Summary

The ASEAN Cyber Capacity Programme (ACCP) is an initiative established by Singapore in 2016. Focus areas under the programme include cyber policy, legislation, strategy development as well as incident response.

ASEAN Cyber Capacity Program (ACCP) aims to build cyber capacity in ASEAN Member States. It enhances regional ability to respond to the evolving cyber threat landscape and builds a secure and resilient ASEAN cyberspace. It also seeks to complement regional cyber capacity building efforts, delivering programmes targeting senior ASEAN officials.

The programme targets ASEAN policy officials, diplomats, prosecutors as well as technical operators and analysts. Trainers of the programme are selected from the INTERPOL Global Centre for Innovation in Singapore, ASEAN Dialogue Partners, academics from institutes as the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) at the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and other relevant agencies.

Details

Activities

Events under the ACCP include workshops, seminars and conferences, organised in collaboration with Singapore’s other regional initiatives such as the Singapore Cooperation Programme established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Third Country Training Programme with the United States.

Within the ACCP, one of the main annual activities marked in the calendar is the Singapore International Cyber Week, which incorporates the ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity as a key platform for regional cybersecurity policy and strategy discussions. Another event is the Cybersecurity Workshop jointly conducted by the Singapore and the United States with participation from other countries as well as industry partners.

Additionally, within the ACCP initiatives, it is worth mentioning the launch of ASEAN-Singapore Cybersecurity Centre for Expertise (ASCCE) in 2019. The latter, conducts research and provides training related to cyber strategy and policy, international law and norms and legislation; provides CERT-related technical training; and conducts virtual cyber defence trainings and exercises.

Together with ASEAN Dialogue Partners, other international partners from governments, NGOs, private sectors and academia, ACCP along with the ASCCE have conducted more than 30 programmes to date. The latter have reached over 900 senior government officials from ASEAN and beyond. Within these, it is worth mentioning the various Cybersecurity Strategy related programmes for ASEAN Member States in partnership with ASEAN Dialogue Partners and stakeholders such as Microsoft and the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy.


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