Exco Announcement 

Dear Members,

The recent developments in the Covid-19 situation has not subside even though situation in China seems to be improving, instead we are seeing more outbreaks reported daily globally. Countries are taking precautionary measures on travel and trying to contain the pandemic.    In Singapore, our government has also issued advisory to avoid public events and delay travel if it's not essential. 

As much as our Exco is keen to continue with our monthly events, the current situation warrant our attention and we do not want to take this risk lightly.    We have thus decided to cancel our Meet-Ups for the next 3 months and will resume in June 2020 if situation permits.  We believe learning can continues even thought we cannot gather, you can continue to leverage the learning resources on (ISC)2 portal and the online seminars; continue to learn and clock your CPEs.  The exco is currently looking at how we can conduct virtual sharing.  We will share more as we progress.  In the meantime, stay vigilant and take care.  Together we will overcome this crisis.

Your Sincerely

Victor Yeo

President (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter






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  • 27 Mar 2020 5:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi all,

    we have created a forum within the (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter website for the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) Study Group. To access to the forum, please follow the following steps:

    1. Login to the portal

    2. Navigate to the right selection for more options

    3. Point to Forums 

    4. Click on Professional Forums

    Our Chapter EXCOs will be assisting and moderating the study group. Please read through the guide, sharing points and ground rules that I have stated within the forum. 

    Looking forward to help more (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter Members to achieve their CISSP certification. 


  • 27 Mar 2020 5:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi fellow members,

    there has been two updates in the (ISC)2 CCSP Study Group forum and I have provided some resources that interested candidates can refer to. These resources are free for download and is useful for your preparation for CCSP exam. 

    In subsequent updates, I will start to pose some key focus questions to get a sense of interested candidate's understanding of Domain 1 of the CCSP based on the (ISC)2 Official Study Guide. 

    Get involved and exchange views and sharing of knowledge everyone. Cheers!

  • 23 Mar 2020 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi all,

    we have created a forum within the (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter website for the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Study Group. To access to the forum, please follow the following steps:

    1. Login to the portal

    2. Navigate to the right selection for more options

    3. Point to Forums 

    4. Click on Professional Forums

    Our Chapter EXCOs who are accredited with CCSP will be assisting and moderating the study group. Please read through the guide, sharing points and ground rules that I have stated within the forum. 

    Looking forward to help our (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter Members to achieve their CCSP certification. 

  • 7 Mar 2020 10:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a public health emergency of international concern over the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
    Effective 7th Feb 2020, Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) raised the DORSCON  - 'Disease Outbreak Response System Condition' Level to ORANGE. All major industry conferences have been postponed or cancelled, including BlackHat Asia 2020, Cyber Attack 2020 and Google Cloud Next '20.

    Following the government advisory to cancel or defer large gatherings, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter is planning to organize the next event as a webinar instead of a members' gathering if the situation remains same.

    We will keep you posted as soon as the agenda for our next event is finalized. Stay tuned!

  • 7 Mar 2020 10:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cisco Systems has patched two high-severity vulnerabilities in its popular Webex video conferencing platform, which if exploited could allow an attacker to execute code on affected systems.

    Two multimedia players tied to the Webex platform are impacted. First is the Cisco Webex Network Recording Player, used to play back Advanced Recording Format (ARF) files on the Windows operating system. ARF files contain data from a recorded online meeting, such as video data and a list of attendees. Cisco Webex Player is also affected, which used to play back Webex Recording Format (WRF) files on the Windows OS. WRF files contain audio and video recordings, typically used for demonstrations, training and conferencing.

    The vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-3127 and CVE-2020-3128) are both 7.8 out of 10.0 on the CVSS scale, making them high-severity. They stem from an insufficient validation of non-detailed, “certain elements” within a Webex recording that is stored in either ARF or WRF, said Cisco.

