Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Advanced Ethical Hacking Training Certification

24 Nov 2010. Today, a group of year-3 DISM students had taken the EC-Council Certified Security Aanalyst (ECSA) exam and passed. They were the first few students who passed this advanced certification exam. This is another achievement by our DISM students.

Congratulations to the following students who passed the ECSA exam:


About ECSA Certification
EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), is an advanced ethical hacking training certification that complements the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). While the Certified Ethical Hacker certification exposes the learner to hacking tools and technologies, the Certified Security Analyst course takes it a step further by exploring how to analyze the outcome from these tools and technologies.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

An Interview with Andre Ng Hao Yuan

An interview with our DISM Graduand 2009, Andre Ng Hao Yuan.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

An interview with Tan Jingwei

An interview with our DISM Graduand 2009, Tan Jingwei.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An interview with Suzanne Lee Ling Li

An interview with our DISM Graduand 2009, Suzanne Lee Ling Li who is currently working with Shinsei Bank.

Near Perfect Score in Security+ Exam

16 Nov 2010. Our DISM graduand (2007-2010), Tan Jun Hao, took his CompTIA Security+ professional certification exam and passed with flying colours. He passed the exam with a near perfect score, 890 out of 900.

Congratulations to Jun Hao!!!

About CompTIA
CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organisational security. Major organisations that employ CompTIA Security+ certified staff include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Motorola, Symantec, Telstra, Hitachi, Ricoh, Hilton Hotels Corp., the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines.

Friday, November 12, 2010

NIS Scholar 2010 - Andre Ng Hao Yuan

Another DISM graduand (2007-2010), Andre Ng Hao Yuan's dream of making an impact on the local infocomm industry received a boost when he clinched the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS).

Awarded by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the NIS provides recipients with opportunities to further their studies and work with leading infocomm companies.

For Andre, he will be undergoing the SMU-CMU Fast Track Masters Programme, which will allow him to complete his degree and masters in about four years.

The Diploma in Infocomm Security Management graduate said, "I want to play a part in creating a safer computing frontier in Singapore and be involved in any plans that IDA have in future."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

DISM Graduand 2010 Awarded Gold Medal - Justin Ross Clarke

The Power of a Mother's Love

Justin Ross Clarke is not quite your typical Singaporean youth. He had the privilege of attending schools in New Zealand, United Kingdom and the Australian International School in Singapore for most of his school life. Despite the privileges, he lacked one major component to an otherwise perfect life – a father-figure to look up to.

Growing up, Justin’s father was away most of the time due to the nature of his work. His parents went their separate ways when he was a young boy. His mother made many sacrifices just to give him a normal and well-adjusted childhood.

Justin, though, did not once complain about the lack of a normal family nucleus. In fact, he used it to his advantage to do well in his studies so that he could repay his mom’s sacrifices and kindness.
But he was almost derailed along the road of excellence. The usually top student became complacent and slacked off during his first year in secondary school at Fulford School (United Kingdom). He fared quite badly and it reflected clearly on his mother’s face. Although his mother did not reprimand him, this was enough to turn him around.

The Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) graduate, who scored a perfect GPA of 4.0, counts hard work, diligence, willingness to persevere and his mother’s love and guidance as the ingredients for his success. His overseas education also helped to broaden his horizon and shape his out-of-the-box thinking. Justin has been awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Award.

With this mindset and the desire to try new food as a result of being away from Singapore for a number of years, Justin and a friend set up the Food Connoisseur Club (FCC) in Singapore Polytechnic. He admits to being embarrassed about his limited knowledge of local cuisine and has made it his club’s mission to expose people like him to local food. Despite the initial stumbling blocks, the FCC is now a popular student club with more than 200 members and counting, all thanks to Justin’s determination in establishing the club.

Justin has accepted the offer to read Arts & Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore as he wishes to pursue his passion in humanities. He hopes to land a career in the Armed Forces or the Police Force after university so that he can contribute meaningfully to society and provide a better life for his mother.

Awards won:

Lee Kuan Yew Award
IDA Gold Medal
Shell Companies in Singapore Prize
Information Systems Audit & Control Association Award
EC-Council Award
OCBC Prize

(The article was first published on SP's web site, May 2010)

Monday, November 8, 2010

DISM Graduand 2009 Awarded Gold Medal - Teh Qin Chuan

Our DISM graduand (2006 - 2009), Teh Qin Chuan, was awarded Gold Medal for his excellent academic achievement. Qin Chuan also has been awarded the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS), a scholarship that recognises exceptional students and nurtures them as top talents for Singapore's infocomm industry.

During his 3-year course at SP, Qin Chuan won a bond-free scholarship worth more than $6,000 offered by Symantec in 2007, a software specialist in security and information management. The money would cover his entire three-year education, including reimbursement of fees already paid for his first and second years' studies.

"My interests are in the areas of penetration testing methodology and malware analysis techniques. I hope to be part of the frontier in the Singapore Security Industry, providing protective security to Government ministries/departments, statutory boards and sensitive key installations through the identification, assessment and review of security measures." said Qin Chuan.

He will be reading a Bachelor Degree of Computing in Computer Science with specialisation in Information Security at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Saturday, November 6, 2010

NIS Scholar 2009 - Tan Jingwei

Our DISM graduand (2006-2009), Tan Jingwei is en route to becoming the next infocomm leaders of Singapore. He has been awarded the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS), a scholarship that recognises exceptional students and nurtures them as top talents for Singapore's infocomm industry.

He will receive tuition grants, exam fees, hostel funding and an annual allowance from this scholarship. He will also have the opportunity to go on a six-month overseas work attachment and understudy some leading professionals in the industry.

Jingwei cannot wait for 2011 to start his Bachelor in Computer Science degree with a major in security management at the Royal Holloway, University of London.

"The Royal Holloway is a prestigious school. It is well-known for its security management programmes so I'm really excited at the prospect of studying there," said Jingwei.

Jingwei (the third from left in photo) developed an interest in IT security when he was studying his Diploma in Infocomm Security Management at SP. He graduated with merit in the top 10 per cent of his cohort this year.

He said: "My training in SP has helped lay a good foundation and gave me exposure to hone my skills in security management. I'm very grateful to my lecturers who gave me lessons beyond the classroom context such as life skills, critical thinking and career guidance. All these helped to bring me a step closer to my dream job".

Jingwei wants to be a policy maker for infocomm security or a security management specialist in a multi-national corporation after he graduates.

(The article was first published on SP's web site, Aug 2009)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New addition - CompTIA Security+

4 Nov 2010. Congratulations to the following individual who took and passed the CompTIA Security+ professional certification.