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Launch of Cyberwatch Competency Centre(CCC)

9 November 2011 –The region’s first centre exclusively dedicated to training students in cyber-warfare and cybersecurity skills within a tertiary institute will start operations in April 2012. Singapore Polytechnic and e-Cop announced at the second annual Cyber Security Asia conference that they are establishing the region's first Cyberwatch Competency Centre (CCC), leveraging on e-Cop solutions built on Microsoft platforms. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishes the framework for collaboration in cyber security research and development projects between e-Cop and Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM). According to the agreement, staff from DISM will be attached to e-Cop on research and development projects, which will provide them an opportunity to remain relevant and current in the Infocomm security domain. The MOU is aligned with Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority’s vision for 2015 to “propel the country to become a trusted hub for high-end IT services and a global infocomm city.”

Within the Cyberwatch Competency Centre are dedicated facilities to train students in three major areas: offensive attacks, defensive methods and investigative skills. DISM students and staff will also have the opportunity to work together with each other as well as e-Cop on real-world cyber security projects, granting them market-relevant experience that will groom the next generation of cyber security innovators and thought leaders for Singapore and the region.

Tan Hang Cheong, Principal of Singapore Polytechnic said: "The CCC will allow students a dedicated environment to co-operate on real-world cyber-security projects, granting them hands-on and market-relevant experience that will prepare them for the cyber-security landscape of tomorrow. SP will be launching a suite of new learning facilities called Cyber War-Games Centre (CWGC) for students in Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM). We aim to create a realistic environment for our students to acquire the operational and technical engagement skills in responding to cyber-threats. At the core of this integrated and holistic approach is our belief in providing an immersive learning environment to our students."

11 November 2011


Signing of the MOU: Mr Noel Hon (Chairman, e-Cop) and Mr Tan Hang Cheong (Principal, SP)


The Signatory Panel (L to R): Mr Walter Lee (CEO, e-Cop), Mr Noel Hon (Chairman, e-Cop), Mr Tan Hang Cheong (Principal, SP) and Lim Peng Hun (Deputy Principal, SP).


About e-Cop

e-Cop is the trusted partner for managed risk and information security services to business enterprises and governments. It offers a comprehensive suite of services to identify and deal effectively with threats and risks related to information security management. These services include Managed Security Services, Technology Consulting Services, and Professional Security Consulting Services.

e-Cop operates the Government’s Cyber Watch Centre, which monitors critical public sector IT installations around the clock against threats such as hacking, virus attack and cyber terrorism.

Widely hailed as an innovative and leading information security industry bluechip, e-Cop operates and maintains several Security Operations Centres (SOC) worldwide which are ISO/IEC 27001 certified and powered by its highly advanced, award-winning security event correlation technology developed internally by its R&D team.

e-Cop’s commitment to deliver a multi-pronged integrated suite of Professional Security Services and Technology Consultancy Services has earned itself numerous accolades as the industry’s leader. Its customers value the vision, leadership, and customised services and solutions that e-Cop brings to the table.


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