GoSecure

In a Digital Economy, many enterprises including Small-Medium-Enterprises (SMEs) across various sectors adopt digital solutions to improve productivity and to transform their business. A large proportion of these SMEs procure technology solutions from Infocomm Technology (ICT) SMEs. It is therefore important for ICT SMEs to ensure that their products and solutions are cyber secured and safe for use, and data safeguards are in place to protect against cyber thefts and leakage. ICT SMEs need to build up their cybersecurity capabilities and improve the product security posture of their products and solutions.

IMDA’s GoSecure programme is designed to support ICT SMEs to build up their cybersecurity capabilities and support the adoption of cybersecurity tools and services internally so that they can leverage these tools and services, as well as put in place safeguards and Security-by-design practices to improve the security posture of their products and solutions. The GoSecure programme supports ICT SMEs in the following ways:

  • With effect from 01 Jun 2020, ICT SMEs can conduct a self-assessment of their internal digital capabilities in cybersecurity through a Tech Capability Assessment Tool. The online tool is developed by IMDA to help ICT SMEs assess their capability gaps with recommendations on how they can address these gaps. Currently, the Tool covers two digital capability areas: Cloud Native (launched in Oct 2019), and Cybersecurity (with effect from 01 Jun 2020). *New
  • In addition from 01 Jun 2020, ICT SMEs will be able to adopt cybersecurity tools and services for use during development and deployment of solutions, from a list of pre-approved vendors published Business Grants Portal and Tech Depot at SME Portal (under “Infocomm” sector) (i.e. GoSecure with Tools and Services) *New. The initial Cybersecurity tools and services launched are Source Code Review Tool, Security Controls and Operations Advisory Services and Security Assessment Services.
  • Since Aug 2018, ICT SMEs can receive Security-by-Design consultation and obtain Vulnerability Assessment Services from Singapore Institute of Technology at below market rate ( i.e. GoSecure with SIT)

Tech Capability Assessment Tool

What is Tech Capability Assessment Tool in Cybersecurity?

IMDA developed a Tech Capability Assessment Tool to help ICT SMEs assess their capabilities in Cybersecurity. This free online tool is designed to guide ICT SMEs through a series of questions to assess the current capability gaps in cybersecurity covering Threat Identification, Cybersecurity Safeguards, and Business Restoration.

At the end of the assessment, the ICT SME will receive a detailed report that provides insights on the current state of the cybersecurity capability, gaps that need to be addressed, and recommendations on how to address them.

How do I access the tool?

To start assessing the level of maturity your company has in the area of cybersecurity, click the icon below to access the Tech Capability Assessment Tool (Cybersecurity).

Gosecure With Tools And Services

What is GoSecure with Tools and Services?

In Jun 2020, IMDA expanded GoSecure to support ICT SMEs in the adoption of cybersecurity tools and services for use during the development and deployment of products and solutions. ICT SMEs can also procure services by outsourcing their cybersecurity needs to specialist cybersecurity providers to augment their limited cybersecurity knowledge and resources. The list of cybersecurity tools and services from a pre-approved list of vendors are published in Business Grants Portal and Tech Depot at SME Portal (under “Infocomm” sector) and ICT SMEs can apply for Productivity Solution Grant (PSG) grant through Business Grant Portal (BGP) for government support. The initial Cybersecurity tools and services launched are Source Code Review Tool, Security Controls and Operations Advisory Services and Security Assessment Services.

For eligible ICT SMEs, IMDA will provide a subsidy up to 80% of the costs of the pre-approved tools and services (or a cap of $5,700 per application whichever is lower).

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What are the cybersecurity tools and services that I can adopt with subsidy from PSG?

Currently, IMDA has pre-approved the vendors for the following cybersecurity tools and services:

S/NType of Tool/ ServicesName of Tool/ ServicesName of Pre-approved VendorContact DetailsTool/ Services Infosheet
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Source Code Review Tool

Source Code Review Tool

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Solar appScreenerAthena Dynamics Pte LtdKen Soh
Contact Hotline:
84311778, 91370722
Contact Email:
kensoh@athenadynamics.com
bd@athenadynamics.com
Solar appScreener (3.92MB)
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Security Assessment Services for Solutions

Security Assessment Services for Solutions

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Cyber Attack Surface Screening and Assessment ServicesTUV SUD PSBChin Kai Ming
Contact Hotline: +8812 6194
Contact Email: info.sg@tuvsud.com
TUV SUD Cybersecurity Services Infosheet (2.24MB)
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Security Advisory Services

Security Advisory Services

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Cyber Security Advisory ServicesTUV SUD PSBChin Kai Ming
Contact Hotline: +8812 6194
Contact Email: info.sg@tuvsud.com
TUV SUD Cybersecurity Services Infosheet (2.24MB)

 

How do get the subsidy for using the pre-approved tools and services?

Interested ICT SMEs can go to the section “ICT Sector’ in SME Portal Tech Depot at www.smeportal.sg and view the list of pre-approved vendors under PSG Section and contact the pre-approved vendor(s).

After receiving the quotation from the pre-approved vendor(s), ICT SMEs can decide and apply for PSG grant through the ESG Business Grants Portal (BGP).

The following describes the process in applying for the Productivity Solution Grant (PSG) subsidy to adopt the pre-approved tools and services.

 

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GoSecure with SIT

What is GoSecure with SIT?

IMDA has collaborated with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to help identify security gaps in ICT SMEs’ products and solutions through Security-by-Design consultation and vulnerability assessments to reduce cybersecurity risks.


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Through GoSecure with SIT, ICT companies will be able to:

Benefits from GoSecure

What are the benefits for signing up GoSecure with SIT?

  • Training and knowledge transfer of Security-by-Design Principles
  • Vulnerability Assessments (VA) for products
  • Access to Expertise from SIT Faculty
  • Subsidised fees starting from $6,500*
  • Access to IT professional development or workplace training courses, seminars and workshops in Cybersecurity (charges may apply)

*prices may vary from case to case

How do I apply for GoSecure with SIT?

For application or enquiries, please email to cybersecurity@singaporetech.edu.sg or visit www.singaporetech.edu.sg/gosecure

Who can sign up for GoSecure?

  • Priority for first-time applicant for GoSecure
  • Singapore-Owned or Singapore-Based ICT SME1
  • Have local technical resources to go through the Capabilities Upskilling & Vulnerability Assessment Testing with SIT
  • Owns the IP of the product or solution to undergo vulnerability assessment
  • Have positive net equity based on the latest financial statement (optional for start-up companies2)

1ICT SME refers to the following::

  • Business entities registered and operating in Singapore
  • Singapore registered company that engages in Infocomm Technology (ICT) and related activities based on SSIC codes
  • Minimum 30% local shareholding
  • Company’s Group annual sales turnover not more than $100 million OR Company’s Group employment size not more than 200 workers

2Start-up Companies refer to the following

  • Registered for less than 5 years at time of grant application
  • At least 30% local shareholdings
  • Company's Group annual sales turnover is not more than $100 million or group employment size is not more than 200 workers; and
  • Core activities to be carried out in Singapore.

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Last updated on: 02 Jul 2020