Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hacksmith V1.0

10 teams took part in a hackathon hosted by Division Zero (Div0) partnered with Black Hat Asia, on 16 December 2017. Our team of 3, Pentest, consisted of, Ashley Tan, Davis Zheng Yang, Lai Yong Rong. Our goal was to achieve something simple that can solve a common problem that people may face without know it. We started off with 3 ideas, then came up with the topic QR codes. QR codes are frequently used in applications like Whatsapp, Advertisements, not excluding banking apps, DBS’s Paylah, OCBC’s Pay anyone, and Wechat. We decided to come up with a QR scanner that checks URL for malicious virus that could possibly infect device. With the help of ‘ZXingScanner’ library. After that we had to come up with a way to check for infected links and we went with Virustotal’s database. Although more things could be done for example, creating database that could help to deal against phishing links, due to the lack of experience and time this was the best we could come up with in the given twenty-four hours.

All in all, it was a great experience for us as we manage to learn new ways to tackle the infocomm industry with methods that we were not aware off.

Our class was notified that there was a hackathon taking place during a pyc lesson where Ms Junie Tan suggested we take part and so our team consisting of Ashley, Me and Yong Rong signed up to compete in the hackathon. We needed to arrive at the venue which was NTU’s nest at 9 sharp after we were briefed on what we should do and what would be happening, after which we started brainstorming for ideas. We decided to use java to program as that was what we were strongest in and came up with a few decent ideas, such as a qr scanner that would check for malware against a database and a program that would scan and check current existing cookies as well as notify the user when a cookie was being created. We all started work on our individual projects. However after noon, the rest of us abandoned our own projects and decided to go with Ashley’s idea as it seemed to be the most interesting, useful and most relevant. At around 9 the next morning, the 5 judges arrived and we had to present to them our idea and the program that was written. Over the course of the night, many of our fellow contestants dropped out as they couldn’t handle staying for 24hrs, so we had significantly fewer competition, during the presentation, the other groups presented amazingly thought up ideas and implemented them perfectly, such as one which was meant to outreach to people and show them the dangers of phishing by preparing a tool which could perform 3 different types of phishing attack.

Written By Davis DISM1B03

Monday, November 27, 2017

An ITE graduate's story

“I knew then my career would involve defeating cybercrimes.”

Marcus Tan
But it wasn’t until Tan became a student at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) that he got to work on cybersecurity-related incidents. By then, he was hooked.

After he graduated from ITE, he took up programming during his National Service stint. Two years later, he applied for the Singtel Cyber Cadet Scholarship program to cover his studies in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) at Singapore Polytechnic.

"ITE was instrumental in building my strong basics, [enabling] me to relate to different cybersecurity technologies. Through the education at Singapore Polytechnic, I was exposed to industry partners, which widened my knowledge of cybersecurity,” he says.

Today, Tan is a cybersecurity associate consultant at Singtel.

Our DISM graduate, Marcus Tan, was featured in the article by www.techinasia.com.

For further details, please click this URL.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Organizational Systems Security Analyst (OSSA)

Five DISM students passed the ThinkSECURE's Organizational Systems Security Analyst (OSSA) certification examination in Jun 2017.
1. Ang Jin Yang
2. Chua Jun Kiat Alex
3. Law Si Ying Joy
4. Lim Yong An
5. Tan Teck Hwee

Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor (OSWA)

Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor (OSWA)
This news is a bit late, but congratulations to the following 19 DISM students who passed the ThinkSECURE's Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor (OSWA) certification examination which was conducted in Apr 2017!

1. Ang Wei Xiang Darren
2. Bryan Lim Yi Yong
3. Chen Qiurong
4. Chua Jun Kiat, Alex
5. Fung Wei Hung Titus
6. Koh Si Xing
7. Lee Guo Qiang
8. Lee Kai Wen Aloysius
9. Lim Jerome
10. Neo Ken Hong, Kelvin
11. Pang Huan Shan, Shawn
12. Sean Phang
13. Tan Hui Yang, Zen
14. Tan Jia Le
15. Tan Jun Kai, Calvin
16. Tay Zheng Yao, Schuyler
17. Wong Chong Peng
18. Wong Zhen Wei
19. Yeo Han Jordan

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

J.P. Morgan Singapore Apprenticeship Programme

Dear Year 3 students

Not sure what to study or where to work after you graduate?

We strongly encourage you (especially Business and IT students) to come down to find out more about the J.P. Morgan Singapore Apprenticeship Programme. 

The program is a great way for Polytechnic students to better understand the financial industry prior to university studies.

Perks of this one-year Apprenticeship Program
1.       You’ll join one of JP Morgan’s Finance, Operations or Technology teams – Legal Entity Controller, Chief Administrative Office Operations, Corporate & Investment Bank Operations or Cloud Services Team – and develop solutions that support the firm.
Click on this link to find out more:
2.       You’ll experience the excitement of working in the financial services industry through this one-year apprenticeship program for polytechnic graduates. Gain broad business knowledge through global projects as part of an expanding team based in Singapore.
3.       You’ll gain real work experience and exposure to top professionals across different businesses within the bank. By developing essential knowledge, skills and industry connections, you’ll take a powerful step toward a future career in finance. This will look good in your resume.
4.       You’ll have a better idea which financial area of studies you’d like to pursue, if you decide to go on to university.

Register NOW!
Find Your Fit - J.P. Morgan Singapore Apprenticeship Programme
When: November 22, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 3.00 pm – 4.15 pm
Location: Singapore Polytechnic, Business School, Harvard Room 2 (SB202)
Who's it for:
Singapore Polytechnic students from all disciplines, graduating and available to work in 2018
Register here by 21 Nov 2017.  You are not required to upload your CV.
Applications for the Singapore Apprenticeship Program will close on 31 Dec 2017.

Students can make an appointment via Student Portal (MIKE) to meet with any of our SP ECG Counsellors for help in your resume, application essay/ questions and for mock interview practice sessions.
1.       Login to Student Portal (MIKE)
2.       Select e-services
3.       Select “Request ECG Appointment”

           Email: jpmorgan_asia_recruiting@jpmorgan.com

            Check out this link to find out more about JP Morgan.
            Your career. Your way. jpmorgan.com/careers


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