CYBER SECURITY SECTOR TO CREATE MORE NEW JOBS, BUT FOR SG OR FT?

Dear A.S.S. Editor

Minister Yaacob Ibrahim, speaking during the opening ceremony of the new HQ of Palo Alto Networks in the Asia Pacific region, said that the cyber security sector in Singapore is going to grow by as much as $900m by 2020. He also said that the sector has the potential to create 2,500 new jobs by 2018.

That is a lot of new jobs in the next year. The question is, will these jobs be offered to Singaporeans, or are they going to go to foreign talents? We all know that the cyber security sector is a brand new area, where there might not be enough qualified Singaporeans yet, or locals experienced enough to jump into this industry straight away.

Does this mean the jobs created will be another avenue for more foreigners to come in? After all, this time, they cannot be stealing our jobs, when we are not qualified nor experienced enough to actually get the job in the first place.

Adam A

A.S.S. Contributor

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