Professional Diploma in

Cyber Management, IOT & Cloud Security

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Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing and largest technology sectors. It is projected that $1 trillion will be spent globally on Cybersecurity from 2017 to 2021. Cybercrime damages will also cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. By 2019, the demand for Cybersecurity professionals will increase to approximately 6 million globally.

In an effort to build a more resilient cyber environment for Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced the Singapore’s Cybersecurity Strategy at the Singapore International Cyber Week on 10 October 2016. In the Prime Minister’s Foreword, it is stated that as we rely more on Infocomm Technologies, it also makes us vulnerable. Cyber threats and attacks are becoming more sophisticated, with more severe consequences. Hence, we cannot take Cybersecurity for granted. The Government is also urging businesses to provide their employees with training opportunities in Cybersecurity and also to protect their customers’ personal data. This is part of a collective effort to protect Singapore’s Cyberspace. As an industry, Cybersecurity offers opportunities and good jobs for Singaporeans.

This programme is also aligned with the plans laid out in the National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018 and one of the key areas of focus is to grow Singapore’s pool of cyber security experts. The Masterplan 2018 was developed through a multi-agency effort led by IDA under the guidance of the National Infocomm Security Committee. In this programme, you will learn how to build a cyber-security strategy and culture for an organization, applying principles and practices of information security management. You will also learn important skills to securely manage Cloud/ IOT transformations with a deep focus on the security aspects.

Certifications and Professional Memberships


The course will enable the students to take the exams for the certifications:

1. VMWare Certification – Cloud Server Certification:

2. CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional):


Two (2) intakes a year – January & June


12-month (Part-Time), 6- month (Full-Time) study

  • Regular Class: 3-hour class room lesson – 2 to 3 times per week
  • Weekdays lessons start: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Saturday lesson start: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Sunday lessons (if necessary)


Cyber Security EssentialsInformation Security ManagementBuilding a Cyber-Security StrategyImplementing a Cyber-Security CultureCyber Forensic BasicsCloud OverviewIOT OverviewCloud/IOT Security ChallengesCloud/IOT Security ManagementIndustries Case Studies & Projects
  • Network architecture
  • Cyber-security basics
  • Cryptography
  • Cyber-security attacks
  • Cryptography: Encryption, decryption and cryptocurrency protocols (bitcoin block chain)
  • Network penetration testing
  • Cyber-security architecture and frameworks
  • Cyber-security tools
  • Definition of security policy
  • Definition of Information Security Management scope
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Selection of appropriate controls
  • Statement of applicability
  • Cyber-security pillars
  • Cyber risks for the business (industry specific)
  • Levels of responsibility
  • Implement a strategy – The how to
  • Plan and act
  • Cyber-security metrics
  • Cyber-security culture and its meaning
  • Cyber-awareness campaigns
  • Cyber-security good practices within the company
  • Security goals and objectives – Leaders’ cyber-power
  • Security awareness program checklist
  • Legal and Ethical Principles
  • Investigations
  • Forensic Basics
  • Application Forensics
  • Introduction to Cloud computing
  • Adopting the Cloud
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Deployment models
  • Latest solutions overview
  • IOT basics
  • IOT protocols
  • IOT architecture
  • IOT design
  • Legal aspects
  • Cloud challenges
  • IOT challenges
  • Security challenges
  • Human behaviour and new technologies
  • Risk assessment for Cloud migration
  • Security measures for Cloud usage (public, private and hybrid)
  • Security measures for IOT adoption
  • Data integrity and privacy
  • Networks, operating systems and applications during the change
  • Contract requirements for security
  • Organisational cyber-security compliance
  • Industries Case Studies & Projects

*Listed Modules are not in any particular sequence

Assessments / Written Examinations

All Modules are examinable except 1 project module with Industries case studies.

Assessments are held after every module (one assessment per module).

Progression Requirements

  • A minimum of 75% attendance is required
  • Minimum mark of 50% is required to pass each module

Admission Criteria


  • A Diploma related to Information Technology and at least 3 years of relevant working experience OR
  • A Degree related to Information Technology OR
  • An unrelated Diploma/Degree and relevant working experience (at least 5 years for Diploma holders and 3 years for Degree holders).


English Language Proficiency of at least GCE ‘O’ Level C6 or equivalent.

Programme Fees

  • *S$11,500 exclusive of GST, payable in 2 installments

*Fees are subjected to change without notice

Other Fees

  • *S$250 (non-refundable) Application and eligibility assessment.
  • *$350 for 12 month FPS Insurance Scheme.
  • Fees payable are subjected to prevailing GST.
  • Programme fees exclude examination fees for optional VMWare and CISSP certifications.

*Fees are subjected to change without notice

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Doctor Magda Lilia CHELLY

Magda has a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering followed by a cyber security specialization. She has an extensive experience of delivering Cyber Security advisory education and awareness programs to organizations around the world, working with Fortune 500 companies. She is multilingual, speaking English, Arabic, French, Italian and Polish. Magda has extensive International Experience in Africa, Asia, Europe & the Middle East.

Magda has been nominated as Global Leader for Woman in IT and she accomplished several big steps for her business to make a change in the cyber security area:

  • Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd. is an official CISCO partner for cyber-security services.
  • Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd. has evolved from Singapore to 19 locations around the World, through a strategic alliance with K2 Partnering Solutions.
  • Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd. is part of a cyber security certification program for corporates in partnership with ItGRC Asia

Magda founded the initiative Woman In Cyber and has some of the most well know cyber security professionals encouraging the initiative – .

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Marie-Helene MANSARD 

Marie-Hélène has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Design and a Master in Intelligence Marketing. She has more than 20 years of experience in Aerospace, Defense, Consulting, Software and Security and held Global Leadership positions within Airbus Group, IBM, Areva and Thales. She develops strong skills in high tech systems and services for B2B and B2G markets. She also serves as Non Executive Director at the Strategic Committee of SMB and was a Board Member for several professional associations in Europe. She is a member of Singapore Institute of Directors and is certified as Non Executive Director from ESSEC Executive Education. She was also President and Founder of “Cercle Gouvernance et Equilibre”

Fareed Hassan

Fareed holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Internet Science and Technology, Information Technology. Fareed is a Senior Regional ICT Program Director specializing in Transition & Transformation with 15 years of experience. He has managed multiple key accounts for several MNCs such as Fuji Xerox Pte Ltd, Singtel Limited and National Computer Systems Pte. Ltd. He is experienced in managing ICT (Data Centre, Managed Services, Cloud, Security, Application and Infrastructure) & Telco projects across a multitude of verticals, especially the Government and Commercial markets. Till date, he has cumulatively handled projects amounting to approximately S$330M globally. 

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