Singapore University of Social Sciences

Introduction to Cybersecurity (CET102)

Applications Open: 19 June 2019

Applications Close: 18 October 2019

Next Available Intake: 01 November 2019

Course Types: Short Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 1 day

Fees: $650

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

aNext Available Intakes: 27 Mar 2019, 13 Jun 2019, 2 Jul 2019, 1 Nov 2019
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences

In this digital world, we all have a responsibility to protect ourselves and the people we interact with. This all starts with understanding cybersecurity

Designed for those with little or no prior knowledge of computer security, this course will provide an overview of what cybersecurity is and the various IT security measures that are currently engaged to protect various IT assets and resources. Participants will have a baseline understanding of common cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks. Participants will also be introduced to the basics of cryptography, security management, wireless networking, and organizational policy. At the end of the course, a quiz will be held to test your understanding of the different technical security measures.


  1. What is Cybersecurity?
  2. IT Security Overview
  3. Security Needs (CIAN)
    a) Confidentiality
    b) Integrity
    d) Non-repudiation

Technical Considerations

  1. Data Security
    a) Types of attacks
    b) Encryption and Cryptography
    c) Hash Value/Digest
    d) Digital Signature
    e) Digital Certificate
  2. Network Security
    a) Internet/Intranet/Extranet
    b) Wireless Network
    c) Types of Attacks
    d) Firewalls/Rules
    e) VPN
  3. Application Security
    a) Types of Attacks
    b) Java, .NET security
    c) Biometrics
    d) Database security

Organization Practices and Processes

  1. Security Administration
    a) COBIT
    b) Incident Response
    c) Patch Management
  2. Physical Security
  3. Secure Software Development (SSD)
    a) Benefits of SSD
    b) Existing development models vs SSD
  4. Secure Workplace and Personal Practices
    a) Types of Cybercrimes
    b) Augmenting Password Security
    c) Keep Away from Spies, Strangers and Imposters
    d) Device Vulnerabilities
    e) Personal Data and Information (PDPA)
    f) Regulations and Policies
    g) Continuing Education
  5. Assessment (Quiz)

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to Y2V0QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Recent payslip or income statement (For WTS scheme only)
  3. Application form

Course Fee

CategoriesFull Course Fee without GST
SSG Funding without GST
Nett Course Fee after SSG funding
(A) - (B) = (C)
GST based on Nett fee
Nett Fee payable after GST
(C) + (D) = (E)
Additional Funding subjected to eligibility
Final payable nett amount
(E) - (F) = (G)
Singapore Citizens*All aged 35 and above and earning $2000 or less per month1 $650.00$455.00$195.00 $13.65 $208.65$162.50$46.15
Sponsored by SME2$130.00$78.65
Self-Sponsored or sponsored by Non-SME aged 40 and above3$130.00$78.65
Self-Sponsored or sponsored by NonSME aged from 21 to 39NA$208.65
PRs*Self-Sponsored or sponsored by Non-SME aged 21 and above$208.65
Sponsored by SME2$130.00$78.65

* Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

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