Thursday, October 28, 2010

DISM - CompTIA Security+

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


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.


Friday, October 15, 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:



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.