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CREST Singapore Chapter Unveils New CREST Examination Facility at Industry Event

Aug. 1, 2016
Chief Executive of CSA, Mr David Koh, was Guest-of-Honour at the CREST Singapore Industry Event held on 28 July 2016 at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). About 300 industry partners, cyber security professionals and representatives from the Institutes of Higher Learning and government agencies attended the event to find out more about the CREST Singapore Chapter and its services. The event also marked the opening of the CREST-accredited Examination Facility at SIT.

Industry: Financial Institutions, Government & Public Sector
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CREST Singapore Chapter Established to Introduce Penetration Testing Certifications and Accreditations in Singapore

July 28, 2016
In partnership with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP), CREST has established a Singapore Chapter to introduce its penetration testing certifications and accreditation to Singapore. This initiative was developed in collaboration with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). The CREST Singapore Chapter is the first CREST Chapter in Asia. Marking this milestone is the official opening of the CREST Examination Facility at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) today. The facility was opened by Mr David Koh, Chief Executive, CSA.

Industry: Financial Institutions, Government & Public Sector
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CREST to Raise the Quality of Cyber Security in Singapore

Oct. 6, 2015
Speaking at the GovernmentWare on October 6, 2015, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister in Charge of Cyber Security Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, said that introducing CREST certification for penetration testing in Singapore will offer transparent and open standards that serve as a competency baseline for practising professionals and service providers and will provide the assurance for professionals and service providers that perform penetration tests, hence, raising the quality of cyber security services and workforce. At the event, CREST has signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP) in Singapore to work together to introduce CREST certifications for penetration testing in Singapore. This initiative was developed in collaboration with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). Singapore (MAS), the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

Industry: Financial Institutions, Government & Public Sector
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CREST and Guidelines of The Association of Banks in Singapore

July 31, 2015
Guidelines released by The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) in July 2015 recommend CREST as a way to obtain assurance of policies and procedures on penetration testing engagement methodologies, reporting, and data handling, as well as employee background checks on security assessors to protect the interest of Financial Institutions when engaging penetration testing service providers.

Industry: Financial Institutions
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