Cyber security protects networks, devices and programmes from cyber attacks. Effective cyber security reduces the risk of cyber attacks, and protects organisations and individuals from the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies.

A robust cyber security system involves implementing controls that are based around people, processes and technology – such a multi-pronged approach is key for organisations to effectively defend against both external and internal threats.

Programme Structure

The course will equip participants with knowledge and skills on how to use information technology both in the workplace and at home safely and securely. Specifically, we will show how to establish a secure network connection and manage personal as well as corporate data appropriately.

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

  • Understand the principle of information security such as confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  • Understand the implications of legal and regulation such as Singapore Computer Misuse Act.
  • Protect ourselves from unauthorised computer and device access, unauthorised information gathering, and fraud.
  • Identify social engineering techniques including phone calls, phishing, and shoulder surfing.
  • Identify different methods of identity theft such as information diving, skimming, and pretexting.
  • Protect files, folders, drives safely and securely using strong passwords and encryption.
  • Identify different types of malwares including Trojans, rootkits, ransomware, and backdoors.
  • Be able to understand common network, wireless security types and use firewalls and hotspots securely.
  • Understand communication security issues that can arise from using e-mail, social networks, IoTs and mobile devices.
  • Backup, restore, and dispose data securely and safely.
Admission Requirements

Familiar with Internet access.

Dates & Fees

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Contact Details

School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE)
National University of Singapore
Block AS8
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore 119260

Tel: +65 6601 8888