Saturday, November 28, 2015

RSA Security Operations Centre Simulation Challenge

10 student groups had submitted their names for the RSA SOC Simulation Challenge event. 2 groups were eventually selected for the competition which was held on 27 Nov. Participants were exposed to network and forensic analysis, and were given the chance to work hands-on with some of RSA’s latest solutions including RSA Security Analytics and RSA ECAT (Enterprise Compromise Assessment Tool). After a quick explanation of the Cyber Kill Chain and a short demonstration of the tools, the participants were left to their own devices to start their “hunt”.

The group consisting of Year 2 students Chan Weiling, Tan Yee Tat and Wong Chong Peng obtained third place in the competition. Congratulations, team! Well Done!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

DSO Diploma Scholarship Award Ceremony 2015

The inaugural DSO Diploma Scholarship Award Ceremony 2015 was held on 13 November 2015 at DSO National Laboratories.

Our DISM students, Daniel Ho (Year-3) and Aloysius Lee (Year-1) received the scholarship awards from Mr Quek Gim Pew, Chief Executive Officer of DSO National Laboratories.

DISM Year-3 student, Ho Jing Yang Daniel receiving his
DSO Diploma Scholarship award.
DISM Year-1 student, Lee Kai Wen Aloysius receiving his
DSO Diploma Scholarship award.
Congratulations to Daniel Ho and Aloysius Lee. Well done!

About DSO Diploma Scholarship 
The DSO Diploma Scholarship was started in April 2014 with the objective of identifying talents at Diploma level, and encouraging them to consider a career in defence technology.

It is a bond-free scholarship, renewable each year as long as the student meets the following criteria:

-          Stays within the same course/discipline
-          Achieves a GPA of at least 3.5/4

As part of the Diploma Scholarship, the student is required to serve an internship with DSO so that he/she can understand the work involved in defence R&D.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

DISM Graduate Daniel Hamid gives our students ideas how to kickstart a Pen-Test Career

On 18th November, our DISM graduate Daniel Hamid was invited to speak with our Year 2 students on their options how to kickstart a career in Penetration Testing. Daniel Hamid recently left Price Waterhouse Coopers after being head hunted by Ryan Baxendale of Centurion Information Security.

The main agenda would be for our students to:
•             Understand a few of the many different interesting roles/people in security
•             Have a career insight and what to expect if they aspire to be a Penetration Tester
•             Receive his compiled list of helpful online resources which aided him throughout the years
•             Be motivated in pursuing knowledge and activities outside of classroom such as CTFs
•             Know current possible routes and certifications to pursue after Diploma

Friday, November 6, 2015

SP Career & Further Education Fair 2015

SP Career & Further Education Fair was held on Wed 4 Nov, 11am to 6pm @ Eleven², Singapore Polytechnic.
Our DMIT lecturers were there to promote the Earn and Learn Programme in Cyber Security.

This SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) in Cyber Security is designed as a work-study programme to give fresh polytechnic or Post-National Service (NS) graduates in Infocomm Security or Information Technology field, a head-start in careers related to Cyber Security.
This ELP is suitable for polytechnic graduates (Singaporeans and PRs) who have graduated within 5 years (or within 5 years of their ORD) with an IT or IT security-related diploma.

Singaporeans who sign up within one year of graduating from the polytechnic (or within one year of ORD) are eligible for a $5,000 sign-on incentive.
For more information, please scan the QR code or visit this URL:

Leave us your details if you are interested in the ELP in Cyber Security by scanning the QR code or through the following survey link.