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Foundation of Cybersecurity

Part of the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity programme

This course provides students with a basic appreciation and understanding of the core concepts of information security:

  1. Concepts for confidentiality, integrity and availability; information flow properties and access control,
  2. Cryptographic primitives such as symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, cryptanalysis;
  3. Core problems such as random number generation, entropy, and key distribution
  4. Common attacker models. Introduction to advanced concepts such as secure multiparty computations, electronic voting schemes and privacy enhancing technologies

Course Details

Course Dates
No dates available currently.

Duration
14 Weeks
Once per week
7.00PM to 10.00PM

Venue
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Think Tank 12
Building 1 Level 5

 

Who Should Attend

Current industry professionals such as Systems Analysts/Security Consultants, Network Architects, Systems Engineers/Managers/Architects, IT Directors/Manager, Directors of Security, Chief Information Security Officers

Newcomers or mid-career switchers who want to acquire the skills and knowledge to enter the field of cybersecurity.

Prerequisites

  • “O” Level Mathematics
  • Generic Skills Competency (GSC) for Digital Literacy at Intermediate Level: Use available software features to create and edit documents, customize templates and reports and evaluate online information.
  • Programming knowledge in Python will be particularly useful

Programme Outline

Assessment

Classwork, homework, projects, midterm examinations, examinations.

Subject Credits

Upon completion and satisfying the requirements of passing this course, learners will be awarded 12 subject credits.

Recognition of prior learning

For learners planning to take up the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity, you can choose from a selection of relevant modular programmes offered by SUTD, SUTD Academy and Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA). These select courses ensure relevance and application to the industry, and offer a multi-faceted approach from different institutions to help busy professionals to achieve the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity credential.

Offered by Modular Courses Subject Credits Capped Subject Credits
SUTD Foundation of Cybersecurity 12 60
System Security 12
Security Tools Lab 1 12
Security Tools Lab 2 12
Computer Networks 12

Partner Institutions

Participants can utilise up to 18 subject credits from the below certifications towards the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity.

Offered by Modular Courses Subject Credits Capped Subject Credits
Temasek SkillsFuture Academy Security Vulnerability Assessment 6 18
Enterprise Networking 4
Forensic Incident Management 4
Digital Investigation and Forensic Techniques 4
IoT Architecture 4

Industry/Professional Qualification/Certification

Participants can utilise up to 12 subject credits from the below certifications towards the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity.

Certification Subject Credits Capped Subject Credits
Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops 6 12
EC Council CEH 6
FireEye Threat Intel and Incident Response 6
FireEye Malware Analysis 3
ICS Security (SUTD iTrust) 2

Course Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy
(70%)

Fee after subsidy
$1,620


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$113.40


You pay
$1,733.40

Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) (90%)

Fee after subsidy
$540


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$113.40


You pay
$653.40

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) (90%)

Fee after subsidy
$540


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$113.40


You pay
$653.40

Workfare Training Support (WTS)
(95%)

Fee after subsidy
$270


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$113.40


You pay
$383.40

Full Course Fee (without subsidies): $5,778 (inclusive of prevailing GST)

Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees

One-time CMF: S$10 (local and international students)
CMF per term: S$149.50 (SG/PR); S$211 (foreigners)

Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees Singapore Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) (Inclusive of GST) International Students (IS) (Inclusive of GST)
One-Time Enrolment Fee to Student Activities & Services (Student Council) S$10.00 S$10.00
Compulsory Miscellaneous Fee per term S$149.50 S$211.00

Instructor

Prof Zhou Jianying
Professor and Associate Center Director for iTrust

Prof. Jianying Zhou received PhD in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has rich career experiences, having worked in research institutes, industry, and universities in different countries (China, USA and Singapore). Before joining SUTD, he was a principal scientist and the head of Infocomm Security Department at Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR. He was a security consultant at the headquarters of Oracle Corporation.

He worked at Kent Ridge Digital Labs as a project manager and in National University of Singapore as a post-doctoral fellow. He also worked in Chinese Academy of Sciences as a research engineer.

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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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SUTD Terms and Conditions

Methods of Payment

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg 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 sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg. 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).

    For more info, please visit  SkillsFuture website at http://www.skillsfuture.sg/enhancedsubsidy

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
    - At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
    - Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) 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

    For more info, please visit SSG website at http://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/funding/enhanced-training-support-for-smes1.html

Funding under Workfare Training Support ("WTS")

To qualify, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a Singapore Citizen; and

  2. Aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for Persons With Disabilities); and

  3. Earn a monthly income of not more than $2,000.

  4. Training allowance is only available for individuals who pay for their own training.

  5. Individuals can apply at any of WSG's Careers Connect or NTUC's e2i centres up to 30 days (including weekends and public holidays) before or after the start of the course.

    For more info, please visit WSG website at http://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-training-support-individuals.html

Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

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).

For more info, please visit https://e2i.com.sg/individuals/ntuc-education-and-training-fund/.