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Financial fitness can be defined as having enough money to meet one’s needs when it’s needed, including in an emergency. This would mean living within one’s means, with manageable debt and to have savings. But is this enough? What about owning a home, children’s education and retirement funds? The list can become long but it [...]

Financial fitness can be defined as having enough money to meet one’s needs when it’s needed, including in an emergency. This would mean living within one’s means, with manageable debt and to have savings. But is this enough? What about owning a home, children’s education and retirement funds? The list can become long but it is achievable, with proper financial planning.

Being financially fit requires a careful exercise in financial planning – understanding one’s cash flow, defining one’s objectives and goals, going through budgeting, and knowing how much to save as well as to invest. Just like starting on a physical fitness programme, the starting process for financial planning can be quite stressful and overwhelming.

To help relieve the stress of achieving financial fitness, the public can approach a personal financial planner to get a free professional financial consultation at Baiduri Bank. They can drop by any Baiduri Bank branch or set up an appointment at Baiduri Bank Wealth Management Centre by calling 226 8363 or 226 8359.

To empower customers to take this first step towards achieving financial fitness, Baiduri Bank has launched the “Stay Financially Fit” campaign. From 3 August to 31 October 2018, customers who successfully sign up for selected insurance plans offered by Baiduri Bank are treated to special welcome gifts.

By signing up to a selected insurance plan with a monthly premium of BND100 and above, Baiduri Bank is rewarding successful customers with a choice of either an SMA heart rate monitor and activity tracker band or BND50 worth of shopping vouchers from Zalora.

Full details and terms and conditions of the promotion can be found on www.baiduri.com. For more information on other products and services offered by the Bank, please call the 24-hour Baiduri Bank Customer Helpline at 244 9666.

Baiduri Bank offers an array of financial products and investment options to suit the needs and lifestyle of their clients. Additionally, Baiduri Bank has a growing team of professionally trained financial planners, who are available at Baiduri Bank branches to provide financial consultation, conduct gap analysis, risk profile analysis and more, in order to determine which financial products and investment options are best suited for the needs and lifestyle of their clients.

To be in the know of Baiduri Bank current promotions and events, the public can also like the official Baiduri Bank Group Facebook page or follow @baiduribank on Instagram and Twitter.

Financial fitness can be defined as having enough money to meet one’s needs when it’s needed, including in an emergency. This would mean living within one’s means, with manageable debt and to have savings. But is this enough? What about owning a home, children’s education and retirement funds? The list can become long but it is achievable, with proper financial planning.

Being financially fit requires a careful exercise in financial planning – understanding one’s cash flow, defining one’s objectives and goals, going through budgeting, and knowing how much to save as well as to invest. Just like starting on a physical fitness programme, the starting process for financial planning can be quite stressful and overwhelming.

To help relieve the stress of achieving financial fitness, the public can approach a personal financial planner to get a free professional financial consultation at Baiduri Bank. They can drop by any Baiduri Bank branch or set up an appointment at Baiduri Bank Wealth Management Centre by calling 226 8363 or 226 8359.

To empower customers to take this first step towards achieving financial fitness, Baiduri Bank has launched the “Stay Financially Fit” campaign. From 3 August to 31 October 2018, customers who successfully sign up for selected insurance plans offered by Baiduri Bank are treated to special welcome gifts.

By signing up to a selected insurance plan with a monthly premium of BND100 and above, Baiduri Bank is rewarding successful customers with a choice of either an SMA heart rate monitor and activity tracker band or BND50 worth of shopping vouchers from Zalora.

Full details and terms and conditions of the promotion can be found on www.baiduri.com. For more information on other products and services offered by the Bank, please call the 24-hour Baiduri Bank Customer Helpline at 244 9666.

Baiduri Bank offers an array of financial products and investment options to suit the needs and lifestyle of their clients. Additionally, Baiduri Bank has a growing team of professionally trained financial planners, who are available at Baiduri Bank branches to provide financial consultation, conduct gap analysis, risk profile analysis and more, in order to determine which financial products and investment options are best suited for the needs and lifestyle of their clients.

