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Black Hat Asia 2017 to Offer Full Scholarships to Singapore Professors and Students, Supporting Singapore Government’s Cybersecurity Strategy

Black Hat, the world’s leading provider of information security events, today announced initiatives to make the very latest information security research available to Singapore university and polytechnic institutions, as well as the region’s larger InfoSec community. The event will offer complimentary access to qualified higher education professors and students in support of objectives outlined in the Singapore government’s cybersecurity strategy.

“Black Hat continues to serve as a platform for the most valuable and timely research available,” said Jeff Moss (aka The Dark Tangent), Founder of Black Hat and DEF CON Conferences. “As Singapore works to raise awareness on the importance of cybersecurity in the region, we want to support this initiative by making Black Hat’s rich education available to future InfoSec professionals through Singapore’s academia and university students.”

In response to Singapore government initiatives and trends, Black Hat has created programs to help educate Singapore’s InfoSec community and highlight vulnerabilities that affect the region today. The event will bring together today’s leading solution providers, educators and students, for unparalleled networking and educational opportunities essential to Singapore’s continued focus on InfoSec as a strategic priority. By offering these opportunities in one centralized place, Black Hat Asia will help the Singapore InfoSec community move toward the goals outlined in Singapore’s cybersecurity strategy and inspire further innovation and advancements.

“It is important to make students aware of and train in the field of computer security, be it cybersecurity or IoT security,” said Dr. Sinha Sharad, research scientist, School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. “Black Hat is raising the bar by announcing scholarship programs for both students and educators. This integration will benefit universities, the security industry and even educators, as they incorporate the latest ideas and methods into their curriculum, pedagogy and research.”

Local Opportunities:


Black Hat Educator Scholarship Program: Applications due February 28
To encourage the continued education of the InfoSec community in Singapore, Black Hat will welcome local lecturers, teachers and professors to the event with complimentary Briefings Passes. Participating educators will have access to all Black Hat Asia Briefings spanning critical trends related to mobile hacking, malware defense, reverse engineering, cryptography and more.

Black Hat Student Scholarship Program
In line with its dedication to introducing the next generation of security professionals to the Black Hat community, the event will be awarding complimentary Black Hat Asia Academic Passes to a limited number of student applicants. Each recipient will have full access to the event’s Briefings, providing them with the opportunity to gain insights from today’s leading researchers and influencers.

Black Hat Briefings
Black Hat’s world class Briefings, handpicked by Black Hat’s highly regarded Review Board, will be presented by today’s most influential researchers. Each Briefing will touch on critical trends and vulnerabilities including reverse engineering, malware offense/defense, mobile hacking, network defense, cryptography applied security and more. Specific talks will cover vulnerabilities related to popular Korean transit cards, email clients, automotive diagnostics exploration, mobile hacks for iOS and Android devices and more.

Black Hat Trainings
For hands-on and deeply technical education, Black Hat Asia will offer Trainings specific to today’s most pressing InfoSec trends. Courses, some directly related to Singapore’s current cybersecurity initiatives, will cover infrastructure and mobile hacking, malware analysis, penetration testing as well as general techniques, tactics and procedures for hackers. Each course will be led by world-class trainers with valuable insights and experiences beneficial to professionals looking to break into the field or continue their education.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Black Hat also offers Continuing Professional Education (CPE), a globally recognized standard unit of measure for continuing education for security professionals, credits for attendees certified through (ISC)2. Credit are issued for both Black Hat Asia Briefings and Trainings.

Black Hat Arsenal
Black Hat will welcome independent researchers, both local and from afar, from the open source community to display their latest tools and products and offer live demonstrations. Arsenal gives researchers the opportunity to showcase their latest code and offers attendees the chance to interact with presenters and gain hands-on experience.

Black Hat Business Hall
Black Hat Asia attendees will have access to the event’s robust Business Hall, offering an introduction to today’s leading security solution providers. Participants will have the opportunity to network with today’s innovators, gain first-hand experience with the solutions of today and the defense tools for the emerging vulnerabilities of tomorrow.

Black Hat Asia Sponsors
Top sponsors of Black Hat Asia 2017 include Diamond Sponsors: Qualys and Tenable Network Security; Platinum Sponsors: CrowdStrike, Cylance and SentinelOne; and Gold Sponsors: Malwarebytes, NTT Security, Rapid7 and Solida Systems. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and to see the full list of participating companies, visit: blackhat.com/asia-17/sponsors.html.

To register for Black Hat Asia 2017, visit: blackhat.com/asia-17/registration.html

To apply for a Media Pass, visit: blackhat.com/asia-17/media-registration.html