Overview of participants at CDDC 2015

DSTA Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp 2015

Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman - Minister for State of Defence, Singapore, - At CDDC 2015

Earlier last week, one of Singapore’s largest Cyber Security Camp cum competition was held by the Defence Science and Technology Agency (Singapore) or DSTA. The 3 day camp comprised of 2 days of training and one day of the actual competition. CDDC or Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp is now in its third iteration and with a record number of more than 300 students from 22 schools signing up to learn what it takes to be a cyber warrior, information security’s outreach and interest is evidently not shrinking but rather – growing. Continue reading

ISACA Member’s Year End Dinner 2014

As the year approaches a closure, ISACA Singapore Chapter hosted the annual Member’s year end dinner. On the 25 November, hosted at Starz Restaurant, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, ISACA members in Singapore gathered around together for one annual gathering for a dinner. Apart for an exclusive opportunity to network with fellow ISACA Members, we also got to enjoy a sumptuous spread of international cuisine. Continue reading

Rising Threat Of DNS Attacks

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Infoblox, together with transition systems released this useful informatics recently. It is of no surprise that Enterprise Services, comprising of Business Services, as well as Commerce which comprises of Retail, are the top industries that are being targeted. The threat of Denial of Service is ever growing, and where the front-end is protected, we should not forget about the back end that comprises of the DNS servers. Are you prepared?

Vulnerability Affects Over 2 Billion Devices

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Two research consultants with Accuvant Labs have recently discovered a security vulnerability that affects over 2 BILLIONphones! The vulnerability, which they will officially present later this week at the Black Hat security conference, involves an open-source device management tool, which used by many many vendors and carriers for OTA updates, remote device wipes, and more. This is something important, because mobile phones, devices are becoming part and parcel of our daily lives, even more so in the enterprise world with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Continue reading

SiTF Day 2014 In NYP

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This year’s Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) day was held on 2nd July 2014 where we are honoured to have distinguished guests such as Donald Wee (Founder and Director of Data Terminator), Alvin Tan (Country Director, Singapore, McAfee), Mr Wong Tack Wai (Director of special programs, SiTF) and Cedric Mainguy (Managing Director, Palo IT). In this year’s SiTF day, topics covered included data cleaning, information security awareness and the threats that are currently thriving. In addition, Mr Wong Tack Wai gave us an overview of what SiTF was about. Continue reading