3 Day Cyber Security Bootcamp for Youths

This is a 3-day enrichment program for youths between aged between 13-18 to raise awareness and generate interest in cyber security technologies.  It will be a fun and fast paced program where youths will learn about the latest network, linux, windows and web security technologies.  There will be lots of hands-on lab exercises so that youths do not just learn the theory but will also have practical experience to security tools and technologies.  It will start with two and a half days of intensive training and end with an exciting Capture the Flag(CTF) Competition on the last part of the class.

This class is ideal for secondary school youths who are passionate to learn deep cyber skills and/or considering studying IT or Information Security/Cyber Security in Polytechnics.

All participants will be awarded Certificates of Participation.  In addition, Certificates of Excellence and medals will be awarded to those who performed well in the CTF.


  • Introduction to cyber security trends and technologies
  • Ethical hacking, penetration testing process and methodologies
  • Linux Security Concepts
  • Web Security Concepts
  • Windows Security
  • Individual Capture the Flag (CTF) Class Competition


1.Introduction to Cyber Security Trends and Technologies (Day 1 Part 1)

  1. Introduction to Cyber Security Trends
    • Cyber Security Trends
    • Threats, Vulnerabilities and Exploits
    • Threat Actors
    • Cyber Security Framework
  2. Ethical Hacking Process and Technologies
    • Rules of engagements
    • Process and methodologies

 2. Linux Security Concepts (Day 1 Part 2)

  1. Orientation to Linux Command Line
    • Navigating in Linux – listing files and folders, identifying the current directory and moving around, creating, moving and deleting files, piping
    • Text editors and manipulating text – touch, nano, vi, tr, grep, regex, wc
    • File permission and sudo – chmod
  2. Lab Exercises: Linux Security Tools and Tips
    • Establishing connection – netcat
    • SSH
    • Hashing – md5sum, sha1sum
    • Pentesting using Metasploit

3. Web Security Concepts (Day 2)

  1. Recon and information gathering
    • Introduction to web technologies: HTML, HTTP GET/POST
    • Web Servers and SQL Databases
    • Input injection (Command and SQL injection attacks)
  2. Lab Exercises: Generic command injection exploit
    • Introduction on SQL injection – sqlmap.
    • Command injection exercises

4. Windows Security Concepts (Day 3)

  1. Lab Exercises: Windows Security Concepts
    • User roles
    • File permission
    • Windows Security Settings
    • Eternal Blue Vulnerability

5. Individual Capture the Flag(CTF) Competition (Day 3 Part 2)

  • Capture the flag briefing and rules
  • Capture the flag Competition starts
  • Debrief, Award Presentation and End


3 days, 9am – 5pm

Class Size: 10 – 20


Venue: Hwa Chong Institution Boarding School, Singapore


 List Price: $500-$700per pax depending on class size, location, etc. 

Matthias Chin, Director of BlockCyber, Founder and CEO of Cloudsine, CCIE, CISSP, GWAPT, GCIH, GCFA, EMBA, Oxford Blockchain Strategy, Consensys Ethereum Developer Program

Lead Instructor:

Matthias is a Cyber Security Expert with >15 years of extensive experience in cyber security, internet and blockchain technologies. He is a certified Internet Expert (CCIE), Security Professional(CISSP), Web Pentester (GWAPT), Incident Handler(GCIH) and Forensic Analyst(GCFA) and is trained under Oxford Blockchain Strategy Program and Consensys Ethereum Developer Program.

Matthias has worked as a technology consultant and architect in many companies including Cisco Systems, Pacific Internet, ST Electronics, Singapore Computer Systems.  He is currently the Director of Blockcyber and also the Founder of Cloudsine that provides cloud and cyber security solutions to many large enterprises across Asia Pacific.  Their flagship product, WebOrion, has two patents and combines web protection, monitoring, restore and review into a single unique platform.  WebOrion is widely used by many companies such as government, enterprises and small businesses across Asia Pacific to fortify their websites.  In addition, Matthias is involved in various early stage blockchain and distributed ledger projects for fintech, government and cyber security companies.

B.Eng. (IEM)
CEH, Registered MOE Instructor

Lead Instructor:

Ding Jie(DJ) is passionate about imparting knowledge of technology to the masses.  He has teaching and technology industry experience from his time working overseas in Japan as a software engineer.  He is excited to bringing important computing and technology concepts down into bite-sized, digestible parts for everyone to understand and learn. He is also in to the use of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Blockchain technologies in his teaching.

Ding Jie is a registered MOE instructor, with a Bachelor in Engineering (Information Engineering and Media) from Nanyang Technological University.  Ding Jie is trained as a Consensys Etheruem Developer.