(ISC)2 Singapore Chapter LearningNeverStopSharing #2 on 13 May 2020

Today, 13th May 2020, we had a Learning session arranged over Zoom, the topic being "Threat Hunting with Data Science" 

It was great having Zhi Hou sharing his experience and insights on the topic, including various interesting use cases! To access Zhi Hou's presentation slides please click on the link:

Threat Hunting with Data Science_ISC2 May 2020.pdf (For Chapter Member Only)

The session started with the 4 V's of Big Data - Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity, moving over to understand the impact of Bigdata in Cyber-security Space and the solution to successful threat hunting, when it is combined with Data Science.

After covering Introduction on Machine Learning, the most interesting section to many was applying ML techniques to various use cases! The technical deep-dive on various techniques, and how to bring everything together was very insightful.

It was our 2nd attempt at online sharing today, we are moving towards a better user experience with each attempt.  We are aware that the time limit on Zoom is strictly 1 hour, and will address that in our subsequent meeting. 

Nonetheless, we hope all participants would have had some good takeaways from the knowledge sharing session.

We thank all participants, and are very encouraged by your participation. We had 91 registrants - the highest turnout at our zoom session thus far.  Hope to break that record at Sharing #3.  

(ISC)2 Singapore Chapter 2020 Lo Hei @ YMCA on 23 Jan 2020

Members gather to Lo Hei for the year of the RAT. 


Click here for the presentation slides presented ISC2 Singapore 2020 Lo Hei.pdf

(ISC)2 Singapore Chapter 7th AGM @ YMCA on 31 Oct 2019

Welcome the Exco Volunteers for the 2019 - 2020 Term

We successfully conducted our Chapter's 7th AGM on 31 Oct 2019, a good turn out that night.  The evening started with our associate member Efion from Ten Ten recruitment firm sharing the "do and don't" in job interview, what hirer are looking for and the cyber security job landscape (we will insert his slides later).    

With our quorum met, we started our AGM proper, various exco directors shared the year achievements and activities. The financial year account were passed and approval was given by members to make changes to our constitution clauses; adjustment needed by ROS and for better administration.

We then presented appreciation plagues to the outgoing exco volunteers and outstanding events volunteers; Louis Hin, Manoj and Vincent Gan. 



We then concluded the night with Freddy, nomination committee rep, announcing the next term elected exco.

Last but not least, we thanks Matthias Yeo for his leadership, with his lead over the last 2 years many things were done; the chapter membership has grown further, we organised the Secure Singapore  2019,  we implemented a new Chapter portal and we won the (ISC)2 Regional Chapter Award from (ISC)2 Global. We wish Matthias, all the best in his future endeavours with APAC (ISC)2 committee, we are sure he will volunteer when we call upon his assistance.  

The new EXCO will have their new inaugural meeting in 2 weeks.  If you are keen to volunteer your help to the exco, do reach out to any of our chapters directors. 

We are a community, we can only be great with your participation!

(ISC)2 Singapore Chapter Meet-Up @ SMU on 28 Aug 2019

OT Security - Myths, Realities & Challenges

We had a fantastic sharing and panel discussion at our OT meet-up last night.  A big Thank You to Andre, Shao Fei and Chuan Wei for their candid presentations and openness.  Although it was a serious topic, we were able to be critical, laugh about the mistakes and also at the incomplete solution our industries came up with to tackle these problems.  We concluded we are far from a definitive solution to our OT problem and like all things it'll takes time. We need people, process, regulation, technology and corporate willingness to come together to balance business cost and security.  Please continue with the discussion on our Professional Forum page.  Andre will share his slides through the forum.  Cheers All.  

Till we meet again defenders. 

(ISC)2 Member Reception @ Ritz-Carlton on 12 July 2019

(ISC)2 Singapore Members Reception was held at ritz carlton. Singapore have more than 2000 certified professionals, largest in the region. It was great to see the huge turnout at the event. Our board members shared many new (ISC)2 initiatives; the professional development online courses that members can sign-up for free. The local Chapter Exco presented their new online initiatives and shared the many activities they organised. Members also raised many issues of interest; Cyber for OT, CISO training, possible Security Congress and APAC office in Singapore etc - Great exchanges. Our collective participation will allow us to do more. Join and volunteer with (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter.

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(ISC)2 APAC Secure Summit - Day 2 Coverage

Day 2 of Secure Summit APAC 2019.

Plenary and more excellent presentations by our Singapore members. 

