Chong Rong Hwa

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Chong Rong Hwa

Chong Rong Hwa is a Singaporean Malware Analyst who works for Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore, leading an anti-malware team to support the SingCERT and Singapore Government IT Security Incident Response teams. Aside from that, he teaches Malware Analysis course (for Diploma in Information Security) in Nanyang Polytechinic (Singapore) as a part-time lecturer. He is also engaged as a penetration tester to work on the following areas: penetrate systems and web applications using manual analysis techniques and automated scanning tools; perform source code review (targeting at important application modules); identify cryptographic flaws of custom protocol formats; write Metasploit encoding modules to evade IDS/IPS or Anti-virus software; and develop custom scripts to exploit a targeted system or service.


Awarded a SANS GREM Gold with a paper entitled "Detailed Analysis Of Sykipot (Smartcard Proxy Variant)"

Contributor at Infosec Institute

He has participated in the Honeynet Project (Singapore Chapter) and National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) Technical Committee & Expert Panel.

He founded the Malware Analysis Interest Group (MAG), a group exclusively for Singapore government security agencies.