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!

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