Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are targeted avenues for member companies, researchers, and government agencies to exchange knowledge and explore collaborations for collective interest. SIG meetings are informal, interactive sessions where the group share their work, ideas, challenges, and related issues, within the community of the Consortium.
The Threat Intelligence aspect covers technologies to detect malicious activities which include anomalies in network and endpoint access, suspicious user / insider behaviour, malware, Denial of Service attacks, and so on. The current trend in predictive / proactive defense overlaps the developments in Big Data, Data Analytics, and Deep Learning fields.
The Incident Response aspect covers technologies to evaluate and prioritise detected threats to assist human operators in crisis resolution and risk mitigation, as well as regulatory considerations to minimize impact of breaches across the board.
The Data Protection aspect covers technologies to protect confidentiality and integrity of data. This also involves access control considerations including user authentication.
The Data Privacy aspect covers technologies as well as regulations in order to preserve privacy of data owners without crippling the usability of the data, thus enabling new applications, smarter devices, and enhancing the digital lifestyle.
The group interests span all aspects of security for mobile devices: mobile applications, mobile platforms including software, firmware and hardware, mobile network, mobile malware, and mobile user behaviour.
Mobile security involves consideration of constraints underlying embedded devices as well as features unique to mobile lifestyle such as the ready availability of certain information (real-time location, contacts, etc.) compared to traditional computing.
The group interests span technologies for building secure software and constructing secure complex systems from various software and hardware components, as well as technologies for finding and patching vulnerabilities in existing or third-party software.
These involve testing methodologies, standards and compliance, design and development best practices, and also user / developer interfacing considerations, such as the need to reduce false alarms and to prioritize vulnerabilities for fixing.
Cyber-Physical System (CPS) Security is concerned with protecting complex infrastructure with large networks of devices such as public utilities and urban transportation. There is an emphasis on preserving correct, safe execution of (usually critical) processes that produce as well as use information shared across components, while accounting for physical and operational constraints of the system.
Internet of Things (IoT) shares the interconnected feature of CPS, with more emphasis on the connectivity technologies instead of the integrated system. As such IoT Security is concerned with confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy of the exchanged information across devices.
The Cybercrime and Investigation SIG focuses on measures and technologies for better cybercrime investigation and attack attribution. The group interests include digital forensics and anti-forensics, investigative triaging, and solving challenges in handling large volumes of case exhibits and digitisation.
Distinct from the Threat Intelligence and Incident Response topic, which leans towards organizational defense, this topic is applicable to cybercrime determent and law enforcement.
The SIGs are dynamic groups and more groups can be formed as interest arises.
The Seed Grant is awarded to joint industry-academia research projects for producing proof-of-concepts of new cybersecurity technologies and innovative ideas, which seek to address gaps in Singapore’s cybersecurity landscape and to strengthen Singapore’s cybersecurity capabilities against present and future threats. Companies who are members of the Consortium may jointly submit a proposal with academic/research institutes or public agencies.
Projects leverage on partnership between Consortium member companies and academic/research institutes or public agencies, with the end goal of commercialization or deployment in companies or public agencies. The Seed Grant may also be awarded to exploration of new ideas and smaller-scale solutions which may be difficult to gain traction outside the Consortium platform, to give them an opportunity to demonstrate their value and potential for further development under the National Cybersecurity R&D Programme (NCR).
Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium is pleased to announce that ADSC and Custodio Technologies has been awarded the Seed Grant for 2018.
Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium is pleased to announce that six cybersecurity seed projects has been awarded the Seed Grant for 2017.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) regulary holds Translational Grant Calls to address the ever changing cyber landscape in Singapore. The grants awarded by the NRF are usually on a larger scale than the Seed Grant Calls (see above) awarded by the Consortium.
Examples of Cybersecurity R&D projects performed by researchers in Singapore’s Universities and Research Institutions are featured here.
Lean LaunchPad (LLP) Singapore is partnering the Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium to offer the LLP Cybersecurity Track, a 10-week experiential learning programme focused on commercialization of potential cybersecurity technological innovation. Teams from IHLs, RIs, young start-ups, or companies may consider applying for the programme at this link.
This 10-week experiential learning programme for would-be and early cybersecurity startups is jointly organized by Lean LaunchPad (LLP) Singapore and the Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium.
This event in the cybersecurity series discussed how to commercialise new and innovative cybersecurity technologies and solutions, and rapidly drive their market adoption rates. We were very pleased to have an esteemed panel of experts and practitioners to discuss with the audience and share their insights.
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.
This workshop was jointly organized by the Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium and NUS Crystal Center and saw domain experts from Academia and the Industry sharing their knowledge and expertise.
The 2nd Cybersecurity Camp featured Research Forum and Workshop on Deep Learning Security.
The inaugural Cybersecurity Camp was a two-day workshop comprising lessons and a 24-hour hackathon.
Technology Talks are held once every quarter where speakers from the Industry, Government Agencies and Research Institutes are invited to share their knowledge. This provides a platform for Academics, practitioners and enthusiasts to gather and discuss specific topics in information security.
WACI Day is held once a year and it provides a platform for all to pitch ideas and problem statements that call for collective brainstorming, collaborative effort, or partnerships towards solutions. The Consortium uses this platform to launch our annual Seed Grant Calls.
The 7th Technology Talk featured topics on FinTech Security. Join us, as we invite speakers from Academia, Government Agencies and Industry to share their expertise in a field which is most vulnerable to cyber attacks.
