CSA launches first national cyber security awareness campaign in Singapore

Internet being a modern world necessity, people can’t imagine life without it. To maintain the good cyber hygiene, be savvy about the dangers in cyberspace and take precautions to protect themselves from cyber criminals. The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has launched its first national cyber security awareness campaign.

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Cyber security awareness campaign has been launched to help people protect themselves from cyber criminals. Photo courtesy: CSA

David Koh, Chief Executive, CSA said, “Through this campaign, we want to reach out to the community to highlight that cyber threats can have major repercussions on our daily lives. We all have a part to play in making cyberspace safe and we should all play our part well. By taking small steps to enhance our cyber hygiene, we can have a safe online experience and enjoy the benefits that technology brings.”  

The campaign will be launched by Guest-of-Honour, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-Charge of Cybersecurity on February 11, 2017, with a carnivalesque roadshow at Toa Payoh Town Hub Atrium. Admission is free at the roadshow, which will be held from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm on February 11 and 12.

The ‘Live Savvy with Cybersecurity’ campaign will simplify cyber security for everyone. It will make people understand that it is not difficult and can be easily adopted.

At the carnival, the public can approach volunteer cyber champions for information and advice on cybersecurity-related issues. Citizens and permanent residents who have not set up their Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) can visit the SingPass 2FA booth with their original NRIC or FIN card for assistance to set it up on-the-spot.