Cyber-security service providers, who verifies for hacking vulnerabilities and monitor information technology systems for suspicious activities in organizations, will soon be required to be licenced.
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) announced on Monday that this will provide customers with greater assurance of safety while also raising the quality of providers.
The providers, which might be businesses or individuals, will be licenced under a new framework that should be in place by the beginning of next year. The CSA has initiated a public consultation on licencing conditions and legislation.
Service providers will have six months to apply for a licence after the framework begins.
“Penetration testing,” which determines whether a company can identify and respond to simulated cyber-security attacks, is one of the services to be licenced.
The other licensable service is to identify threats by monitoring activities in computer systems.