To be in the know of Baiduri Bank current promotions and events, the public can also like the official Baiduri Bank Group Facebook page or follow @baiduribank on Instagram and Twitter.

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The British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mark Field MP visited the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, one of the most impressive and beautiful examples of modern Islamic architecture in Southeast Asia. Minister Field was received by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji [...]

The British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mark Field MP visited the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, one of the most impressive and beautiful examples of modern Islamic architecture in Southeast Asia. Minister Field was received by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, the Acting Minister of Religious Affairs and Permanent Secretary Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof. Accompanying Minister Field was the British High Commissioner, H.E. Richard Lindsay. Also present during the visit were Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religion) Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, and senior officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Following a tour of the Mosque, both Ministers met to discuss shared values and religious understanding. Minister Field was interested to hear about the arrangements taking place for Eid al-Adha in Brunei, and noted how many of his constituents in London were also busy planning for the festival. Minister Field was taken on a tour of the main prayer hall by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom and visited the Abdul Aziz Library and had the opportunity to view some of His Majesty’s personal collection of Qur‘an manuscripts and scriptures.

The British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mark Field MP visited the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, one of the most impressive and beautiful examples of modern Islamic architecture in Southeast Asia. Minister Field was received by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, the Acting Minister of Religious Affairs and Permanent Secretary Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof. Accompanying Minister Field was the British High Commissioner, H.E. Richard Lindsay. Also present during the visit were Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religion) Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, and senior officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Following a tour of the Mosque, both Ministers met to discuss shared values and religious understanding. Minister Field was interested to hear about the arrangements taking place for Eid al-Adha in Brunei, and noted how many of his constituents in London were also busy planning for the festival. Minister Field was taken on a tour of the main prayer hall by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom and visited the Abdul Aziz Library and had the opportunity to view some of His Majesty’s personal collection of Qur‘an manuscripts and scriptures.

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We tend to talk a lot about being physically fit and healthy. My social media feed is awash with posts about meal prepping, keto diets, body workouts, gym sessions, spinning, weight training, cross-fitting etc. But there are so many other forms of fitness that are equally important, eg. mental fitness, spiritual fitness, and of course, [...]

We tend to talk a lot about being physically fit and healthy. My social media feed is awash with posts about meal prepping, keto diets, body workouts, gym sessions, spinning, weight training, cross-fitting etc. But there are so many other forms of fitness that are equally important, eg. mental fitness, spiritual fitness, and of course, financial fitness.

What’s financial fitness? According to John Rosenheim, financial fitness is to have the money you need, when you need it. A more detailed definition would include living within your means, not being in debt and to have savings.

Just as physical fitness has multiple components like working out, eating right, and having the right attitude, financial fitness also is made up of multiple components.

Part of a financial fitness regime would include income protection, retirement planning , and life insurance. All these go towards ensuring that you have enough funds to cover your expenses when you are no longer working.

At Baiduri Bank, they can help you to assess whether you are financially fit – whether you are well protected from the unexpected, and have enough funds to achieve your life goals. It’s never too early to start. Find out how they can help, and what extra rewards you can enjoy as part of their limited-time offer by clicking here!

We tend to talk a lot about being physically fit and healthy. My social media feed is awash with posts about meal prepping, keto diets, body workouts, gym sessions, spinning, weight training, cross-fitting etc. But there are so many other forms of fitness that are equally important, eg. mental fitness, spiritual fitness, and of course, financial fitness.

What’s financial fitness? According to John Rosenheim, financial fitness is to have the money you need, when you need it. A more detailed definition would include living within your means, not being in debt and to have savings.

Just as physical fitness has multiple components like working out, eating right, and having the right attitude, financial fitness also is made up of multiple components.

Part of a financial fitness regime would include income protection, retirement planning , and life insurance. All these go towards ensuring that you have enough funds to cover your expenses when you are no longer working.

