This article first appeared in BTS Issue 2.
By Tan Yu Hui, Senior
Information Systems Technology and Design
Over the course of 16 weeks of my summer holidays, I was able to intern at Grab as a Cybersecurity intern in the InfoSec team. Due to the recent Uber acquisition as well as the introduction of many different new verticals in the market, I was interested to see what the company was doing in terms of dealing with security issues. I was able to work on a small project that aims to detect fraudulent behaviour through the examination of transaction parameters. At the end of the internship, I was also able to work on a research paper that will be used as foundation for building certain security frameworks in the future.
Overall, everyone at Grab was really helpful and friendly. YPIMP, which stands for “Your Problem Is My Problem”, is one of Grab’s core values. Colleagues will try their best to help you even if it means going out of their way. When I needed to speak to a few colleagues from other departments, my mentor was able to quickly set me up with many of them within a short period of time. This YPIMP spirit is what I believe spurs everyone to work hard towards a common goal in Grab.