Setting up of data security panel a proactive move, say experts

It will help shore up public confidence after recent spate of incidents, they say

MP Teo Ser Luck said the new committee is a good start, but moving forward, there is a need for a working group to constantly review data security processes. This would help provide assurance to the public and instil confidence in Singapore's system
MP Teo Ser Luck said the new committee is a good start, but moving forward, there is a need for a working group to constantly review data security processes. This would help provide assurance to the public and instil confidence in Singapore's system following recent public sector data leaks.ST FILE PHOTO

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2019, with the headline 'Setting up of data security panel a proactive move, say experts'. Subscribe