More people in Singapore are aware of the need to guard against online threats, with 630,000 people pledging on Wednesday to secure their electronic devices as part of Cyber Security Awareness Day.
The figure is twice the number of pledges made in 2011 by individuals and organisations.
Updating anti-virus software and enabling password locks on smartphones are just some ways people can enforce cyber security.
Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said the government would continue its efforts to mitigate future threats, but that infocomm security is also a shared responsibility.
Addressing delegates at the Information Security Seminar, Dr Yaacob said Singapore must ensure measures are in place to manage evolving cyber risks and challenges.
He added that a Code of Practice was issued last year for internet service providers (ISPs) to ensure that essential security was maintained.
“With the code in place, the government and ISPs can collaborate further on efforts to improve the security of the Internet infrastructure in Singapore, such as through regular information sharing among the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and ISPs on security incidents and cyber threats,” Dr Yaacob said.
Over the years, Singapore has also been conducting cyber drills with other Asean members which simulate infocomm attacks to test the response of teams tasked to deal with cyber incidents.