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
On the 26 November 2014, Nanyang Polytechnic conducted the annual day camp for students looking to join the school’s prestigious Cyber Security and Forensics Course. Conducted over one day, the students from various secondary schools were engaged in many different activities that gave them a broader understanding of the course here in Nanyang Polytechnic. If you missed the day camp, fret not! Nanyang Polytechnic will be having the open house next week, from the 8 to 10 January, be sure to pre-register here! Continue reading
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
On the 19 November 2014, Nanyang Polytechnic, in conjunction with Splunk, hosted the NYP-Splunk Challenge. Tasked with a multitude of data, participants are expected to analyze the data and use it to deliver operational visibility, insight and intelligence for various uses of the data. The whole day event saw the participants engaging the data with creative designs and layouts to win the top prize of a MacBook Air. Continue reading
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?
Yesterday, foxnews published an interesting news with regards to Cyber Security. As far as security is concerned, we protect our computers, servers and everything else, but we tend to forget about our very personal item – the smartphone. As a saying goes, we are only as strong as our weakest link. Continue reading
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