At Baiduri Bank, they can help you to assess whether you are financially fit – whether you are well protected from the unexpected, and have enough funds to achieve your life goals. It’s never too early to start. Find out how they can help, and what extra rewards you can enjoy as part of their limited-time offer by clicking here!

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The Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry (MEMI) in collaboration with Brunei Gas Carriers Sdn Bhd (BGC) is proud to introduce the BGC iUsahawan programme, to support the iUsahawan initiative, an entrepreneurship development initiative to support our young Bruneian SMEs to start, own and grow their own business. The programme is also part of BGC’s [...]

The Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry (MEMI) in collaboration with Brunei Gas Carriers Sdn Bhd (BGC) is proud to introduce the BGC iUsahawan programme, to support the iUsahawan initiative, an entrepreneurship development initiative to support our young Bruneian SMEs to start, own and grow their own business. The programme is also part of BGC’s Social Investment initiative.

Participants will be required to go through a Training (Start-Up Accelerator) Programme and will be invited to a competitive tender exercise For selected contracts. Successful participants will be awarded a 3-year contract, with potential extensions and experienced mentors throughout the contract period.

This invitation is open to:

  • Rakyat Jati Business Owners or Entrepreneurs aged between 18-40 years old
  • No prior contract with Government or Government—Linked Companies (GLCS)
  • Business areas: Cleaning Services, Event Management and Transportation Services.

BGC invites all eligible entrepreneurs to attend a dialogue on the following date:

Date: Friday, 17th August 2018
Registration: 09:00 hrs
Time: 09:30 – 11:30 hrs
Venue: Abadi Training Room, BGC Office, Bangunan Lim Kah Sik, Jalan Jerudong

For more information and to register your interest to join the dialogue, please contact BGC at 7290898 or via email to [email protected] by Wednesday, 15th August 2018.

The Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry (MEMI) in collaboration with Brunei Gas Carriers Sdn Bhd (BGC) is proud to introduce the BGC iUsahawan programme, to support the iUsahawan initiative, an entrepreneurship development initiative to support our young Bruneian SMEs to start, own and grow their own business. The programme is also part of BGC’s Social Investment initiative.

Participants will be required to go through a Training (Start-Up Accelerator) Programme and will be invited to a competitive tender exercise For selected contracts. Successful participants will be awarded a 3-year contract, with potential extensions and experienced mentors throughout the contract period.

This invitation is open to:

  • Rakyat Jati Business Owners or Entrepreneurs aged between 18-40 years old
  • No prior contract with Government or Government—Linked Companies (GLCS)
  • Business areas: Cleaning Services, Event Management and Transportation Services.

BGC invites all eligible entrepreneurs to attend a dialogue on the following date:

Date: Friday, 17th August 2018
Registration: 09:00 hrs
Time: 09:30 – 11:30 hrs
Venue: Abadi Training Room, BGC Office, Bangunan Lim Kah Sik, Jalan Jerudong

For more information and to register your interest to join the dialogue, please contact BGC at 7290898 or via email to [email protected] by Wednesday, 15th August 2018.

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Hey folks! Today I’d like to feature a local startup which provides “context-based coaching” geared specially for youth who would like to overcome their fear of public speaking and also increase their employability through the creation of CV’s and presentations that stand out. The man behind this venture is Edwin Lim, a former colleague and [...]

Hey folks! Today I’d like to feature a local startup which provides “context-based coaching” geared specially for youth who would like to overcome their fear of public speaking and also increase their employability through the creation of CV’s and presentations that stand out. The man behind this venture is Edwin Lim, a former colleague and a good friend of mine. I managed to sit down with him amid his busy schedule to find out more about Soapboxer Company.

Hi Ed, tell me a bit about yourself. Your journey up to this point.

My career has been an interesting and adventurous one. Graduated with a Master’s degree in Software Engineering, my career began as a software developer for Royal Brunei Airlines, to becoming one of 3 RBA’s first Flight Simulator engineer and subsequently become RBA’s first Bruneian Project Leader.

