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SETSCO ventures into cybersecurity testing with An Security’s acquisition

Left to right: Mr. Lim Kok Seng (Chief Technology Officer), Mr. Chung Tying Chun (CEO, SETSCO), Mr. Daryl Koh (MD, An Security), Mr. Sim Wing Yew (CEO, VICOM)

SETSCO is delighted to announce the acquisition of An Security on 1st August 2023. With the acquisition, SETSCO’s diversification into the technology industry has been realised and its capabilities have expanded to satisfy the growing demands of the rapidly emerging technology sector. An Security’s primary business is in Information Technology security evaluation and testing services for cybersecurity products such as smart devices, as well as consultancy services in this domain. Their expertise and knowledge of the trends in the technology sector will serve SETSCO well in assisting customers both within and beyond the technology industry.

With four decades of experience in the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) industry, SETSCO constantly monitors the latest industry trends and government regulations closely. In doing so, SETSCO is able to foresee the growing trends and build up its capabilities to be able to present customers with effective solutions to meet industry and regulatory requirements. With the increasing importance of digitalisation and digitalisation across the various business sectors, the need to ensure cybersecurity of computer infrastructure and hardware has never been more critical in order to safeguard company’s information and personal data. These products need to be thoroughly tested and evaluated in accordance with globally recognised standards to ensure their effectiveness and reliability in providing data security.

SETSCO aspires to continuously upgrade and expand its current list of services to keep up with emerging trends and adapt to an ever changing business landscape. We are committed to providing customers with a one-stop solution that offers a wider variety of services to help customers comply with regulatory requirements while operating their business at an optimal level.

SETSCO is now able to provide the following services:

Common Criteria

Common Criteria (CC), also known as ISO/IEC 15408, is a globally recognised technical standard for IT security evaluation. This certification is for commercial IT products targeting the international marketplace. It provides consumers with a wider choice of CC certified IT products to choose from with the assurance that the product’s security evaluation is carried out consistently and impartially according to international standards. It also benefits developers with market access without the need for duplicated evaluation and enables them to develop more secure products to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

National IT Evaluation Scheme

The Singapore National IT Evaluation Scheme (NITES) is targeted at all products intended for use in the handling of sensitive government data and adopts the same evaluation methodology as the CC certification. NITES offers consumers with the assurance that security measures provided by the product is able to safeguard highly classified information. It also helps developers to meet policy requirements for government procurement.

Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS)

A first in the Asia-Pacific region, the Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS) comprises of different levels of cybersecurity ratings to provide an indication of the level of security embedded in a device. Besides giving consumers visibility over the security level, CLS helps consumers make security-informed purchase decisions without compromising their cyber safety. CLS also helps developers to maintain transparency about the product’s security features and align expectations between customer and vendor.

SETSCO is excited to provide the above services as part of an extended plethora of TIC services that it currently provides. Should you require further information, feel free to write to and we will be glad to address any queries that you may have.