Friday, July 30, 2010

CEH before National Service

30 Jul 2010.

Three graduated DISM students (2007-2010 cohort), Lim Da Wei, Lim Wen Ping and Alvin Neo returned to school to take the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam.

The CEH exam was held at the Infocomm Security Lab. As the clock started ticking, the three students paid attention to the computer screen. They had to finish 150 multiple choice questions in four hours and they needed a minimum score of 70% to pass. The atmosphere grew more intense as they raced against the clock to finish the exam in the stipulated time. When they finished the exam and saw the results displayed on the computer screen, you sensed a great relief come over them. They passed the CEH exam.

For these three students, they will be called-up for National Service soon. We hope to see them again in SP, to share their DISM and CEH experiences with the new DISM cohorts next time.

See you then!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cyber-Wellness Talk @ St. Patrick's School

16 Jul 2010. Our students conducted the Cyber-Wellness talk at St. Patrick's School. They covered topics such as cyber-bullying, internet addiction, social engineering and conducted a wireless security with 'live' demonstration. The main aim of the talk was to educate young internet users and to promote a culture of safe and responsible use.

The cyber-wellness talk event was definitely a great success. The overall responds were very good and positive. Students were impressed upon the message of safe computing environment as well as witnessed a "live" wireless exploits and demonstration.

"Thank you and your boys for spending time with us. The knowledge imparted to the kids are definitely relevant and useful to them. It is good that they get a chance to her it from someone close to their age. It gives the message a new breath. Not to mention the good examples sited throughout the talks by each one of your students", said Mr Syed Salleh, HOD ICT & MRL.

The credits went to the students who presented at the event as well as the lecturer-in-charge, Mr. Ho Chee Meng. We also wanted to record our thanks to the teacher-in-charge, Mr Syed Salleh, for coordinating the event and granted us an opportunity to share the cyber-wellness message with the students.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

DMIT Masterclass Speaker Series

14 Jul 2010. We had a special event held at the MLT8 on the 14 Jul 2010. The Speaker, Mr Sean Lim, is the Vice President of EC-Council.

The title of his talk was entitled "The Growing Importance of Information Security Globally". Mr Lim described the current landscape of information security and cited quite a few "interesting stories and examples".

During the talk, the students were attentive and also 'laughed' throughout the talk even though Mr Sean Lim spoke for about 1 hr. Overall, the talk was excellent and well-attended with about 230 students.

The feedback from students (including DISM, DIT & DFI students) that they enjoyed the talk and find it beneficial. Many of the students were encouraged to think about attempting the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification after hearing from the speaker, Mr Sean Lim, as well as DISM alumnus, Mr Andre Ng who shared about his CEH and DISM course experience.

Friday, July 9, 2010

DMIT Masterclass Speaker Series

9 Jul 2010. DMIT is having another talk under the Masterclass Speaker Series. This time round we will have an IT Security expert to share some interesting insights into the world of hackers and the underground community. He's from EC-Council, the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). Details of talks are as follows:

Date: 14 July 2010 (Wed)
Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm
Venue: MLT8
Speaker: Mr Sean Lim (Vice-President, EC-Council)

Title of Talk: The Growing Importance of Information Security Globally
Synopsis: Undeniably, the surge in the use of ICT and the WWW in our daily lives, both at work and at play are becoming increasingly important. It is impossible to imagine a life without emails, mobile phones, the internet, ATMs, instant messaging and many other luxuries the digital world provides. That comes at a price that many of the unprepared and uninitiated are paying today when faced with the covert world of the criminals, the terrorists, and even certain governments. This presentation will zero in on the underground community and how the demand for information security professionals (aka cyberwarriors) are becoming increasing sought after in the global job markets.

Profile of Speaker:
Mr Sean Lim is the Vice-President of EC-Council and he is responsible for the deployment of EC-Council’s highly sensitive information security curricula and action plans to its training partners across 60 countries globally. He leads a team responsible in ensuring that all EC-Council technical trainers achieve the highest standard of training delivery.

Sean also leads the development of EC-Council University’s presence into Asia. In that role, he is appointing partner universities in Asia’s rapidly growing education markets to deliver EC-Council University’s Master of Security Science program. With over 18 years of experience in the training and education industry, Sean was instrumental in introducing and developing quality international IT training and education businesses to countries across the Asia Pacific region including the Middle East and Africa regions. He has worked with university partners from the USA, UK and Australia, bringing their education solutions to these markets.

Sean travels widely and speaks at various information security events, education and technology conferences regionally touching on the latest trends and developments in these areas. He has been invited to speak at regional franchising and licensing platforms where he shares with business leaders and entrepreneurs on how quality education on any mode can be franchised and licensed as an effective learning and business model.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

AIRRAID3 @ Singapore Polytechnic

Tournament Date, Time & Venue

20 OCTOBER 2010
0900hrs - 1700hrs (GMT+8)

Singapore Polytechnic
School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology, Ground Floor
500 Dover Road
Singapore 139651

Introducing: AIRRAID3 !

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