Saturday, May 7, 2016

DISM graduand receives Lee Kuan Yew award

Congratulations to our DISM graduands, Ho Jing Yang Daniel, has been awarded with the Lee Kuan Yew award.

The Lee Kuan Yew Awards are presented to the three top graduates from the technology or computer related courses at each of the Polytechnics.

Daniel, receiving his award from the Guest-of-Honour (GOH),
A/Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary,
Ministry of Education & Ministry of Social and Family Development

Daniel's Story

Daniel Ho’s interest in cyber-security started when he was a teenager. As smart televisions and internet banking systems became mainstream, the Victoria School alumnus began to wonder about the security measures behind these technological devices. There and then, Daniel knew that he wanted a career related to cyber security, eventually choosing SP’s Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) course after getting his G.C.E. ‘O’ Level results.

During his first year in SP, Daniel was introverted and hesitant to approach his peers. However, that changed during a two-week overseas community service trip to Nepal, where he experienced the kindness and empathy exhibited by the locals in helping him to settle in. The unique exposure to a foreign culture brought him out of his shell and sparked his desire to serve the community.
Building on this resolve, Daniel initiated a student mentoring programme to help new DISM students settle into polytechnic life, creating a community where seniors and juniors share support and knowledge. Daniel was also a student leader with the SP ACERs, where he helped to promote SP to the secondary schools at outreach events.

A recipient of the Defence Science Organisation (DSO) Diploma Scholarship, Daniel completed a six-month internship as a defence researcher at the DSO National Laboratories, and was involved in research projects related to network forensics and malware detection software.

Daniel will pursue a degree in Information Security at the National University of Singapore after serving his national service. He has been awarded the Public Service Commission Scholarship and wants to be involved in Singapore’s journey towards becoming a Smart Nation. With the rise of security issues world-wide, we certainly look forward to Daniel making a difference in keeping the cyber world safe!

Find out more at http://www.sp.edu.sg/graduation2016.

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