Singapore Chapter bought the (ISC)2 Garfield Cyber Educational Kits for our outreach activities to young school children. Volunteers can loan these kits for their activity.

A great 2 days of learning, and an appropriate ending with drinks and view of HK skyline.

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(ISC)2 APAC Secure Summit - Day 1 Coverage

Day 1 of Secure Summit APAC 2019. Great Keynotes, Tech Presentations, Member Meetup with (ISC)2 Board and Management. Proud to see so many Singapore Chapter members presenting at the event.

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Bowling 2019

Posted by communications on  7 July 2019

ISC2 Singapore Chapter had a fun filled bowling and fellowship Friday night at Superbowl on 5 July 2019 

Securing and Surviving the DevOps Trend for Security Professionals - Mar 2019

Posted by communications on 4 June 2019, 1:49 am

ISC2 Singapore Chapter proudly hosted a Knowledge-sharing and Networking session on 27 March 2019 on the topic “Securing and Surviving the DevOps Trend for Security Professionals” 

Presented by DevSecOps professionals – Lucas Kauffman from EY and Fabian Lim from Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), the session engaged the participants on the various frameworks, approaches, tools, leading practices and case studies that agile-driven organisations have embarked to integrate security into the DevOps practices in the era of Digital transformation and disruption. 

The session started with Lucas providing a recap on the concepts of Waterfall, Agile and DevOps, the need for DevSecOps and typical challenges that organisations face in the DevSecOps journey. The speaker then provided a case study on tacking the challenges of people, process and technology and how a future-state DevSecOps would look like. 

Fabian continued with his views on the diary of a typical DevSecOps engineer and how DevSecOps is akin to Cyber Krav Maga. The speaker then 
shared the modus operandi of DevSecOps projects and his learnings from 
NECTAR container workshop. It was known that Fabian was also a contributor to the book “Epic Failures in DevSecOps”. 

The presentations from both the speakers clearly emphasised that stakeholder management, cultural change and creating a safe fail environment are the key critical success factors in the journey to DevSecOps. 

The session concluded with many intriguing questions raised by the participants such as the maturity of DevSecOps, the challenges in skill-sets of people, approach to perform security testing, typical tools used and many more. 

ISC2 would like to thank our speakers – Lucas and Fabian and participants for making this event a great success. 

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Transforming the Security Stack with Moving Target Defense: Toward Cybersecurity as a Business Enabler - May 2019

Posted by communications on 15 May 2019, 10:29 pm

We are pleased to invite you to another (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter members’ Knowledge-sharing and Networking session that is happening this month.


Transforming the Security Stack with Moving Target Defense: Toward Cybersecurity as a Business Enabler

Today’s CISO is a business leader as much as a technical leader. This session defines 5 key challenges CISOs face today and articulates how strategies based on Moving Target Defense can shift the landscape to prevent advanced threats and reduce risk levels while enabling business transformation. It looks closely at the concepts and technologies that define Moving Target Defense and unpacks how this new, disruptive security model enables security teams to prevent a larger volume of advanced threats and unknown attacks, effectively and efficiently.

1. Understanding the importance of security and architectural design patterns to enable business transformation rather than control it. Where moving target defense can support this

2. Trends in advanced attacks and exploits and how moving target defense aligns with these trends.

3. A technical explanation of moving target defense and how it works from a deterministic threat prevention standpoint

4. Ways to protect against the ‘unknown unknowns’ and against future attacks using moving target defense.

5. How moving target defense can be used to reduce risk without increasing security and IT complexity.

When: 22 May 2019, – Wednesday

Where:  Seminar Room 2.15, SMU School of Law, 55 Armenian Street, 179943, Singapore.

This is a chapter professional development event thus 2 CPE hours will be available. 

The event access code has been shared to your (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter registered email. 

Registration Link: Transforming the Security Stack with Moving Target Defense

Note: (ISC)2 members from Singapore are not members of (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter by default. Please ensure that you have signed up separately with the Singapore Chapter at www.isc2chapter.sg

Membership Rates:
Ordinary Member: $50/- year
Associate Member (Non-credential holders): $30/- year
Student Member: $10/- year

All prices are in Singapore dollars.

Presenters’ Bio:

Jayakumar (Jay) Kurup – Technical Director – APAC Region

Jay has more than 15 years of experience in the cyber-security space.  
Prior to Morphisec, Jay had worked with companies like Checkpoint and TrendMicro, providing Architectural and Consultancy services to major accounts in India. 
Jay is based out of India and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mumbai University.

