Cybersecurity Risk Awareness

Programme Code D198
Learning Partner(s)
Format In-person
ICT&SS Performance & Risk Management ICT&SS Domain Knowledge Security Design & Engineering Cyber Risk Assessment & Management WOG ICT & Data Incident Management Readiness WOG ICT & Data Incident Management Operations
Job Roles
ICT&SS Professional ICT&SS Risk Specialist ICT&SS Incident Management Officer Cybersecurity Engineer


Gain an understanding of various threats and system vulnerabilities and learn to apply basic risk management and risk assessment principles relating to cybersecurity threats. In our current digitally disrupted era, cybersecurity has now become more critical and the stakes are much higher. Daily cyber attack occurrences demonstrate the risks posed by cyber threats – from individual, opportunistic hackers, to professional and organised cyber-criminal groups with strategies to systematically steal intellectual property, disrupt businesses and even threaten our safety.

It is essential that your organisation takes control of allocating the right resources to address cyber threats, actively manage risk and prepare responses to cyber threats and incidents. This includes creating an informed and knowledgeable organisational culture.

You and your team are the first and primary line of defense against online crime. That’s where cybersecurity awareness training comes into play—equipping Public Service Officers with the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves from criminal elements.

Key Takeaways

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:
  • Understand Knowledge of various threats and system vulnerabilities
  • Apply basic risk management & risk assessment principles relating to cybersecurity threats
  • Evaluate Organisational structure, roles and responsibilities
  • Evaluate the concept of incident response
  • Develop/assist to develop their organisation’s cybersecurity programme

Who Should Attend

  • Please refer to the job roles section.
  • Designed for Public Service Officers who are required to develop or assist in developing a cybersecurity agenda, to lead their organisation’s cybersecurity strategy and to respond swiftly and decisively to cyber incidents. This includes:
    • Business and operational leaders i.e. HR, Finance Managers who are participating in Cybersecurity related decisions
    • Systems owners
    • Project sponsors
    • Professionals who play a role in their organisation for managing cybersecurity.
  • The objective of this programme is not to turn you into cybersecurity professionals, but to equip you with sufficient cybersecurity knowledge on the potential threats to your organisation's information and how to avoid situations that might put the organisation's data at risk.
  • This programme is not recommended for those who have already attended Managing Cybersecurity Risk or Cyber Security for ICT Professionals.


You should have foundational understanding of what is cybersecurity and some of the existing cybersecurity policies in your organisation. There will be a pre-programme survey conducted before programme confirmation. 

What To Bring

  • You must bring your internet-enabled computing devices (laptops, tablet etc) with power chargers to access and download programme materials. No printed copies of programme materials are issued.
  • You are required to bring a laptop with these recommended configuration: Intel Core i5 (sixth generation or newer) or equivalent, Microsoft Windows 10 Professional, 8GB (or higher) RAM.
  • The recommended web browser is Google Chrome to access courseware on the ISS learning management system.

Programme Structure

This programme will cover:
  • Overview of cyber security threats
  • Cyber attacks
  • Preparing for and handling cyber threats
  • Building the gap

This programme is part of the CyberSecurity and Digital Strategy & Leadership series offered by NUS-ISS.

Lectures, case studies and group exercises

Full Fee

Full programme fee


9% GST on nett programme fee


Total nett programme fee payable, including GST S$654
With effect from 1 Jan 2024

Payment for this programme is to NUS-ISS, National University of Singapore.

Upcoming Classes

Class 1
28 Oct 2024 to 28 Oct 2024 (Full Time)
When: Oct - 28
Time : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Class 2
21 Feb 2025 to 21 Feb 2025 (Full Time)
When: Feb - 21
Time : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the programme.

Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.

Step 3 The Learning Partner will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.