9 firms get funding to boost Singapore's cyber defence

They will get up to $1m each to help protect critical sectors such as energy, healthcare

The nine firms will develop capabilities to secure data and detect threats for the system owners.
The nine firms will develop capabilities to secure data and detect threats for the system owners.PHOTO: ST FILE

Nine cyber security software firms have been awarded up to $1 million each to build systems to help Singapore shore up the defence of critical sectors including energy, healthcare and defence, as well as emerging areas like driverless vehicles.

The firms were selected from 87 submissions in the second call for innovation by the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore and locally based venture capital firm TNB Ventures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2020, with the headline '9 firms get funding to boost Singapore's cyber defence'. Print Edition | Subscribe