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Singapore, Singapore, 2010/07/01 - ThinkSECURE Pte Ltd ("ThinkSECURE") and Singapore Polytechnic will jointly organize AIRRAID3, Asia’s biggest IT-Security tournament on 20 October 2010.
Organized by ThinkSECURE and Singapore Polytechnic for IT professionals whose core function involves IT-security, AIRRAID3 is a cutting-edge, integrated-approach IT-security tournament that will provide participants with a fun and legitimate environment in which to pit their wireless, wired and application auditing and penetration-testing skills against each other by engaging an enterprise infrastructure which is specially designed to mirror an enterprise-class corporate wired / wireless network and application server farm.
AIRRAID3 is the third instalment of ThinkSECURE Pte Ltd's AIRRAID™ line of IT-security tournaments. The original AIRRAID (airraid.securitystartshere.org), Asia's first-ever wireless IT-security tournament, was first held in Singapore in 2005. AIRRAID2 which was Thailand's first ever large-scale public IT-security tournament, was held in Bangkok in 2008.
"AIRRAID3 continues our tradition of giving back to the Asian IT-security community. Many IT-security professionals rarely get a chance to do some real, full-bore, legally-sanctioned hands-on penetration-testing & system auditing/hacking activities. Our purpose-built tournament infrastructure mirrors an extensive corporate wireless / wired / application network which allows them to fully and legitimately employ all their skills to meet the difficult and comprehensive storyline-based in-game challenges that we've put in place," said Mr. Julian Ho, ThinkSECURE Pte Ltd's Head of Operations.
"Singapore Polytechnic is the first polytechnic to offer a full-time diploma course in Infocomm Security Management. Our experience in training students in this field since 2006 well position us to jointly organise this competition that is highly-regarded by all in the IT-Security business. As ThinkSECURE’s Educational Authorized Training Center since 2009, we are excited to partner them in this event by providing the necessary infrastructural support," says Ms Georgina Phua, Director, Singapore Polytechnic's School of DMIT.
ThinkSECURE is the premier practical IT-security certification and training body for technical IT-security professionals in Asia. Singapore Polytechnic is ThinkSECURE’s local Educational Authorised Training Center in Singapore. Singapore Polytechnic also offers a full-time diploma course in Infocomm Security Management at its School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology (DMIT)
AIRRAID3 will be held on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 from 0900hrs - 1700hrs (GMT+8) at the following venue:
Blk 19, School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology
500 Dover Road, Singapore 239651
Registration and participation in AIRRAID3 is FREE!
Registration is now open and officially ends on 17 October 2010, 2359hrs (GMT+8). The competition is open to both IT professionals and infocomm students of all nationalities and organizations. Participants are allowed to register as an individual or as a team not exceeding four members.
Note: as there are a limited number of places, interested teams should register as early as possible.
To register, please visit airraid3.securitystartshere.org/.
After registration, further directions and instructions will be emailed to registrants. While participation is free, registrants from outside Singapore will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.
Registrants should not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until they have received and read the official email containing the further directions and instructions.
Qualifying teams stand a chance to win various prizes such as D-Link DIR-825 Xtreme-N Duo Band Gigabit Routers, DNS-323 Network Storage Enclosures, DIR-685 Extreme-N Storage Routers and DIR-655 Xtreme-N Gigabit Routers, all kindly sponsored by D-Link (dlink.com.sg). AIRRAID3 will also use core switches powered by D-Link.