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What is a Critical Information Infrastructure?
Under section 7(1) of the Cybersecurity Act, a Critical Information Infrastructure is a computer or a computer system located wholly or partly in Singapore, necessary for the continuous delivery of an essential service, and the loss or compromise of the computer or computer system will have a debilitating effect on the availability of the essential service in Singapore.
What is the profile of the Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) in Singapore?
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has worked closely with Sector Leads to identify the Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) supporting the provision of essential services across 11 critical sectors.
The critical sectors are Energy, Water, Banking & Finance, Healthcare, Transport (which includes Land, Maritime, and Aviation), Government, Infocomm, Media, and Security & Emergency Services. The list of essential services in these sectors are published in the First Schedule of the Act.
Under Section 7 of the Act, CII refers to specific computers and computer systems that are explicitly designated by the Commissioner of Cybersecurity. It is not the case that firms and sectors will be considered as CII.
The list of CII and CII owners will be finalised, before CSA and Sector Leads implement the Cybersecurity Act in the second half of 2018. The list of CII and CII owners are secret for national security reasons.
How does the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) determine the list of essential services?
In arriving at the list of essential services in the Cybersecurity Act, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) took reference from the list of critical sectors in the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (CMCA). CSA also surveyed the definition of "essential services" in other jurisdictions.
CSA then identified a total of 11 sectors with Critical Information Infrastructure. For each of these 11 sectors, CSA worked with the relevant Sector Lead to identify their essential services based on criteria such as impact to Singapore's economy.
We do not preclude gazetting new essential services in the future.
What are the licensing conditions that licensed cybersecurity service providers have to comply with?
We intend to keep licensing requirements simple to minimise the operational costs on businesses. The requirements that licensed service providers have to comply with include:
Ensure that their key executive officers performing the licensable services are fit and proper persons as defined in S26(8). For example, ensure that the individual has not been convicted of any offence involving fraud, dishonesty or moral turpitude.
Keep for at least 3 years, basic records on the cybersecurity services that it has provided. This was reduced from the earlier proposed 5 years, so as to lighten the administrative requirements on licensed cybersecurity service providers.
When will the licensing framework be implemented?
The implementation of the licensing framework will be communicated at a later date.
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