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Old 02-06-2017, 02:06 PM   #1
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The Cyber Security Associates and Technologists (CSAT) Programme

Anyone in this programme?

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https://www.csa.gov.sg/programmes/csat

Which company is the best place to learn and grow?

1.Accel Systems & Technologies Pte Ltd
2.Deloitte & Touche Enterprise Risk Services Pte Ltd
3.Quann
4.Singtel@NCS
5.ST info Sec
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:06 PM   #2
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When you apply for these job.
Check with the company the terms and condition such as how long is the bond period and if there can fulfill the promise of providing training or just give on the job (OJT) only. The purpose of companies enrolling in these is to help them to save cost in the long run because government will be the one sponsoring part of the salary for the first xxx months.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:54 PM   #3
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When you apply for these job.
Check with the company the terms and condition such as how long is the bond period and if there can fulfill the promise of providing training or just give on the job (OJT) only. The purpose of companies enrolling in these is to help them to save cost in the long run because government will be the one sponsoring part of the salary for the first xxx months.
Just get some info from someone in this CSAT programme.

Total 18 month bond

1.Training provided but mostly introduction course.

2.OJT depends your luck. Some department senior will teach but some just let you swim yourself.

3. If you break your Bond total damage : Your OJT 6 month Salary + Training fee around 5 figure pro-rated by 12 month.

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Just get some info from someone in this CSAT programme.

Total 18 month bond

1.Training provided but mostly introduction course.

2.OJT depends your luck. Some department senior will teach but some just let you swim yourself.

3. If you break your Bond total damage : Your OJT 6 month Salary + Training fee around 5 figure pro-rated by 12 month.
I Believe also a lot of shift work ? For Quann and Accel they posted on Jobstreet and said to expect shift work
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Old 13-06-2017, 09:45 PM   #5
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I Believe also a lot of shift work ? For Quann and Accel they posted on Jobstreet and said to expect shift work
Ya.. shift or 24/7 .
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Old 22-06-2017, 07:19 AM   #6
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.... posted on 13-06-2017, 07:40 PM

I Believe also a lot of shift work ? For Quann and Accel they posted on Jobstreet and said to expect shift work
Do they accept fellows with no cyber security experience?
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Old 22-06-2017, 08:38 AM   #7
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Do they accept fellows with no cyber security experience?
Ya they did .

The Associates track:

Caters to fresh ICT and engineering professionals (0 3 years of working experience)
Programme duration of up to 12 months

But also depends on the hiring manager . They take this people because of government fund . Don't expect people will really train you .
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Old 22-06-2017, 02:10 PM   #8
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Have a friend in CSAT with Singtel/NCS

You will have to attend a bunch of courses such as,

Cyber Security Fundamental Intro
Understanding CISSP
CISA/CISM/CRISC Intro
Vulnerability Assessor
Professional Ethical Hacker
Incident Handling
Technology Tools - Rapid 7
Technology Tools Blue Coat
Technology Tools Palo Alto
Technology Tools Trend Micro
Certified EC-Council Ethical Hacker
Certified EC-Council Incident Handling
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Old 22-06-2017, 02:33 PM   #9
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Have a friend in CSAT with Singtel/NCS

You will have to attend a bunch of courses such as,

Cyber Security Fundamental – Intro
Understanding CISSP
CISA/CISM/CRISC Intro
Vulnerability Assessor
Professional Ethical Hacker
Incident Handling
Technology Tools - Rapid 7
Technology Tools – Blue Coat
Technology Tools – Palo Alto
Technology Tools – Trend Micro
Certified EC-Council Ethical Hacker
Certified EC-Council Incident Handling
Heard that mostly introduction course. Thanks for sharing !
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Old 24-06-2017, 01:21 PM   #10
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I Believe also a lot of shift work ? For Quann and Accel they posted on Jobstreet and said to expect shift work
Hi all,

It really depends on the department posted to.
If you are on operation roles, highly likely it is 24/7.
However if you are doing development or pentest, it is just a 9-6pm job.
And yes, fresh graduate without experience are accepted.
Go and google the IDA CLT programme, it has history ties to the CSAT programme.
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Old 26-06-2017, 04:12 AM   #11
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whichever companies you are considering, try to find out more from friends or anyone in there. Some places take you in but don't give you proper training except to use you to do sai kang
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Ya.Just check with friends. They give you attend a few introduction course then expect you can resolve all issue .
haha.. that's to be expected from the way government is pushing these courses and programmes..

that's why some ppl always say experience still more important than whatever courses you go for.. courses only help in getting the basic knowledge (like what stands for what etc) but doesn't help in troubleshooting and problem solving
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applied for one of the program, say I dun have OSCP in the end path me to do application support for secure messaging.

anyone know if Accel is indian coy?
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Old 25-08-2017, 06:09 PM   #14
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applied for one of the program, say I dun have OSCP in the end path me to do application support for secure messaging.

anyone know if Accel is indian coy?
Hi Ongware, are u already in Accel? I also got an offer from them for CSAT, how is it there?
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Hi Ongware, are u already in Accel? I also got an offer from them for CSAT, how is it there?
no i am not from there. the interview i went was from one of the big 4. Got a classmate is from Accel. Wonder its a local or indian coy
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