20 November 2021
A new malware analysis centre at Temasek Polytechnic was recently launched by Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary.
The centre is staffed entirely by students who take turns tackling roles such as security managers and analysts and solve real malware problems. Their customers for now comprise students of Temasek Polytechnic who can walk in with their infected personal devices for free servicing.
Dr Janil said that nurturing cyber security talent is a strategic priority for Singapore. He said that while Singapore has made significant progress in expanding the size of its cyber security workforce, the supply has still not caught up with the great demand for these workers.
The malware analysis centre at TP will serve as a training ground for students from the polytechnic’s Diploma in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics course, as well as part-time students and adult learners in various courses.