The Future of Work – Protecting Yourself Against Cyber Attacks

Programme Code: CRS-N-0044514 (Funding Validity Period: 23 Oct 2017 - 30 Sep 2020)


#Taking Pre-emptive Actions to Protect Yourself against Potential Cyber Threats
As work becomes increasingly intertwined with personal lives, cybersecurity is no longer just a technology or business issue but a real personal concern. Digitalisation and IOT (Internet of Things) is redefining how we live, work, socialise and spend / consume as information, finances, social networks and services are digitised and connected.  This has created enormous opportunities and convenience while exposing businesses and individuals to unprecedented threats that have strategic, financial, operational and reputational implications.  It is critical that individuals, especially non-IT professionals, understand the real risks involved and take the necessary preventive measures to protect themselves and their companies against these “invisible enemies”.
Through a series of live demonstrations, participants will be shown how easy it is to fall prey to identity stealing, privacy invasion, social engineering, fraud, email forgery, hoaxes, modern virus and backdoor approaches to the advanced persistent threats that continuously plague our various personal digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers and even smart TVs and personal access cards etc. 

This module is part of the Future of Work Series and aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to protect their information assets as well as take pre-emptive actions to protect themselves against potential cyber threats by mitigating their security exposure. 

Next Course Starts On10 Jul 2019 (Wed) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD856.00* (as low as SGD56.80* after maximum funding) Learn more

1 Day


Singapore Management University

Learning Objectives
  1. Gain insights into the different types of cyberattacks and the risks the attacks pose to personal and business systems.
  2. Acquire knowledge and improve capability to take preventive measures to mitigate the risks.
  3. Enhance ability to respond to incidents.



Hands-on Workshop


Live Hacking Demonstration


Programme Outline

1. Introduction to IT Security and Cybersecurity

In this session, participants will learn about the basic knowledge and concept of IT security and cybersecurity, including a discussion on the latest security breach.

Hands-on exercise  How attacks can be carried out 

2. Attack Types: Operating System / Application Attack and Malware

Participants will learn about different kinds of attack such as server side attack and client side attack; types of Malicious software (Malware, Adware, Spyware, Ransomware and Fake Anti-Virus). 

Hands-on exercise  Securing your OS and Applications
3. Social Media Security
This session discusses social media security such as hoax, fraud or identity stealing and the ethics of using social media. 
Hands-on exercise  Practicing the ethics of using social media, taking preventive measures against identity stealing and understanding the importance of using 2 Factor Authentication
4. Email and Internet Banking Security
In this session, participants will find out how easy it is to fake a “real” email, learn how to identify the fake email, spam, phishing and spear phishing, and how to decipher the real online banking platforms etc.
5. Network and Personal Security
Participants will learn how to securely connect to the Wi-Fi, and how to protect the data in their own devices (Laptop, Smartphone or Cloud).
Hands-on exercise  Securing Wi-Fi Connection, Files and Disk Encryption etc.
6. What are the Implications for Me and My Company?
Hands-on exercise  Think like a hacker, to beat a hacker! 

Who Should Attend

This programme is ideal for business professionals who wish to enhance their cybersecurity awareness and to gain a better understanding of how they could contribute to protecting their organisation and their own information assets.


Participants have to meet a minimum attendance rate of 75% and are required to undergo an assessment at the end of the programme. Only upon meeting the minimum attendance rate and passing of the assessment, will participants be issued a Certificate of Completion.
Participants are required to bring their laptop for the hands-on sessions and individual assessment.
Participants who failed the assessment will be given a chance for re-assessment at a re-assessment fee of SGD214.00 (incl. 7% GST). Each participant is allowed up to 2 re-assessments. The first re-assessment has to be taken within 1 month following the last attempt and will be held on a weekday specified by SMU Academy.

Participants who meet the minimum attendance rate but do not achieve a pass for the assessment will be issued a Certificate of Participation.

