Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.25818/7zef-wym0
Title: Policy Analysis: Cybersecurity is a Public Good that starts with the Individual
Authors: Lim Wei Chieh
Keywords: Singapore
Internet
Public Management
Science
Technology
cybersecurity
cyber attack
information and communications technology (ICT)
cyberspace
health
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Citation: Lim Wei Chieh (2017-06). Policy Analysis: Cybersecurity is a Public Good that starts with the Individual : 1-11. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.25818/7zef-wym0
Abstract: As of 2016, Singapore has an internet penetration of 82.5% and smartphone penetration of more than 70%. According to a recent survey, Singaporeans spend an average of 3.7 hours online per day on non-work usage, much higher than the regional average. Being connected to such an extent also means an increased exposure to the ‘dangers’ of cyberspace. Securing Singapore’s cyberspace is more than just securing our private and public sector organisations. It must also include the millions of devices owned by the general public that are connected into our nation’s infrastructure. If we view cybersecurity as the practice of keeping our digital lives safe and healthy, should the government then treat cybersecurity like public health? This analysis examines the concept of cybersecurity as a public good, whether Singapore should address cybersecurity challenges using a similar approach as it does to public health, and whether it is time to establish a new agency that tackles Singapore’s cyber health.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/169709
DOI: 10.25818/7zef-wym0
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