Call for Nominations

About the Workshop

iTrust is conducting a 1-day workshop on Cyber Defence as part of the SCy-Phy Systems Week 2015. The workshop will focus on cyber crime, espionage, warfare, and defence. The workshop format is a mix of lectures and hand-on exercises using advanced tools to fight cyber crime. Dr David Aucsmith and Professor Yuval Elovici will jointly conduct this workshop. David and Yuval are internationally renowned experts in cyber security.

Invitation to Nominate

Singapore Government Organisations are invited to nominate Engineers, Scientists and qualified persons to attend the 1-day Cyber Defence Workshop organised by iTrust. Nominated persons are invited to register for the Workshop here.

Must be a full time employee of a Singapore Government Organisation, and with an educational background in any Engineering discipline, including Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Registration is free of charge.


8:30am Arrival and registration
9:00am Session 1: Design for Defence

  • Cyber crime, espionage and warfare, how we got to this mess
  • Technical challenges & opportunities
10:15am Coffee/Tea break
10:30am Session 2: Modelling and Simulation

  • Buffer Overflows and Metasploits
  • Practical exercise
12:15pm Lunch
1:30pm Session 3: Safe Control

  • Big Data Security analytics
  • Practical exercise
2:45pm Coffee/Tea break
3:00pm Session 4: Privacy and Security in IoT

  • Upcoming Things: Bridging the Air Gap, techniques and possible solutions
  • CPS – SCADA security concerns, including:
    • Aurora Generator Test
    • SHODAN Search Engine
    • Metasploit demo
    • BIOS attack, including Persistent BIOS Rootkit Implant debut at CanSecWest
    • Attacking WIFI Printer
    • Detecting unconfigured WIFI connections
4:15pm Session 5:

  • Discussion
  • Adjourn

Dress code: Office attire

Workshop Conductors

David Aucsmith
President / CTO / Cyber security
Aucsmith Consulting LLC

David Aucsmith is a senior computer scientist and technology leader with a deep technical understanding of computer and communications security garnered from over thirty years of experience in industry, government, and academia.

He has worked in a variety of security technology areas including secure computer systems, secure communications systems, security architecture, random number generation, cryptography and cryptographic systems, steganography and network intrusion detection. Aucsmith is a former officer in the U.S. Navy and has written extensively on cybercrime, cyber espionage and cyber warfare.

He is a representative to numerous international, government and academic organizations including the National Academy advisory board on Survivability and Lethality Analysis and the Directorate Advisory Council for the National Security Directorate of Pacific Northwest National Labs. He is co-chairman of the FBI’s Information Technology Study Group, a member of the President’s Task Force on National Defence and Computer Technology and a member of the Department of Defence’s Global Information Grid Senior Industry Review Group. Aucsmith was also U.S. industry representative to the G8 Committee on Organized, Transnational, and Technological Crime where he participated directly in the G8 summits in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.

Yuval Elovici
Director Research, iTrust, SUTD
Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Director of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Professor Yuval Elovici joined iTrust in Sep 2014 as Research Director. In addition to his role at iTrust, he is also the director of the Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), head of BGU Cyber Security Research Centre, Research Director of iTrust at SUTD, and a Professor in the Department of Information Systems Engineering at BGU.

Yuval holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer and Electrical Engineering from BGU and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Tel-Aviv University. He served as the head of the software engineering program at BGU for two and a half years. For the past 11 years he has led the cooperation between BGU and Deutsche Telekom. Yuval has published articles in leading peer-reviewed journals and in peer-reviewed conferences. In addition, he has co-authored books on social network security and on information leakage detection and prevention.

His primary research interests are computer and network security, cyber security, web intelligence, information warfare, social network analysis, and machine learning. Yuval also consults professionally in the area of cyber security and is the co-founder of Morphisec, a startup company that develops innovative cyber-security mechanisms that relate to moving target defence.

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