Members’ updatesResourcesJuly 25, 2023Mandatory Licensing for Certain Cybersecurity Service Providers in Singapore

An overview of Singapore’s cybersecurity licensing framework provided by OrionW, the exclusive Singapore law firm member of PrivacyRules.

The number of cyberattacks in Singapore has increased significantly in the past few years.  The Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore works to manage and prevent cyber threats, as authorised and directed by the Cybersecurity Act 2018.

One key component of the Cybersecurity Act is a licensing framework for certain types of cybersecurity service providers (CSPs).  In particular, CSPs providing penetration testing and managed security operations centre monitoring services must have a license to legally offer their services in Singapore.  Through these licensing requirements, the CSA intends to strengthen trust and establish minimum standards for CSPs.

Read OrionW’s full article on CSP licensing here: Mandatory Licensing for Certain Cybersecurity Service Providers in Singapore.