Secure Code Warrior partners with Singapore’s public sector to deepen tech competencies among officers

Pieter Danhieux, CEO of Secure Code Warrior

The Digital Academy by Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) has selected global secure coding company Secure Code Warrior® as one of its 9 pioneer content partners.

It is designed to be a “practitioner for practitioner” academy that operates at the intersection of technology and public service to strengthen the sector’s digital transformation. 

What is Secure Code Warrior offering to Singapore?

Scale-up Secure Code Warrior is The Digital Academy’s only Australian partner and will support cyber security skills development through a secure code programme available to all government agencies and targeted towards development teams and AppSec practitioners.  

GovTech’s technology practice leads will work closely with content partners including Secure Code Warrior, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, GoogleTrustwave and Tableau.

They will deliver 95 programmes that span application development, data and analytics, digital leadership, and technology and operations management. 

Pieter Danhieux, CEO of Secure Code Warrior, said it was positive to see the Singapore Government recognise the fundamental importance of secure coding in digital transformation. 

“We are thrilled to be levelling up our collaboration with GovTech.”

“The success we have achieved with GovTech to date provides the foundation for this content partnership with The Academy to upskill all government employees in secure coding, ensuring they’re equipped to respond to the demands of digitalisation,” Danhieux said. 

“Code is at the heart of many everyday interactions so it’s essential for all organisations to empower development and security teams to not only find vulnerabilities but gain the knowledge and skills to prevent them from occurring in the first place.” 

Singapore GovTech public sector views

D N Prasad, Senior Director of Strategy, People & Organisation at GovTech, spearheads The Digital Academy as the Singapore Government undergoes its own digital transformation while driving the country’s Smart Nation vision.”

“It is timely and necessary to enhance digital literacy among public officers, to deepen the digital know-how of the nation’s Infocomm Technology & Smart Systems professionals.” 

“The Digital Academy was conceptualised to address several gaps in the learning ecosystem, particularly for tech professionals in public service.”

“Its unique value proposition is the offering of specially curated programmes that will impart both deep technical skills and understanding of the business of government to ICT practitioners in the public sector.”

“It is possible by working in close partnership with tech practice leaders in GovTech and reputable experts from the industry, such as Secure Code Warrior,” Prasad said. 

Throughout The Digital Academy’s official launch week, Secure Code Warrior will run one of its Tournaments, challenging public sector developers to solve a series of coding missions based on real code examples while competing to identify, locate and fix vulnerabilities.