After RBA, I became the Connectivity Delivery Lead for Ministry of Finance’s TAFIS Project under Accenture, becoming the first Bruneian Unit Lead for Accenture Brunei.

I went on to be an Assistant Chief Executive for E-Government Technical Authority Body (EGTAB), a technical think-tank for His Majesty’s e-Government initiatives.

My last professional career was with TelBru where I project managed MoF’s e-Payment Gateway and program managed TelBru’s FTTH initiatives. My last post with TelBru was General Manager for Access Network Department.

Having accumulated over 20 years of experiences as an IT consultant, running several large scale projects and heading technical operations, I felt it’s time to change my career direction from Services Delivery to Providing Services … I chose to become a Coach! I created SOAPBOXER COMPANY.

Why the name Soapboxer?

Soapboxer came from Soapbox – a platform for public speaking whereby someone literally stands on a box as their stage giving a speech to audiences who both agree and disagree with their views. At the end of the 19th and beginning of 20th centuries, these were common sights and practices which often resulted in a scuffle.

Hence, my flagship program SOAPBOX that coaches those with speech anxiety overcome their fear of public speaking. Soapbox’s mantra “A Soapboxer is one who has overcome their fear of public speaking”.

Why the switch to training and motivational consultancy?

I have two wonderful children who were very introverted to a point of being painfully shy. To ready them for their future and for the unforgiving business world, I need my children to stand out and have an edge. Having good grades are simply not enough – you are one of many. IQ alone just does not cut it anymore. Personally, I weigh in heavy on EQ. I have hired and seen individual with high EQ outperform those with high IQ.

Being vocal, heard and seen are the edge that I believe they desperately need. Not long after the birth of my eldest child, I felt I need to do something to make these happened. Over the course of my career, I was fortunate to see  the challenges, gaps and expectations in today workforce. So I started to develop my own coaching program for my children. They have come a long way. No longer afraid of speaking in public but still much we can work on to improve (like effectiveness). Next, I took my program and implemented it at work. The results were awesome and encouraging. It dawned on me that there are many more I can help and benefit from my program.

After TelBru, I realised it was time to put a name and brand on my program hence SOAPBOX was born.

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Hey folks! Today I’d like to feature a local startup which provides “context-based coaching” geared specially for youth who would like to overcome their fear of public speaking and also increase their employability through the creation of CV’s and presentations that stand out. The man behind this venture is Edwin Lim, a former colleague and a good friend of mine. I managed to sit down with him amid his busy schedule to find out more about Soapboxer Company.

Hi Ed, tell me a bit about yourself. Your journey up to this point.

My career has been an interesting and adventurous one. Graduated with a Master’s degree in Software Engineering, my career began as a software developer for Royal Brunei Airlines, to becoming one of 3 RBA’s first Flight Simulator engineer and subsequently become RBA’s first Bruneian Project Leader.

After RBA, I became the Connectivity Delivery Lead for Ministry of Finance’s TAFIS Project under Accenture, becoming the first Bruneian Unit Lead for Accenture Brunei.

I went on to be an Assistant Chief Executive for E-Government Technical Authority Body (EGTAB), a technical think-tank for His Majesty’s e-Government initiatives.

My last professional career was with TelBru where I project managed MoF’s e-Payment Gateway and program managed TelBru’s FTTH initiatives. My last post with TelBru was General Manager for Access Network Department.

Having accumulated over 20 years of experiences as an IT consultant, running several large scale projects and heading technical operations, I felt it’s time to change my career direction from Services Delivery to Providing Services … I chose to become a Coach! I created SOAPBOXER COMPANY.

Why the name Soapboxer?

Soapboxer came from Soapbox – a platform for public speaking whereby someone literally stands on a box as their stage giving a speech to audiences who both agree and disagree with their views. At the end of the 19th and beginning of 20th centuries, these were common sights and practices which often resulted in a scuffle.

