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Introduction to Cybersecurity

Introduction to Cybersecurity MLC by Temasek Polytechnic
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  • Beginner Level
  • 15 Micro-Learning Sessions
  • 170 min. of Experiential Content
  • 97 Learning Actions
  • Group Discussions & Sharing
  • Offline Access
  • Lifetime Access via Mobile and Web
  • Digital Certificate shareable on LinkedIn
This Course is Certificated by Temasek Polytechnic

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Corporates and individuals alike are susceptible to cyberattacks. In 2016, cybercrimes cost the global economy over $450 billion. As such, data science and data security became “the sexiest jobs of the 21st century”, according to the Harvard Business Review. Protect yourself by learning about cybersecurity in minutes a day while on your phone.

What will you learn

What is this 'Micro-Learning Course' about?

This course will explore the field of cybersecurity, as well as introduce to you the endless battle of wit between the technology makers and the technology breakers.

Who is this course designed for?

The course does not require any prior knowledge of computer security. It is suitable for anyone interested in improving the security of their digital information

What will you take away?

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of cybersecurity

  • Explore the history of cybersecurity

  • Understand the basic types of malware, threats and hackers

  • Learn about the 'CIA triad' and the 'IAAA framework'

Session Overview

  1. Before We Begin…

  2. What is Cybersecurity?

  3. Evolution of Cybersecurity

  4. CIA Triad

  5. Topic 1: Defence in Depth

  1. Topic 2: Basic Types of Threats
  2. Topic 3: Malicious Software
  3. Topic 4: Hackers
  4. Topic 5: The IAAA Framework
  5. Topic 5.1: IAAA - Identification
  6. Topic 5.2: IAAA - Authentication
  7. Topic 5.3: IAAA - Authorisation
  8. Topic 5.4: IAAA - Accountability
  9. Topic 6: Types of Access Controls
  10. Topic 7: Security Policies

Learner Reviews

"Program was useful especially for people who do not know much about IT. It was relatively easy to learn with the bite-size info and videos. Gnowbe made it easier to learn."
- Weiye Tang
"This Cybersecurity course is a good succinct introduction to cybersecurity. As it is accessible via a smartphone, it is very convenient and I can launch the apps anytime anywhere to continue learning."
- Alvin Ong
"The program enabled me to explore more about cybersecurity like the different types of malware, hacker and user controls. It was easy to learn as the activities are quite interactive and I enjoyed learning on Gnowbe."
- Chua Wei Feng
Accredited by Temasek Polytechnic

Beyond their core business of conducting full-time courses for students, Temasek Polytechnic is also committed to the practical re-skilling and professional development of adult learners. They believe in helping individuals and organisations equip themselves with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of a dynamic economy.

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