Fees and Funding

FULL FEE S$856.00* per person

For Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents

Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG FundingS$256.80* per person


Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced SubsidyS$96.80* per person
For Singapore Citizens aged 35 years & above (13 years & above for Persons with Disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than SGD2,000Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 25% Workfare Training Support SchemeS$56.80* per person
For SMEs* sponsoring their employees who are Singapore Citizens / Permanent ResidentsFee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (Please refer to below for ETSS criteria)S$96.80* per person

*incl. 7% GST

Fees include:

  • tuition
  • course materials
  • instructor's fee
  • 2 tea break refreshments per day (excl. lunch) during the programme
  • 1 assessment per person for each programme.

Re-assessment fee at SGD214.00 (incl. 7% GST) per attempt, up to a maximum of 2 re-assessments per person.  Please note that re-assessment fee is not supported by the SSG Funding.

The first re-assessment has to be taken within 2 weeks after the notification of result. The first re-assessment will be held on a weekday specified by SMU Academy and conducted from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to SGD500) to defray part of the course fee. With effect from 19 May 2017, SkillsFuture Credit claim will only be paid directly to the training provider from SkillsFuture Singapore.  Claim should be submitted via the Training Exchange (click here) and SMU Academy has to be informed on the Claim ID no. and claim amount in order for the correct payable course fee amount to be reflected on the invoice.  Please click here for the SkillsFuture Credit Booklet / User Guide on how to claim for SkillsFuture Credit.  

IMPORTANT  Please search for Future of Work Series: Cyber Security Awareness, AI and IOT (module 2), course code CRS-N-0044514 for your SkillsFuture Credit claim submission.

Absentee Payroll

Companies who sponsor their employees for the programme are eligible to apply for absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.  For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than SGD100 million
  • Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
  • Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

All NTUC union members and self-funding are eligible for UTAP funding (up to SGD250 per annum).  Please click here for more information on UTAP and application.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
Intake 119 Oct 2018 (9.00am – 6.00pm)*Confirmed to Commence
Intake 210 Jul 2019 (9.00am – 6.00pm)*Open for Registration

* Participants are required to take an assessment from 5.00pm – 6.00pm. They are required to bring their laptop.

Speaker/Trainer Bio

IT Security Hobbyist, APAC

Belly Rachdianto is a management and IT Consultant focusing in the area of IT / cyber security.  With more than 20 years of working   experience in computer technologies and information systems and an impressive list of IT security accreditations under his belt, Belly has worked and consulted for multinational corporations such as Dell, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Maybank, CIMB, Shell, Cybersecurity Malaysia, Macau Police Department etc. 
Belly now spends his time doing what he is truly passionate about – training senior management on cybersecurity awareness and IT professionals in Certified Ethical Hackers (CEH) and Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) courses. He has delivered IT security, CEH and CHFI courses in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Brunei. 
Belly loves to conduct his “experiments” in airport lounges and other public areas such as cafes; and brings life to his training by showing his “findings”. It is through this passion that he has been awarded the “Instructor of the Year 2014” and the “Circle of Excellence Instructor” for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017 from the EC-Council US (a leading international certification body in information security and e-business).

Additional Details

The Future of Work - Harnessing the Limitless Potential of AI and IOT 

The Future of Work Series includes another module on “Harnessing the Limitless Potential of AI and IOT”.  It is designed for business executives to learn more about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning and how they could potentially use AI to help them do their jobs better while gaining additional insights to business issues and opportunities.  Please click here to read more about this module.


SkillsFuture Skills Framework

This programme is approved under the SkillsFuture Generic Skills and Competency (GSC):

  • Digital Literacy (Basic)


Certified Professional Business Manager (CPBM)

The Future of Work - Protecting Yourself Against Cyber Attacks programme is part of the Professionals Management Toolkit (PMT) Series. Participants who successfully complete 6 programmes offered by SMUA-HCML within 5 years will receive the Certified Professional Business Manager (CPBM). For example:

Please click here for CPBM details and list of programmes.


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