Group-IB, Ngee Ann Polytechnic team up to deepen Singapore cybersecurity talent pool

Group-IB, a Singapore-based cybersecurity company that specialises in preventing cyberattacks signed with Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) a memorandum of understanding to further strengthen the city’s cybersecurity talent pipeline and raise awareness of modern cyber threats in the region.

Based on the MOU, they will jointly develop cybersecurity curriculum, provide internship opportunities for students, and work on research projects. Group-IB’s expertise in information security and knowledge of key cybersecurity trends is expected to enrich NP’s existing course material in cybersecurity and digital forensics.

For a start, NP has introduced Group-IB’s TDS Huntbox module in the Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics (CSF) course, which will benefit about 80 students each year. The module will equip students with skills in internal and external threat hunting, retrospective analysis, as well as correlation and attribution of cyber threats, which is being used for learning sessions, such as cyber defenders versus hackers team games.

In addition, some of the CSF students will gain practical training experiences through meaningful internships with Group-IB and get to work on cybersecurity threat testing and penetration testing projects.

They will also get opportunities to learn from Group-IB professionals who have trained law enforcement agencies, corporate security teams, and universities in Singapore, Bahrain, Germany, Lebanon, Monaco, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom, as well as experts within Group-IB’s official partners, INTERPOL and Europol.

“The collaboration will enable our students to be equipped with relevant skills for the fast-evolving cyber landscape and strengthen Singapore’s talent pool in cyber security,” said Patrice Choong, director of NP’s School of InfoComm Technology.

Ilya Sachkov, Group-IB’s CEO and founder, said the initiative provides a great chance for students to enhance their skills with the help of cybersecurity practitioners who are dealing with incident response on a daily basis and have access to one of the world’s most advanced systems to monitor cyber threats.