25 October 2016 - NUS and local telecommunications company Singtel have jointly launched the $42.8 million NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research and Development Laboratory that will facilitate the research and development of solutions to cope with cyber threats.
Over the next five years, the lab will host more than 100 research staff from NUS and Singtel and provide training to some 120 new cyber security personnel from undergraduate to postdoctoral level. Guest-of-honor Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said, “This will develop a strong talent pool critical to Singapore. The training will equip them with deep expertise in this growing area, and prepare them for employment opportunities, not just with Singtel, but also in the public sector and other companies.”
NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said that this collaboration, and other recently established initiatives such as the National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory and the Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium, constitute a key pillar of NUS’s Smart Nation Research Cluster that boosts Singapore’s aspiration to become the world’s first Smart Nation.
Headed by Professor David Rosenblum, the Laboratory will focus on four themes of research and development: network, data and cloud security; predictive security analytics; Internet-of-things and industrial control systems; future-ready cyber security systems.