CSA launches cybersecurity awareness campaign

The agency will work with Shopee, Carousell, and NTUC FairPrice to publicise the campaign.

The Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore has launched a new “Better Cyber Safe than Sorry” national cybersecurity awareness campaign.

The fourth edition of CSA’s national cybersecurity awareness campaign will focus on raising awareness and driving adoption of four good cybersecurity practices: use of strong passwords and enabling two-factor authentication (2FA); spotting signs of phishing; use of anti-virus software; and updating computer software. 

CSA will be teaming up with Shopee, Carousell, and NTUC FairPrice to further the reach of the campaign through the Shopee and Carousell apps; and in around 150 NTUC FairPrice stores and through FairPrice digital platforms.

The “Better Cyber Safe than Sorry” campaign comes on the heels of CSA’s latest annual cybersecurity awareness survey which found that 37% of respondents had reported falling victim to a cyber incident at least once in 2020 – a jump from 28% in 2019 – reflecting global trends of cyber incidents becoming more prevalent.

The Cybersecurity Awareness Survey 2020 found that although general awareness of cybersecurity had improved, adoption of good cyber hygiene practices – such as enabling 2FA and using cybersecurity apps – continued to be low.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many more of our day-to-day activities being conducted digitally. It is important that we are all aware of and adopt good cyber hygiene to stay safe online in light of our greater digital footprint. While our survey findings showed that there has been improvement in terms of awareness, many respondents continue to believe that they would not be a target of cybercriminals. More needs to be done to increase adoption levels, and CSA is delighted to work with new partners to further extend the reach of our campaign to drive awareness and adoption of good cyber practices,” David Koh, chief executive of CSA, said.

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