Thursday, March 29, 2012

MOC with Information Systems Audit and Control Association

28 Mar 2012. We have signed an MOC with Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Singapore to establish an ISACA-SG student chapter in SP. The benefits of the chapter are as follows :
  • Graduation prize for DISM students 
  • Co-organising of DISM-ISACA event
  • Special student rate ($10) for attending ISACA talk
For a start, ISACA will give free student membership to 5 students who will be the office holders of the SP-ISACA Student Chapter. Subsequent office holders will need to pay student membership (about US$50) fee. 

It is our privilege to work with ISACA on this new initiative.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DISM Student Special Interest Group

26 Mar 2012. The DISM Student Special Interest Group (SIG) has been very active in AY1112S2, organizing internal online challenges as well as taking part in external online security competitions.

The external online security competitions our teams had participated were:
  • iCTF: This was the first attempt and students gained lots of experience in their 1st online challenge.
  • Codegate (yut.codegate.org): 94th out of 182 teams. There were only 2 Singapore teams and the other was ranked 97th.
  • Mozilla CTF : 34th out of 119 teams.
Well done, DISM students!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Organizational Systems Security Analyst™ Certification Program

Over the past two weeks, 40 DISM year 2 students have completed in two batches the five-day Organizational Systems Security Analyst™ (OSSA™) Enterprise Security Certification under ThinkSECURE™.

The Organizational Systems Security Analyst™ (OSSA™) is an international practical and technical IT-Security certification course that teaches IT professionals how to secure enterprise networks and systems.

This practical 5-day, hands-on security certification course is geared at equipping participants with the knowledge and practical technical skills necessary to secure their organizations from both internal and external threats, as well as understanding the impact of law on IT-Security policy and operationswithin the organization. It includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

The 8-Step Security Gameplan™
The SOB Troika
Networking Protocols From A Security Viewpoint
Defending Your Turf: This LANd is Mine
Building A Secure Enterprise Network
Defensive Tools & System Lockdown
The 5E Attacker Methodology™ : Attacker Methods & Exploits
Wireless Insecurity
Incident Response
System Forensics and Investigation
The Impact of Law

[Extracted from securitystartshere.org]

DISM Students attending the OSSA™ course

At the end of the course, in order to obtain the professional certification each student also has to take and pass a four-hour long practical examination, "where the attendee must apply the methodology learnt during training and use various tools to perform actual actions and commands to obtain the result, can enable employers to verify the true skill and capability of a technical IT-security professional" [securitystartshere.org].

OSSA™ trainees in the middle of the exam

The results of the examination will only be released in two weeks time. In addition, the top scorer will get to receive the ThinkSECURE™ Award worth S$200, which is exclusive to takers from Singapore Polytechnic. Good luck to our DISM students!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

NUS-Poly Prep Programme

22 Mar 2012. Congratulations to our DISM graduating students: Zander Chai, Nicholas Toh and Tiong Jia Ming, for successfully completed the NUS-Poly Prep Programme. They will be given discretionary admission to the Bachelor of Computing degree at National University of Singapore (NUS).
The criteria for this programme are :
  1. Obtain < 10 points for O-Levels (after CCA bonus points);
  2. Get at least A2 grade for both E Maths and A Maths;
  3. Maintain a min of 3.7 cumulative GPA in SP; and
  4. Achieve at least B+ for two NUS modules.
Other DISM graduates who have successfully completed this Programme are Cheah Kit Weng and Priscilla Ng.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Excellence Awards 2012 - Model Student Award

Congratulations to our year 3 student Ng Zi Kai for receiving the Model Student Award.

With SP Principal Mr Tan Hang Cheong

With DMIT Director Ms Georgina Phua

Aside from excelling academically and constantly helping the juniors, he has been very active in organizing the DISM Special Interest Group activities, giving talks on Cyber Wellness in secondary schools and contributing back to DMIT as a Student Ambassador, among many other things.

Zi Kai is graduating in this coming May. All the best to him in all his future endeavors!

Friday, March 9, 2012

RENDER 2012 - Spectrum, the DMIT Grad Show

8 Mar 2012. "Welcome to Render 2012: Spectrum, the graduation show of the School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology (DMIT). For the first time, students from both the IT and digital media courses will present their combined graduation show under one roof at SP Convention Centre.

A spectrum is the range of colours rendered when white light passes through a prism. DMIT is that prism or education process that has transformed our students to where they are now: each is a confident and radiant individual ready to take on the world.

It is not just the rigorous curriculum that they have been put through. Our facilities are specially built to inspire learning. We painstakingly design an engaging and immersive learning experience that brings out the best in every student

- Ms Georgina Phua, DMIT Director.

Below are some of our DISM Year-3 who are involved in the RENDER 2012.
Project: Monitoring Security Devices

Project: Schlictionary

Project: Frevol Friends
For more details on DISM projects, click this URL link (render.sg site) to view.