ST Electronics’ DigiSAFE Cyber Security Centre Attains ATO 24 March 2016
ST Electronics’ DigiSAFE Cyber Security Centre Attains
Approved Training Organisation Status by WDA
Singapore, 23 March 2016 – Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics)
today announced that DigiSAFE Cyber Security Centre has attained the Approved Training
Organisation (ATO) status accredited by the Workforce Development Agency (WDA).
DigiSAFE Cyber Security Centre is the training arm of ST Electronics (Info-Security) Pte Ltd.
As an ATO, DigiSAFE Cyber Security Centre has met the criteria to conduct WSQ* trainings
and assessments that are mapped to the National Infocomm Competency Framework
(NICF). The Centre offers professional courses specialising in cyber security and these
courses are designed and developed by leveraging ST Electronics (Info-Security)’s vast
experience and proven track record in providing cyber security solutions to government
agencies and commercial organisations.
The Centre was officially launched in 2014 by Ms Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of
Infocomm Development Authority Singapore, with a vision to train and develop Cyber
Security Professionals to meet Singapore’s increasing need for cyber security expertise. As
Singapore embarks on its Smart Nation drive, the need for more highly skilled cyber security
professionals to combat growing cyber threats has become more critical. The country’s
critical infrastructures will require strong defence against external and internal exploits.
Thus, a key element in maintaining a secured cyber environment is to strengthen human
capability in cyber security.
Having an in-depth understanding of the cyber security environment in Singapore, DigiSAFE
Cyber Security Centre’s curriculum and courses are designed to support the Singapore
Government’s initiatives in building capabilities of individuals in cyber security operations
skill sets to meet the needs of the Infocomm Technology (ICT) industry. Since its inception,
the Centre has successfully trained more than 300 cyber security professionals in less than
DigiSAFE Cyber Security Centre is unique as it focuses on more than just knowledge and
qualifications to deal with increasingly sophisticated and complex cyber threats. It bridges
the cyber security operations skills gap in the marketplace by providing individuals hands-on
training in cyber defence and prepares them to be operationally ready. Its curriculum
emphasises on providing a comprehensive range of operational-centric cyber security
practical training courses. The Centre also customises courses to meet the varied needs of
The core of the Centre’s training is based on a high-fidelity defence training and simulation
environment that simulates multiple automatic and repeatable cyber-attack scenarios. This
offers the closest encounter that any trainee can experience in a cyber-attack scenario.
Trainees also get to experience and respond to an extensive kill-chain of malicious attacks
in a realistic environment. To ensure the Centre’s courses stay current and relevant to the
industry’s needs, it constantly seeks collaborations with leading domain experts across the
world to develop relevant cyber security curriculums together with the Centre’s trainers.
“ST Electronics is a leader in cyber security offering a comprehensive suite of cyber security
solutions. The ATO accreditation of our DigiSAFE Cyber Security Centre signifies an
important milestone for us as we continue to deliver high quality cyber security training for
PMEs to be better equipped in the Cyber Security domain while meeting the nation’s need
for more highly-skilled cyber security experts,” said Mr Lee Fook Sun, Deputy CEO &
President, Defence Business of ST Engineering and President of ST Electronics.
* WSQ – Workforce Skills Qualification
ST Electronics (Info-Security) has comprehensive cyber security capabilities. We design,
build and operate cyber security operation centres for government and commercial clients.
Our solutions are supported by advanced info-assurance, digital authentication, SCADA
protection and digital steganography products. Our team of cyber-security professionals
ensures critical infrastructures are protected, secured and responsive in dealing with cyber
threats to both information and operational technology. We also offer state-of-the-art cyber
security training through our DigiSAFE Cyber Security Centre to enhance and strengthen
the operational competencies of cyber security professionals in response to real-life cyber
threats and cyber-attacks. For more information, please visit www.digisafe.com.
ST Electronics (Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited) is the electronics arm of
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, one of the largest public-listed companies on the
Singapore Exchange. ST Electronics is a global engineering company specialising in the
design, development and integration of advanced electronics and communications systems.
Our capabilities are in Rail & Intelligent Transportation; Satellite & Broadband
Communications; Info Comm Technologies; Command & Control operations, Training &
Simulation; Intelligent Building & Security Systems and Cybersecurity. We have a presence
in over 20 countries spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle
East, China, India and Southeast Asia. For more information, please visit
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