The UK-Singapore Cyber Dialogue held in London on 13 June 2023 brought together high-level officials from both countries, including David Koh, Chief Executive of Singapore's Cyber Security Agency, and Will Middleton, Cyber Director in the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office.
Esteemed representatives from various departments and agencies, such as the National Cyber Security Centre and the Cabinet Office, also participated, alongside officials from the Cyber Security Agency and the High Commission of Singapore in London.
Emphasis was placed on aligning approaches in vital domains, including Internet of Things (IoT) security, app security, and cyber skills development.
The security of apps and app stores was a specific focus, with the exploration of the potential for an international standard in this area.
Recognized international standards and norms for IoT were underscored, along with efforts to achieve mutual recognition of schemes for IoT security.
Collaboration in mapping the skills and competencies of cybersecurity professionals in Singapore and the UK was highlighted.
Both nations reaffirmed their commitment to supporting international cyber governance and capacity building, including through the ASEAN-Singapore Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (ASCCE).
Countering malicious cyber activities that undermine the rules-based multilateral order was a central theme of the discussions.
The MoU was recognized as a priority for international cyber cooperation, and both countries committed to continuing engagement under its framework.
The dialogue concluded with a shared commitment to continued engagement under the MoU, acknowledging its significance as a priority for international cyber cooperation. The UK and Singapore remain dedicated to nurturing their collaborative efforts in cybersecurity, safeguarding their nations and global digital landscapes.