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Do Former Black Hats Make Good Hires?
"There should not be any explicit policies that discriminates these former black hats, just like there should not be any policies that caters specifically to ex-convicts." Read this ZDNet report on 26 September 2006 to find out more! SIG^2 Team Qb1t got 3rd place in HackintheBox 2006 CTF
Congratulations to the team for doing us proud! See conference website. Incidentally, this is the 4th year we send teams to HITB..want to be part of the elite? SecureMalaysia 2006
Don presented at this event organised by (ISC)2 in Malaysia on 25-26 July 2006 Make IT Workers Accountable, Experts Urged
This 9 June 2006 ZDNet report shows that the community desires to be recognised as a professional profession. The question is how to do it, and how to take it internationally and reduces redundancy! And SIG^2 knows what to do ...depends whether we can cut the red-tape at the "Singapore scholar" level. Watch this space! Integrated Security Conference and Expo 2006
Aloysius delivered the keynote on how to "effectively leverage technology for business effectiveness" in this conference held in Singapore on 18 April 2006. Bigger Role, Bigger Pay - 7 March '06 Digital Life
This report which Aloysius contributed his views is a prelude that set the stage for professionalising our profession! Asian Internet Security Summit 2005
Aloysius delivered the keynote address in the conference on 24 & 25 November 2005 on Spyware issues. SIG^2 Internet Weather Forecast Centre (IWFC) was featured on the 18th March '05 edition of the Straits Times
Aloysius was interviewed on the objective, design and development of IWFC after his presentation of using IWFC for security monitoring on IDC's Asia/Pacific Security and Continuity Conference 2005 that was held on 17th March '05. SIG^2 appearing on Time Asia Magazine on 7th March '05
Aloysius was consulted on the hack on Paris Hilton's T-Mobile's Sidekick mobile device. SIG^2 on the 25th February '05 issue of New Paper
SIG^2's president, Aloysius was consulted this article, "How safe is your phone". Click here for the archived version. SIG^2 on the 26th October '04 issue of the Straits Times's Digital Life
SIG^2's GTEC Honeynet Project team was featured in this article, " Honey, let's sting the bees". Click here for the archived version. SIG^2-NUS MOU Signing Press Release
On Tuesday, 4 October 2004, SIG^2 together with The National University of Singapore (NUS) Computer Centre and the School of Computing has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The objective of the MOU is to build an holistic education experience for students in IT Security (ITSEC). For a full copy of the press release, download it here! (ISC)2 Singapore Seminar on the 20th of Sep
Aloysius and Vincent represented SIG^2 in the (ISC)2 seminar. SIG^2 on the 7 Sep '04 issue of the New Paper
Our President, Aloysius, was interviewed in this week tech issue "Wireless? Here's how to stop hijackers" Click here for the archived version. Our President interviewed in "The Agenda", Channel News Asia on 30 Aug 2004!
