Introduction to Cybersecurity Programme

Dates: 22 Jan, 24 Jan, 26 Jan 2024 | 9am-5.30pm | Online 

Duration: 3 Days

Course Overview

We now live in the information age, where digitised information and computerisation play an ever-increasing role. Unfortunately, cyberthreats and cyberattacks are also on the rise. Given these worrying trends, cybersecurity is thus very important to safeguard our sensitive information as well as governmental and industrial information systems from data theft and other damage attempted by cybercriminals.

This course serves as an introduction to cybersecurity. It covers the foundations of cybersecurity, and explains important key cybersecurity concepts and basic techniques, including: cryptography, Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI), secure channel using TLS/SSL, network security protocols, access control in Operating Systems, secure programming, as well as Web security. The course also illustrates the fundamentals of how systems can fail due to malicious attacks, and how they can subsequently be protected and hardened. Several cybersecurity tools are also used to demonstrate how relevant cybersecurity techniques can work in practice.

The course is targeted at those who need to learn the foundations of cybersecurity in order to help support security systems, operations administration, monitoring and maintenance of cybersecurity systems and applications.

This course is part of Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals and Ethical Hacking.

Course Objectives

This course aims to provide participants with a foundation in:

  • Overview of cybersecurity requirements
  • Key cybersecurity techniques, including encryption, authentication, and secure channel
  • Recognize common vulnerabilities and attacks on hosts, networks, and web servers
  • How to use cybersecurity tools and Operating-System related commands for data encryption and network traffic analysis
  • Identify insecure programming practices and apply more secure practices instead

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the CIA security requirements and recognise their breaches in recent security incidents
  • Describe and apply key concepts and mechanisms of principal protection mechanisms in cybersecurity, such as encryption, authentication, and secure channel
  • Identify the limitations of classical cryptographic schemes, and also recognize well-known attacks on vulnerable hosts, networks, and web servers
  • Utilise some basic security tools (e.g., OpenSSL, Wireshark) and security-related Linux commands to perform encryption and network traffic analysis
  • Pinpoint flaws in programs due to common insecure programming practices, and suggest improvements using more secure practices instead

Who Should Attend

Associate Security Analysts


Knowledge of basic computer programming, and preferably some experience in using Linux Operating System

Course Convener

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What Our Participants Say

“Prof Sufatrio is very knowledgeable and skilled. The course was superb and very professionally conducted. Highly recommended!”
– Walter

“Dr Sufatrio knows his stuff and able to keep the training interesting. Good basic introductory programme. Highly recommended.”
– Teng Tau Wen

“The course is informative and manage to provide an overview in cybersecurity space to participants.”
– Chew Wei Liang

“The course provides an overview of various types of security ranging from OS to Web to Network to Security. It is very good in helping to discover personal interests for each area.”
– Shermaine

Course Fees

Singapore Citizens
39 years old or younger
40 years old or older
Singapore PRs
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
International Participants

Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes.

GST shall apply at prevailing rates.

Participants must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components to be eligible for SSG funding.

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Course Codes
TGS-2022012735 (Classroom Learning)
TGS-2022012743 (Synchronous e-learning)

Course Fee Breakdown

Singapore Citizens

Singapore Citizens

39 years old or younger

Singapore Citizen

40 years old or older
Singapore PRs
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
International Participants