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Efforts to tighten security of government websites

Tender put out for contractors to deter attacks, keep sites accessible

Published on Jul 4, 2014 6:10 AM
 
Work is under way to tighten Singapore's defence against attacks that aim to disable government websites, following heightened threats in the past few months. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Work is under way to tighten Singapore's defence against attacks that aim to disable government websites, following heightened threats in the past few months.

Officials have put out a bulk tender on behalf of government ministries, departments, statutory boards, organs of state and universities for security contractors.

It comes on the back of last November's attempts to bring down government websites, and the defacement of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Istana webpages. In tender documents seen by The Straits Times, potential contractors are expected to keep government websites fully accessible and available to the public even when attacks are taking place.

This will be done by providing Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services.

 
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