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What is SingCERT?
The Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT), is the national CERT in Singapore. It is the point of contact with members of public, private businesses and international CERTs around the world. SingCERT was set up in October 1997 as a programme of the then Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), in collaboration with the National University of Singapore, to facilitate the detection, resolution and prevention of security-related incidents on the Internet. In 1999, SingCERT become a wholly IDA-owned programme. With the formation of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) in 2015 as the national body providing dedicated and centralised oversight of national cybersecurity functions, SingCERT moved over to CSA.
What does SingCERT do?
The Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT), under the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), facilitates the detection, resolution and prevention of cybersecurity incidents for the Singapore constituency. SingCERT achieves these objectives by:
Broadcasting timely alerts, advisories and security patches to highlight security vulnerabilities in software and hardware products, and provide updates on the latest cyber threat trends;
Driving outreach and education to raise cybersecurity awareness and adoption through seminars and workshops;
Collaborating with other international and local CERTs to respond to cyber-related incidents; and
Strengthening cooperation among CERTs and testing of incident handling processes through multiple conferences and cybersecurity exercise drills.
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