Singapore wants ethical hackers to get a license, or else
This article talks about the following: With the recent advancements in Information Security in Singapore, it has become a mandate by the government to have a license for all ethical hackers in the country. Singapore is known to have the best Information Security Practice in the world and despite this there are changes that are being brought up to further secure or mitigate any potential threats. Any Ethical hacker without a license will be levied upon a penalty of 2 years in jail or up to $36,000 in fines. These norms have come with the rise in ethical hackers who are not qualified enough or who do not practice in academic settings.
It will be interesting to see how things unfold in the future. How much will Ethical Hackers have to shell out to undertake license? Will it take the same amount of time for professional hackers who also take CISSP certifications? Will this license be applicable or allowed for professionals to gain access to job market too? This policy might be a bottleneck and might see reduced number of legitimate ethical hackers in the future.