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Saturday, December 18, 2010

SP Open House 2011

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Come and visit us at the SP Open House 2011.

See ya!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Best IT SECURITY diploma course

At SP, we provide you with the best IT SECURITY diploma course. See the reasons below:

1) State-of-the-art training facility.
2) Experienced and caring lecturers.
3) Current and relevant curriculum.
4) Unleashed your potentials in IT security.
5) Ready for work, life and world.
6) Improve your employability and market value.
7) Two qualifications await you: both academic and professional certifications.
8) Yoo-hoo, the fast track to IT security career or you can choose to further your study.

Secure your future with us.

Say YES to DISM, make the RIGHT CHOICE NOW.

Choose Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) S54 as your FIRST CHOICE, the BEST IT Security diploma course.

Monday, December 13, 2010

What so special about DISM

1) First to sign Memorandum-of-Cooperation (MOC) with EC-Council under Academia Programme
- one and only polytechnic to offer the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course.
- one and only polytechnic to offer the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigor (CHFI) course.
- one and only polytechnic to offer the EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) course.

2) First to sign Memorandum-of-Cooperation (MOC) with ThinkSECURE
- one and only polytechnic to offer the Organizational Systems Security Analyst (OSSA) course.
- one and only polytechnic to offer the Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor (OSWA) course.

3) First to partner with ThinkSECURE to organiza a wireless hacking tourament in Singapore
- one and only polytechnic to work with ThinkSECURE to co-organize an event at the regional level which attracted many teams from the neighbouring countries.
4) First to have security diploma students to be accepted into the NUS Prep Programme
- In year 2010, we have 3 DISM students accepted to the programme.
- In year 2009, we have 2 DISM students accepted to the programme.
5) First to setup VMWare Infrastructure in the DMIT Infocomm Security Lab
- we are the first educational institution in Singapore to implement VMware Lab Manager into our IT Security Labs to provide greater automation and control.
6) First to sign Memorandum-of-Cooperation (MOC) with D-Link International
- we are the first educational institution to work with D-Link to jointly set up a laboratory which will be used for research and development in the enterprise network security space.
7) First polytechnic to setup the honeeebox sensor (http://www.honeynet.org/)
- we are the first polytechnic to setup the honeebox sensor under the Singapore Honeynet Chapter.
8) First to sign Memorandum-of-Cooperation (MOC) with Symantec
- we are the first educational institution to work with Symantec to setup SP-Symantec Infocomm Security Lab in Nov 2007.
9) High number of Integrated Infocomm Scholars - IIS
- 2010/2011 batch, we have 6 IIS scholars.
- 2009/2010 batch, we have 3 IIS scholars.
- 2009/2010 batch, we have 2 IIS scholars.
10) High number of National Infocomm Scholars - NIS
- 2010/2011 batch, we have 1 NIS scholar.
- 2009/2010 batch, we have 2 NIS scholars.
11) Joint Winner of Syscan'07 Defend-the-Flag competition with US Army Team
12) Best Defence Strategy in the Hack-In-The-Box Security Conference, Capture-the-Flag competition 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

...... and many more.......

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Why choose DISM?

Being a DISM student gives you the competitive edge for a boost in both your future studies and career. We give you :

• Opportunities for professional security certifications
• Comprehensive training in Infocomm security management
• Exciting range of activities beyond the curriculum
• An Infocomm security digital playground to hone your security skills
• Opportunity to study in NUS while doing your Diploma with SP
• Industry and Security Experience for Final Year Projects and Internship
• Good Career Prospects


Opportunities for professional security certifications
You will have opportunities to embark on external industry recognised IT Security certification programmes like:
• CompTIA Security+ (Security+)
• ThinkSECURE Organisational Systems Security Analyst (OSSA)
• ThinkSECURE Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor (OSWA)
• EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
• EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
• EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Other certifications include Red Hat Certified Technician, Red Hat Certified Engineer, Sun Certified Java Programmer and Microsoft Dynamics Navision.

