Singapore to offer bug bounty, set up Asean cybersecurity centre

The Singapore government has announced plans to launch a bug bounty programme by year-end as well as a cybersecurity hub to coordinate training and collaborative efforts amongst Asean country members.

The bug bounty initiative aimed to identify “cyber blindspots” and benchmark the government’s defences against cyberattacks, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, at the annual Singapore International Cyber Week conference this week.

The programme was scheduled to launch at the end of the year, during which both local and international white-hat hackers would be invited to test selected government systems and uncover vulnerabilities.

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Source: ZDNet