Hence, my flagship program SOAPBOX that coaches those with speech anxiety overcome their fear of public speaking. Soapbox’s mantra “A Soapboxer is one who has overcome their fear of public speaking”.

Why the switch to training and motivational consultancy?

I have two wonderful children who were very introverted to a point of being painfully shy. To ready them for their future and for the unforgiving business world, I need my children to stand out and have an edge. Having good grades are simply not enough – you are one of many. IQ alone just does not cut it anymore. Personally, I weigh in heavy on EQ. I have hired and seen individual with high EQ outperform those with high IQ.

Being vocal, heard and seen are the edge that I believe they desperately need. Not long after the birth of my eldest child, I felt I need to do something to make these happened. Over the course of my career, I was fortunate to see  the challenges, gaps and expectations in today workforce. So I started to develop my own coaching program for my children. They have come a long way. No longer afraid of speaking in public but still much we can work on to improve (like effectiveness). Next, I took my program and implemented it at work. The results were awesome and encouraging. It dawned on me that there are many more I can help and benefit from my program.

After TelBru, I realised it was time to put a name and brand on my program hence SOAPBOX was born.

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Baiduri Bank invited their Platinum and Infinite cardholders to an exclusive first look at the J Boxing by Jovian event today at The Empire Hotel and Country Club. “We are happy to support J Boxing by Jovian for the second consecutive year. Continually collaborating with innovative brands that align to our vision and values, we [...]

Baiduri Bank invited their Platinum and Infinite cardholders to an exclusive first look at the J Boxing by Jovian event today at The Empire Hotel and Country Club.

“We are happy to support J Boxing by Jovian for the second consecutive year. Continually collaborating with innovative brands that align to our vision and values, we are always finding ways not only to reward our customers but also to provide them benefits in terms of exclusivity and experiences to complement their lifestyles.”, commented Pg Azaleen Pg Dato Hj Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network in Baiduri Bank.

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Baiduri Bank invited their Platinum and Infinite cardholders to an exclusive first look at the J Boxing by Jovian event today at The Empire Hotel and Country Club.

“We are happy to support J Boxing by Jovian for the second consecutive year. Continually collaborating with innovative brands that align to our vision and values, we are always finding ways not only to reward our customers but also to provide them benefits in terms of exclusivity and experiences to complement their lifestyles.”, commented Pg Azaleen Pg Dato Hj Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network in Baiduri Bank.

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With just 1 day to go, the organisers and partners of the 23rd edition of the Baiduri Masters are busy at work putting together the final touches for the tournament. RBA Golf Club crewmembers have been working through the night grooming the golf course to provide an optimum playing surface which includes grass trimming to [...]

With just 1 day to go, the organisers and partners of the 23rd edition of the Baiduri Masters are busy at work putting together the final touches for the tournament.

RBA Golf Club crewmembers have been working through the night grooming the golf course to provide an optimum playing surface which includes grass trimming to remove any excess, green rolling to ensure a smooth putting surface and repairing any signs of turf stress and disease.

The event partner and sponsor of two hole-in-one prizes a Mini Cooper S Countryman and a BMW 740Li, QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, as a show of support towards the Baiduri Masters, have also put in the work to decorate their cars with official Baiduri Masters livery.

Sivakumar Krishnan, General Manager for QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, said in a statement, “We have been the sponsor for the Baiduri Masters for well over a decade and as the official event partner for the Baiduri Masters, QAF Auto is proud to be the premium automobile partners for the hole-in-one cars these past few years. We have always aligned ourselves with being the premium automobile so the partnership with Baiduri Bank for the Baiduri Masters, the most prestigious golfing event in the country, is an apt one.”

The Baiduri Masters is set to take place over two weekends starting tomorrow, Friday 27 April until Sunday 29 April and the weekend starting Friday 4 May until Sunday 6 May. With limited slots available, those that are still interested in competing at Brunei’s largest and most prestigious annual golfing event are encouraged to register soon as slots are on a first-come first-served basis.