Additionally, DISM students who have performed exceptionally well in their first year of study are offered the opportunity to embark on the Diploma-Plus Programme to pursue additional certifications in the subsequent years.

Comprehensive training in Infocomm security management
The DISM curriculum offers a comprehensive coverage of Infocomm security management. You will acquire skills and knowledge to manage security threats with modules such as Network Security, Ethical Hacking, Applied Cryptography, Computer Forensics and Computer Law & Investigation. You will also learn the techniques used by hackers to penetrate computer systems and also those used by security professionals to defend against such attacks.

Exciting range of activities beyond the curriculum
We will give you a unique and rewarding DISM course experience by providing numerous opportunities for you to be exposed to real-world situations through experiential learning, such as the planning and organising of IT Security Awareness Day and School Cybersafety talks to promote greater awareness of IT security among the community, embarking on field trips to relevant organisations as well as overseas trips and security competitions to gain a first-hand experience and learning through the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Infocomm Security Digital Playground
Our practical and realistic training is made possible with our state-of-the-art Infocomm Security Labs. The labs feature advanced and emerging technologies that provides you with a virtualisation experience. They are also equipped with a slew of biometric devices, such as fingerprint recognition, palm vein recognition as well as face recognition, to allow you to gain maximum exposure to these technologies. We have collaborated with reputable industry partners to set up the SP – D-Link Network Security Lab and the SP – Symantec Infocomm Security Lab to provide valuable hands-on training.

Further Education
You will have ample opportunities to further your studies both locally and overseas with generous advanced standings. Besides the local universities, you can also embark on various undergraduate courses in Infocomm Security, Digital Systems Security, Computer Forensics and Security Management with reputable foreign universities in Australia, UK and the United States.

DISM students who qualify for the Preparatory Programme for Bachelor of Computing, Infocomm Security Specialisation, with National University of Singapore (NUS), will undertake some NUS modules while they are in the second and third year of the DISM course. They will then continue their studies in NUS after they graduate leading to a Bachelor of Computing degree.

Industry and Security Experience for Final Year Projects and Internship
In your final year, you have the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge and polish the skills you acquired in DISM by working on your Final-Year Project (FYP) and undergoing a 12-week Internship Programme for reputable organizations.

Good Career Prospects
You can look forward to respectable and exciting careers such as IT Security Consultants, Computer Forensics Investigators, Security or System Administrators and IT Auditors. You will be in demand in various industries like IT security solution providers, auditing and consultancy firms, and also any organisation that requires IT security services.

Friday, December 10, 2010

DISM Internship Experience 2010

9 Dec 2010. To complement the education of our students, we place our final year students on internship programme with companies to gain experience in IT security-related projects. We hope that students can also contribute to the companies by applying what they have learnt in the DISM course.

Hear what our DISM students have to say about their internship experience:

Gibson & Edmund


"The experience I gained at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is invaluable to my understanding of the working world, and it has sharpened not only my technical skills, but also my social skills. I believe that this experience will further strengthen me and prepare me mentally for the future challenges I will face in the working world."
- Gibson Cheng (left) @ PwC

"During my internship with Singapore Police Force, everyday is a challenge. There will be a variety of interesting tasks allocated to me every week. This internship allows me to understand why the modules are being taught in DISM as they are applicable in the working industries. Thank you DISM for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to experience this internship."
- Andy Low @ SPF

"Internship at DSO not only gives me the opportunity to participate in world's industry-level projects that only government-funded companies, such as DSO, can afford to produce. But also allows me have a sneak preview of my future if I were to pursue an IT career. It is indeed a kill-two-birds with one stone learning experience!"
- Ryan Cheng @ DSO

Yong He, Alvin and Ryan
"I have learnt to be more independent on doing a project. Through the process, I also have learnt that a problem could be solved in a few ways instead of just one way. Most importantly, the internship programme gives me the opportunity to experience what IT industry field is like."
- Pang Yong He @ DSO

"I have been learning a lot, be it work experience or course related projects. The internship opportunity has really widened my knowledge on I.T. Security; things that I never thought of and things I never thought was possible. I am very honored to be able to join and to help out as member of the project team and contribute to the success of the company."
- Alvin Lim @ Argentra

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Industrial Training

You will not only get the best learning foundation at SP, but also practical and hands-on industrial training experience. Our Industrial Training Programme (ITP) and Overseas Industrial Training Programme (OITP) expose you to the real work-life environment.


