Thursday, February 21, 2013

AIRRAID4 - Asia's Premier IT-Security Tournament (Updates)

Now in its fourth edition, the AIRRAID format has evolved from a pure wireless-security-focused event into a CHALLENGING STORYLINE-BASED MULTIPATH WIRELESS, WIRED & APPLICATION PENETRATION-TESTING game setup where teams of contenders (and pretenders) test their skills against an INTEGRATED PURPOSE-BUILT MULTI-SEGMENT ENTERPRISE-CLASS WIRELESS + WIRED NETWORK + WEB/APPLICATION SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE, exactly the type of infrastructure like what you find in real-world organizations!

The top 3 highest-scoring teams at the end of the tournament will win the following prizes which have been kindly sponsored by DragonVenture Singapore :

1st Place Team :
2nd Place Team :
3rd Place Team :

Team registration is FREE!

Just gather your friends or colleagues, come up with a catchy team name, accept the game terms & conditions and register here! (min of 1 person per team, max 4 pax per team)

Register Your Team Here

Registration ends: 1 MARCH 2013 @ 2359hrs GMT+8

Monday, February 11, 2013

Completion of NUS Poly Preparatory Programme

We are glad to see that DISM graduating student Fong Jia Sheng has successfully completed his Information Security Specialisation Preparatory Programme in NUS! 

He has done and scored a 4+ Cumulative Average Point (CAP) for the two modules namely MA1301 Introductory Mathematics (4MCs) and CS1020 Data Structures and Algorithms I (4MCs) which he took together with university students over the past year. 

He will be joining the 5 seniors from DISM, including Priscilla NgCheah Kit WengZander Chai, Nicholas Toh and Tiong Jia Ming in the pursuit of a degree of Bachelor of Computing from School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS). 

Nicely done JS! Keep up your good work and hopefully also share with our similary interested juniors on your learning experience.

Fong Jia Sheng in front of School of Computing, NUS

The Information Security Specialisation Preparatory Programme is open to students pursuing a diploma in information security related studies at local Polytechnics and who meet the admission requirements of this preparatory programme. 
This programme aims at nurturing talented students with firm computing foundations and competent IT skills so as to contribute to the development and management of infocomm security.
Polytechnic students selected by the polytechnics for the programme and meet the criteria for progression will gain admission into the School of Computing at NUS to pursue Bachelor of Computing (BComp) in Computer Science, Information Systems or Electronic Commerce with a specialisation in Information Security. 
The students will be conferred an infocomm security diploma upon graduating from their polytechnics. They will be conferred a BComp degree with Information Security Specialisation upon graduating from NUS. 

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Honeynet Project at Singapore Polytechnic

We have been part of the Honeynet Singapore Chapter since 2009. The purpose of the project is to collect information through deployed honeynet sensors. It helps us to better understanding the attack patterns on the Internet.

SO WHAT IS A HONEYNET?  A honeynet is a vulnerable and simulated computer network using a decoy server designed to test network security. Honeynets are developed in order to help computer security experts to improve security for networks and systems. Although it may appear to a hacker as a legitimate network, it is actually hosted on a single server. By design, honeynets are not authorized for any authentic uses. If a honeynet is accessed, a fair assumption is that the person accessing it is a hacker. (Source: techopedia.com)
The HoneyMap shows a real-time visualization of attacks against the Honeynet Project's sensors deployed around the world. It leverages on the internal data sharing protocol as its data source from all the sensors.
To view the real-time world map, please visit map.honeynet.org!