Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Singtel launches first-of-its-kind cyber security institute in Asia Pacific: straitstimes.com

SINGAPORE - Telco Singtel on Tuesday (April 26) launched its Cyber Security Institute (CSI), a hybrid between an advanced cyber range and an educational institute.

It is the first-of-its-kind in the region to test and train companies in dealing with sophisticated cyber threats.

Housed in a permanent space of over 10,000 sq ft in the eastern part of Singapore, the institute provides cyber skills development and education programmes tailored to the varying needs of company boards, C-suite management, technology and operational staff.

For more details, please visit this URL: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singtel-launches-first-of-its-kind-cyber-security-institute-in-asia-pacific

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

CMT meets the DISM Freshmen

Today we got the opportunity to meet the DISM freshmen. Welcome to DISM!

IMDA addresses the freshies.
Freshies, meet the CMT
Freshies meet up with some of the Griffin Team

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Orientation for the Poly Foundation Program

Students entering via the Poly Foundation Program visited SP these 2 days to better understand the program. We got a chance to meet with some of the students entering DMIT, 4 of whom will be joining DISM.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Expansion of Aptitude-Based Admissions for Students Pursuing Higher Education - www.moe.edu.sg

To better support students in pursuing their studies in areas that align with their strengths and interests, the polytechnics and autonomous universities will expand existing aptitude-based admissions that take into consideration broader measures of abilities beyond examination results. This is in alignment with the national SkillsFuture movement, to provide individuals with opportunities to develop and deepen relevant skills.

Early Admissions Exercise

Currently, the polytechnics already admit students based on strengths and attributes beyond academic grades through the Direct Polytechnic Admissions (DPA) Exercise and the Joint Polytechnic Special Admissions Exercise (JPSAE).

From the Academic Year (AY) 2017 intake onwards, a new Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) will replace the DPA, with an increase in the intake allowance from 2.5% to 12.5%. Through the EAE, the polytechnics will assess students’ suitability for admission on the basis of their aptitude, talents and interests in the course being applied for. The exact mode of assessment under the EAE may vary across courses, and can include interviews, submission of portfolios, and aptitude tests. Students with exceptional talents in areas such as leadership, community service, sports and arts may also apply through the EAE. With this, the JPSAE will be folded into the EAE. The EAE will take place in June/July of the year prior to entry to polytechnic, and allow students to secure a conditional place in a diploma course of their choice, even before they sit for their GCE O-Level examinations.

Our course, Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) is one of the diploma courses participating in the EAE.

Source: https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/expansion-of-aptitude-based-admissions-for-students-pursuing-higher-education

Freshmen Orientation

School re-opens next week and seniors are already busy welcoming students in for the freshmen orientation week!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Proficio is seeking SOC Analysts

According to Gartner, the managed security services business is one of the fast growing segments in the IT industry. The adoption of cloud computing, the trend to outsourcing, and the increasing number of security breaches are all propelling the growth of the Managed Security Services industry.

Proficio is at the center of this exciting industry changing the way organizations meet their IT security and compliance goals by providing the most advanced cloud-based solutions to monitor and scan critical assets.

If you are a serious security professional looking to catch the next wave, we should talk. As a Proficio SOC Analyst, you will be responsible for helping our customers to identify security threats, thwart hackers, and prevent data breaches. You will work with the industry’s leading SIEM technology to monitor security events, prioritize alerts, and investigate and remediate incidents.

Direct experience in a Security Operations Center (SOC) is ideal, but we are looking for people who can use their knowledge of security, analytical abilities, and strong communication skills to take on one of the most challenging roles in this exploding field. This is an opportunity to learn, contribute, and grow unlike few others in the IT industry today.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Event monitoring using an ArcSight SIEM Console
• Watch active channels/dashboards and replay and interpret events
• Create annotations, reports and cases
• Investigate incidents using channels, event graphs, annotations, cases, and reports
• Recognize patterns or inconsistencies that could indicate complex cyber attacks
• Recommend improvements to service, efficiency and quality of work
• Develop and document appropriate troubleshooting techniques
• Demonstrate excellent communication and customer care skills
• Meet defined service level agreements regarding response time and customer notification

Skills and Qualifications
• Undergraduate degree/diploma in a systems administration, networking, or technical field such as computer science or engineering, or equivalent work experience
• Experience as a SOC Analyst is preferred but not required
• Experience with ArcSight or SIEM technology is preferred but not required
• Good understanding of computer network fundamentals including address resolution protocol, routing, network address translation, virtual private networks, and the OSI model
• Ability to read and interpret network diagrams
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment

Location and Travel
This position is located in our Singapore SOC. Limited travel will be required. Successful candidate will be required to attend training in the States.

• Salary plus bonus
• Fully paid health insurance

About Proficio
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work where our employees are our most important asset and great ideas count more than titles.

Proficio is a leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). We are changing the way organizations meet their IT security and compliance goals by providing the most advanced cloud-based solutions to monitor and scan their critical assets without the need for added headcount or costly software and hardware systems.

Proficio offers the following services:
• ProSOC is Proficio’s real-time security monitoring and managed security service. ProSOC security experts use industry leading SIEM technology to monitor, prioritize and respond to security alerts 24×7.
• ProSCAN is a highly accurate vulnerability management service protecting against security threats and automating compliance reporting and workflow.
• Proficio’s ProNOC service provides 24×7 monitoring of networks, servers, circuits, and applications helping to ensure continuous uptime.
• Proficio offers a range of consulting services including penetration testing, risk assessments and vulnerability analysis.

Proficio's customers benefit from receiving highly cost effective solutions ensuring the security,
compliance, and performance of their networks and applications.

Interested applicants can email their resume to Ms Charleen Chew at cchew@proficio.com .