This issue of "The Agenda" covers IT Security and IT Security training with a focus on BlackOps in NICC's PACE 2004. The video is available for download here! Aloysius invited to speak on Microsoft's SP2 launch
Aloysius was invited as a speaker for Microsoft's SP2 launch. The launch was covered in various media, including The New Paper's 28 Aug'04 issue, "Patch up"! SIG^2 interviewed in Computerworld Vol. 10 Issue No. 27, 24 Aug - 7 Sep 2004 issue
SIG^2 Committee members Aloysius and David are interviewed in the latest issue on Tackling SP2 compatibility. NICC PACE 2004
SIG^2 is one of the supporting organization to NICC's PACE 2004, that was held on 20-21 August 2004. We are the technical advisor to the BlackOps security competition and we provided the judges for the event. Details can be found at http://www.nicc.org.sg/pace2004. "Stress testing", Computerworld Vol. 10 Issue No. 22, 11-24 June 2004, Techguide Security Part 2
Don Ng, manager of Strategy and Solution, Quantiq International, and member of security special interest group SIG^2, recounts the experience of studying for his CISSP. Retrace his thoughts on "Stress Testing" G-TEC lab and CC launch follow-up article in Computerworld Vol. 10 Issue No. 21, 26 May - 8 June 2004
About our Centre for Competency and the course evaluation process, "Evaluating security courses" G-TEC lab and CC launch follow-up article in Computerworld Vol. 10 Issue No. 19, 30 April-13 May 2004
The launch of the lab and CC followup article is available at this issue of Computerworld in his article, "Security in a brave new world" SIG^2 on the 25th April '04 issue of the Straits Times
Our President, Aloysius, was interviewed in this week tech issue "Robbed from a distance... and he doesn't even know it". Click here for the archived version. Launch of G-TEC lab and CC
SIG^2 proudly launched the SIG^2 G-TEC Lab at the Computerworld Security Forum 2004 on 13/4/2004! IT is the first such test lab available in Singapore and Asia-Pacific! For an idea what are some of the fun things we do at the lab, click here! Besides the G-TEC lab, the Centre for Competency or CC for short is also launched in the same event! For more info, read the abstracted powerpoint presentation! Computerworld Security Forum 2004
SIG^2 is the official supporting organization of the event. In addition, Aloysius, our president will be speaking at the event on "Some new INFOSEC Initiatives in our own Backyard". SIG^2 on the 10 April '04 issue of The New Paper
Our President, Aloysius, was interviewed on the issue of "SMS theft" in the backdrop of recent media coverage of some footballer and his supposedly personal SMS messages. Asia Business Forum's IT Risk & Information Security Conference 2004
3 SIG^2 members, Aloysius, Don and George are invited to speak at the above forum, which will be held in K.L. Malaysia from 8-9 Mar 2004. SIG^2 is the official supporting organization for this conference. Rachel Teah was the winner to the 1 complimentary ticket to the conference. SIG^2 ITSEC Recruitment Seminar 2004
SIG^2, in conjunction with NUS and sponsored by DSO National Laboratories, Microsoft, Sensecurity Institute and Quantiq International hosted a first ITSEC Recruitment to answer questions about the local ITSEC industry and what does an ITSEC professional job entails. It was held just before Chinese New Year 2004 to bring in the festive mood! HITB Security Conference CTF teams
SIG^2 participated into the CTF with Snooq and Don Juan leading 2 teams of 5 in the first CTF in S.E Asia! HITB Security Conference 2003, KL Malaysia
SIG^2 is the official supporting organization for the HITB Security Conference 2003, which was concluded on 14 December 2003 successfully. We have plenty of fun! Thanks HITB guys! Rethinking Security Conference 2003 - postponed
The event is postponed with further notice. Singapore Learning Expo 2003
SIG^2 will have a membership signup booth at Singapore Learning Expo 2003 at Hall 404 under the section "Learn A Skill" (Sensecurity Institute). Look for the SIG^2 banner! Information Security Summit 2003, Hong Kong
SIG^2 is the official supporting organization for Hong Kong's Information Security Summit 2003, which was concluded on 18 November 2003 successfully. Aloysius to speak in keynote of Rethinking Security Conference 2003
SIG^2 is the supporting organization for the event. To show our commitment, Aloysius, our president, will be taking the keynote for the conference, which will be held on the 2nd Dec 2003 @ the Amara Hotel. CSI/GMTrust Anti-Hacking and Security Risk Policies (FRAP) programme by the Peltiers - cancelled
The event is postponed with further notice. SIG^2-Republic Polytechnic MOU Signing Ceremony
