With the pervasiveness of the Internet, cyber-attacks are occurring at an alarming rate due to the ever-increasing entry points of attack and processing power of computers. Today’s investigations into insider threats and intellectual property theft often leverage computer forensics as the cornerstone to identify and prosecute perpetrators.

Jointly presented by SMU and KPMG, this certification programme is designed to provide IT professionals with a basic understanding of and the skills needed to conduct internet-based investigations, equip them with the latest tools, techniques and methodologies to identify and access the impact of incidents, and to provide them with the forensic techniques to uncover and identify a perpetrator’s tracks and to effectively recover from an attack.

    Next Course Starts On28 Mar 2019 (Thu) See Full Schedule
    Fee SGD10272.00* (as low as SGD1161.60* after maximum funding) Learn more

    4 days per module




    Who Should Attend

    IT professionals keen on exploring cyber security and/ or cyber forensic as a career.


    Course assessment will be based on classroom exercises and presentation. 

    Fees and Funding

    SkillsFuture Series 

    Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

    SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
    Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

    Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
    Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

    Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")
    Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

    SkillsFuture Credit
    Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via MySkillsFuture.sg.

    Absentee Payroll
    Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

    Full Fee per Module: S$3,424 per participant (including GST).

    Nett fees payable per participant after SSG Funding:

    • S$1,027.20 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
    • S$387.20 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above



    Start Date(s)
    Intake Information

    Advanced Certificate in Cyber Forensic Module 1: Forensic Foundation & Internet Investigation (Part A and Part B)

    intake 110, 11, 17 & 18 January 2019 (Completed)
    intake 2TBC

    Advanced Certificate in Cyber Forensic Module 2: Incident Response (Part A and Part B)

    intake 128 February, 1, 14 & 15 March 2019 (Completed)

    Advanced Certificate in Cyber Forensic Module 3: Forensic Log Analysis (Part A and Part B)

    intake 128, 29 March, 11 & 12 April 2019 (Registration closed, course is confirmed.)

    Speaker/Trainer Bio

    Chua Zong Fu
    Director, Forensic

    Zong Fu has over a decade of experience in cyber security investigations, incident response, forensics and malware reverse engineering and is one of the first few personnel in Singapore to receive the prestigious GIAC Security Expert certification. Before joining KPMG, Zong Fu is an R&D lead at an Israeli defence subsidiary, specialising in zero-day malware detection and cyber-attack attribution technologies. He has also served as an officer in the Ministry of Defence for 5 years. His responsibilities include leading security audit, incident response and forensic investigation for the ministry.

    Lim Min Han
    Director, Forensic

    Min Han has more than 10 years of cyber security and incident response experience. Prior to joining KPMG, Min Han had served the Ministry of Defence as Branch Head of Network Security Inspectorate, and the commanding officer responsible for the operation of various security/ network operations centres and data centres. Recently, Min Han has authored and conducted various courses (cybersecurity 101, vulnerability assessment and security audit) for the Ministry of Home Affairs.

    Benson Ang
    Director, Forensic

    Benson has over 16 years of experience in cyber security. Prior to joining KPMG, Benson led the design and development of cyber monitoring team at an utility company. He led regional cyber investigations and response at financial institutions and was global lead for cyber security operations at a Fortune 500 IT wholesale MNC headquartered in the US and UK. Benson had also conducted research and performed system administration at the Ministry of Defence Singapore.

    Felix Lum
    Director, Forensic

    Prior to joining KPMG, Felix was with leading mobile forensic computer company as the Programme and Sales Director assisting regional law enforcement entities in deploying and developing digital investigation capabilities. Felix has extensive experience in both private consultancy and law enforcement where he was the Head of Forensic unit at an advisory firm and Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. His responsibilities as a Head covers managing and leading a team of forensic investigators where they provide investigation services that include imaging of electronic storage devices, conducting forensic analysis on the image of the electronic storage device and mobile phones.

    Terence Wee
    Director, KPMG
    Business School

    Terence has been with KPMG Singapore for more than 10 years. He has participated and led engagements ranging from IT project requirements analysis to system review of an online trading system as well as AML / KYC based renewals engagements for large financial institutions. Prior to joining KPMG, Terence was a Solutions Architect for a large system integrator in Singapore focusing on education, healthcare and government sectors. There, he was involved in numerous multimillion dollar IT system implementation projects in several capacities spanning government agencies and departments locally, around the region and the Middle East. Terence currently works for the KPMG Business School. He is responsible for developing a new platform to offer KPMG education programmes that leverages on the firm’s knowledge capital.


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