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Principles of Information Security Controls

Presented by SGInnovate & Tegasus

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

This three-day online 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 online workshop, you will learn how to identify key security risks and problems posed by new technologies and business practices, and define security specifications of system components, so as to achieve security objectives and functional requirements. 

By the end of the online course, you will be able to design secured systems and controls based on IT architectural guidelines and requirements by incorporating controls into security system components to minimise breaches or lapses. While designing your own systems, you will also learn how to check for an adequate level of robustness in system designs.

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

In this workshop, participants will learn about:

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


Pre-Workshop Instructions:

  • You MUST have a laptop and stable wifi connection to join this online workshop

Day 1

8:45am – 9:00am: Online Registration
9:00am – 10:45am: 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

10:45am – 11:00am: Break
11:00am – 12:15pm: Fundamentals of Information Security (Cont’d)

  • Information security controls/protection

Exercise – information classification and controls application

  • Information security control frameworks

12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch Break
1:15pm – 3:15pm: 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

3:15pm – 3:30pm: Break
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Communications and Network Security (Part 2)

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

5:30pm – 5:45pm: Closing Remarks / Q&A

Day 2

8:45am – 9:00am: Online Registration
9:00am – 10:40am: Communications and Network Security (Part 3)

  • 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

10:40am – 10:55am: Break
10:55am – 12:15pm: Communications and Network Security (Part 4)

  • 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)

12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch Break
1:15pm – 2:15pm: Communications and Network Security (Part 5)

  • Wireless encryption

Exercise: Design a secured corporate network

  • Other protocols for secure communications

1:15pm – 3:15pm: Security Assessment and Testing

  • Understanding security assessment
  • Understanding security audits
  • Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing
  • Vulnerability scanning

3:15pm – 3:30pm: Break
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Security Assessment and Testing (Cont’d)

  • Testing methodology
  • Testing guidelines
  • Testing considerations
  • Testing – rules of engagement, types of penetration tests, software testing methods (for eg. dynamic testing vs static testing, black-box vs white-box testing)
  • Testing – tools and techniques (for eg. 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

5:30pm – 5:45pm: Closing Remarks / Q&A

Day 3

8:45am – 9:00am: Online Registration
9:00am – 10:30am: Security Operations

  • Introduction to security operations
  • Change management
  • Configuration management
  • Patch management
  • Vulnerability management
  • Fundamentals of incident response
    • Preparation
    • Detection (identification)
    • Response (containment)
    • Mitigation (eradication)
    • Reporting
    • Recovery
    • Remediation
    • Lessons Learned (post incident activity, post-mortem or reporting)

10:30am – 10:45am: Break
10:45 – 12:15pm: Security Operations (Cont’d)

  • 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

12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch Break
1:15pm – 3:15pm: 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)

3:15pm – 3:30pm: Break
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Security Operations (Continuity of Operations) (Cont’d)

  • Relationship between BCP and DRP
  • Disasters or disruptive events
  • Relationship of BCP to risk management
  • Business continuity planning process
  • BCP
    • 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

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Assessment Briefing
6:00pm – 6:15pm: Closing Remarks / Q&A

$1,070 / pax (after GST) promotional discount for virtual workshop 
$1,926 / pax (after GST) bundle discount including “Principle and Engineering of Secure Solutions". Original price up to $3,210 for both workshops.

Funding Support

This workshop was successfully endorsed for April 2019 – March 2021 and is in the process of CITREP+ funding application. Please register your interest and we will contact you when registration opens.

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

Link to CITREP+ Programme Support table guide:

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

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

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

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Trainer – Francisco Caetano Dos Remedios Furtado, Programme Lead, NSoE at iTrust, Centre for Research in Cyber Security, SUTD

Francisco is currently the Programme Lead at iTrust, Centre for Research in Cybersecurity at the Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD). He has more than four (4) years of experience in institutional settings and oversees the research office activities while supervising the students and staff assigned there.

Francisco is a talent in guiding all functions relating to research studies, analysis and reporting. He also has a strong passion for improving the lives of others through technological advances.

Course Designer / Trainer – 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