27 Jul 2015

Minister with key representatives from Temasek Polytechnic, IBM, CSA and IDA at the launch.

Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-Charge of Cyber Security, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim launched Temasek Polytechnic’s IT Security and Forensics Hub on 27 Jul. The Hub comprises Learning Enterprises such as the TP-Cisco Internet of Everything Centre, the TP-IBM IT Service Management Centre, the TP-IBM Security Operations Centre and the TP-RSA Security Operations Centre. The TP-IBM Security Operations Centre is the newest addition to the facility, while the TP-RSA Security Operations Centre will go live from October 2015.

In his address, Minister Yaacob said that there will be a need to produce a sufficient pool of cyber security professionals to support a growing cyber security industry. He added that practitioners will also need to upgrade their skills to deal with threats of growing sophistication. And this is an area where the institutes of higher learning, such as our polytechnics and university, play a very important role.

Students from Temasek Polytechnic will receive practical hands-on training in areas such as IT networking, digital forensics and security operations. They will also benefit from the mentorship of industry experts.

Mr David Koh, CE/CSA said, “The establishment of Temasek Polytechnic’s IT Security and Forensics Hub is certainly timely. To enable Singapore to better harness the benefits that technology brings and establish itself as a Smart Nation, we need to boost the quantity and quality of cyber security professionals. I hope that more institutions will step forward to offer cyber security specialisations and for our students to take up the challenge to pursue a career in cyber security to meet rising demand.”

Minister given a demo by a student on how to monitor and analyse cyber threats.


CE/CSA and MD/IDA sharing with students of Temasek Polytechnic about the cyber security industry and cyber security as a career.