17 Jul '17, 12am

Licensed to hack: Singapore looks into registration scheme for ethical hackers

Licensed to hack: Singapore looks into registration scheme for ethical hackers

Ethical hackers in Singapore could soon require a license to get their hands dirty, so to speak. The small Asian nation is currently requesting feedback on a proposed cybersecurity bill which will see ethical hackers having to obtain a license to do their work, and although it could seem quite restrictive, both the hacker and the company that developed the buggy software could benefit. Section D of the press release regarding the new bill reads: “The Bill proposes licensing the provision of penetration testing and managed security operations centre (SOC) services. The need for credible cybersecurity services will grow as cybersecurity risks become more mainstream. The proposed licensing framework aims to help provide greater assurance of safety and security to customers of cybersecurity services, address information asymmetry in the industry and provide for improving the s...

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