The second edition of our annual WACI Day featured pitching of ideas for cybersecurity research, and the launch of the Consortium's Seed Grant Call 2018.
The 6th Technology Talk was held in conjunction with National Cybersecurity R&D Lab (NCL) User Forum at our new office building, innovation 4.0. Thank you all for attending our event and providing valuable feedbacks to us!
The 5th Technology Talk featured talks along the theme of System and Software Security.
The 4th Technology Talk is an SUTD Edition of the Around-the-Campuses Technology Talk Series.
The 3rd Technology Talk is an NUS Edition of the Around-the-Campuses Technology Talk Series, jointly held with the National Cybersecurity R&D Lab (NCL) User Forum.
The 2nd Technology Talk revolves around the theme of Cyber Defense for Organizations was held together with the inaugural WACI (Wild and Crazy Ideas) Day.
The 1st Technology Talk was held at the Consortium space at NUS School of Computing.
Cybersecurity Seminars are held in between our quarterly Technology Talks. These seminars are organized when we identify certain topics that are of interest to relevant groups of people.
We are pleased to have Max Schaefer, a Lead Software Engineer at Semmle as a guest speaker for this event. Prior to joining Semmle, Max was a post-doc at IBM Research and an assistant professor at NTU Singapore. He holds a doctorate in computer science from Oxford University.
We are pleased to co-host two seminars by international experts, Michael Daniel from the Cyber Threat Alliance and Prof. Marie-Elisabeth Pate-Cornell from Stanford University, during their visit to the Consortium and LRFI.
The Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium organized Industry Day 2017 to introduce the recently awarded NCR and Seed Grant projects to the cybersecurity community, as well as a view of NRF’s R&D focus and broad timeline of upcoming grant calls.
At the Singapore Cybersecurity R&D Conference (SG-CRC) 2017 co-organized by the Consortium, members contributed industry perspectives through Lightning Talks and exhibition.
SCyFI 2018 featured interesting research and technology from the local Research Institutes, as well as the National Cybersecurity R&D Grant Call by the National Research Foundation.
Dr Vivy Suhendra, Executive Director of Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium, presented on the topic of “A Research-To-Industry Perspective on Singapore Cybersecurity Landscape” at the NCR booth in Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2017.
Returning once again on 20 - 21 November 2018, policy makers, C-suite management, critical infrastructure (CI) operators, Industrial Control Systems, IT and cyber security practitioners and other leaders and key decision makers will converge at Resorts World Sentosa for the 2nd Asia ICS Cyber Security Conference 2018.
We are proud to be a Supporting Organization for this event. Click here for more details.
Cyberattackers are persistent. Then again, so are we. Ever have that dream where you eliminate one cybersecurity threat, and two more appear in its place? At RSA Conference, we know that’s also your reality. Which is why we help you stay on top of the latest issues and solutions. And as an SGCSC member, you’ll enjoy a S$100 discount when you register for RSAC 2018 Asia Pacific & Japan. Attend expert-led sessions and forward-thinking keynotes. Demo cutting-edge products and solutions. Network with peers and take your skills—and your career—to the next level.
Cybertech Global Events proudly presents Cybertech Asia 2018 which will take place on March 27-28 in Singapore, held in conjunction with Experia Events Pte Ltd, Singapore's leading conference and trade show management company. A 2-day conference and exhibition, Cybertech Asia 2018 will present commercial problem solving strategies and solutions for the global cyber threat that meet the diverse challenges for a wide range of sectors: finance transportation, utilities, defense, R&D, manufacturing, telecommunication, health and government. It brings together leading multi-national corporates, SMB's, start-ups, private and corporate investors, venture capital firms, experts, and clients, providing provides attendees with a unique and special opportunity for Business to Business interaction and get acquainted with the latest innovations and solutions featured by the international cyber community.
In addition to the conference plenary sessions and main exhibition hall, Cybertech Asia in Singapore will also feature the renowned Cybertech Startup Pavilion, exclusive round-table networking sessions and technical training workshops. For more information, visit Cybertech Asia 2018.
The brightest minds in security will return to Singapore for Black Hat Asia 2018. This four-day event will be held at the Marina Bay Sands, March 20-23, with multiple 2-day and a new 4-day technical Training plus cutting-edge Briefings, the Business Hall, Arsenal, and more.
For the past 4 years, IoT Asia has been at the forefront of bringing global collaboration and partnership opportunities to governments, businesses and communities in Asia. IoT Asia is an award winning stage that brings together technology heads, design architects, solution architects, engineers, academic institutions, investors and start-ups to assess the latest trends and partnership models in Asia. Featuring a 6,000 sqm exhibition, multi-track thought provoking conferences and community-driven seminars, IoT Asia 2018 will put the spotlight Smart Cities, Industrial IoT, IoT Data Analytics and Enablers.
We are pleased to host the visit from Xidian University, where Prof. Abhik Roychoudhury, A/P Liang Zhenkai and Dr Vivy Suhendra gave a sharing session and interacted with the students to better understand their career goals.
We are pleased to co-host the visit from Royal Thai Police research team with NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) and NUS-Singtel Cyber Security R&D Laboratory.
The Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium has officially moved into our new home, "innovation 4.0", together with our peers from the Smart Nation Research Cluster. We look forward to hosting events at our new home and make Singapore a better place to live in!
For details on how to find us, please check out our guide.
The Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium (SGCSC) was launched at TechVenture 2016.