About SingCERT and how it can help you and your company
01 June 2017
(Computer Emergency Response Team or sometimes also known as CSIRT, Computer
Security Incident Response Team) is an international program that began in
1988, when the first team was formed by the Software Engineering Institute
(SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
SingCERT (Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team) was first
set-up in October 1997 by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
(IDA), in collaboration with the Centre for Internet Research, National
University of Singapore (NUS). SingCERT’s purpose is to facilitate the
detection, resolution and prevention of security related incidents on the
SingCERT aims to achieve its mission
and objectives by:
Broadcasting alerts, advisories and security patches
- Promoting security awareness through security seminars, workshops and cyber drills
- Collaborating with vendors or other CERTs to respond to security incidents
How can you, as a small business
owner or someone in charge of internet security for your company leverage on
up for security alerts at https://www.csa.gov.sg/singcert.
You will be able to view all recent and past security alerts on the website.
cyber security incidents to SingCERT for advice and help in
resolution. If your
company’s information system encountered an intrusion or any cyber security
related incidents, you can report the incident to SingCERT via the hotline +65 6323
5052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details on how to report an incident, please refer to their FAQ. This will
help SingCERT link you up with the relevant agency for help and resolution.
What kind of incidents can I report
Here are some
examples of cyber security incidents where you can report to SingCERT for
Unauthorised attempts (either failed or successful) to gain access to your system or its data
- A denial of service (DoS) attack on your IT network
- Phishing or scam emails sent to your network
For the latest information on SingCERT, please visit the SingCERT website at https://www.csa.gov.sg/singcert.