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Network Security

This course covers the basis of symmetric key and public key cryptography and cryptographic hash functions. It applies the cryptographic techniques in the design of internet protocols that achieve crucial security properties of confidentiality, authenticity, and message integrity, against powerful but realistic eavesdropping, impersonation, man-in-the-middle and playback attacks.

Participants will learn important internet security services such as secure emails, secure transport (SSL/TLS) and virtual private network (VPN). Participants will also have a chance to apply C/Java software tools/modules towards implementing secure internet software.

IT professionals, engineers, or technical managers will gain a broad and practical understanding of major security threats in the internet and corresponding defenses against these threats. They will also acquire skills to conceptualise, design, and implement secure network applications.

Course Details

Course Dates:
No dates available currently.

Duration
2 days, 9.00AM to 5.00PM

Past runs:
9 - 10 May 2019

 

Who Should Attend

IT professionals, engineers, or technical managers who need to understand the security pitfalls of internet applications, or design, implement, or manage network applications that are secure and resilient against attacks. Engineering and technology-minded internet users interested in learning the security (or lack of it) of their applications.

Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of C or Java programming.

Items To Bring Along for the Course 
Laptop that runs Unix or Linux OS in native or virtualisation mode. 

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand key security properties required of internet applications and major threats against these properties.
  • Understand basic cryptographic techniques and their practical applications in the design and implementation of secure internet protocols and services.
  • The vulnerability of network applications to network attacks.
  • Design internet protocols and applications that are secure and resilient against attacks, without unnecessarily losing efficiency.
  • The design and security properties of important internet services including secure emails, SSL/TLS, and VPN.
  • Command C/Java software tools and modules towards implementation of secure internet applications
 

Course Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy
(70%)

Fee after subsidy
$540


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$37.80


You pay
$577.80

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

Fee after subsidy
$180


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$37.80


You pay
$217.80

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

Fee after subsidy
$180


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$37.80


You pay
$217.80

Full Course Fee (without subsidies): $1,926 (inclusive of prevailing GST)

Instructor

David Yau obtained the B.Sc. (first class honors) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, all in computer science. He is now Professor in the Information Systems Technology and Design pillar of the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Since 2010, he has been Distinguished Scientist at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore, where he is Cybersecurity Program Director.

He is also Qiushi Chaired Professor in the Department of Control, Zhejiang University, China. From 1997 to 2013 (on leave 2010-12), he was Assistant Professor then Associate Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University (West Lafayette). In 2004, he was on sabbatical leave as Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, CUHK.

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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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  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 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/.