SIG^2 and Republic Polytechnic will be signing a MOU this 17 November. SIG^2 will support Republic in their endeavours to focus on security in their diploma programme. In addition, in accordance to this MOU, all students in Republic's Cypher club will be associate student members with SIG^2. The signiing ceremony will be attended by our Vice-President, Chew Keong and Secretary, Samuel. SIG^2 shows her commitment to educate the public of security features of Linux
SIG^2 is the supporting organization for the Linux User's Day, which is to be held on 17 Nov at 4 polytechnics: Ngee Ann, Nanyang, Republic and Temasek. SIG^2 will be submitting a speaker each for each polytechnic. The volunteer speakers from SIG^2 are: Khoh Chih Jeun (POC), Chuang Shyne Hong, Kan Tat Wee and Seng Guan Lee. The event website is here! Aloysius to speak in HK's Information Security Summit 2003
Aloysius, our president, will be speaking at the above conference, which is to be held from 17-18 Nov. He will be speaking on "Security in Next Generation Mobile Phones". SIG^2 and Aloysius featured in Synthesis Journal 2003
SIG^2 and Aloysius, our president, are featured in a paper outlining the security landscape of Singapore. Synthesis Journal is an annual publication by the Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC), an industry partnership supported by SPRING Singapore and IDA, to promote the wider use and acceptance of infocomm standards by the industry, in this case, through updating and informing the industry about the latest standards. The journal will be available at the end of the year. Wong Ford Long
Wong Ford Long, our founding and protem president, is now overseas at Cambridge, UK for his Doctor of Science study for the next 3 years. He is contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org. Network Security Symposium 2003
Congratulations to Spencer Chong and Lim Kah Chuan! They have won free tickets to this event in a rand() draw! SIG^2 is one of the official supporting organization for this event. Registration for the event is closed. The conference website is at http://www.ncasia.com/security/ Geok Meng spoke at IDA's Telecommuting Month in August'03!
Our Vice-Secretary gave a talk at Bukit Batok CC on 6 September in support of IDA's Telecommuting month to overwhelming support. Slides here! NTU IT Week & Network Security Competition
NTU is having her annual IT Week 2003 from 11th to 16th of August 2003. The event is organised by NTU Students Union (NTUSU) and Network Technology Research Centre (NTRC). SIG^2 is the official supporting organization for the event. For NTU's IT Week, SIG^2 members Lin Yih, Aloysius Cheang and Christopher Low spoke at the IT Security Seminar series. As a finale to the event, a Network Security Competition will be held. The competition is opened to all tertiary students. For more details, visit http://www.ntusu.org.sg/nsc/. SIG^2 volunteers turned out in full force to judge the event, with Aloysius as the chief judge. Official Launch of Garage for Technical Excellence and Collaboration (G-TEC)
SIG^2 is pleased to announce the offical launch of the Garage for Technical Excellence and Collaboration, or G-TEC for short. The formation of G-TEC is in line with our core values in looking for ways to improve our technical competency and improve our depth of knowledge. G-TEC will provide avenues for members to interact among themselves and do knowledge sharing aka the way that security professionals are doing overseas in Europe and US - in their garage. Hence, G-TEC will host all SIG^2's research studies, surveys, labs and workshops, and any collaborative initiatives! G-TEC will be made available on the front page of SIG^2, on the right frame below "Fresh out out the Oven" for easy access. AGM !!
We had our AGM on the 25 Jul! For more info, refer here!. Aloysius to speak on the 'Security, Trust and Confidence "Singapore - A Concrete Action Plan"' Conference
Our president, Aloysius, will be speaking on the above conference to be held on 17-18 July 2003. More info available at the conference web-site. Members of SIG^2 interviewed for ComputerWorld Vol. 9 Issue No. 34, 4 - 10 July 2003 on "ComputerWorld Dialogue - Security"
Our members, Lin Yih, Yap-Soh Poh Neo, Sam Tew and Aloysius were interviewed in the following articles:
Getting a grip on liabilities
Perimeter of privacy
SIG^2 on the 25 June '03 issue of The Computer Times
One of our members, Kay Chong, was interviewed recently and was affectionately termed, "Inspector Gadget".
Winners of the free tix to 1st Asia-Pacific Computer Forensic Conference 2003
Congratulations to these 2 fellow SIG^2 enthusiasts! They have won the free complimentary pass to the above-mentioned conference!!
