Our US partner, University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute (USC ISI) invited NCL’s team to present a demo on the NCL system on 12 July 2017 at the Cyber Security R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop in Washington, D.C. This workshop is hosted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s . The ISI Team has also received an award from DHS during the workshop for their joint work with NCL and other international partners.
The National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory (NCL) was officially announced at the National University of Singapore (NUS) on 21 February, which was graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr Gabriel Lim, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Communications and Information. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of the NUS School of Computing mentioned that NCL would foster greater collaboration between the industry and academia, and catalyse the development of cutting edge cybersecurity solutions. Already, research institutions and industry players have tapped on the lab's infrastructure to work on about 20 research projects.
In conjunction with the Singapore FinTech Festival 2016, NCL invited NUS Dean’s Chair Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Prateek Saxena and CloakApps Chief Technology Officer Dr. Li Qiming to give a talk about blockchains and blockchain-based services. The event was well-received with over 60 registered participants from various industries.
In collaboration with our partner from the United States, NCL is honored to invite Miss Terry V. Benzel, Deputy Director for the Computer Networks Division at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California (USC) as the distinguished guest speaker for this user forum. At the forum, participants are introduced to ISI DeterLab and concept of cyber ranges. They also get to interact with the team over from ISI.
On the 5th of May, 2016, Dr Douglas Maughan, Director of the Department of Homeland Security (Science&Technology Division) visited NCL. He was given a brief introduction on NCL and NUS School of Computing, including our research focus and capabilities, facilities, and collaborations with other government agencies, industry and academia, as well as our collaboration with ISI.
Our newly purchased servers have arrived on 20 April 2016. 100 machines will be up and running by the end of April 2016.
NCL held it's first mini-workshop to allow internal stakeholders and supporting staff from the Information Technology Unit&Research Office to have a better understanding of NCL and it's activities.
The National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory that will be set up by the security research group at the NUS School of Computing, will be operational by the end of this year. The new laboratory will be a shared national research infrastructure which can be used by the local research community and industry for the validation of research outcomes, for collaborative work with industry or international partners, and to curate useful datasets for cybersecurity experiments.