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Singapore's 1st Cyber Security Awareness Day - A Nation-wide Call-to-action
Posted: 24 Mar 2011

Singapore's 1st Cyber Security Awareness Day - A Nation-wide Call-to-action

Singapore's 1st Cyber Security Awareness Day will be launched on 13 April 2011, in conjunction with the Information Security Seminar 2011 (13 - 14 April 2011), jointly organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP) and Cyber Security Awareness Alliance (Alliance). While various awareness outreach efforts are carried out throughout the year, the Awareness Day will serve as a nation-wide call-to-action to take personal responsibility to "Go safe online".

The target is to draw at least 200,000 users to "pledge" to change their passwords to a strong password on the Awareness Day. For the build-up, we are reaching out to the public, private and people sectors to raise awareness and obtain their pledges. In addition, objective of the Awareness Day and relevant security messages will be published on traditional prints and online media to heighten the importance of cyber security leading to the launch of the Awareness Day.

As users of infocomm technologies, we hope that your organisation will respond to the call-to-action on Cyber Security Awareness Day. Your assistance is also sought to help to spread the message and encourage your business associates, family and friends to respond to the call-to-action. Further information about the Cyber Security Awareness Day can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/gosafeonline

Further information about best practice Security frameworks can be found at: http://www.ida.gov.sg/Sector%20Development/20090317161523.aspx

As infocomm becomes increasingly pervasive, it is imperative to raise the awareness and adoption of essential cyber security practices among users. Well-informed users will not only keep personal / organisation assets and information secure but will also help to improve the overall security of cyberspace.

We look forward to your favourable reply. Thank you.

Infocomm Security and Assurance Division

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

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