1) Full Name : Lim Liau Yuan Mike
Designation : member, SIG^2
2) Full Name : Tham Wai Yip
Designation : member, SIG^2
Supporting Organization for 1st Asia-Pacific Computer Forensic Conference 2003
SIG^2 is one of the official supporting organization for this event, which is scheduled to run on 21 & 22 May 2003. Being a supporting organization, SIG^2 members are entitled to a special price of 15% off the price! Download the brochure here! Members of SIG^2 interviewed for ComputerWorld Vol. 9 Issue 20's "Tech Guide Security Part 3" published on 28 Mar '03
Our members, Shyne Song and Aloysius were interviewed in the following 2 articles:
Crossing the great divide
Getting a grip on security
Winners of the Disaster Recovery Asia 2003 Free Tix!
The following members are the winners of the complementary tickets given to SIG^2, each worth S$700 because of their help and contribution to the coming SIG^2 e-newsletter!
1. Tan Jin Yean
2. Ong Chen Hui
3. Eugene Teo
4. Kan Tat Wee
Disaster Recovery Asia 2003
SIG^2 is one of the official supporting organization for this event, which is scheduled on 17 & 18 March 2003. Being a supporting organization, SIG^2 members are entitled to a special price of S$650 per person! SIG^2 event on the ComputerWorld's Vol. 9 Issue No. 19's "Tech Guide Security Part 2" published on 14 Mar '03
ComputerWorld covers SIG^2 event, "Infocomm Security Forum with Tom and Justin Peltier" with an exclusive interview with the man himself, Tom Peltier! Click here for for a direct link to the archived article in ComputerWorld. SIG^2 activities can now earned you CPEs!
SIG^2 has the pleasure to announce that SIG^2 events can now accrue CPE credits! SIG^2 is now a trusted provider with (ISC)2, starting from February 2003, where (ISC)2 constituents (CISSPs & SSCPs) can earn CPEs while attending SIG^2 events by:
1) Posting them individually in the traditional fashion at (ISC)2 web site. Such CPEs should be entered in the Professional Association Chapter Meetings section and the entry SIG^2 should be made in the "Other" space and the "Number of Hours of Participation". The actual date of the event and applicable domain is entered at the top of the form in the "General CPE Credit Information" section. Or,
2) SIG^2 may submit CPEs on behalf of its members that are (ISC)2 constituents (Please see per event announcement whether is SIG^2 submitting for your behalf, the default mode is that you submit CPEs yourself as in method 1).
SIG^2 members who qualify for CPEs can backdate all the events that you have attended to Jul 2002 (last AGM date), providing it is within your CPE accounting year. Winners of the free pass to NUS Security Conference Summit 2003
2 of our members, Patrick Kuah and Tan Min Liang, have their lucky stars to thank for winning the free passes to the NUS Security Conference Summit 2003 on 24-25 Feb '03. SIG^2 is an official supporting organization to the NUS Security Conference Summit 2003
SIG^2 members are entitled discounts of 20% off the conference fees for the NUS Security Conference Summit 2003 which was held in NUS on 24-25 Feb '03. SIG^2 on the 6 Feb '03 issue of The New Paper
SIG^2 speaks to the New Paper on the local ITSEC scene and culture, specifically the SIG^2 community! Click here for the archived version! SIG^2 on the 15 Jan '03 issue of Computer Times
SIG^2 plays host to Computer Times on the local hacker profiles! Click here for the archived version or here for a direct link to archives in Computer Times. Jobstreet Security Industry Nites
Aloysius of SIG^2 talks about the local ITSEC community and how it can help U at Jobstreet Security Industry Nites. SISP course review
Aloysius of SIG^2 introduces the concept of a ITSEC community to combat against cyber-threats to interested ITSEC professionals at Sensecurity Institute's SISP review session. IT Security SIG Forum
We have finally launched our IT Security SIG Forum! Please participate and have fun discussing about IT security. Thanks to Hardwarezone!