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Monday, September 2, 2019

Bug Hunting Exercise @ SP, by YESWEHACK.com

2 Sep 2019. In the afternoon, DISM students continued with the Bug Hunting Exercise at Cyber Wargame Centre (CWC). Two web-based applications were hosted on the network for students to try out their skills to identify vulnerabilities in the application systems. It was quite an eventful day as the instructors (Lucas and Kevin) and students were able to identify quite a few vulnerabilities such as directory listing, user enumeration, IDOR, XSS, privilege escalation, etc.

The bug hunting exercise will help the students to understand the process of bug hunting as well as to appreciate that this approach is more efficient way to security testing.






Bug Bounty Workshop @ SP, by YESWEHACK.com

2 Sep 2019. DISM Gryphon SIG (Special Interest Group) has organised a workshop for our students. The half-day workshop in the morning on Bug Bounty is conducted by Lucas and Kevin from YESWEHACK.com @ SP Cyber Wargame Centre (CWC).

This is the first Bug Bounty workshop conducted by YESWEHACK.com for IHL in Singapore.






Lucas (aka BitK) with students @ T2034

Kevin with students @ T2033

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Pioneer batch of NSF cyber specialists graduates - Straitstimes.com

23 Aug 2019. Fifty-six full-time national servicemen from the pioneer batch of cyber specialists graduated yesterday.

The Cyber NSF Scheme received its first intake last December, and the NSFs underwent a 35-week course at the Cyber Defence School at Stagmont Camp in Choa Chu Kang.

In the middle, Cyber Specialist Tan Jia Le, who received one of 13 Golden Bayonets. He is a graduate from the SP Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) course. 
Third Sergeant Tan Jia Le decided to sign up for the scheme in his third year of diploma studies in Infocomm Security Management at Singapore Polytechnic.

"When I heard about the scheme, I thought it was perfect for me. I could use what I learnt, constantly upgrade my skills, and earn university credits at the same time," said 3SG Tan, 20, who received one of 13 Golden Bayonets, awarded to the top specialist cadet graduates from each vocation.

As he has now graduated to become a full-fledged specialist, 3SG Tan, a regular serviceman, will perform advanced cyber roles for Mindef and the Singapore Armed Forces such as threat monitoring for signs of intrusion, making sure there is no suspicious traffic, as well as responding to cyber incidents.

For further details, please visit this URL.

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/