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New Course: Managing Innovations with Security

This course uniquely covers key concerns from cyber security or IT leaders when managing their new IT developments, operational risks and innovation challenges, striving to balance the need to move technology forward quickly but still requiring a strong dose of caution and the wisdom to avoid disastrous failures or expensive mistakes. It is a primer for difficult risk taking and agile execution, enriched with practical guidance and advice, encompassing a comprehensive set of both technical and non-technical issues. The content is solidly anchored on the sound principles of Security, Privacy and Resiliency by Design.

Programme Benefits
The course improves competitive capabilities via faster project execution and decision making. It identifies the key areas that require cultural and organisational transformation that will facilitate higher agility and stronger efficiency using lean methods and DevOps. As it offers an easy to follow methodology that will start the projects on a right path, by incorporating security designing as the core of strong system architecture, it reduces both project risks and costs. In gist, it facilitates smart procurement and shows how to maintain highly effective cyber defences without stoppages, despite fast changing technologies. Importantly, the course also shows how to fight off high level state-sponsored cyber attackers and criminals, as it focuses on how to build cyber defences comprehensively; hence getting organisation and senior managers ready for Smart Nation, as we face its impending pervasive computing and IoT roll-outs. This will be especially pertinent for those operating Critical Infrastructure.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Innovation with Security
  • The new disruptions from Cloud, IoT , Fintech, Big Data and Mobile Systems
  • Driving and seeding corporate innovation and partnership
  • Risk taking as a science and as an art
  • Agile development and DevOps
  • Case studies based on past large projects
  • Technical examples: Hybrid Cloud, Big Data and real-time intelligence
  • Bring Your Our Device (BYOD) mobile system challenges
  • Maintaining and upgrading cyber defences as technology changes
  • Security by Design
  • Defeating advanced attacks
  • Critical infrastructure issues, including Privacy and Resiliency by design
  • Smart procurement
  • Human resource development & talent management
  • People issues of cyber security and Shadow IT
  • Security awareness user training, made easy

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New Course: Introduction to Smart Security (8 April 2016)

 

Today’s world is highly dependent on technology.  Businesses have become more efficient and productive using automated machineries, robots, ERP Systems, CRM Systems, Analytics and all the multi-million IT investments that promise improved KPIs and business results.  The Internet has also allowed the sharing and flooding of information across the globe where everyone can now connect and easily communicate with anyone in the world through social media, IMs and mobile devices with relatively minimal costs.  Information is literally at the touch of a button with search engines that trawl the Internet for anything and everything posted online:  status updates, profiles, photos, videos, camera feeds, music, blogs, news, articles, games, software, documents, manuals, etc. – the list goes on.

On the flipside, hacking has become easier with available hacking tools, high-speed connections and poorly designed software that open the door to new viruses, trojans, phishing, spoofing, clickJacking, keylogging, DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attacks, backdoors, social engineering, ransomware, and APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats) and many, many more. Learning more about the different security domains gives organizations a better knowledge of which areas need to be covered to minimize risks.

The security course discusses the main IT security domain areas to be considered by Senior Managers when assessing, prioritizing, designing and developing IT security systems for the organization.  Learn about the latest security issues and trends and how they affect your organization.  Get new insights and find out how IT Security risks and threats are managed in various companies and industries.  Discuss how organizations are managing Big Data, Cloud Computing, Mobile, BYOD, Internet of Things (IoT), Wearables, Robots, Drones, etc. and how they can be secured.

 

Topic Covered

  • IT Security Overview
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security
  • Securing New & Emerging Technologies

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New Course: Understanding Biometrics (18 March 2016)

Security has all along been important in business, government, the military, and in everyday life. Nowadays it is paramount. More and more, biometrics is being used for security purposes. Technologies like face recognition, fingerprint scans, iris recognition are increasingly being deployed because they offer greater convenience, speed, and accuracy.
But how do they work? Do they really measure up? What if they fail?
This one day course examines these issues, and more, with the aim of providing a good layman understanding of biometrics. The intended audience: business managers, IT end-users, real estate agents, building facility managers, insurance salesmen and underwriters, security professionals and anyone wanting a better understanding of biometrics.

Topics covered

  • Identification/verification methods
  • Biometrics: what is it? what are the different types?
  • Typical biometrics system: architecture and processes
  • Comparing different types of biometrics: face, voice, fingerprint, iris, etc.
  • Application areas: access control, surveillance, criminal investigation, etc.
  • Defeating biometrics: how to thwart biometrics systems

Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the different identification methods
  • Describe the different types of biometrics
  • Understand the process of performing a biometrics verification
  • List the strengths/weaknesses of different biometrics
  • Identify application areas in which biometrics may be deployed
  • Appreciate the social issues surrounding biometrics
  • Defend against common attacks

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IT Leadership Programme (7-11 March 2016)

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SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

What is SkillsFuture?

SkillsFuture is a national movement to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life, regardless of their starting points. Through this movement, the skills, passion and contributions of every individual will drive Singapore's next phase of development towards an advanced economy and inclusive society.

No matter where you are in life – schooling years, early career, mid-career or silver years – you will find a variety of resources to help you attain mastery of skills. Skills mastery is more than having the right paper qualifications and being good at what you do currently; it is a mindset of continually striving towards greater excellence through knowledge, application and experience.

 

What is SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy?

The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy supports and encourages lifelong learning and helps Singaporeans stay responsive to a changing workplace. Recognising that mid-career individuals may face greater challenges in undertaking training, the Government has implemented this programme to encourage mid-career Singaporeans to upskill and reskill.

The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.  Eligible individuals will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% of course fees for WDA funded courses with effect from 1 October 2015, and at least 90% of programme cost. Existing WDA-courses that are already subsidised at 90% or higher will continue to be subsidised at the current levels.

 

For self-sponsored participants

 

1 day course

2 days course

3 days course

ILP

Full course fee

$1,000

$2,000

$3,000

$6,000

WDA grant

$700

$1,400

$2,100

$4,200

Nett course fee

$300

$600

$900

$1,800

7% GST on nett course fee

$21

$42

$63

$126

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

$321

$642

$963

$1,926

Additional funding if eligible under SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy

$200

$400

$600

$1,200

Total nett course fee payable, including GST after additional funding from Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy

(Only applicable to Singaporeans, 40 years and above and are self-sponsored.)

$121

$242

$363

$726

  

For company sponsored participants

 

1 day course

2 days course

3 days course

ILP

Full course fee

$1,000

$2,000

$3,000

$6,000

WDA grant

$700

$1,400

$2,100

$4,200

Nett course fee

$300

$600

$900

$1,800

7% GST on nett course fee

$21

$42

$63

$126

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

$321

$642

$963

$1,926

Additional funding if eligible under SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy, to be claimed via WDA’s SkillsConnect Portal

$200

$400

$600

$1,200

Total nett course fee, including GST, paid by company upon successful claim

$121

$242

$363

$726