Saturday, December 18, 2010

SP Open House 2011

Come and visit us at the SP Open House 2011.

See ya!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Best IT SECURITY diploma course

At SP, we provide you with the best IT SECURITY diploma course. See the reasons below:

1) State-of-the-art training facility.
2) Experienced and caring lecturers.
3) Current and relevant curriculum.
4) Unleashed your potentials in IT security.
5) Ready for work, life and world.
6) Improve your employability and market value.
7) Two qualifications await you: both academic and professional certifications.
8) Yoo-hoo, the fast track to IT security career or you can choose to further your study.

Secure your future with us.


Choose Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) S54 as your FIRST CHOICE, the BEST IT Security diploma course.

Monday, December 13, 2010

What so special about DISM

1) First to sign Memorandum-of-Cooperation (MOC) with EC-Council under Academia Programme
- one and only polytechnic to offer the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course.
- one and only polytechnic to offer the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigor (CHFI) course.
- one and only polytechnic to offer the EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) course.

2) First to sign Memorandum-of-Cooperation (MOC) with ThinkSECURE
- one and only polytechnic to offer the Organizational Systems Security Analyst (OSSA) course.
- one and only polytechnic to offer the Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor (OSWA) course.

3) First to partner with ThinkSECURE to organiza a wireless hacking tourament in Singapore
- one and only polytechnic to work with ThinkSECURE to co-organize an event at the regional level which attracted many teams from the neighbouring countries.
4) First to have security diploma students to be accepted into the NUS Prep Programme
- In year 2010, we have 3 DISM students accepted to the programme.
- In year 2009, we have 2 DISM students accepted to the programme.
5) First to setup VMWare Infrastructure in the DMIT Infocomm Security Lab
- we are the first educational institution in Singapore to implement VMware Lab Manager into our IT Security Labs to provide greater automation and control.
6) First to sign Memorandum-of-Cooperation (MOC) with D-Link International
- we are the first educational institution to work with D-Link to jointly set up a laboratory which will be used for research and development in the enterprise network security space.
7) First polytechnic to setup the honeeebox sensor (http://www.honeynet.org/)
- we are the first polytechnic to setup the honeebox sensor under the Singapore Honeynet Chapter.
8) First to sign Memorandum-of-Cooperation (MOC) with Symantec
- we are the first educational institution to work with Symantec to setup SP-Symantec Infocomm Security Lab in Nov 2007.
9) High number of Integrated Infocomm Scholars - IIS
- 2010/2011 batch, we have 6 IIS scholars.
- 2009/2010 batch, we have 3 IIS scholars.
- 2009/2010 batch, we have 2 IIS scholars.
10) High number of National Infocomm Scholars - NIS
- 2010/2011 batch, we have 1 NIS scholar.
- 2009/2010 batch, we have 2 NIS scholars.
11) Joint Winner of Syscan'07 Defend-the-Flag competition with US Army Team
12) Best Defence Strategy in the Hack-In-The-Box Security Conference, Capture-the-Flag competition 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

...... and many more.......

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Why choose DISM?

Being a DISM student gives you the competitive edge for a boost in both your future studies and career. We give you :

• Opportunities for professional security certifications
• Comprehensive training in Infocomm security management
• Exciting range of activities beyond the curriculum
• An Infocomm security digital playground to hone your security skills
• Opportunity to study in NUS while doing your Diploma with SP
• Industry and Security Experience for Final Year Projects and Internship
• Good Career Prospects

Opportunities for professional security certifications
You will have opportunities to embark on external industry recognised IT Security certification programmes like:
• CompTIA Security+ (Security+)
• ThinkSECURE Organisational Systems Security Analyst (OSSA)
• ThinkSECURE Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor (OSWA)
• EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
• EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
• EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Other certifications include Red Hat Certified Technician, Red Hat Certified Engineer, Sun Certified Java Programmer and Microsoft Dynamics Navision.

Additionally, DISM students who have performed exceptionally well in their first year of study are offered the opportunity to embark on the Diploma-Plus Programme to pursue additional certifications in the subsequent years.

Comprehensive training in Infocomm security management
The DISM curriculum offers a comprehensive coverage of Infocomm security management. You will acquire skills and knowledge to manage security threats with modules such as Network Security, Ethical Hacking, Applied Cryptography, Computer Forensics and Computer Law & Investigation. You will also learn the techniques used by hackers to penetrate computer systems and also those used by security professionals to defend against such attacks.

