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NSF cyber specialists can now attend classes at NUS

May 30, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
Full-time national servicemen under the work-learn Cyber NSF scheme will now be able to pursue their part-time tertiary studies at the National University of Singapore after the school and the Ministry of Defence inked an agreement yesterday.

This has seen four intakes of around 170 cyber specialists to date, with the pioneer batch graduating from the 35-week Cyber Specialist Cadet Course last August.

The specialists take on advanced cyber roles for Mindef and the Singapore Armed Forces, such as in incident response and testing for security weaknesses in IT infrastructure and applications.

Mr Teo said the Cyber NSF scheme represents an invaluable opportunity that very few other places can provide, as he can benefit simultaneously from the theoretical education in a university and the hands-on environment of the SAF. "I don't have much time to go into deep theory now, but that's what I can go to NUS or SIT to learn," he said.

The SAF's defence cyber chief, Brigadier-General Mark Tan, said: "Cyber security is a national imperative. We must recruit and train up a cyber force to defend and protect Singapore's interests in the cyber domain."