Check it out at the following link:

http://www.spoh.sg/industrial.html

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

One of the important factors in considering which diploma course to select is the financial support. At SP, we understand your needs and we make education as affordable as we can.

Outstanding students in SP get selected for the SP Scholars Programme to challenge, develop and maximise their personal, intellectual and leadership potential. They also get to take part in the SP Outstanding Talent (SPOT) programme which invokes them in global current affairs and grooms them into a new generation of thinkers and leaders. On top of it, SP scholars also receive full tuition fee sponsorship and one-time laptop subsidy!

Visit our SP website to know more about the Financial Assistance Scheme.







For potential DISM students, you can also consider to apply for the following scholarships:
  • D-Link International Scholarship
  • 1-Net Scholarship
  • Red Hat Scholarship
  • Integrated Infocomm Scholarship
  • National Infocomm Schalarship

Monday, December 6, 2010

Discover the World @ SP

In SP, what you learn and encounter will be out of the ordinary. We'll bring you to exotic lands for a fuller experience that you will never forget!



Our students have been to many places.

Check it out at the following link:

http://www.spoh.sg/discover.html

Sunday, December 5, 2010

10 Reasons to Choose SP

1) Choice Courses
We've got a wide range of courses to suit your needs and interests - 49, to be exact - including new ones being offered for the first time in the new academic year.
2) Fun CCAs
Boredom's got no room in your life when there're more than 90 student clubs and a host of exiting activities for your to take part in.
3) Happening Campus Life
Six food courts, a range of sports and leisure facilities, and the Student Hub@Moberly; no wonder SP students are always on campus.
4) Well-Recognised Qualifications
Many of our graduates have found that an SP Diploma opens the door to further studies at universities both local and foreign. You too can join their ranks.
5) Good Job Prospects
Three words: Industrial Training Programme. Hands-on practical experience is built into our courses so you can enter the job markets as a skilled employee.
6) Outstanding Facilities
"State-of-the-art" and "industry-standard" often come up when people talk about our learning facilities and resources. We like. You would too.
7) Caring and Helpful Lecturers
No kidding! They're experienced and highly qualified too: 60% have a Master's or PhD.
8) Invaluable Overseas Experience
Austria, Canada, China, Egypt, France - just a handful of the countries where our students have been in the past year. Where've you been lately?
9) Affordable Education
Money's not a big worry. Not with our range of financial assistance options, llike tuition grants and study loans. You could also pick up a bursary or a scholarship!
10) Unwavering Dedication to Excellence
Show us what you're made. And we'll show you how to stretch yourself further so you can reach higher.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

DISM Guest Lecture/Seminar

3 Dec 2010. DMIT hosted a guest lecture/seminar at LT17B for all our DISM students. Our guest speaker, Mr Julian Ho, Director/Co-founder of ThinkSECURE, presented a very interesting topic on wireless security. Coupled with a live demonstration on how a hacker can possibly gain access to certain profile information for penetrating into a wireless network, it was important to spread the message of safe computing to all the users with wireless network access.

The session was very informative with many interesting penetration testing tools for wireless network being shown to the DISM students. This surely had stirred the keen interests of the students who wanted to learn more about wireless network security. All the students enjoyed the session and hoped to have more of such type of action-filled seminars in the future.

Mr Ho also took the opportunity to announce the inclusion of the Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor® (OSWA™) course with the academic partnership between SP and ThinkSECURE. Our students would have the opportunity to sign up for this professional certification course, the one and only polytechnic in Singapore to have such offer.

