Security & Privacy Standards Technical Committee (SPSTC)

The mission of the Security & Privacy Standards Technical Committee (SPSTC) is to promulgate the development and adoption of information security and privacy standards in Singapore. It evaluates the relevant ISO and other international or national standards for adoption and use in Singapore, and supports the development of new standards where necessary or applicable.

With the proliferation of IT, organisations in all sectors of the economy are dependent on information systems and communications networks to share information as well as conduct businesses. Hence standardisation of IT security techniques is important to protect the integrity, confidentiality, reliability and availability of IT systems.

TC composition and structure

SPSTC has the following main composition:

TC Chairman

Mr Joseph Gan

Co-Founder & CTO

V-Key Pte Ltd

TC Secretary

Mr Er Chiang Kai

V-Key Pte Ltd

International Standards Participation

The TC represents Singapore as a ‘Participating’ or ‘P’ member in ISO/IEC JTC1/SC27 on ‘IT Security Techniques’.

* P-members participate actively in the work and have an obligation to vote on all questions submitted to vote within the technical committee. 

Singapore Standards Under SPSTC

Singapore Standard SS 493: Part 1: 2001

Specification for IT Security Standards Framework
Part 1: An Overview

Singapore Standard SS 501: Part 1: 2003

Specification for Public Key Infrastructure Security Standards
Part 1: Framework Overview

Singapore Standard SS 507: 2015

Singapore Standard for Information and Communications Technology Disaster Recovery Services

Technical Reference TR 29: 2012 (Incorporating Amendment 1, July 2012)

Technical Reference for National Authentication Framework-- Authentication Operator Interface Messages

Technical Reference TR 30: 2012

Technical Reference for Virtualisation Security for Servers

Technical Reference TR 33: 2013

Technical Reference for Data as a Service (DaaS) Application Programming Interface (API) Design