Those that haven’t registered for the tournament can still do so at the RBA Golf Club, First Floor, VIP Room. Participants are encouraged to play more than once to improve their chances of winning, and they will enjoy a BND10 discount on the registration fee on their subsequent rounds.

The Baiduri Masters tournament is divided into 4 divisions – Men’s, Group, Ladies and Junior. The Men’s division will be further divided into Men’s Gross, Men’s Nett and Senior Golfers Nett. To be eligible for the Ladies Division, ladies must have a handicap of 36 and below and to be eligible for the Junior Division, junior golfers must be between 13 – 18 years old.

For more details, the public can log onto the website www.baiduri.com or call the RBA Golf Club at 8773612 during office hours.

With just 1 day to go, the organisers and partners of the 23rd edition of the Baiduri Masters are busy at work putting together the final touches for the tournament.

RBA Golf Club crewmembers have been working through the night grooming the golf course to provide an optimum playing surface which includes grass trimming to remove any excess, green rolling to ensure a smooth putting surface and repairing any signs of turf stress and disease.

The event partner and sponsor of two hole-in-one prizes a Mini Cooper S Countryman and a BMW 740Li, QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, as a show of support towards the Baiduri Masters, have also put in the work to decorate their cars with official Baiduri Masters livery.

Sivakumar Krishnan, General Manager for QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, said in a statement, “We have been the sponsor for the Baiduri Masters for well over a decade and as the official event partner for the Baiduri Masters, QAF Auto is proud to be the premium automobile partners for the hole-in-one cars these past few years. We have always aligned ourselves with being the premium automobile so the partnership with Baiduri Bank for the Baiduri Masters, the most prestigious golfing event in the country, is an apt one.”

The Baiduri Masters is set to take place over two weekends starting tomorrow, Friday 27 April until Sunday 29 April and the weekend starting Friday 4 May until Sunday 6 May. With limited slots available, those that are still interested in competing at Brunei’s largest and most prestigious annual golfing event are encouraged to register soon as slots are on a first-come first-served basis.

Those that haven’t registered for the tournament can still do so at the RBA Golf Club, First Floor, VIP Room. Participants are encouraged to play more than once to improve their chances of winning, and they will enjoy a BND10 discount on the registration fee on their subsequent rounds.

The Baiduri Masters tournament is divided into 4 divisions – Men’s, Group, Ladies and Junior. The Men’s division will be further divided into Men’s Gross, Men’s Nett and Senior Golfers Nett. To be eligible for the Ladies Division, ladies must have a handicap of 36 and below and to be eligible for the Junior Division, junior golfers must be between 13 – 18 years old.

For more details, the public can log onto the website www.baiduri.com or call the RBA Golf Club at 8773612 during office hours.

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On 21st April 2018, a local NGO, Anak IT, organised a workshop called “Cyber Security Workshop (I) – Cryptography” at the offices of Techone Global at K-Hub, Anggerek Desa. The objectives for this workshop were to have the basic understanding of cryptography and the different types of cryptography such as encoding, encryption, hashing and obfuscation. [...]

On 21st April 2018, a local NGO, Anak IT, organised a workshop called “Cyber Security Workshop (I) – Cryptography” at the offices of Techone Global at K-Hub, Anggerek Desa.

The objectives for this workshop were to have the basic understanding of cryptography and the different types of cryptography such as encoding, encryption, hashing and obfuscation. The speaker was Mohd Zulfadly Haji Ismail (founder of Anak IT).

The workshop was attended by 30 participants comprised of UTB, IGS, Politeknik, LCB and several private companies. The workshop started with opening speech by Mohd Zulfadly Haji Ismail (founder of Anak IT) to brief what Anak IT is all about and followed by safety briefing by the representative from TechOne Global.

The participants were taught the basic knowledge of cryptography which is categorized into 4, consisting of encoding, encryption, hashing and obfuscation.