Exciting range of activities beyond the curriculum
We will give you a unique and rewarding DISM course experience by providing numerous opportunities for you to be exposed to real-world situations through experiential learning, such as the planning and organising of IT Security Awareness Day and School Cybersafety talks to promote greater awareness of IT security among the community, embarking on field trips to relevant organisations as well as overseas trips and security competitions to gain a first-hand experience and learning through the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Infocomm Security Digital Playground
Our practical and realistic training is made possible with our state-of-the-art Infocomm Security Labs. The labs feature advanced and emerging technologies that provides you with a virtualisation experience. They are also equipped with a slew of biometric devices, such as fingerprint recognition, palm vein recognition as well as face recognition, to allow you to gain maximum exposure to these technologies. We have collaborated with reputable industry partners to set up the SP – D-Link Network Security Lab and the SP – Symantec Infocomm Security Lab to provide valuable hands-on training.

Further Education
You will have ample opportunities to further your studies both locally and overseas with generous advanced standings. Besides the local universities, you can also embark on various undergraduate courses in Infocomm Security, Digital Systems Security, Computer Forensics and Security Management with reputable foreign universities in Australia, UK and the United States.

DISM students who qualify for the Preparatory Programme for Bachelor of Computing, Infocomm Security Specialisation, with National University of Singapore (NUS), will undertake some NUS modules while they are in the second and third year of the DISM course. They will then continue their studies in NUS after they graduate leading to a Bachelor of Computing degree.

Industry and Security Experience for Final Year Projects and Internship
In your final year, you have the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge and polish the skills you acquired in DISM by working on your Final-Year Project (FYP) and undergoing a 12-week Internship Programme for reputable organizations.

Good Career Prospects
You can look forward to respectable and exciting careers such as IT Security Consultants, Computer Forensics Investigators, Security or System Administrators and IT Auditors. You will be in demand in various industries like IT security solution providers, auditing and consultancy firms, and also any organisation that requires IT security services.

Friday, December 10, 2010

DISM Internship Experience 2010

9 Dec 2010. To complement the education of our students, we place our final year students on internship programme with companies to gain experience in IT security-related projects. We hope that students can also contribute to the companies by applying what they have learnt in the DISM course.

Hear what our DISM students have to say about their internship experience:

Gibson & Edmund

"The experience I gained at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is invaluable to my understanding of the working world, and it has sharpened not only my technical skills, but also my social skills. I believe that this experience will further strengthen me and prepare me mentally for the future challenges I will face in the working world."
- Gibson Cheng (left) @ PwC

"During my internship with Singapore Police Force, everyday is a challenge. There will be a variety of interesting tasks allocated to me every week. This internship allows me to understand why the modules are being taught in DISM as they are applicable in the working industries. Thank you DISM for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to experience this internship."
- Andy Low @ SPF

"Internship at DSO not only gives me the opportunity to participate in world's industry-level projects that only government-funded companies, such as DSO, can afford to produce. But also allows me have a sneak preview of my future if I were to pursue an IT career. It is indeed a kill-two-birds with one stone learning experience!"
- Ryan Cheng @ DSO

Yong He, Alvin and Ryan
"I have learnt to be more independent on doing a project. Through the process, I also have learnt that a problem could be solved in a few ways instead of just one way. Most importantly, the internship programme gives me the opportunity to experience what IT industry field is like."
- Pang Yong He @ DSO

"I have been learning a lot, be it work experience or course related projects. The internship opportunity has really widened my knowledge on I.T. Security; things that I never thought of and things I never thought was possible. I am very honored to be able to join and to help out as member of the project team and contribute to the success of the company."
- Alvin Lim @ Argentra

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Industrial Training

You will not only get the best learning foundation at SP, but also practical and hands-on industrial training experience. Our Industrial Training Programme (ITP) and Overseas Industrial Training Programme (OITP) expose you to the real work-life environment.

Check it out at the following link:


Scholarships and Financial Assistance

One of the important factors in considering which diploma course to select is the financial support. At SP, we understand your needs and we make education as affordable as we can.

Outstanding students in SP get selected for the SP Scholars Programme to challenge, develop and maximise their personal, intellectual and leadership potential. They also get to take part in the SP Outstanding Talent (SPOT) programme which invokes them in global current affairs and grooms them into a new generation of thinkers and leaders. On top of it, SP scholars also receive full tuition fee sponsorship and one-time laptop subsidy!

