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Singapore's cyber security chief says international norms, partnerships are key issues

Singapore's cyber security chief says international norms, partnerships are key issues (Laws, Policy, Regulations)

"Cyberspace should not be any different from the physical domains," Mr Koh said. "For instance, in the maritime domain, there are rules that govern how states should behave, such as through the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea." "Similarly, in the aviation domain, we abide by rules set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. These rules underpin our modern economies and security." "We are sharply cognisant that a world where "might makes right" spells disaster for us, and other small states and perhaps middle powers," he said. "Some in these circles have said that it is challenging for states to agree on consensual positions… and that perhaps the UN is not working the way it should be," Mr Koh said. "The threats are coming from all over the world, so it compels us to work closely with our regional and international partners." Singapore sees cybersecurity as a key enabler for its Smart Nation drive.

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