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StarHub launches $200m cybersecurity think tank


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It will train at least 300 cyber-specialists.

The telco giant is ramping up its efforts to invest in cybersecurity as it launches its Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (COE) to grow the local cyber security ecosystem.

According to a report by OCBC, StarHub is working together with Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, the Singapore University of Technology and Design, as well as other industry partners to work with the COE.

“The COE will serve as a hub to bring together the best of brains and expertise to tackle cyber threats,” the report said.

The COE will undertake various initiatives to strengthen Singapore’s capabilities in cybersecurity, focusing on talent development, innovation, and industry partnerships.

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“And to help address the shortage of cyber security professionals, StarHub said it is committed to training at least 300 specialists in different cyber-related capabilities over the next five years,” OCBC said.

“Going forward, StarHub plans to rope in more industry and IHL partners to the COE to drive value and results. The latest move shows that StarHub, like Singtel, is evolving its business model from a pure carrier towards more value-added services, which are less likely to be “commoditized”,” OCBC added.



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