In the digital age, cyber threats have increased in both sophistication and frequency. In many organisations, security incidents may occur daily, and are routinely handled by security and technology teams. But some incidents will escalate into significant business crises. How heavily they impact an organisation’s reputation, bottom line, and market standing depends, in part, on how well-prepared the organisation is to analyse and contain an incident as it unfolds, respond decisively, and manage the aftermath.

Jointly presented by SMU and KPMG, this certification programme focuses on letting participants gain an exposure to and knowledge of practical cyber security in a real environment. They will learn how to use a comprehensive approach to gain insight into an organisation's overall security to test its ability to detect, respond to, and recover from an attack.

Next Course Starts On28 May 2019 (Tue) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD12840.00* (as low as SGD1452.00* 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 hands-on exercises and classroom 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$4,280 per participant (including GST).

Nett fees payable per participant after SSG Funding:

  • S$1,284 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$484 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above



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Intake Information

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 Ming Han
Director, Forensic

Ming Han has more than 10 years of cyber security and incident response experience. Prior to joining KPMG, Ming 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, Ming 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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