Eyal Rozen – Sales Director – APAC Region

An experienced Sales and Business Development manager, well familiar with the Security and Cyber arenas. 
Eyal’s experience includes 10 years of working in Asian countries such as Singapore, Japan, HK, Thailand, Korea, China and more.
His resume includes companies such as Verint, in which he worked for nearly 9 years, managing Sales and Delivery groups, Convergys, a fortune 500 US-based company and others. Eyal holds both an Israeli and US citizenship and has a Bachelor’s degree from the Haifa University in Israel. 

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Cyber Tips for Teens - Mar 2019

Posted by communications on 17 April 2019, 2:05 am

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The (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter (www.isc2chapter.sg) conducted a Cyber Security Awareness Talk for over 1300 “NCZen” students, teachers and staff of Nan Chiau High School (NCHS) in collaboration with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) Cyber Security Awareness Alliance.  Nan Chiau High School has an Infocomm Technology Vision for their NCZens to be future-ready & responsible digital learners. 

It was bright and early on 27th March 2019, 8am, during the NCHS Morning Assembly that Mr. Paolo Miranda, CISSP & Partnership Director of (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter, gave a Cyber Security Awareness Talk for Teenagers using contextualized examples from (ISC)2 Safe & Secure Online (www.iamcybersafe.org), CSA Gosafeonline (www.csa.gov.sg/gosafeonline) and his professional experience, all in the short span of 30 minutes.  Laughter filled the air as these “digital natives” found out about the age limits of popular social media apps.  Several questions were raised on how the NCZens use the Internet and on the different dangers that lurk in their mobile apps, emails, websites, social media, games, chatrooms, Internet of Things (IoT) and other places online.  Mr. Miranda asked the NCZens to think of their computers and digital devices as their homes and their data as their valuable belongings in order to make cyber security concepts easier to remember.  How they protect their homes and valuables with locks, keys, gates, monitors and alarms should be similar to the way they protect their data, computers and mobile devices. 

Mr. Miranda was also assisted by Quiz Master Mr. Garion Kong, Events Director of (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter, who asked tough cyber questions for NCZens to win cool prizes from NCHS and (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter.  There was one smart student hacker who quickly cracked the encrypted password and everyone gave him a resounding round of applause!  The NCZen Cyber Security Ambassadors also helped out during the quiz and handed out the prizes to those who gave the correct answers. The NCHS Cyber Security Ambassadors were given awards on the same day for their dedication in promoting Cyber Security Wellness in their schools.

The NCZens enjoyed and learned a lot from the (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter’s Cyber Security Awareness Talk and hopefully more students and teachers will be able to learn how to be cyber safe and secure online. 

About (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter

The (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter provides its members a forum to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas, development of leadership and professional skills, and advancement of information systems security.

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(ISC)² Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) Asia-Pacific Program

Posted by communications on 27 February 2019, 1:31 am

The (ISC)² Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) Asia-Pacific Program is coming! 

Nominate Your Peers Today

The ISLA Asia-Pacific program is held annually by (ISC)² in cooperation with the (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Advisory Council to recognize outstanding leadership and achievements in workforce improvement and foster public awareness of cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals, educators and management throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

More information check it here.

Nomination deadline: 31 Mar 2019

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(ISC)2 Singapore Chapter Members Chinese New Year Lo Hei Event - Feb 2019

Posted by communications on 7 February 2019, 1:04 am

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To usher in the new year and bring prosperity, goodwill and cheer to all members (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter is pleased to organize the annual Chinese New Year Lo Hei dinner event. This is yet another golden opportunity for members to gather and catch-up with one another. Come join us, network and usher in a new year. Huat Ah!

Where and When: 

Venue: YMCA of Singapore, 1 Orchard Road, Singapore 238824;
Date: 13th February 2019, Wednesday;
Time:  6:30pm (1830 hrs)

Registration and Networking:

To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/isc2-chapter-members-chinese-new-year-lo-hei-event-tickets-55746793159#tickets.

Please use the access code/password which was sent to your (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter registered e-mail addresses.

Tickets:  – Free for (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter members


6.30pm – 7.00pm – Registration and Networking
7.00pm – 7.15pm – Short speech by chapter president
7.15pm – 10.00pm – Lo Hei Yusheng Platter followed by Dinner Buffet and Networking

This is a social event thus no CPE hours will be available.

See you all there!

Drop a message to communications@ isc2chapter.sg and/or events@ isc2chapter.sg if you have any inquiries.

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