In an effort to educate school children on good cyber hygiene, Singapore has opened a “Virtual Cyber Security Park,” along with announcing several other measures today as part of the Infocomm Security Masterplan 2 (MP2).
Students attending primary school in Singapore (the equivalent of elementary school in the United States) will have the opportunity to navigate the “Virtual Cyber Security Park” to learn good cyber hygiene in an engaging and enjoyable way.
In addition to the virtual arena, which is slated for completion sometime in 2010, the government also announced plans to audit Internet service providers to ensure that baseline security standards are implemented. Additionally, ISPs will be required to share the information with other ISPs.
Business analytic software will also be employed by the government to identify any signs of impending cyber attack against critical infrastructure targets. Also, “public-sector capabilities to address threat from massive cyber attacks such as Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) will be broaden through combination of policies, technical controls and competency building.”
MP2 was initiated back in 2008 and is intended to serve as a five-year plan to enhance Singapore’s cyber defense and resiliency.
More information on the proposed changes can be seen here