IT Security and You

Engaging with the world through the internet, the cloud and even with the Internet of Things (IoT) brings many advantages, but it also opens us up new possibilities for cybercrime.

This course will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts and issues related to securing a personal computing environment and the various implementations of information security controls. Covering a wide variety of topics, this course will prepare you to reap the benefits of technology, while minimising the risks.

Laptops will be provided for the duration of the course.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • understand the threat landscape

  • apply authentication e.g. access control, passwords, two-factor authentication

  • use their skills to guard against malicious software

  • know the different types of malicious software e.g. virus, worm, trojan horse, ransomware

  • comprehend and apply attack vectors

  • understand the dangers of malicious software

  • prevent infection

  • have a good grasp of software vulnerabilities

  • understand buffer overflow

  • apply SQL injection

  • understand session hijacking

  • have a grasp on 3-tier secure architecture

  • comprehend networking and communications fundamentals and security challenges

  • understand and use firewalls

  • have a good grasp on virtual private networks

  • apply penetration testing

  • use the Intrusion Detection System (IDS)

  • use the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

  • have a grasp on cyber security laws

Who should attend?

This course is designed for participants who wish to raise their awareness of IT security threats and be equipped with the necessary skills to protect against such threats.

Entry Requirement

No prior experience is required.


Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Attendance by Republic Polytechnic upon meeting 80% of attendance requirement.

Course Date

12 - 13 March 2020

11 - 12 June 2020

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Course Duration

2 days

Course Venue

Republic Polytechnic @ Woodlands 

Full Course Fee (Others) Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens & SPR Singapore Citizens aged below 40 OR Singapore PR

*SkillsFuture credit approved.

Last updated on 13 Feb 2020

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education.  

Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.