Principles of Information Security Control | SGInnovate




Principles of Information Security Control

Presented by SGInnovate & Tegasus

Are you and your organisation ready to manage and respond to cyber-attacks?

This three-day workshop is the second installation of the Cybersecurity Professional Series aimed at equipping you and your organisation in building a robust cyber defence system. 

Throughout this workshop, you will be able to identify critical security risks and problems posed by new technologies and business practices and define security specifications which fulfil security objectives and functional requirements.

By the end of the course, you will also learn to design secure systems and controls based on IT architectural guidelines and requirements. You will also learn to incorporate controls into secure system components to minimise security breaches or lapses. While planning your secure systems, you will learn how to check for an adequate level of security robustness in system designs.

This workshop is for participants who have an interest in Cybersecurity or those who would like to use their understanding of Cybersecurity concepts to improve their working posture in their organisation and help formulate best practices to safeguard organisation interests. This workshop would be a good starting point for participants who would like to pursue a career in the Cybersecurity field as well. 

This workshop is eligible for funding support. For more details, please refer to the "Pricing" tab above.

In this workshop, participants will learn about:  

  • Fundamentals of information security
  • Information security
  • Communications and network security
  • Security assessment and testing
  • Security operations


  • An interest in Cybersecurity
  • Working in the Cybersecurity space for at least two years 

Pre-Workshop Instructions:

  • You MUST bring your laptop to this workshop

Day 1 

Fundamentals of Information Security

  • Fundamentals of Information Security
  • Information Security ecosystem
  • Recap (risk assessment, risk analysis, risk management and ongoing risk monitoring)
  • Recap (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA triad))
  • Information classification, information valuation and information life-cycle
  • Security clearance

Exercise: information classification, justification and impact

  • Information security controls/protection

Exercise: information classification and controls application

  • Information Security Control Frameworks

Communications and Network Security (part 1)

  • Network architecture and design
  • Understanding Internet, Intranet & Extranet
  • Understanding LAN, WAN, MAN, PAN, CAN and GAN
  • LAN, WAN, MAN, PAN and GAN connection technologies

Exercise: Design a network for a company 

  • Simplex, half-duplex and full-duplex communication
  • Circuit-switched and packet-switched networks
  • Understanding secure network architecture

Communications and Network Security (part 2)

  • Understanding OSI reference model
  • OSI model (layer 1 to layer 7), its functions, and pros and cons
  • Threats to network security
  • Secure network devices and protocols (layer 1 to layer 7)

Exercise: Design a highly secured network architecture

  • Protocols for Point-to-Point (PPP) authentication
  • CHAP - Challenge-handshake authentication protocol
  • 802.1X and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
  • Protocols for Authentication, Authorisation, Accounting (AAA)
  • Wireless encryption

Exercise: Design a secured corporate network

  • Other protocols for secure communications

Day 2

Security Assessment and Testing

  • Understanding security assessment
  • Understanding security audits
  • Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Testing methodology
  • Testing guidelines
  • Testing considerations
  • Testing – rules of engagement, types of penetration tests, software testing methods (dynamic testing vs static testing, black-box vs white-box testing
  • Testing – tools and techniques (network scanning, password cracking, rogue/misconfiguration infrastructures, war dialling and corrective actions)
  • Understanding network traffic
  • Understanding Intrusion Detection System (IDS) – HIDS and NIDS
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS) vs Intrusion Protection System (IPS)
  • Understanding honeypot and honeynet

Exercise: conducting a vulnerability assessment (OpenVAS and nmap)

Day 3

Security Operations

  • Introduction to security operations
  • Change management
  • Configuration management
  • Patch management
  • Vulnerability management
  • Fundamentals of incident response
  • Event types of IDS/IPS
  • NIDS and NIPS
  • HIDS and HIPS
  • Security information and event management (SIEM) system
  • Data loss prevention (DLP) system
  • Endpoint security system

Security Operations (Continuity of Operations)

  • Understanding continuity of operations
  • Fault tolerance
  • Redundant array of independent disks (RAID)
  • High availability (HA) clusters (failover cluster)
  • Business continuity planning (BCP)
  • Disaster recovery planning (DRP)
  • Relationship between BCP and DRP
  • Disasters or disruptive events
  • Relationship of BCP to risk management
  • Business continuity planning process:
    • Project initiation
    • Scope of the project
    • Business impact analysis (BIA)
    • Identify preventive control
    • Recovery strategy
    • Plan design and development
    • Implementation, training, and testing
    • BCP maintenance
  • BCP/DRP mistakes
  • Individual Project Assessment 

Funding Support

This workshop is eligible for CITREP+ funding.

CITREP+ is a programme under the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) – an initiative of SkillsFuture, driven by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

*Please see the section below on ‘Guide for CITREP+ funding eligibility and self-application process’

Funding Amount: 

  • CITREP+ covers up to 90% of your nett payable course fee depending on eligibility for professionals

Please note: funding is capped at $3,000 per course application

  • CITREP+ covers up to 100% funding of your nett payable course fee for eligible students / full-time National Servicemen (NSF)

Please note: funding is capped at $2,500 per course application

Funding Eligibility: 

  • Singaporean / PR
  • Meets course admission criteria
  • Sponsoring organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore (only for individuals sponsored by organisations)

Please note: 

  • Employees of local government agencies and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) will qualify for CITREP+ under the self-sponsored category
  • Sponsoring SMEs organisation who wish to apply for up to 90% funding support for course must meet SME status as defined here

Claim Conditions: 

  • Meet the minimum attendance (75%)
  • Complete and pass all assessments and / or projects

Guide for CITREP+ funding eligibility and self-application process:

For more information on CITREP+ eligibility criteria and application procedure, please click here

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For enquiries, please send an email to

Ivan Lee, Co-founder, Tegasus International

Across the globe, Ivan works with various strategic partners such as the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, US Department of Homeland Security ICS-CERT Idaho National Laboratory and local government agencies on key initiatives and training programmes. 

He started his career with Accenture, global top IT consulting MNC company and has assumed various tech-management roles in the telecommunication, cGMP and Operational Technology sectors regionally. He is currently the Deputy Director of Cyber Security Technologies in iTrust — a Centre for Research in Cybersecurity that was established by Ministry of Defence and Singapore University of Technology and Design. 

He is also a SUTD Academy Fellow and a member of the Coordinating Committee for Cybersecurity (CCCY) Subcommittee for Critical Information Infrastructure (CII). 

He has attended various professional training and acquired certifications as listed below:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • US Department of Homeland Security ICS-CERT Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity (301)
  • Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, Ethical Hacking (SANS)
  • Advanced Course on Darknet and Crypto Currencies
  • Hands-on Hardware Hacking and Reverse Engineering (Blackhat 2015)
  • Cybersecurity: Technology, Application and Policy (MIT Digital Program)
  • FORENSICS: Reverse-Engineering Malware (SANS)
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner, 2014
  • Introduction to Business Process Reengineering Workshop
  • Live Hacking & Information Security Masterclass
  • Self-Discovery Leadership
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), 2013
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), 2013
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Topics: Cybersecurity