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

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

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: S$1,712 per pax (including GST)

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding for Individuals:

  • S$513.60 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$193.60 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


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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