Thursday, November 7, 2019

AISP's Inaugural Student Volunteer Recognition Programme (SVRP) Award Ceremony 2019

6 Nov 2019. The Association of Information Security Professionals' (AISP) Inaugural Student Volunteer Recognition Programme (SVRP) Award Ceremony was held in the evening at Life Long Learning Institute Event Hall. This is the first award ceremony that recognised students who had volunteered in cybersecurity related initiatives as well as their leadership skills demonstrated in school and within the community.

The Guest-Of-Honour (GOH) was Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for MCI & MCCY.
Speech by the Guest-Of-Honour (GOH) Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for MCI & MCCY.
AISP received more than 100 nominations from 9 Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). There were 5 Gold Awards' recipients. In total, Singapore Polytechnic's students received 2 Gold, 17 Silver and 7 Bronze awards.
Gold award recipient, DISM year-3 student, Hoo Jun Hong.

Gold award recipient, DISM graduate (class 2019) Zhu Yongze. 
Yongze with DISM Lecturer, Mr Boris Choo (left) and DISM Course Chair (right), Samson Yeow.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Mindef Bug Bounty Appreciation Event 2019

1 Nov 2019. "The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has successfully concluded its second Bug Bounty Programme (BBP) that ran from 30 September 2019 to 21 October 2019...... A total of 305 white hat hackers from around the world, comprising 134 local and 171 international white hat hackers, participated in this year's BBP. Of the 52 vulnerability ("bug") reports submitted, 20 were deemed valid, resulting in a total bounty payout of US$16,000."

A group of DISM students participated in this bug bounty programme and has benefited from this event. We hope that our students will continue to participate in this programme and play an active role in helping to secure our national networks and systems.
Samson Yeow, DISM Course Chair, receiving the token of appreciation on behalf of SP, from the Defence Cyber Chief Brigadier-General (BG) Mark Tan at the Mindef Bug Bounty Appreciation Event.