CSA LAUNCHES NEW CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME TO RECOGNISE ENTERPRISES WITH GOOD CYBERSECURITY PRACTICES
The Trustmark is a mark of distinction for enterprises that have put in place good cybersecurity measures that correspond to their risk profiles.
Cyber Essentials is targeted at Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) – which tend to have limited IT and/or cybersecurity expertise and resources – and helps them prioritise the baseline cybersecurity measures needed to safeguard their systems and operations from common cyber-attacks. Cyber Trust, on the other hand, is targeted at larger or more digitalised enterprises – such as Multinational Corporations (MNCs) – as these enterprises are likely to have higher risk levels which require them to invest in significant expertise and resources to manage and protect their IT infrastructure and systems. The marks do not certify the cybersecurity of specific products or services, but rather, they certify the cybersecurity measures adopted at the organisation level. Please refer to the factsheet in Annex A for more information on Cyber Essentials and Cyber Trust.
The cybersecurity certification scheme for enterprises is developed by CSA to recognise enterprises with good cybersecurity practices. The Cyber Essentials mark recognises enterprises that have put in place cyber hygiene measures, while the Cyber Trust mark is a mark of distinction to recognise enterprises with comprehensive cybersecurity measures and practices. The marks serve as visible indicators to demonstrate that enterprises have put in place good cybersecurity practices to protect their operations and customers against cyber-attacks.
The two cybersecurity certification marks were developed in consultation with industry partners such as certification practitioners, technology providers and trade associations and take into consideration the diverse organisational profiles and operational needs of enterprises in Singapore.
Why should my organisation apply?
• Serves as a visible indicator of good cybersecurity practices implemented in your organisation
• Provides assurance that your organisation has taken steps to strengthen your cybersecurity
• Builds trust with your customers
• Gives your organisation a competitive edge to attract new business partnerships
Which mark should my organisation apply for?