Singapore: Singapore considers making data centers and clouds "critical infrastructure"

Dec 22, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Singapore’s government is currently contemplating marking data centers and clouds as "critical infrastructure,” and extending oversight to cloud service providers and data center operators. A decision in this regard is expected to be made by January 15, 2024. 

Currently, the  Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore (CSA) lists energy, water, banking and finance, healthcare, land transport, maritime, aviation, government, media, and security and emergency services as "critical infrastructure.” This new amendment is to see that digital infrastructure will be added to this list. 

Under digital infrastructure, both cloud computing services in and out of Singapore provided it's deemed "necessary for the continuous delivery of an essential service, and the loss or compromise of the computer or computer system will have a debilitating effect on the availability of the essential service in Singapore," and data center facility services in the city-state will be covered.