10 September 2018
Singapore has started training its first cyber warriors, who will be equipped with the necessary skills to defending the nation’s critical information infrastructure.
The pioneer batch of nine Smart Nation Scholarship holders were selected from 233 applicants. The aim is to groom them to drive Singapore’s Smart Nation and digitalisation efforts.
Presenting the inaugural awards at a ceremony recently, Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation initiative Vivian Balakrishnan said that the Government had outsourced too much technology projects in the past, but this has to be changed.
The Smart Nation Scholarship is aimed at Singaporean students who have completed their junior college or polytechnic studies. It is offered by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).