The Cyber Domain: Fundamentals and Major Considerations in Cybersecurity

Two-day course: 25- 26 February 2020

Synopsis

Lately, it seems that cybersecurity catches growing attention in most organisations - 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 cyber 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 organisations cyber vulnerabilities and resilience. 

Learning Outcome

Participants should be able to:

- Articulate main cybersecurity considerations 

- Distinguish major cyber risks

- Describe adversaries/threat actor’s main motivations, methodologies and techniques

- Know where to start when consulting with a cyber expert

- Identify common cyber defence solutions and services performed by vendors/suppliers

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

Who Should Attend?

Senior management and mid-level managers from all sectors; personnel responsible for business continuity or data collection (PDPA or GDPR). 

Since Directors are personally liable for cyber and business continuity issues, they will find this course highly relevant to them as well. In fact, almost every management role with responsibilities for problem solving and decision-making in every sector will find this course extremely instrumental. 

* PDPA: Personal Data Protection Act
* GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation

Course Outline

Day 1

- Course Overview

- Introduction to the cyber domain

- Identify who are the threat actors, super powers, states, criminals, hacktivists

- Major penetration methodologies and tools used to conduct the penetrations

- Defence tools families

Day 2

- Introduction to the cyber defence industry

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

- Familiar with global and local organisations/agencies

- Understand the cost of cyber-attacks and data breaches

- Cyber risk assessment considerations 

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Instructor
Mr. Guy M. Segal
Date
25-26 February 2020
Time
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue
National University of Singapore, Faculty of Engineering, Blk E2, Level 3 (TBC)
Status
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 14 January 2020.

*The Special Rate applies to group registration of minimum 5 people, TDSI Alumni and lecturers. Registrants under special rate are not entitled to early bird discounted rate. 

* The course date is subject to change. Please check TDSI website www.nus.edu.sg/tdsi for programme updates. 

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