Tuesday, April 22, 2014

More tech-savvy users may opt for VPN - The Straits Times

CHINESE Internet users have turned to virtual private networks (VPNs) to access sites blocked by their government, a ploy that could take hold here if new anti- piracy laws kick in.

VPNs work by making it seem that the user is accessing the site from another country, such as the United States, where the offending website is not blocked.

If the proposed new legislation - which would allow copyright holders to force Internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to piracy sites - comes into force, more tech-savvy Singaporeans might opt for a VPN.

"By implementing (piracy site blocking), a lot of users will seek other options to bypass the blocks," said Singapore Polytechnic senior lecturer Samson Yeow of the School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology.

Source: The Straits Times, 22 April 2014. pB4

Friday, April 11, 2014

Chief security officer role gaining prominence - The Business Times

At least 50 per cent of all companies will have a chief security officer (CSO) of some sorts in their C-suites in five years’ time, as opposed to less than one per cent which currently do, according to Naveen Bhat, Ixia’s vice-president and APAC general manager.

According to Liew Chin Chuan, course chair of SP’s DISM, Singapore is taking a leading position in establishing a very secure network. SP’s Cyber Security Academy, a first in the region, is an example of such leadership.

Source: The Business Times, 7 April 2014. p35

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor (OSWA) Examination Results

Congratulations to the following students who passed the ThinkSECURE's Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor(r) Examination taken on 26 March 2014:   
  1. Edric Teo Jin Kai
  2. Kenji Choo
  3. Koh Zheng Wei
  4. Nikolas Tay Zhihao
  5. See Toh Sheng Yang
  6. Tan Cher Han Ian
  7. Wilson Neo Yuan Wei

About OSWA
The Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor® (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. With many countries announcing wireless internet access initiatives, attending the OSWA™ will give you a solid grounding in how to audit the security of wireless networks and clients.

The OSWA™ focuses primarily on providing attendees with the technical knowledge, methodology and skills to execute a wireless audit/penetration test. The OSWA™ is designed by wireless security professionals from the ground up to teach penetration-testing and security. Using ThinkSECURE's 5E Attacker Methodology™ as a framework, the programme covers topics such as Radio Frequency (RF) and RF Spectrum Analysis, 802.11 frame analysis, advanced wireless LAN penetration techniques, RFID security weaknesses, Probemapping and wireless client targeting and building/hacking wireless hardware. Attendees will also learn how to geographically isolate and hunt down wireless hackers, moochers and other unauthorized wireless users using ThinkSECURE's MoocherHunter tool, which is not authorized to be taught in any other non-ThinkSECURE-related certification course.

Singapore Polytechnic is the one and only Educational Authorized Training Center of ThinkSECURE in Singapore.