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Monday, March 26, 2018

QrSafetyScanner showcased in Black Hat Asia

Our Year 1 DISM student Ashley Tan was invited to showcase his hackerthon winning idea, the QrSafetyScanner at this year's Black Hat Asia Arsenal 2018.


 Hence on 22 March 2018 from 2pm he was busy showcasing the QrSafetyScanner tool to various industry professionals who were visiting the Black Hat Asia Conference from 20th to 23rd March 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands.



When asked how he feels, the young man said, "Since this was the first time I attended an event like this, I was nervous and did my best to present and answer questions about my application. I made a Safety QR Scanner application which parses links through VirusTotal's database to check if a file is malicious or not. I also gave examples on how QR scanner application can be improve to prevent certain exploits, for example, phishing. The event itself gave me new ideas on how the industry tackle problems we face today."

 
Well warmest congratulations to Ashley for this opportunity. His Github link if you are keen to find out more is as follows: https://github.com/xPrinny/QrSafetyScanner.

Aside from his showcase, our DMIT students were also busy helping out in the event.


Monday, February 26, 2018

The Cybersecurity Awards 2018

Good news to share, our DISM graduates have done us proud!

The Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, presented Singapore’s inaugural Cybersecurity Awards on 23 Feb 2018. Six individuals and organisations were recognised for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Singapore’s cybersecurity ecosystem. See details in this URL link.
Third from the left: Jeremy Heng Wen Ming (graduated in 2013); and
Third from the right, Emil Tan Jingwei (graduated in 2009).
Two of the award winners were DISM graduates:

“Mr Emil Tan received the Professional Award to recognise his pro-active role in bringing the local cybersecurity community together, as well as driving efforts to raise cybersecurity awareness and profiling Singapore in the global cybersecurity field. Mr Tan leads Edgis and Null (Singapore Chapter), which are cybersecurity communities of practice. These groups have engaged in responsible disclosure with public agencies and organised events to raise cybersecurity awareness for the general public. Mr Tan also contributes actively to the Cyber Security Awareness Alliance of Singapore which promotes and enhances adoption and awareness of essential cybersecurity practices for businesses and the public.”

– Emil Tan Jingwei, DISM, graduated in 2009


“The Student Award was awarded to Mr Jeremy Heng, a third-year year Information Security undergraduate at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Vice President of the NUS Greyhats, a cybersecurity special interest group. Mr Heng was ranked in the top position in the Singapore Cyber Conquest for both 2016 and 2017 and he came in second for the ASEAN Cyber SEA Games 2017.”

– Jeremy Heng, DISM, graduated in 2013


Dr. Yaacob also mentioned another DISM graduate in his opening speech, as follows:

“CSA is also working closely with IMDA to increase the number of scholarships offered for cybersecurity under the National Infocomm Scholarship Programme. One recipient of this scholarship is Preshant Achuthan. A cybersecurity enthusiast, he withdrew from Junior College after his first year to chase after his dreams by taking up a Diploma in Infocomm Security Management instead. Preshant might be young but already he has won many accolades and there are many more talented and passionate youths out there. We hope this scholarship will support and encourage them to embark on an exciting career in cybersecurity.”

– Preshant Achuthan, DISM, graduated in 2016


Congratulations to all award recipients!!!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

IT Showcase 2018


12 Febuary 2018 was our DMIT's IT Showcase Day. Final Year students from Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Business Information Technology, and of course, Diploma in InfoComm Security Management, proudly showcased the Final Year Projects and Internship attachments for guests from the industry.





More photos from the event

Monday, February 12, 2018

DISM Awards Day 2018

DISM Awards Day 2018 was held today at MLT9.


Outstanding Class Rep 2017 Award was given to Sean Robert.


And for the Gryphon CTF 2017
Game-masters
LIM ZHAO XIANG
DESIREE LIM JIA YING
HUANG JIA YI
LOH KAI MUN
TEO CHUAN KAI
ZHU YONGZE


Winners
1st Position , Team fs0ciety
YONG ZHENG YU JAVIER
DAVID ZHU HAO YUAN   
CHONG WEI JUN              
PANG ZI JIAN ADRIAN   


2nd Position , Team BASIC
CLAUDIA CHAN     
LEE SUAN HONG    
WEE YEE HONG      
CHUA HAN YONG DARREN


3rd  Position, Team ScapeGoat   
CHNG WEI CHENG
LEE YONG WEI          
WONG TI JIN, JONATHON
SOH K JYN, JOSHUA


Congratulations!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Posting Results for the 2018 JAE out on Feb 1 - straitstimes.com

SINGAPORE - The posting results for the 2018 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) will be released on Feb 1 at 9am, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said in a press release on Thursday (Jan 25).

Applicants can obtain the results either through the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) on the JAE website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/jae, or by having SMSes sent to the mobile phone number provided during registration.

Those posted to a Junior College (JC) or the Millennia Institute (MI) are to report there the next day on Feb 2 at 8.30am.

Source: straitstimes.com, http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/posting-results-for-joint-admissions-exercise-to-be-released-on-feb-1-moe

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

DISM students to present at Black Hat Asia 2018

Last month three DISM students Ashley Tan, Davis Zheng Yang and Lai Yong Rong participated in HackSmith, a hackathon hosted by Divison Zero (Div0) and Black Hat Asia.
Click here for more on their project at HackSmith

Their HackSmith v1.0 submission, QR Safety Scanner, will be showcased at the upcoming Black Hat Asia 2018 Arsenal held on 22nd and 23rd March 2018, at the Marina Bay Sands.

QR Safety Scanner

A QR scanner that checks if the QR code contains malicious links. Recently QR codes are being use everywhere, for advertisements, payments, name cards, etc. However, if someone would to exploit these QR codes by hiding malicious links, devices will be infected with malware.


Presented By: Tan Ashley  
Location:  Business Hall, Arsenal Station 2

Date: Friday, March | 2:00pm-3:50pm

Format: - New tool to be announced during Arsenal
Track: Malware Defense
Session Type: Arsenal
Vault Recording: TBD


Black Hat Asia 2018