Introduction to Cybersecurity Programme

Date: 26 Jun, 27 Jun, 28 Jun 2023 | 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 module serves as an introductory module on 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 module 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 module 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 module 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 recognize 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
  • Utilize 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 Analyst


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

Course Convener

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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

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

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Course Code:
TGS-2022012735 (Classroom Learning) / TGS-2022012743 (Synchronous e-learning)

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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