WHY LEARN CYBER SECURITY?
Still recall the high profile SingHealth cyber attack in July 2018? What about the MINDEF data breach in February 2017? Today, cyber criminals have become increasingly sophisticated and organised in their efforts of gaining unauthorised access to cyber resources. Some of them do so for financial gain, others for the recognition, some even simply for the thrill. Regardless of the cyber criminal’s intent, the Singapore government is placing greater emphasis on Cyber Security in organisations, be it SMEs, or even large enterprises. All these are administered through stricter PDPA guidelines, where infringements could bring about heavy penalties between four to six figures.
Implementing a tailored Cyber Security strategy is the best way for businesses to secure their cyber resources, and play within the increasingly stricter guidelines on personal data protection. As they say in Cyber Security, “your security is only as strong as your weakest link”. A strong cyber security foundation in the entire organisation, is bound to not only allow organisations to avoid penalties, but also to bring about greater confidence from prospective customers.
As stated by the IMDA, Singapore has been seeing an increasing need for skilled programmers in the tech industry and will be lacking about 30,000 technology experts by 2020.
Demand for Cyber Security specialists have grown over 5.5 times since 2013
HIGH PAYING JOBS
Cyber Security Analysts can earn up to $100,000 yearly in their mid-career
Demand for security job positions will be growing rapidly in time to come
CYBER SECURITY TRACK
WORK ON REAL PROBLEMS
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Database and OS Protection
Learn how SQL works to prevent attacks with unauthorised commands. Learn about the different attack vectors of an OS and how to prevent.
Cyber Security Frameworks
Align to NIST’s Cyber Security framework and learn how to apply the framework in an organisation.
Project 1: Assigned Topic (Due on Week 7)
- Penetration testing of a web application
The course is $2500 but is discounted to $740 only for the Nov 2019 cohort. There are no government subsidies for this course.
Danial Adam Leong
The instructors are highly knowledgeable to be able to bring across new concepts as well as to explain the practicality of the concepts in the workforce! The atmosphere was also very conducive with meals and drinks being offered. Their follow-up service is also impeccable as they continue to update previous classes regarding new happenings in the data science field. Overall, it was a blast and I'm glad to have signed up for it!
Hackwagon was a wonderful experience. Cybersecurity courses are not offered in my home country and I had only a brief understanding of it. Coming into the course, it was lovely to have approachable, professionally experienced teachers who were willing to guide you into the industry was great. The teaching style was fast paced, with lots of jumping off points to explore outside of class time depending on your background. They were flexible on the curriculum for me as well, because my time limitations as I was on a tourist visa. Please offer online options to Skype, I would take 102 and 103. Highly recommended!
The introductory course was extremely fulfilling. The instructors are well versed with knowledge in the aspects of cyber security. They are willing to go the extra mile to help students understand and grasp the concepts better even if one is from a different industry background with no prior IT experience. Instructors are also willing to act as a guide even after the course is done to help students achieve their goals and make it a reality with structured pathways that makes it feasible. I dare say, each one of them are truly inspiring individuals to look up to and they are dedicated as well as passionate about what they are doing and how hardworking they are. They really make learning fun and exciting again. Lessons were presented satisfactorily!
What is Cyber Security?
A cyber security specialist typically manages the cyber security strategy within a company. He/she may opt to conduct penetration testing of the company's resources, or work on the policy level.
Why Take Up Cyber Security?
In a LinkedIn publication, the demand for Cyber Security jobs has grown over 5.5 times since 2013, and the need for Cyber Security jobs will continue to increase in time to come.
What is the Expected Salary of a Cyber Security specialist?
The salary for a cyber security specialist will typically be about $100,000 every year once they have reached the mid-career stage.
My organisation has run into cyber security issues, what can I do about it?
If you are encountering issues with crafting an appropriate cyber security strategy, you should take up cyber security as the skills obtained will let you implement proper strategies aligned to the government's initiatives. On the other hand, if you are to run into any difficult problems that are rather hard to resolve, you can always seek help from our accomplished instructors who can find the solution to your troubles while being a consultant at the same time.