Published on 3 January 2013
Polytechnic (SP) announced today the launch of the first Cyber Wargame Centre,
amongst tertiary education institutions, to train the cyber defenders of
tomorrow. The centre is developed in collaboration with key technology partners
such as e-Cop, ST Electronics and Paraben.
Cyber Wargame Centre is part of the Diploma in Infocomm Security Management
(DISM) programme and it provides a more authentic learning environment to train
students in dealing with real-world security scenarios.
centre signifies a new teaching and learning method of SP, where it will
enhance students’ knowledge on state-of-the-art cyber-attack techniques and
defence mechanism, and forensic analysis skills. This is key to ensuring that
students stay relevant and current of the national infocomm security
the rapidly changing and ever threatening cyber security landscape, there is a
need to constantly be on guard and ensure that we have the right people and
tools to protect our cyberspace. The Cyber Wargame Centre marks a significant
milestone in the fight against the transnational threat of cybercrime. It will
give students a good foundation for a career in infocomm security. We look
forward to working with SP to develop capabilities to counter cyber security
threats," said Mr Augustine Chiew, Senior Deputy Director (Capability
Development) of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Cyber Wargame learning approach will supersede the traditional computer
laboratory teaching on security where students learn offensive, defensive and
investigative skills in silos. With the new scenario-based approach, DISM
students will learn how to find vulnerabilities of the systems from an
attacker’s perspective, and detect intrusion from cyber defender’s perspective.
input from Infocomm Development Authority, the various exercise scenarios
conducted will also allow students to learn the steps to respond to security
incidents, mitigate security risks, perform forensics analysis and take apart
the working mechanism of malware via reverse engineering.
are an advocate of ‘learning-by-doing” and we aim to create a realistic
environment for SP students to acquire the operational and tactical engagement
skills in responding to cyber threats. The new cyber wargame learning approach
will also help students develop key soft skills of security professionals in
the industry. These include effective teamwork, resourcefulness and ability to
work under pressure,” said Mr Liew Chin Chuan, course manager of SP’s Diploma
in Infocomm Security Management.
Four learning spaces of Cyber Wargame Centre
The Centre comprises four learning spaces that provide SP’s Infocomm Security
Management students a well-rounded curriculum for learning and training. Please
see Annex I.
The Cyber Range
A perfect experiential learning place for students to practice ethical hacking
through the use of software, customised by ST Electronics, to emulate a large
network in different scenarios. A key feature of this software is its
flexibility in configuring the space for an individual class and for a combined
cyber exercise for 2 to 3 classes together. SP is the first polytechnic to use
such a software in Singapore.
The Cyberwatch Competency Centre
The first-of-its-kind in the region, it leverages on e-Cop’s Security
Information and Event Management solution to give students access to defensive
technologies at their fingertips. In this centre, students get to monitor
threats and determine if there is an attempt to hack the facility.
The Malware Analysis Lab
A safe environment for students to analyse and “play” with malicious software
such as viruses, worms, spy-ware or Trojans and learn about their behaviours.
The lab is set up with advice from anti-virus software provider, Kaspersky.
The Forensics Investigation Lab
Teaches students investigative skills on computer forensics and mobile
security. They will learn the process and techniques of conducting proper
forensics investigation with all types of devices. SP is the first polytechnic
in Singapore to use Paraben’s Mobile Forensics Training Curriculum in its
on solutions and technologies powered by the industry, the Cyber Wargame Centre
will see students and educators working together with industry partners like
e-Cop and ST Electronics on real-world cyber security projects. Both the
infrastructure and cyber monitoring software used are common in the industry so
students will be trained to industry standard upon graduation.
are pleased to offer the Emulated Cyber Network System to help nurture future
generations of infocomm security professionals. It will simulate realistic
cyber network scenarios where students will hone their cyber security
competencies. As the leading ICT industry player in Singapore, we are happy to
work closely with partners in the educational sector to develop innovative
solutions that will equip our students with relevant knowledge and capabilities
to meet the demands of the real world," said Mr Jeremy Foo, Senior Vice
President/General Manager, ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems)
Noel Hon, Chairman of the e-Cop Group added, “e-Cop congratulates SP for the
launch of Cyberwatch Competency Centre, region’s first such centre. We are
honoured to collaborate with established institutions like SP to foster
industry-relevant skills in the future pool of cyber security leaders. Our
Cyclops Enterprise Security Manager is widely-preferred by enterprises and it
is our pleasure to deploy this solution in the Cyberwatch Competency Centre to
provide students with the essential hands-on experience.”
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