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Preparing for Cybersecurity(SF Series) 


Today over 10 billon smart devices are interconnected in cyberspace which has changed our way of lives and we have become more dependent on it. However, this dependency also makes us vulnerable, therefore, we need to make sure that the cyberspace is protected from cyber attackers as they can target individuals, companies and governments, and can cause hundreds of billions of dollars in losses every year. Cyber threats in the coming years will continue to grow therefore, we need to prepare ourselves so that we can plan, protect and respond against growing threats from cyber attackers. 


This subject intends to provide participants with concepts of cyber security and the necessary skills to protect ourselves against cyber threats. 


Cyber security concepts, historical background and goals. Cyber threat environment (attacks and attackers), plan-protect-respond cycle. Hackers, viruses, social engineering, phishing, cyber terrorists and cyber warfare.

Security planning principles, technical and nontechnical aspects of cyber security, policy based cyber security approaches, cyber security models and strategies.

Access Control
Reusable Password based authentication and two-factor authentication. Introduction to biometric based cyber security technologies.

Instruction to cryptography. Secrete key cryptography and its limitations. Concepts of public-key cryptosystems, digital signature and digital certificates.

Web Security
Introduction to Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, Concepts of Firewalls Intrusion detection system, Denial of service attacks and online payment systems.

Social Networks and Cyber Security
Cyber security awareness, education, social engineering, cyber bullying, social media and its impacts on the society.

Cyber security for Industry 4.0
Introduction to Industry 4.0, Cyber security and privacy challenges in Industry 4.0, best cyber security solutions and practices for Industry 4.0.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies 4.0
Concepts of Blockchain, Blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies (Bitcoins, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple), Applications of Blockchain in businesses, future of cryptocurrencies.  


Assoc Prof Mohammed, Yakoob Siyal

Dr Siyal holds MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from University of Manchester, UK and an MBA (specializing in IT) degree from European Management School, Surrey University, England. Dr Siyal has been working in Universities in Europe and Asia and has been involved in teaching, research and supervising/advising students in Information Security areas at the school of EEE, NTU, Singapore. With his inter-disciplinary background he has been teaching and conducting research in Information Security, Medical Image Processing, Computer Vision, E-business/IT Management, Innovation and technology management areas.

Dr Siyal has published over 200 refereed journal and conference papers and has authored 8 books. At NTU, he has won numerous teaching awards including “Best Dressed Teacher”, “Teaching Excellence Award” and “Nanyang Teaching Excellence Award”.

Who Should Attend

Fee with NEW SkillsFuture Series Subsidy: S$250.38(inclusive of GST) *conditions apply

To be eligible for SkillsFuture Series subsidy, participants:
- must be Singaporeans or Permanent Residents of Singapore
* Participants who do not fulfill the above criteria are not eligible for SkillsFuture Series funding, and are required to pay the course fee in full.

Anyone who is connected to internet and wants to upgrade his/her skills in cyber security, Industry 4.0 and Blockchain area as the application of this course is very broad. This course will be beneficial for individuals who want to learn how to protect themselves and their organizations from cyber threats. No pre-requisite is needed for this course.  



22 to 23 July 2019 


9:00am to 5:00pm 


NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre 

Closing Date:

9 July 2019 

Course Fee:

Standard: S$834.60  

NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students: S$667.68  

Group (3 & Above): S$751.14

NTUC Member: S$751.14


Registration fees inclusive of:

  • Course materials

  • Light refreshments

  • Complimentary Lunch - applicable at NTU@one-north campus only

  • Prevailing GST

Online Registration

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Methods of Payment

1. Credit Card (Visa, American Express and Mastercard only)

2. Cheque made payable to Nanyang Technological University

3. Invoice to Company (for Company Sponsored Participants)

4. E-invoice (for Government Organizations)

5. Telegraphic Transfer or Bank Draft (Note: All related charges are to be borne by participant)

Cancellation & Refund Policy

A written notification to pace@ntu.edu.sg or fax to

6774 2911 before course closing date.

No cancellation charges (Full refund)



A written notification on or after course closing date.

No Refund

SkillsFuture Credit (if applicable):
- Participant to cancel their claim with WDA
- PaCE@NTU reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant

Replacement Policy

Given a 3 days notice before course commencement, companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course. Terms and conditions apply.


There is no replacement for participant utilising SkillsFuture Credit. Participant to cancel their SkillsFuture Credit claim with WDA.

Terms and Conditions

• Course is subject to a minimum participation before commencement
• Course is subject to a first-come-first-serve basis in light of overwhelming responses
• PaCE@NTU reserves the right to change or cancel any course or trainer, in light of unforeseen circumstances
• All details are correct at time of dissemination

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