countries will be creating the possibility for joint training at Estonia’s Cyber Range and will continue to arrange activities at expert level.

According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, Estonia and Singapore wish to learn from each other how to organise cyber training exercises, along with developing a cyber training area and using it in training exercises.

‘Singapore has demonstrated an active interest towards cooperation with Estonia in terms of standard security as well as the cyber field. I am pleased that our defence cooperation continues to yield more practical results', said Luik.

Luik added that Singapore is, without a doubt, one of the most important technology centres in Asia. ‘Since there are no national borders in cyber space, good sectoral cooperation with highly developed nations is very important’, stated the Minister.

Estonia has concluded similar agreements with NATO, Austria, Luxembourg, and South Korea. Based on the training exercises carried out under cooperation agreements, Estonia has been able to increase its cyber defence capability as well as promote entrepreneurship.

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