Pizza and Game Get-together

On the afternoon of 8th August (Wednesday), some DISM students came together for a Pizza and Games Gathering, which has over the years become somewhat like a tradition in the DISM course. This time the event was initiated and organized by members of ISACA-SP Student Group and the theme was “FFF” which stands for Full of Food and Fun.

Can anyone tell which game our friend here is playing?
What is that topic that seems to be so interesting?
Looks like someone has found a cozy corner … with TV

The participating students who came from all walks of years enjoyed themselves playing games, among which was for example the popular masterpiece Dota2, on laptops as well as various Xbox games and the Xbox 360 sets provided by the school, while indulging themselves with the delicious pizzas and drinks delivered to the doorstep.

It was not just a bonding moment but also also n enriching experience. At the same time a few senior students shared with those interested juniors about our DISM Special Interest Group (SIG) and their involvement in numerous Capture The Flag competitions.

Hope more student would join and have fun in the Pizza and Games session next year!

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Collaborative CTF by ISACA-SP and DISM-SIG

In the past semester, a group of volunteers from the ISACA-SP Student Group as well as the DISM SIG members ran a semester long miniature capture the flag (CTF) online competition.

Index Page of the Online CTF System

It was made open to anyone with a valid Singapore Polytechnic email address, but the majority of the participants came from the DISM year 2s and year 3s.

The aim of the event was to increase interest in infosecurity by supplying interesting challenges for the CTF teams to solve in their free time.

A Portion of the Rules and Regulations of the Competition

The project was officially kicked start during the holidays. Members of this ‘CTF committee’ were assigned different roles on order to bring up the event in time for the semester’s start, when everyone else would be returning to school.

One was appointed as the system developer and coded and designed the website from scratch, some worked on server and network administration at the labs where the project was hosted, whilst others crafted the challenges and puzzles.

A List of Puzzles / Challenges for Participants to solve

It was a democratic process, where the group met frequently to make and solidify decisions over issues such as the suitability of the challenges, website bugs or design, and the exciting topic on prizes to award.

Screenshot of One of the Entry Puzzle “Cracked The File”

Another Puzzle “SpyKey” of Entry Level Difficulty

After the site went live, quite a number of students from year 1, 2, 3 and even graduates signed up to participate. Many grabbed the additional points by being the first few teams in submitting flags whilst others got a bit of help from the hints released gradually.

After one month from the release of a puzzle, teams are invited to submit write-ups for their solution approach for the benefit of others as well as more reward points, which would all be summed up in calculation of the final ranking after the semester.

Ranking Board of Participating Teams after End of July

Hope this joint adventure by ISACA-SP and DISM-SIG could inspire the passion for InfoSecurity in more and more students. Good luck to all teams that are take part!

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ISACA Singapore Chapter Annual General Meeting

The 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ISACA Singapore Chapter was held on the 19th of April in the Antica Ballroom of Orchard Parade Hotel.

The course manager of Diploma in Infocomm Security Management Mr Liew Chin Chuan from Singapore Polytechnic attended the meeting along with the newly elected student President and Vice President of ISACA-SP Student Group.

During the meeting it was mentioned that significant progress has been made in outreach activities towards local education institutions such as Singapore Polytechnic and that more successful events are to be expected.

The two ISACA-SP Academic Advocates Mr Liew and Mr Samson Yeow were also thanked for their continuing support in various Academic Outreach activities.

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MOC with Information Systems Audit and Control Association

On 28th of Mar 2012, our Diploma of Infocomm Security Management of the School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology in Singapore Polytechnic have signed an Memorandum of Conference with Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Singapore Chapter to establish an ISACA-SG Student Group (ISG) in SP.

Some of the benefits ISG members can enjoy are as follows :

  • Graduation prize for DISM students
  • Co-organising of DISM-ISACA event
  • Special student rate ($10) for attending ISACA talk

For a start, ISACA will give also free student membership to 5 students who will be the office holders of the SP-ISACA Student Group. Subsequent office holders will pay student membership fee at about US$50.

It is our privilege to work with ISACA on this new initiative.

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Infocomm Security Awareness Day 2011

[ Event coverage brought to you by year 1 DISM student Dixon Soo ]

ITSA, or known as Infocomm Security Awareness day has been held on 23rd November 2011. This event was organized by DMIT School and Diploma in Security Management course mates.

In the year of 2011, most of the students own at least a laptop and mobile device, but how many of them who truly understand how secure their privacy? Speaking of that, this main purpose of this event is to educate students to be aware of privacy issues in the internet and mobile device.

On that day itself, 4 booths have been set up near Foodcourt 6 and in front of MLT 12. Different issues and topics are exhibited on each booth. This includes Instant Messaging Sniffing, Mobile Device Security, Online privacy and at last but not least, usage of proxy. Meanwhile with live demonstration of instant messaging sniffing and mobile spying being done on the spot, students are being attracted to have a look. Mini prizes are also given out to students who answered correctly few questions that set by us in each booth.

The event came to its climax when students are being invited to attend the Information Seminar which covers the topics of Mobile Security. The seminar started off with an opening address from Mr. Liew, lecturer of SP DMIT which introduces the speakers from the industries. The first speaker, Mr. Leonard Ong, director of ISACA Academic Outreach, mentioned of being more security conscious with mobile devices. The next speaker which is Mr. Rajkumar Rajagobalan, General Manager of Lilly Co-Innovation Lab, HCL Singapore. He covers the topic of Security Pitfalls of Mobile Applications. Our last speaker is Mr. Hiten Shah, he emphasis on Security issues that caused by Mobile Devices. Mini prizes are given out to participants during Quiz Session. Furthermore, a lucky draw event took place and prizes were given out to lucky participants at the end of the event.

Overall, this event was responded well by the students and the purpose of this event was accomplished.

Booths of ITSA along the corridor of MLT 12
MSN Sniffing Booth
Privacy Booth
Proxy Booth
Students are being engaged in the life demonstration of Instant Messaging Sniffing
Our Booth Ambassador explaining the importance of privacy
Student being attracted to the booth.
Giving out free Live cd that protects one’s privacy
Students are excited of the live demonstration
Seminar Emcee
Opening address by Mr.Liew
Speech given by Mr. Leonard Ong
Mr.Leonard Ong warns about the permission used by mobile applications
Speech given by Mr. Rajkumar Rajagobalan
Speech given by Mr. Rajkumar Rajagobalan
Speech given by Mr. Hiten Shah
Mr.Hiten Shah
Students answering a quiz
A token of appreciation was given to Mr. Leonard Ong
Lucky draw winner for a Starbucks card
Grand prize lucky draw winner.
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