Singapore University of Social Sciences

Cybersecurity: Threats and Measures

Cybersecurity: Threats and Measures (CET248)

Applications Open: 01 March 2022

Applications Close: 26 March 2022

Next Available Intake: 09 April 2022

Course Types: Short Course

Language: English

Duration: 2 days

Fees: $1200

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education

Dates: 9 and 16 April 2022
Level: Basic
Duration: 2 days
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences

This course is brought to you by SUSS in partnership with FTA.



Our digital persona is rapidly becoming more important, and its risks 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, comprehensively evaluate the security and privacy metrics, and systematically secure their digital presence, both work-related and personal.


  • 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 Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the importance and risks of personal cyber security
  • Describe authentication and authorisation measures
  • Discuss ways to secure digital data

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to assess the security of one’s digital identity
  • Implement measures to protect all aspects of digital life
  • Practise proper cyber hygiene


  • Quiz - 30%
  • Tutor Marked Assignment 1 (TMA1) - 30%
  • Tutor Marked Assignment 2 (TMA2) - 40%


  • Attendees have to bring along their own laptop.

Trainer's Profile

Vincent TanVincent Tan
Vincent Tan CFA, CISA is a highly positive and motivated Senior VP with more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. Hands-on experience in technology and operational risk management, including information security, data privacy, third-party risks management, and business continuity management. Successfully developed and managed the frameworks, governance, and policies for CITRO and Digital Risk forums. Proven track records in project management, e.g., process re-engineering to enable operational efficiency and more than 400-manhours saving. Success in managing teams ranging in size from 2 to 60. Strong senior stakeholder management, demonstrating excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A strategist with the ability to lead, influence, and multitask in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment.

Course Fee

International ParticipantsS'poreans (aged below 40) and PRsSkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1
(S'poreans aged 40 and above)
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs2
Full Course fee (A)$1200$1200$1200$1200
SSG grant (70%) (B)-($840)($840)($840)
Nett course fee (A) - (B) = (C)$1200$360$360$360
7% GST on nett course fee (D)$84$25.20$25.20$25.20
Total nett course fee payable, including GST (C) + (D) = (E)$1284$385.20$385.20$385.20
Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes (F)--($240)($240)
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes (E) - (F) = (G)$1284$385.20$145.20$145.20

1 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
2 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) aged 21 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.

  • 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.
  • Participants are required to complete all surveys and feedbacks related to the course.
  • The course fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. The University reserves the right to adjust the course fees without prior notice.
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to amend and/or revise the above schedule without prior notice

For clarification, please contact the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) via the following:

Telephone: +65 6248 0263

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