Cybersecurity Architecture Fundamentals

Cybersecurity Architecture is the design artifacts that describe how the security controls are positioned and how they relate to the overall systems architecture. These controls serve the purpose of maintaining the system’s quality attributes such as confidentiality, integrity and availability.

This class aims to give an appreciation of the various aspects of consideration that go into a proper security architecture.

Course Details

Course Dates:
No dates available currently.

Past runs
• Intake 5: 10 and 11 Dec 2020
• Intake 4: 21 and 22 Jun 2019
• Intake 3: 12 and 13 Jun 2018


Who Should Attend

  • Practicing cybersecurity professionals who wants a further appreciation of security architecture
  • Enterprise architects
  • Cybersecurity management
  • Application architects

Basic knowledge of IT systems and cybersecurity

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
• Appreciate the various aspects of security architecture
• Create security architecture artifacts


Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay

SkillsFuture Course Fee subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

You pay

The above module fee payable is inclusive of GST. 1% GST increase in 2023 is absorbed by SUTD.


Ian Loe
Adjunct Senior Fellow

Ian has more than 26 years of experience in the IT industry with wide industry experience spanning public sector to financial services. He has deep knowledge in both infrastructure and application security with deep expertise in governance and security technologies.

Today Ian is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in a large conglomerate and responsible for the management of cybersecurity, infrastructure, performance architecture and core products development in the group. He has held other senior appointments such as Director, Government Cybersecurity Operations and was responsible for managing cybersecurity operations for the whole of government in Singapore, which includes the monitoring of and response to cybersecurity incidents.

Career Highlights

  • Practicing Enterprise Architect (TOGAF certified)
  • Introduced formal architecture practices and processes to a Fortune 500 company.
  • Introduced and laid groundwork for implementation of Service Oriented Architecture on both distributed systems and mainframe platforms.
  • Developed Intellectual Capital on SOA Governance for IBM to be used by worldwide practitioners. (USPTO #8244548)
  • Certified as an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, Certified in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK).
  • Worked on large scale e-Commerce platform for multiple international markets with complex rules computation.
  • Worked on large ERP implementations on a hybrid cloud deployment.
  • Introduced and implemented design discipline and skills such as “Architectural Thinking” to corporate software development practices.
  • Designed and implemented a 24x7 follow-the-sun support desk for a large global HRMS system in 80 countries.
  • Developed and ran the middleware operations team for the region (including creating run books and administrating the various environments).

Professional Affiliations

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
The Open Group TOGAF Certified
Worldwide Institute of Software Architects Practicing Member
IBM Certification Certified SOA Solutions Designer
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CPDSE)
  • COBIT Certified
Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
  • AWS Certified Security Speciality
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
MITRE ATT&CK Defender Cyber Threat Intelligence
Security Operations Centre Assessment
  • Certified FinOps Practitioner
  • Certified ISO27001 Lead Auditor
  • Qualified Information Security Professional (QISP)
  • Certificate Trainer in Cloud Security Knowledge v4 (CCSK)
  • PGP Certified Technician
  • Encase Forensics Investigator
  • Trend Micro Apex One, Deep Security, TippingPoint

Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

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Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

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UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

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