New committee a proactive move to improve data security, but challenges abound: Experts

Forming a working group in the long term to constantly review the data security processes would help to provide assurance to the public and instil confidence in Singapore's system following recent data leaks involving public agencies.
Forming a working group in the long term to constantly review the data security processes would help to provide assurance to the public and instil confidence in Singapore's system following recent data leaks involving public agencies.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - The formation of the Public Sector Data Security Review Committee is a forward-thinking step in beefing up data security and shoring up public confidence, said industry experts, even as they identified challenges.

Mr Andrew Duck, chief executive of cyber security company Aversafe, told The Straits Times: "Individual committees established after a breach are reactive in nature and focused to a specific breach.

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