Two students from the School of Informatics & IT received their Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award at the prize presentation ceremony held at the Singapore Science Centre on 27 May 2017.
Eyo Wei Chin from the Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security (CDS) received the Silver Award for his idea, the Advanced USB Sheep Dip, a miniature computer configured with multiple antivirus software specifically for scanning USB devices that allows it to be used as a portable front line defence in many different environments.
Chan Jian Hao, from the Diploma in Digital Forensics (DFS) received the Commendation Award for his project, Clairvoyance. This dynamic malware analysis idea actively monitors for threats in a computer, and identifies any malicious files for a virus scan. Besides this, any signs of a programme trying to add itself to the system start-up would also be detected and flagged immediately, allowing investigators to perform their analysis.
This annual award seeks to encourage creativity and to promote scientific and technological research among youths in Singapore and to inspire them to come up with new and creative problem solving methods.
This competition was jointly organised by the Tan Kah Kee Foundation, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and the DSO National Laboratories, with the support of Science Centre Singapore.