Multi Tiered Cloud Services (MTCS)
In order to help businesses understand cloud computing provided by different cloud service providers (CSPs), the SS 584, which is the Multi-Tier Cloud Security Standard for Singapore (MTCS SS), was introduced, and is the world’s first cloud security standard that covers multiple tiers.
While this cloud security standard is voluntary, it is mandatory for CSPs participating in bulk tenders from the Government. TÜV SÜD is one of the qualified certification bodies identified by and to conduct the cloud computing certification for CSPs, against the
TÜV SÜD offers a comprehensive range of solutions for the IT industry. As an independent body, we provide objective and farsighted recommendations to optimise our clients’ products and services. We can help customers to ensure that the best practices in information security are being adopted, and to harness the maximum potential that are technologically possible.
Below is the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) policy for the migration to SS 584:2020 from SS 584:2015.
Organisations with SAC accredited SS 584:2015 certification will be given 2 years to transit to the new SS 584:2020, i.e. by 31 Oct 2022. All SS 584:2015 certifications shall expire or by withdrawn by 31 October 2022.
New (Initial) Certification
From 31 Oct 2021 and onwards, all new certification (initial) assessments will be carried out in accordance with the new SS 584:2020 standard.
Existing certification on SS 584:2015 will remain valid until successful conversion. All affected organisations are to successfully convert to SS 584:2020.
As such, organisation having their surveillance (continuing) or renewal (repeat) assessment that is due on 31 Oct 21 and beyond will have to be assessed and converted to the new SS 584:2020 before 31 Oct 2022.
Additional audit time for transition:
There are no additional man-days added for re-certification (renewal) and surveillance audits.
Prior to the transition audit, organisations are required to take the following actions:
1. Review the new editions and make relevant changes to address the new / updated requirements of energy management systems.
2. Submit the revised documented system to TÜV SÜD PSB.
3. Conduct an internal audit and management review to the new editions.
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