Visit our SP website to know more about the Financial Assistance Scheme.

For potential DISM students, you can also consider to apply for the following scholarships:
  • D-Link International Scholarship
  • 1-Net Scholarship
  • Red Hat Scholarship
  • Integrated Infocomm Scholarship
  • National Infocomm Schalarship

Monday, December 6, 2010

Discover the World @ SP

In SP, what you learn and encounter will be out of the ordinary. We'll bring you to exotic lands for a fuller experience that you will never forget!

Our students have been to many places.

Check it out at the following link:


Sunday, December 5, 2010

10 Reasons to Choose SP

1) Choice Courses
We've got a wide range of courses to suit your needs and interests - 49, to be exact - including new ones being offered for the first time in the new academic year.
2) Fun CCAs
Boredom's got no room in your life when there're more than 90 student clubs and a host of exiting activities for your to take part in.
3) Happening Campus Life
Six food courts, a range of sports and leisure facilities, and the Student Hub@Moberly; no wonder SP students are always on campus.
4) Well-Recognised Qualifications
Many of our graduates have found that an SP Diploma opens the door to further studies at universities both local and foreign. You too can join their ranks.
5) Good Job Prospects
Three words: Industrial Training Programme. Hands-on practical experience is built into our courses so you can enter the job markets as a skilled employee.
6) Outstanding Facilities
"State-of-the-art" and "industry-standard" often come up when people talk about our learning facilities and resources. We like. You would too.
7) Caring and Helpful Lecturers
No kidding! They're experienced and highly qualified too: 60% have a Master's or PhD.
8) Invaluable Overseas Experience
Austria, Canada, China, Egypt, France - just a handful of the countries where our students have been in the past year. Where've you been lately?
9) Affordable Education
Money's not a big worry. Not with our range of financial assistance options, llike tuition grants and study loans. You could also pick up a bursary or a scholarship!
10) Unwavering Dedication to Excellence
Show us what you're made. And we'll show you how to stretch yourself further so you can reach higher.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

DISM Guest Lecture/Seminar

3 Dec 2010. DMIT hosted a guest lecture/seminar at LT17B for all our DISM students. Our guest speaker, Mr Julian Ho, Director/Co-founder of ThinkSECURE, presented a very interesting topic on wireless security. Coupled with a live demonstration on how a hacker can possibly gain access to certain profile information for penetrating into a wireless network, it was important to spread the message of safe computing to all the users with wireless network access.

The session was very informative with many interesting penetration testing tools for wireless network being shown to the DISM students. This surely had stirred the keen interests of the students who wanted to learn more about wireless network security. All the students enjoyed the session and hoped to have more of such type of action-filled seminars in the future.

Mr Ho also took the opportunity to announce the inclusion of the Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor® (OSWA™) course with the academic partnership between SP and ThinkSECURE. Our students would have the opportunity to sign up for this professional certification course, the one and only polytechnic in Singapore to have such offer.

About OSWA
OSWA is an international wireless auditing and pentesting certification course which focuses specifically on providing IT professionals with the technical knowledge and skills of how to practically and technically conduct and execute wireless security audits & penetration tests against both wireless infrastructures and wireless clients.

Personal Tutor (PT) Lunch with DISM Year 2 Students

3 Dec 2010. Our DISM year-2 students had their Personal Tutor (PT) lunch at the SP Staff Centre, Food Haven Restaurant.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

DISM Guest Lecture/Seminar

Hi DISM students

Please note the details of the guest lecture/seminar as follows:

1) Date: 3 December 2010, Friday
2) Time: 2pm to 3pm
3) Venue: LT17B
4) Speaker: Mr Julian Ho, Director/Co-founder, ThinkSECURE
5) Title: Wi-Fu - How Crackers Target You & Your WiFi Network

This presentation illustrates some of the methods and approaches that malicious individuals use to target organizations' wireless networks and the individuals who use those wireless networks for their business (and personal) activities. Through a practical demonstration, it illustrates why it is a necessity for individual employees to be aware of what constitutes normal behavior in a wireless network, why they need to assist their IT departments in maintaining the security of their employer's wireless networks and also why organizations need to ensure that they not only audit the wireless network and the vendors who provision/maintain them, but also ensure effective enforcement of wireless-related corporate policies and procedures.