LINKING INDUSTRY, ACADEMIA AND GOVERNMENT ON A SEAMLESS PLATFORM FOR ENGAGEMENT IN CYBERSECURITY
The Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium (SGCSC) was created for engagement between industry, academia and government agencies to encourage use-inspired research, translation, manpower training and technology awareness in cybersecurity. The Consortium was funded under the National Cybersecurity R&D (NCR) Programme and anchored at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 1 September 2016 to 31 December 2022.
The programme has successfully concluded its run and the information on this website is provided for reference only.
Academics, practitioners and enthusiasts can gather for half-a-day or one day, once every quarter to intensively discuss specific topics in information security. The views and discussions in the talk series are summarized through an annual report to help the Consortium funnel the discussions into translatable action items, such as match-making industry academia partners for possible translation funding applications.
The Consortium organizes an annual Cybersecurity camp with lectures and tutorials from international and local researchers, as well as hands-on sessions via hackathons and mini-competition. The sessions in the camp could capture the topics relevant to the different SIGs.
Industry, government, and academia are invited to make short and impromptu presentations with a lot of room for brainstorming. Participants sharing their ideas on the WACI Day could influence the grant call on challenge problems to be shaped by the Consortium, through which seed grants will be given out.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are set up for various themes in Cybersecurity, with an anchor institution for each theme. The groups meet regularly to discuss ideas and solutions to challenges in the field.
The Consortium drives a periodic grant call on specific Challenge Problems in Security and Privacy, to encourage unconventional ideas which may not often be written up as a research projects, and to do so in a targeted fashion for specific challenge problems identified. This also provides a direct opportunity to member companies to articulate the major gaps in technology which can benefit from further research.
The Consortium invites Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) to nominate student projects and course projects with translation potential, for a chance to match up with companies. Students and faculty members of identified projects are invited to apply for 12-18 month seed funding.