On encoding, it was commonly used to transform data that can be properly consumed by any type of system. Examples of encoding are Base64, URL encoding, etc. On Encryption, participants were taught the difference between encoding and encryption. Where the difference is the goal of encryption is to ensure the data cannot be consumed by anyone other than the intended recipient. Examples of encryption are AES, 3DES, DES, etc. Meanwhile, for hashing, participants were taught that hashing is to take any input and produce a fixed-length string and it is a one way encryption. On obfuscation, participants were taught that it doesn’t securely hidden the source code but rather to add obstacle to the source code.

After the sharing session by the speaker on cryptography, the participants were given basic challenges on the subject intended.

To conclude the workshop, majority of the participants have acquired the basic understanding on cryptography which could benefit them for the upcoming capture the flag.

The workshop is supported by TechOne Global, ITPSS and BruCert.

On 21st April 2018, a local NGO, Anak IT, organised a workshop called “Cyber Security Workshop (I) – Cryptography” at the offices of Techone Global at K-Hub, Anggerek Desa.

The objectives for this workshop were to have the basic understanding of cryptography and the different types of cryptography such as encoding, encryption, hashing and obfuscation. The speaker was Mohd Zulfadly Haji Ismail (founder of Anak IT).

The workshop was attended by 30 participants comprised of UTB, IGS, Politeknik, LCB and several private companies. The workshop started with opening speech by Mohd Zulfadly Haji Ismail (founder of Anak IT) to brief what Anak IT is all about and followed by safety briefing by the representative from TechOne Global.

The participants were taught the basic knowledge of cryptography which is categorized into 4, consisting of encoding, encryption, hashing and obfuscation.

On encoding, it was commonly used to transform data that can be properly consumed by any type of system. Examples of encoding are Base64, URL encoding, etc. On Encryption, participants were taught the difference between encoding and encryption. Where the difference is the goal of encryption is to ensure the data cannot be consumed by anyone other than the intended recipient. Examples of encryption are AES, 3DES, DES, etc. Meanwhile, for hashing, participants were taught that hashing is to take any input and produce a fixed-length string and it is a one way encryption. On obfuscation, participants were taught that it doesn’t securely hidden the source code but rather to add obstacle to the source code.

After the sharing session by the speaker on cryptography, the participants were given basic challenges on the subject intended.

To conclude the workshop, majority of the participants have acquired the basic understanding on cryptography which could benefit them for the upcoming capture the flag.

The workshop is supported by TechOne Global, ITPSS and BruCert.

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During the recent ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, the Australian Government announced the one-off Australia Awards ASEAN Scholarships. Fifty prestigious Australia Awards ASEAN Scholarships will be offered to citizens of ASEAN countries, to undertake postgraduate (Masters-level) study in Australia starting in 2019. Five Scholarships will be offered to citizens of Brunei. The Scholarships build on, and strengthen, [...]

During the recent ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, the Australian Government announced the one-off Australia Awards ASEAN Scholarships.

Fifty prestigious Australia Awards ASEAN Scholarships will be offered to citizens of ASEAN countries, to undertake postgraduate (Masters-level) study in Australia starting in 2019. Five Scholarships will be offered to citizens of Brunei. The Scholarships build on, and strengthen, Australia’s ties with ASEAN, by offering fifty emerging leaders an opportunity to study at one of Australia’s world-class institutions. Applications close on 30 April 2018.

Further information on the Scholarships can be found at www.bruneidarussalam.embassy.gov.au

During the recent ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, the Australian Government announced the one-off Australia Awards ASEAN Scholarships.

Fifty prestigious Australia Awards ASEAN Scholarships will be offered to citizens of ASEAN countries, to undertake postgraduate (Masters-level) study in Australia starting in 2019. Five Scholarships will be offered to citizens of Brunei. The Scholarships build on, and strengthen, Australia’s ties with ASEAN, by offering fifty emerging leaders an opportunity to study at one of Australia’s world-class institutions. Applications close on 30 April 2018.

Further information on the Scholarships can be found at www.bruneidarussalam.embassy.gov.au

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