ISACA Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) Fundamental Program with 3SCSR

A group of 21 students majoring in Computer Networks and Security (SCSR) were shortlisted to attend ISACA Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) Fundamental program on the 16th of October 2017. This program is organised and fully sponsored by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). This boot camp session and later the online exam is fundamental for this group of students in order to complete and receive the certificate of ISACA CSX Fundamental. 


Before going for the camp, a short briefing session is held for the shortlisted students by Mr Taha, Deputy Registrar (Academic) and Ms Marina, the coordinator for SCSR student. This short briefing session managed to boost the students in doing their best for the boot camp and the upcoming exam.


The boot camp session was held for two days, from 4th until 5th of November 2017, at MDEC HQ in Cyberjaya, Selangor. The students stay at Kolej 17 UPM for 3 days 2 nights throughout the camp and were accompanied by Ms Marina throughout the 3 days and 2 nights. The camp started from 8.00 am until 5.30 pm and is facilitated by Mr. Alan Yau Ti Dun, one of the leader for ISACA Malaysia Chapter. The students were provided with CSX Fundamentals slides (hardcopy) by ISACA throughout the workshop session.


What’s interesting about the camp is regarding on the topics being covered, which is the introduction and concepts of cybersecurity apply by ISACA, the security architecture, the security of the network, systems, application and data used, Incident response by security and key element of cyber investigations and security implication and adoption of evolving technology. Students were also exposed with many job opportunities in the cyber security field. Besides that, there will be a “Meet & Greet” session with some distinguished industry individuals awaits the students in early 2018. With the aim of “Cybersecurity as a Career”, the boot camp managed to get the attention of the students to understand more about cyber security and its related issues worldwide and within Malaysia itself.


Overall, the students gained a lot of wonderful experience and information regarding cyber security and were very thankful to MDEC for sponsoring and giving them a once in a life time opportunity and to the faculty for sponsoring our lodging and transportation and to Ms Marina, Dr Siti Hajar and Dr Anazida for liasing with MDEC. Last but not least, all participants hope that they will be able to pass the exam and attend upcoming program by MDEC and the meet & greet session with the industry in early 2018. We also hope this programme will be held annually and our juniors will be able to attend the bootcamp too.

Update: 4 more of our SCSR students were given this opportunities and will attend the next bootcamp in December.

Report by Syazwani binti Samsudin 3SCSR