Cosmopolitan College learn from IT security professionals

by Rafie Ismail
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A group of students and lecturers from Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and
Technology (CCCT) recently made an educational visit to the IT Protective Security Services Sdn Bhd (ITPSS).

The group comprised students pursuing Higher National Diploma in Information Technology.

The purpose of their visit was to provide the students insight on security in the field of Information Technology.

The visit began with an introduction to the range of security services offered by ITPSS, and the company’s role as Brunei’s Computer Emergency Response Team (BruCERT).

Nomi Hafiz Zakiah Haji Pawi, an incident responder for BruCERT, elaborated on its roles and functions.

Farhanah Izyan Hj Zaini presenting the tools used in Digital Forensics Investigations

The group was then introduced to SPHERE, a locally developed software customised for first response agencies to share critical incident information on a real-time basis.

Later, ITPSS representative Farhanah Izyan Hj Zaini demonstrated how ITPSS’s Digital Forensics team analyses evidence and extract data from mobile devices using specialised tools.

Finally, ITPSS lead trainer Pg Mohd Farid Zulhusni Pg Aziz briefed the group on IT security awareness. His presentation included the Computer Misuse Act, social media threats and the dangers of malware.

BruCERT offers free cyber security awareness talks for schools and educational institutions throughout Brunei Darussalam, providing valuable information on online threats, cyber safety and tips on keeping personal information secure.

For more information, visit BruCERT’s public awareness website or email

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