9 cyber security firms to receive funding to defend Singapore's critical systems, smart nation projects

The nine firms will develop capabilities to secure data and detect threats for the system owners.
The nine firms will develop capabilities to secure data and detect threats for the system owners.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Nine cyber security software firms have been awarded up to $1 million each to build systems to help Singapore shore up the defence of critical sectors including energy, healthcare and defence, as well as emerging areas like driverless vehicles. 

The firms were selected from 87 submissions in the second call for innovation by the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore and locally based venture capital firm TNB Ventures.

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