Cyber Security Risk Management for Finance Professionals

Programme Code: CRS-N-0045255


The Digital Economy is fast overtaking the Traditional Economy giving rise to an ever exigent rush to transform business firms into digital firms for competitive advantage.

This fast and furious digital transformation has open up digital connectivity outside the firm and into the global world thus exposing the security of the firm’s assets to potential risks of cyber-attacks and cyber-terrorism. 

What are these cyber-attacks and cyber-terrorism, where do they come from, what company assets are exposed and how can firms address these real threats and challenges effectively? Such cyber-attacks and cyber-terrorism could potentially cripple the business operations resulting in financial losses, rob the trust of customers and destroy the reputation of the firm. It is thus critical that accountants and finance leaders support business leaders and users to quickly understand and assess their digital systems and connectivity and identify the vulnerabilities and high risks aspects of cyber security, develop policies, procedures and set up relevant cyber security controls as well as explore cyber security analytics to effectively tackle the real and present threats of cyber-attacks and cyber-terrorism. 

This two-day programme aims to define cyber security, explain its risks and challenges in relation to the digital economy and its global connectivity and discuss how the risks could be managed effectively.  Examples and case studies of past cyber-attacks will be used to expound on the risks and challenges of cyber security.  Ideas and suggestions on appropriate cyber security policies, procedures and controls as well as cyber security analytics for predicting probability of cyber-attacks will be deliberated.  Laws concerning cyber security and legal protection against cybercrime will also be highlighted.

Next Course Starts On09 May 2019 (Thu) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD1712.00* (as low as SGD193.60* after maximum funding) Learn more

2 days



Learning Objectives
  • Understand cyber security, vulnerabilities, risks and exposures of the firm’s assets arising from the connectivity with the global digital economy of E- business, E-commerce and E-government
  • Explain the key terminologies in cyber security, forms of cyber-attacks / cyber- terrorism, profile and motivation of the attackers
  • Deliberate examples and case studies of past and recent cyber-attacks and lessons learnt
  • Expound key cyber security framework, policies, procedures and controls required to counter the cyber-attacks
  • Explore cyber security analytics for predicting cyber-attacks
  • Highlight laws on cyber security and legal protection against cybercrime

Who Should Attend

This programme is suitable for all users in the Accounting and Finance Industry who would like to have a deeper understanding about cyber security, its risks and challenges and how to manage the risks effectively in today’s rapidly transforming digital economy.


An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.

Fees and Funding

SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW 40 years old / PERMANENT RESIDENTSIndividual or Non-SME Sponsored$513.60*
Sponsored by SME1$193.60*
SINGAPORE CITIZENSAged 40 and above2$193.60*
Aged 35 and above, and earn <=$2,000 per month3$113.60*
OTHERS $1712*

* includes 7% GST

** Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset respective course fees
Up to 90% course fee funding for employees of SMEs under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% course fee funding under SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 95% course fee funding under Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture Series

Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for 70% course fee funding (excluding GST) for successful enrolment into approved courses under the Programme. This funding is applicable to both individual and company sponsored participants.

Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above will enjoy 90% course fee funding (excluding GST).

2. SkillsFuture Credit**

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits (up to S$500) to pay for the course fees. The credits may be used on top of existing course fee funding.

This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. Applications via must be made within 60 days before course commencement. Please click here for the user guide on how to submit your claim.

3. 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.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
INTAKE 120 to 21 September 2018 (Completed)
INTAKE 29 to 10 May 2019 (Open for Registration)

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Speaker/Trainer Bio

Ms Fong Whye Choo, Serene
School of Accountancy
Singapore Management University

Serene has more than 25 years of extensive experience in the design and implementation of large scale financial application systems. She has headed applications delivery services and projects management office in major financial institutions.  Her deep knowledge in financial applications includes core banking, branch, electronic and internet channel systems as well as business intelligence analytics for MIS and AML. She has significant experience in integrating cyber security principles and practice to ensure comprehensive and secured application systems design and solution. She has a degree in Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons), NUS and Master of Computing, NUS and is also certified in PMP and ACTA.


Additional Details

CPE/CPD Hours - 5.5 hours per day


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