    For more information, please visit:

    https://threatpost.com/high-severity-cisco-webex-flaws-fixed/153462/

  • 4 Mar 2020 11:27 PM | Anonymous

    @carter they heard one of our conversation topics yesterday - IOT security, not the part of Ah Long (loan shark). I shall discuss the “Ah Long” in next session. Carter was asking who responsibility is for the IOT security. I argued it is the regulatory bodies or the government. Just like electrical appliances selling in  Singapore are required to compliant to specified safety standard. IOT devices should have the same restriction to protect the internet as well as IOT users. If all can still remember the Mirai botnet attack in Oct 2016. It brought down huge parts of internet, especially at the east coast of USA. Globally, hundreds of thousands of vulnerable IOT devices were hijacked and used as botnet to launch powerful DDOS attack

    Connected IOT devices are expected to reach 41.6 billion by 2025 per IDC’s latest study. This projected number seems to change drastically over the years. It worked out to be 5.13 connected device per person on earth, based on 8.1 billion population. This is a huge number, you can imaging the scale of damage it can bring if the connected IOT devices are not secure. It is timely that Singapore government is addressing the issue. This will help to level the playing field for the IOT devices manufacturers, incentified them to design security into their products, such as secure boot, digitally signed firmware/software, security patch update and secure authentication login.

    The next important step is to educate consumers on IOT Security. It is cool to have a smart home, with smart light, smart fridge, CCTV and etc, it helps to improve efficiency and life style. But what if adversary can view and control your smart home remotely? how many consumers understand the important of protecting their IOT devices, and have the technical knowledge to do so ?

    May be IOT Security can be our coming event topic : ). Pls vote if you like to participate.

     


  • 4 Mar 2020 8:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    APT identified by China that was traced back to the CIA and it started 11 years ago since 2008.

    http://blogs.360.cn/post/APT-C-39_CIA_EN.html 

  • 3 Mar 2020 9:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Members, 

    the local chapter will be setting up a study group forum for members who are working towards their CCSP Certification. 

    EXCOs who are certified in CCSP, will assist in leading and moderating this study group. If you have friends who are non-local chapter members and are interested in joining the study group, they can always join the local chapter as an associate member.

  • 25 Jan 2020 9:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Dear Members,

    Wishing you and family a blessed, healthy and safe Chinese New Year.  We are looking forward to a full year of activities with you.  Come and be part of our community, join our events and be a volunteer.  We together define the Chapter! 

    See our event coverage for our Lo Hei @ YMCA on 23 Jan 2020

    Events Coverage


  • 6 Jan 2020 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    We are gathering your interest to identify activities and topics for our event meet up in 2020. Please share what you like the Chapter to organise.  Your input is valuable to us.

    Victor Yeo

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Welcome to (ISC)² Singapore Chapter Website

(ISC)² Singapore Chapter is a non profit member community of (ISC)² credential holders in Singapore. We aim to advance the Singapore ecosystem of Cyber and Information System Security Professionals. We provide members with the opportunity to build a local network of peers to share knowledge, exchange resources, collaborate on projects, and create new ways to earn CPE credits.   

Our chapter programmes provides members access to knowledge sharing from Government Agencies and Industry leaders.  The community is focus on helping the development of leaders and professionals in information systems security.  We strive to keep our members informed of the latest advances in technology, techniques and policies. We also promote awareness of the profession and educate the public on how to defend against security threats.

Who are we ?

Our members consist of (ISC)² credentialed professionals who hold either a SSCP, CAP, CSSLP, and/or a CISSP or advanced concentration certification. We have more than 300 members and am growing fast.  We have a wide spectrum of members; Students, Practicing Professionals in different specialisations, Senior leaders in the Cyber business and Senior Security Officers and Advisors in Gov Agencies and Industries.

How is the Chapter run? 

The chapter is run by a group of dedicated Exco volunteers who meet monthly to plan and organise professional events and activities throughout the year.    Visit our Executive Committee page to see our team for this year. 

What events do we organise?

We try to have a mixture of fun and learning in the events we organise.  We aim to organise an event every month of the year. Our aim is for our members to earn a substantial amount of CPEs from our activities.  We have a full year calendar of social and professional events; from Chinese New Year Lo Hei, Bowling, Movie Night, Industries Talks at SMU, Conferences, Government Engagement and Industry Visits. Visit our Events page for our calendar of upcoming events!

Why join us? 

CPEs is just one of the many benefits.  The local chapter allow the community to come together to learn, network and share.  You will have friends in various specialisations to consult when you need help; information security has many domains and  we often are not an expert in everything.   Coming together as a community allow us to engage and work collective with Government Agencies and Industries Bodies on standards and polices.  



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