About OSWA
OSWA is an international wireless auditing and pentesting certification course which focuses specifically on providing IT professionals with the technical knowledge and skills of how to practically and technically conduct and execute wireless security audits & penetration tests against both wireless infrastructures and wireless clients.




Personal Tutor (PT) Lunch with DISM Year 2 Students

3 Dec 2010. Our DISM year-2 students had their Personal Tutor (PT) lunch at the SP Staff Centre, Food Haven Restaurant.




Wednesday, December 1, 2010

DISM Guest Lecture/Seminar

Hi DISM students

Please note the details of the guest lecture/seminar as follows:

1) Date: 3 December 2010, Friday
2) Time: 2pm to 3pm
3) Venue: LT17B
4) Speaker: Mr Julian Ho, Director/Co-founder, ThinkSECURE
5) Title: Wi-Fu - How Crackers Target You & Your WiFi Network

Synopsis
This presentation illustrates some of the methods and approaches that malicious individuals use to target organizations' wireless networks and the individuals who use those wireless networks for their business (and personal) activities. Through a practical demonstration, it illustrates why it is a necessity for individual employees to be aware of what constitutes normal behavior in a wireless network, why they need to assist their IT departments in maintaining the security of their employer's wireless networks and also why organizations need to ensure that they not only audit the wireless network and the vendors who provision/maintain them, but also ensure effective enforcement of wireless-related corporate policies and procedures.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Advanced Ethical Hacking Training Certification

24 Nov 2010. Today, a group of year-3 DISM students had taken the EC-Council Certified Security Aanalyst (ECSA) exam and passed. They were the first few students who passed this advanced certification exam. This is another achievement by our DISM students.

Congratulations to the following students who passed the ECSA exam:

1) ANG MING YI
2) MOHAMAD DANIEL BIN HAMID
3) M. RUBERN CHAKRAVARTHI
4) SINGH ISHAAN GIRISH

About ECSA Certification
EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), is an advanced ethical hacking training certification that complements the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). While the Certified Ethical Hacker certification exposes the learner to hacking tools and technologies, the Certified Security Analyst course takes it a step further by exploring how to analyze the outcome from these tools and technologies.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

An Interview with Andre Ng Hao Yuan

An interview with our DISM Graduand 2009, Andre Ng Hao Yuan.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

An interview with Tan Jingwei

An interview with our DISM Graduand 2009, Tan Jingwei.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An interview with Suzanne Lee Ling Li

An interview with our DISM Graduand 2009, Suzanne Lee Ling Li who is currently working with Shinsei Bank.
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Near Perfect Score in Security+ Exam

16 Nov 2010. Our DISM graduand (2007-2010), Tan Jun Hao, took his CompTIA Security+ professional certification exam and passed with flying colours. He passed the exam with a near perfect score, 890 out of 900.

Congratulations to Jun Hao!!!

About CompTIA
CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organisational security. Major organisations that employ CompTIA Security+ certified staff include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Motorola, Symantec, Telstra, Hitachi, Ricoh, Hilton Hotels Corp., the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines.

Friday, November 12, 2010

NIS Scholar 2010 - Andre Ng Hao Yuan

Another DISM graduand (2007-2010), Andre Ng Hao Yuan's dream of making an impact on the local infocomm industry received a boost when he clinched the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS).

Awarded by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the NIS provides recipients with opportunities to further their studies and work with leading infocomm companies.

For Andre, he will be undergoing the SMU-CMU Fast Track Masters Programme, which will allow him to complete his degree and masters in about four years.

The Diploma in Infocomm Security Management graduate said, "I want to play a part in creating a safer computing frontier in Singapore and be involved in any plans that IDA have in future."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

DISM Graduand 2010 Awarded Gold Medal - Justin Ross Clarke

The Power of a Mother's Love

Justin Ross Clarke is not quite your typical Singaporean youth. He had the privilege of attending schools in New Zealand, United Kingdom and the Australian International School in Singapore for most of his school life. Despite the privileges, he lacked one major component to an otherwise perfect life – a father-figure to look up to.

