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Thursday, July 18, 2019

9 out of 93 PSC scholarship recipients in 2019 are polytechnic graduates, an all-time high - straitstimes.com

SP’s Diploma in Infocomm Security Management graduate, Teo Chuan Kai, as one of nine poly graduates who received the Public Service Commission (PSC) scholarship this year.

This is the highest number of polytechnic recipients yet. Chuan Kai shared how he got a taste of polytechnic life after taking up a five-day advance elective module on cyber security in secondary school. Despite qualifying for a junior college, Chuan Kai decided to enrol in SP due to the interesting modules in the polytechnic curriculum. 

He also shared how his internship experience at GovTech gave him opportunities to nurture his interest in cyber-security and public service. Chuan Kai will be reading information security at the National University of Singapore.

Source: straitstimes.com for more details.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Coding enrichment classes to be made compulsory for all upper primary pupils next year - straitstimes.com

SINGAPORE - All upper primary pupils will have coding classes from next year, as part of the Government's goal to develop a healthy pipeline of tech talent for the digital economy. 

In the article, "Mr Iswaran also announced that the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) will be expanding its youth engagement outreach with the Singapore Cyber Youth Programme (SG Cyber Youth), a collaboration with the cyber security industry and academia......

It will build on CSA's existing efforts, which include the Youth Cyber Exploration Programme (YCEP) boot camp, a multi-day initiative which aims to introduce secondary school students to the opportunities of a cyber-security career and was started in collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic last year."

We were very glad that SOC management team, DISM teaching team and students had worked very closely with CSA on the inaugural Youth Cyber Exploration Programme  (YCEP) in 2018 (more details at SP's web site).


Now the programme is expanded to all the five polytechnics. We hope that the secondary school students will benefit from participating in this programme.

Monday, July 8, 2019

DSO Diploma Scholarship Award Ceremony 2019

Congratulations to two of our DISM students for being awarded the DSO Diploma Scholarship for the Academic Year 2019/2020 on 5 Jul 2019.

The DSO Diploma Scholarship aims to identify talents at Diploma level, and to encourage them to consider a career in defence technology. As part of the Diploma Scholarship, the students are required to serve an internship with DSO so that they can understand the work involved in defence R&D.

DISM Year-2 student, Roy Tan Hao Qian received the award
from DSO CEO, Mr. Cheong Chee Hoo.

DISM Year-1 student, Loh Kar Wei received the award
from DSO CEO, Mr. Cheong Chee Hoo

From L to R: Loh Kar Wei, Samson Yeow (DISM Course Chair)
and Roy Tan Hao Qian.

Once again, Congratulation to all the DSO Diploma Scholarship recipients!!!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Educating The Next Generation Of White Hackers

Check Point Software, the leading cybersecurity vendor, announced that it has partnered with Singapore Polytechnic to offer cutting-edge cybersecurity curriculum to students, to contribute towards building a new pool of cybersecurity talent. It’s pushing the theory “From classroom to career”.

Click the link below to listen to the interview with Sharat Sinha, Vice President for APAC at Check Point Software Technologies @ Money FM 89.3.

Source: https://www.moneyfm893.sg/guest/sharat-sinha-check-point-software-technologies/

Monday, June 3, 2019

Check Point creates cyber security curriculum with Singapore Polytechnic


Check Point Software Technologies has partnered with Singapore Polytechnic to provide the educational institution with a comprehensive cyber security curriculum as part of the vendor SecureAcademy education program.

The program aims to help prepare students for a career in the cyber security sector, which is facing a worldwide shortage of talent.
Source: https://sg.channelasia.tech/article/662351/check-point-creates-cyber-security-curriculum-singapore-polytechnic/

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Check Point Software Technologies Partners with Singapore Polytechnic to Strengthen Cyber Security Skills in Singapore

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, today announced that it will provide a comprehensive cyber security curriculum to Singapore Polytechnic as part of the Check Point SecureAcademy™ education program worldwide.

“Partnering with Check Point SecureAcademy allows our staff and students to have access to the training and best practices from Check Point, a leading provider of cyber security solutions in the industry. Our students will be better prepared when they enter the workforce,” said Mr Liew Chin Chuan, Director, School of Computing, Singapore Polytechnic.

Source: https://www.checkpoint.com/press/2019/check-point-software-technologies-partners-with-singapore-polytechnic-to-strengthen-cyber-security-skills-in-singapore/

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SP Graduation 2019

6 May 2019. “A milestone passed, new things begun, dreams as shining as the sun, a goal achieved, a victory won! That's Graduation!” -- Eleanor Roosevelt.

Another milestone is being marked at the SP Graduation 2019. We have a total number of 87 students from the Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) completed their 3-year course. Together with the graduands from other diploma courses, they will be receiving their Diploma certificate at the ceremony.

(From L to R): DISM Gold Medallist, Wee Yee Hong,
with Mr Samson Yeow, Course Chair of DISM, and
DISM Silver Medalist, Tay Jun Feng Vernon
In addition, graduation awards are given out to DISM students who have completed and excelled in the course of study, namely:

Graduand awarded Gold Medal 
WEE YEE HONG

Graduand awarded Silver Medal 
TAY JUN FENG VERNON

Graduands awarded Diploma with Merit 
CHOONG CHENG KANG ALEX
NG SHU LIN JANE
LIM FENG YUE
NG MAHN YIN
CHIN JUN AN
TANG WEI SHAWN
TEO CHUAN KAI

Congratulations to the Class of 2019.