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Grooming Ethical Hackers For Singapore Workforce

On 30th October 2009, School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology (DMIT) signed a Memorandum of Co-operation (MOC) with the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) - the world’s leading IT security certification organisation whose members include the US Federal Government, US Army, Microsoft, IBM and United Nations.

Under this MOC, SP will become the first in Singapore to embark on EC-Council Academia Learning Solution. The Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) students will benefit directly in this strategic tie-up. Three scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded annually over the next five years to deserving DISM students taking the full-time diploma course. The scholarships are given in the form of training seats in either live, self-study online or live online classes / training run by EC-Council.

In addition, EC-Council will also give a $1,000 graduation award and a $500 EC-Council Circle of Excellence Award to deserving students over the same period. The total value of S$45,000 in scholarships and awards are made possible with the signing of the MOC between DMIT and EC-Council.

With these initiatives, DISM students are excited by the prospect of obtaining the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) professional certification that will help them to gain an edge when they graduate. Said Dr. Timothy Chan, Director of DMIT, “We are confident that EC-Council qualifications will fortify our students’ knowledge and skills, making them stand out from the rest.”

Six lecturers from the DMIT’s Infocomm Security section have undergone the Train-The-Trainer CEH program by EC-Council. Two DISM Year-3 students also participated in the training as observers. Tan Jun Hao, one of the two student participants, said, “The CEH course has given me a good exposure on the techniques and tools used by the real hackers. Certainly with this exposure, I am in a better position to guard against any potential attackers.”

As the six lecturers passed the EC-Council’s world-renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) professional certification, they are now ready to deliver the EC-Council’s courses to DMIT’s full-time students and part-time adult learners. Many students can’t wait for the training to begin to be groomed as the next ethical hacker.

October 30th 2009


The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) envisions itself to be a community of common interest, where individuals converge on one platform for communication, education and knowledge sharing regardless of their specific responsibilities or abilities. The organisation welcomes any individual who believes in our philosophy in creating awareness and sincerely desires to enhance their skills and that of the E-commerce circle. Administration of the philosophy is done by its members in accordance to democratic principles.

EC-Council is a member-based organisation that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator program, License Penetration Tester program and various other programs offered in over 60 countries around the globe.

These certifications are recognised worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA) program for meeting the 4011 training standard for information security professionals.

Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organisations around the world such as the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM and the United Nations.

The Signatory Panel (L to R): Mrs Virginia Boo (Dy Director, DMIT), Dr Timothy Chan (Director, DMIT), Mr Sean Lim (Vice President, EC-Council) and Mr Leonard Chin (Director of Marketing, EC-Council).
Message and presentation by Mr Lim. Mr Lim exchanging the MOC with Dr Chan.
Exchanging of memento between Mr Lim and Dr Chan. A group photograph of the signatory panel.
Mr Lim, presenting EC-Council’s souvenirs to our DISM Year-3 students who participated in the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) training. (L to R: Mr Lim, Ong Jing Rong and Tan Jun Hao)

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