Growing up, Justin’s father was away most of the time due to the nature of his work. His parents went their separate ways when he was a young boy. His mother made many sacrifices just to give him a normal and well-adjusted childhood.

Justin, though, did not once complain about the lack of a normal family nucleus. In fact, he used it to his advantage to do well in his studies so that he could repay his mom’s sacrifices and kindness.
But he was almost derailed along the road of excellence. The usually top student became complacent and slacked off during his first year in secondary school at Fulford School (United Kingdom). He fared quite badly and it reflected clearly on his mother’s face. Although his mother did not reprimand him, this was enough to turn him around.

The Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) graduate, who scored a perfect GPA of 4.0, counts hard work, diligence, willingness to persevere and his mother’s love and guidance as the ingredients for his success. His overseas education also helped to broaden his horizon and shape his out-of-the-box thinking. Justin has been awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Award.

With this mindset and the desire to try new food as a result of being away from Singapore for a number of years, Justin and a friend set up the Food Connoisseur Club (FCC) in Singapore Polytechnic. He admits to being embarrassed about his limited knowledge of local cuisine and has made it his club’s mission to expose people like him to local food. Despite the initial stumbling blocks, the FCC is now a popular student club with more than 200 members and counting, all thanks to Justin’s determination in establishing the club.

Justin has accepted the offer to read Arts & Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore as he wishes to pursue his passion in humanities. He hopes to land a career in the Armed Forces or the Police Force after university so that he can contribute meaningfully to society and provide a better life for his mother.

Awards won:

Lee Kuan Yew Award
IDA Gold Medal
Shell Companies in Singapore Prize
Information Systems Audit & Control Association Award
EC-Council Award
OCBC Prize

(The article was first published on SP's web site, May 2010)

Monday, November 8, 2010

DISM Graduand 2009 Awarded Gold Medal - Teh Qin Chuan

Our DISM graduand (2006 - 2009), Teh Qin Chuan, was awarded Gold Medal for his excellent academic achievement. Qin Chuan also has been awarded the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS), a scholarship that recognises exceptional students and nurtures them as top talents for Singapore's infocomm industry.

During his 3-year course at SP, Qin Chuan won a bond-free scholarship worth more than $6,000 offered by Symantec in 2007, a software specialist in security and information management. The money would cover his entire three-year education, including reimbursement of fees already paid for his first and second years' studies.

"My interests are in the areas of penetration testing methodology and malware analysis techniques. I hope to be part of the frontier in the Singapore Security Industry, providing protective security to Government ministries/departments, statutory boards and sensitive key installations through the identification, assessment and review of security measures." said Qin Chuan.

He will be reading a Bachelor Degree of Computing in Computer Science with specialisation in Information Security at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Saturday, November 6, 2010

NIS Scholar 2009 - Tan Jingwei

Our DISM graduand (2006-2009), Tan Jingwei is en route to becoming the next infocomm leaders of Singapore. He has been awarded the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS), a scholarship that recognises exceptional students and nurtures them as top talents for Singapore's infocomm industry.

He will receive tuition grants, exam fees, hostel funding and an annual allowance from this scholarship. He will also have the opportunity to go on a six-month overseas work attachment and understudy some leading professionals in the industry.

Jingwei cannot wait for 2011 to start his Bachelor in Computer Science degree with a major in security management at the Royal Holloway, University of London.

"The Royal Holloway is a prestigious school. It is well-known for its security management programmes so I'm really excited at the prospect of studying there," said Jingwei.

Jingwei (the third from left in photo) developed an interest in IT security when he was studying his Diploma in Infocomm Security Management at SP. He graduated with merit in the top 10 per cent of his cohort this year.

He said: "My training in SP has helped lay a good foundation and gave me exposure to hone my skills in security management. I'm very grateful to my lecturers who gave me lessons beyond the classroom context such as life skills, critical thinking and career guidance. All these helped to bring me a step closer to my dream job".

Jingwei wants to be a policy maker for infocomm security or a security management specialist in a multi-national corporation after he graduates.

