Thursday, November 7, 2019

AISP's Inaugural Student Volunteer Recognition Programme (SVRP) Award Ceremony 2019

6 Nov 2019. The Association of Information Security Professionals' (AISP) Inaugural Student Volunteer Recognition Programme (SVRP) Award Ceremony was held in the evening at Life Long Learning Institute Event Hall. This is the first award ceremony that recognised students who had volunteered in cybersecurity related initiatives as well as their leadership skills demonstrated in school and within the community.

The Guest-Of-Honour (GOH) was Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for MCI & MCCY.
Speech by the Guest-Of-Honour (GOH) Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for MCI & MCCY.
AISP received more than 100 nominations from 9 Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). There were 5 Gold Awards' recipients. In total, Singapore Polytechnic's students received 2 Gold, 17 Silver and 7 Bronze awards.
Gold award recipient, DISM year-3 student, Hoo Jun Hong.

Gold award recipient, DISM graduate (class 2019) Zhu Yongze. 
Yongze with DISM Lecturer, Mr Boris Choo (left) and DISM Course Chair (right), Samson Yeow.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Mindef Bug Bounty Appreciation Event 2019

1 Nov 2019. "The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has successfully concluded its second Bug Bounty Programme (BBP) that ran from 30 September 2019 to 21 October 2019...... A total of 305 white hat hackers from around the world, comprising 134 local and 171 international white hat hackers, participated in this year's BBP. Of the 52 vulnerability ("bug") reports submitted, 20 were deemed valid, resulting in a total bounty payout of US$16,000."

A group of DISM students participated in this bug bounty programme and has benefited from this event. We hope that our students will continue to participate in this programme and play an active role in helping to secure our national networks and systems.
Samson Yeow, DISM Course Chair, receiving the token of appreciation on behalf of SP, from the Defence Cyber Chief Brigadier-General (BG) Mark Tan at the Mindef Bug Bounty Appreciation Event.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Cyber Security Standards Workshop - Singapore Manufacturing Federation

3 Oct 2019. This workshop aims to bring cyber security awareness among Singapore companies embarking on the Industry 4.0 journey. It will give an overview of key international cybersecurity standards such as IEC 62443, use cases and how to mitigate cybersecurity risks through standards in their organizations.

The workshop is organized by IEC Conformity Assessment for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) and Singapore Manufacturing Federation – Standards Development Organization (SMF-SDO); and supported by Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore (CSA) and Enterprise Singapore.

Our industry partner, Mr Thomas Quek of REDCON Security Advisors LLP, is speaking at a "LIVE Demonstration" in one of the sessions. SP students from the Gryphon Team (Special Interest Group) of Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) course is supporting the session by performing the live demonstration.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

DISM Project Showcase @ SICW 2019

2 Oct 2019. Our DISM students were involved in the SICW Project Showcase for IHLs. The project entitled CompSAT, a user-friendly web application that allows the users to learn more about Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) as well as to perform the PDPA compliance self-assessment test for organisation to assess their PDPA readiness and posture.
CompSAT Poster
From L to R: DISM students Jerrod Sim,
Ng Jing Fang, Aloysus Koh and Joseph Lim. 
PDPA video screen.
CompSAT Dashboard.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Singapore Cyber Conquest (GovWare 2019)

1 Oct 2019. The Singapore Cyber Conquest is a highlight of GovWare, open only to students of Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) in Singapore and ASEAN to challenge their cybersecurity capabilities in a near real-world cyber range.

Participants will race against time to complete a diverse range of cybersecurity challenges that will put their cybersecurity skills and knowledge to the ultimate test.

The following three teams from SP are participating in the Cyber Conquest, namely:

  1. SP Team 1 km/s
  2. SP Team 2 Duck2.0
  3. SP Team 3 Loading

Glad to see our DISM graduates representing Universities participating in the competition too.

Wish all participants have a good game!!!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Bug Hunting Exercise @ SP, by YESWEHACK.com

2 Sep 2019. In the afternoon, DISM students continued with the Bug Hunting Exercise at Cyber Wargame Centre (CWC). Two web-based applications were hosted on the network for students to try out their skills to identify vulnerabilities in the application systems. It was quite an eventful day as the instructors (Lucas and Kevin) and students were able to identify quite a few vulnerabilities such as directory listing, user enumeration, IDOR, XSS, privilege escalation, etc.

The bug hunting exercise will help the students to understand the process of bug hunting as well as to appreciate that this approach is more efficient way to security testing.

Bug Bounty Workshop @ SP, by YESWEHACK.com

2 Sep 2019. DISM Gryphon SIG (Special Interest Group) has organised a workshop for our students. The half-day workshop in the morning on Bug Bounty is conducted by Lucas and Kevin from YESWEHACK.com @ SP Cyber Wargame Centre (CWC).

This is the first Bug Bounty workshop conducted by YESWEHACK.com for IHL in Singapore.

Lucas (aka BitK) with students @ T2034

Kevin with students @ T2033