The Cyber Domain: Fundamentals and Major Considerations in Cybersecurity

2-day Course

Course Description

Lately, it seems that cybersecurity catches growing intention in most organizations-government agencies, defence entities, enterprises and even SMEs. The rapid evolution on technology in the past 3 decades brought the cyber domain into every business or even every home or pocket in every developed country around the globe. Some may say that as digitization penetrated every aspect of our life, cybersecurity has done that as well. Managers at all levels are required to gain basic knowledge of the cyber domain as data breaches and cyber-attacks are becoming more common and are followed by heavy general and/or sectorial regulations to comply. 

But what is cyber? What are the unique challenges that this dynamic domain fronts us with? How can senior management handle cyber conflicts or at least ask the right questions ?

The cyber space is a unique artificial domain in which most human phenomena are happening. A few years ago, cyber was considered an IT issue, nowadays it is very clear that it is a strategic business domain for every senior manager in the private or governmental sectors. Board of Directors and senior management are ultimately liable and responsible for their organizations cyber vulnerabilities and resilience. 


Learning Objectives

During this 2-day course, participants will gain basic understanding of the following cyber domain issues:

~ Achieve an understanding or the adversaries/ threat actor’s main motivations, methodologies and technics

~ Gain knowledge of the common cyber defence attitudes and solutions and with the most common industry approach

~ Gaining understanding of the major cyber and privacy related regulations including major cyber risk analysis considerations

~ Explore ways to enhance resiliency and redundancy 

~ Practicing cyber related risk assessment


The course will include topical case studies from Asia and from other regions. 


Who Should Attend 

Senior (C-level) and Mid-level managers from all sectors or personnel with responsibilities for business continuity or any employee/client’s private data collected/kept within the organization.

As directors a personally liable for cyber and business continuity issues, they will find this course highly relevant for them as well. Actually, almost every management role with responsibilities for problem solving and decision-making in every sector will find this course extremely instrumental. 


Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to: 

~ Articulate main cybersecurity considerations 

~ Distinguish major cyber risks

~ Describe adverse/ threat actors’ methodologies and tools   

~ Know where to start when consulting with a cyber expert

~ Identify common cyber defence solutions and services carried out by vendors/ suppliers

~ Describe topical cyber-attacks and identify the major causes of failure 



Day 1

~ Course Overview

~ Introduction to the cyber domain

~ Who are the threat actors- super powers, states, criminals, hacktivists

~ Major penetration methodologies and tools used to conduct them

~ Defence tools families


Day 2

~ Introduction to the cyber defence industry

~ Global and local cyber/data/privacy regulations and compliance

~ Global and local organizations/agencies to be familiar with

~ Understanding the cost of cyber-attacks and data breaches

~ Cyber risk assessment considerations






Mr. Guy M. Segal
26-27 November 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
National University of Singapore
Open for Registration
Course Fee
Early Bird Fee: SGD $1626.40
Standard Fee: SGD $1712
Special Fee: SGD $1626.40

*Fees indicated are inclusive of GST.

*Fees include course materials, morning tea break, lunch and afternoon tea break.

*The Earlybird Rate applies to registration received by 15 October 2019.

*The Special Rate applies to group registration of at least 5, TDSI Alumnus and TDSI Lecturer. Registrants under special rate are not entitled to early bird discounted rate. 

* The course date is subject to change. Please check TDSI website for programme updates. 

* Participants who fully complete the 2-day course may qualify for PDUs by the PEB.