(The article was first published on SP's web site, Aug 2009)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New addition - CompTIA Security+

4 Nov 2010. Congratulations to the following individual who took and passed the CompTIA Security+ professional certification.

1) MOHAMAD DANIEL BIN HAMID

Thursday, October 28, 2010

DISM - CompTIA Security+

Congratulations to the following DISM students who passed their CompTIA Security+ professional certification exam.

1) ANG MING YI
2) SINGH ISHAAN GIRISH

USA Overseas Industrial Training Program

Several of our DISM students joined the overseas industrial training programme organised by the School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology (DMIT) to Silicon Valley, San Francisco, USA from 19th to 27th September 2010.

The programme involed study trips to San JosState University, Stanford university, The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)and University of Southern California (USC) as well as workshops organised by eBay, Facebook, IDEO, Intel and Loyalty Play Holdings.

The USA OITP trip was an enriching study trip where students were occupied with lectures, company visits and university tours. But besides the knowledge gained, it was fun-filled with good food, good culture, good scenery, good people and of course the great company!

“Sure I didn’t get to see Hollywood, other states and meet Justin Bieber but what I learned was way more valuable than that. I learned about the people, their culture. I learned their way of open learning in groups and discussion and that if you have a idea don’t just throw it away. Develop it, polish it and publish it. More importantly, I learned something entirely new which is design thinking. Its something I am considering doing in the near future. It was only 7 days I spend in the US but it was enough to turn me into a believer.”, said Pravin, a year 2 DISM student.

1. Intel Museum

2. Facebook’s Headquarter


3. EBay's Headquarter 4. Stanford University

5. Gloden Gate Bridge

6. Disney’s California Adventure Park

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Digital Media & IT Fiesta! 2010

Digital Media & IT Fiesta! 2010 event was held in School of DMIT during the month of October. Secondary school students from various schools gather for exciting and fun-filled 1 to 4 days workshops conducted by our enthusiastic instructors: Our very own Year 2 and 3 students from DMIT.

In this event, DISM conducted the workshop entitled “Know Your Enemies: The Infocomm Security Challenge”.

The main objective of the workshop was to educate and invoke interest in secondary school students regarding the areas of IT Security.

The participants were working in a group of 4, and undergone 2 sessions of training: one training session on Steganography conducted by our DISM year-2 student, Jia Ming and the other session on wireless exploits by another DISM year-2 student, Max Chee. They were assisted by all other DISM year-2 students.

At the end of the sessions, a mini competition was held in the Infocomm Security Labs. The competition was played out with a storyline where the participants were investigators and they were supposed to investigate a data-theft case. The participants needed to apply what they had learnt during the sessions and solved the case in which they needed to identify the "Real" hacker. It was really an exciting and fun-filled event and all the participants enjoyed the training sessions as well as the mini competition.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Juniper Networks Opens the First Global Threat and Research Center

26 Oct 2010. Press Release from Juniper Networks, one of the world's largest networking and mobility vendor.

They have established a GLOBAL THREAT AND RESEARCH CENTER and this is manned by experts holding certifications including CEH and CHFI certifications.

Click this URL to view the press release.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

AIRRIAD 3 and ITSA Day 2010

IT Security Awareness Day has been a regular event organised by the Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) since 2006. Organised by the students to promote infocomm security awareness among the staff and students of SP, it has taken various formats over the years. This year we had AirRaid3, an infocomm security tournament jointly organised by ThinkSECURE and Singapore Polytechnic.

On 20 Oct 2010, thirteen local and international teams descended on the Hangout@T21 with one aim : winning the eight-hour AirRaid3 marathon challenge. Armed with software and laptops, teams test their skills against the wired and wireless game infrastructure for the top prize of US$4000 plus valuable network equipment.

Learning about wireless security In conjunction with AirRaid3, the DISM students set up the IT Security Awareness 2010 roadshow. This year's format showcases booths emphasising the importance of strong passwords, firewalls, wireless security and the tricks of social engineering. After visiting the booths, visitors were given the opportunity to test their knowledge on infocomm security.

