This year’s GovWare 2014 happened to be the 23rd GovWare held, and was all about Strengthening Cyber Security Ecosystem.
What is GovWare all about?
It is an event where IT professionals from cyber security industries gather together to share updates and information about the latest threats and solutions. There were exhibits held by various vendors to showcase their products and some other projects that are done by our local academia. It is held over a period of 3 days.
Like most events, it started with the registration of guests, which was also to acquire the entry passes for the event.
Various speakers and experts shared their views on the different aspects of the IT industry. The opening speech was given by Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The 5th Singapore Cyber Conquest was also part of GovWare 2014. There were more than 20 teams participating in this conquest which lasted over 8 hours. The teams were given challenges to complete and gained points from solving each task or question. There were 3 teams representing Temasek Polytechnic who participated in this competition.
Another part of GovWare 2014 are the exhibitions. One of the exhibition is the sharing of projects by the different polytechnics.
For Temasek Polytechnic, the third year students from the Diploma in Digital Forensics and Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security showcased their projects. The 3 projects showcased were HALINA, PwnDETECT and Echo-Me. Having the honor of showing the projects to the various guests was a good exposure for our students.
There were many exhibitors that participated in GovWare 2014, including AccessData, HP, Symantec, RSA, Intel, Amazon.
Dr. Yap, a lecturer from DFS, also delivered a presentation on “Programmer or Administrator?”. His presentation discussed the topic on Security for Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).
This concludes the 3 days of GovWare 2014. It was an interesting experience to see and learn more about the numerous solutions and products implemented by cyber security industries and academia. We look forward to the upcoming GovWare 2015 and we hope to see you there!