Singapore University of Social Sciences

Cyber Security: Threats and Measures

Cyber Security: Threats and Measures (GSP212)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: General Studies

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: SUSS Academy


Our digital persona is rapidly becoming more and more important, and risks connected to it are increasingly tangible. Compromised digital identity can lead to significant disturbances in life, reputational and monetary loss, or even losing a job and a place to live. In this course, students will discover the risks and dangers of a compromised digital identity, and learn to evaluate security and privacy metrics and to systematically secure their digital presence, both work-related and personal.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Importance and risks of personal cyber security
  • Digital identities
  • Authentication and authorisation
  • Securing devices and digital data
  • Protecting against virus, malware, phishing and spam
  • Using internet and messaging securely

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the importance and risks of personal cyber security.
  • Describe authentication and authorisation measures.
  • Discuss ways to secure digital data.
  • Demonstrate ability to assess security of one's digital identity.
  • Implement measures to protect all aspects of digital life.
  • Practise proper cyber hygiene.
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