By the end of the day, students were elated. Nicholas Toh, a Year 2 DISM student who was one of the student organisers, said, "The IT Security Awareness Day cum AirRaid3 event was a blast! IT Security Awareness Day gave us a chance to educate the public what DISM students have learned; AirRaid3 gave us an idea of how a hacking competition is like. This knowledge would allow us to be better prepared for future competitions and bring glory to SP when we win them! Besides the event itself, it was also an opportunity for the seniors and juniors to come together and know each other better. I am glad that I was involved in this meaningful event."

“We were given a chance to apply our knowledge in a real life scenario. All in all, it was a fun and great learning experience,” said Mohamad Daniel Bte Hamid, a final-year DISM student, who participated in AirRaid3.



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DISM - Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)

Monday, 18 Oct 2010. Congratulations to the following DISM students who successfully achieved the Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer certification.

1. TAN CHENG SHEN
2. MOHAMAD DANIEL BIN HAMID
3. CHENG GIBSON
4. TAN JIA MIN
5. SHUN HANLI HANLEY
6. JUSTIN ZHOU JUNRONG
7. CHEAH KIT WENG
8. QUEK JIE PING


Friday, October 15, 2010

HITB SIGINT 2010

14 Ocrt 2010. The HITB SIGINT (Signal Intelligence/Interrupt) sessions were designed to provide a quick 15 minute overview for material and research that was up and coming.

2 of our DISM students, M Rubern and Mohamad Daniel presented their topic in one of the SIGINT sessions at the HITB Security Conference 2010 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The topic presented was entitled "Automatic Malware Classification and hBot". This project consisted of two sub-projects. The first project, project A, was a variant Instant-Messenging (IM) honeynet which was capable of capturing URL and files between conversations. The second project, project B, was a scripted process to make use of current available tools to perform malware analysis as quickly as possible. By nature, project A would be collecting “samples” for project B to process.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hack-In-The-Box Security Conference 2010 @ KL, Malaysia


13 - 14 Oct 2010.

A group of eleven DISM students travelled to the Hack-In-The-Box Security Conference 2010 held at Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The stduents were accompanied by one DMIT lecturer.

The students comprised of DISM students from Years 1, 2 and 3. It was a great exposure trip as students actually took part in the Capture-The-Flag competition as well as the conference.

Prior to the trip, the DISM students defined their learning objectives and outcomes for the trip. They hope to learn more from the conference presenters, as well as to network with IT security practitioners in this event.

They trully enjoyed the trip and all felt the trip was a worthwhile event to attend.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Red Hat Certification

Congratulations to the following DISM students who passed their Redhat certification exams on 11 Oct 2010:

1) MOHAMAD DANIEL BIN HAMID (RHCE)


2) ANG MING YI (RHCT)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Innovation in Education Project - Krypton Game

On the 30 Sep 2010, 3 DMIT lecturers shared their research project in 1 of the breakout sessions, "Innovation in Education Projects" at the Excellence in Education & Training Convention 2010 in Singapore Polytechnic.

The team was led by principal investigator, Hubertus W J Borst Pauwels with content providers, DISM lecturers Liew Chin Chuan and Samson Yeow of Infocomm Security section. The project was supervised by Education Advisor, Erir Wei of Education Department.

The main idea of the project was to develop a 3-D game using "UNREAL" technolgy, to be used in the classroom for students to learn about the concepts and applications of cryptography. The game, called "Krypton" was tested with a few groups of secondary school students and poly year 1/2 students studying infocomm security modules.

Mosrt students reflected that the games was very useful and it helped the students to learn cryptography concepts more effectively.






Students from Jurongville Secondary Schools playing with the "Krypton" game designed by DMIT lecturers.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New addition of CEHs....

22 Sep 2010. We now have six more Certified Ethical Hackers.

Congratulations to the following DISM students who took and passed the CEH exam:

Cheah Kit Weng, Jeremy Kuah, Cheng Gibson, Tan Cheng Shen, Justin Zhou and Quek Jie Ping.