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Singapore’s Defence Scientist Supports Cyber Security Promotion
Source: futuregov.asia
Source Date: Thursday, December 26, 2013
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: Singapore
Created: Dec 31, 2013

With the Singapore government stepping up efforts to grow a strong pool of IT security professionals, Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), a statutory board under Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), organised a timely camp to promote cyber security interest among youths.


The camp, with MINDEF’s Chief Defence Scientist Quek Tong Boon as the Guest of Honour, provided more than 100 students from tertiary institutions a glimpse into the world of cyber defence.


Students were taught how to detect system loopholes and vulnerabilities, spot security breaches and respond to an incident.


The camp also covered strategies and methodologies to secure information systems in the event of various cyber attacks.


The students got their hands dirty in a cyber security simulation where they had to work in teams to keep their systems operating while fending off attacks.


Chairman of the Organising Committee and Director of DSTA’s Infocomm Infrastructure Programme Centre Mr Tan Ah Tuan said: “With the Government stepping up efforts to grow a strong pool of IT security specialists, the camp represents a timely means of promoting interest in cyber security. We hope that these young talents will consider applying for the DSTA Internship and subsequently pursue a career in this field as they are our future cyber warriors and have the potential to make a difference to Singapore’s cyber defence.”

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