Singapore’s public sector to adopt new measures to tighten data security

Eileen Yu reports:

Singapore’s government agencies will roll out several new “technical measures” for existing and new systems, including automated detection of emails containing sensitive data and stronger encryption for files. These are part of “interim” recommendations deemed necessary following a review of the public sector’s cybersecurity infrastructure and policies, which itself was carried out after a series of data breaches involving government entities.

A committee set up to evaluate how the government secured and protected citizens’ data released its initial findings on Monday, stressing a need to boost the sector’s data security regime amidst rising threats.

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