This week marks an important milestone for our business as we officially launch the Singapore Digital Cyber Academy #DCASG at NTU - my Alma Mater. After graduating from NTU 20 years ago, it felt like a home-coming to be back here to do our launch. A special thanks to Ntuitive for helping to make the launch a reality.
Many people told me that as a business, we can't make money from students and DCASG is a long haul. I don't disagree - DCASG is 100% free for our students and we want to help them to gain the cyber skills to address the skills shortage we see today. We also believe in casting the net wide and encourage students from all disciplines to consider a career in cybersecurity. Meeting the students and having many of them staying back to interact with us after a long 3+ hour session is an affirmation that many are interested to get into cybersecurity, they need help to get in - we are doing the right thing by giving them the tools to craft their career. (If you are a student reading this blog, register now and start learning.)
Yes, we are in it for a long haul. DCASG is the start of a much bigger vision, the vision to connect people to cyber skills, recognised them for their skills and create a platform where cyber skill is well rewarded and innovation happens, that vision will be realised through a platform that I called The Cyber Assembly.
Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?
Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!
Its great to have a dream, our dream is to be amongst the most successful cybersecurity startup out of Singapore.