This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organisation, this individual may act alone or may be a member of a computer security incident response team.


The course introduces strategies, frameworks, methodologies, and tools to manage cyber security risks. In addition, you'll be able to identify various types of common threats, design and operate secure computing and networking environments, assess and audit the organisation's security, collect and analyse cyber security intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur.


The course also covers closely related information assurance topics such as auditing and forensics to provide a sound basis for a comprehensive approach to security aimed toward those on the front lines of defence. 

Learning Outcome

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Assess information security risk in computing and network environments.
  • Analyze the cybersecurity threat landscape.
  • Analyze reconnaissance threats to computing and network environments.
  • Analyze attacks on computing and network environments.
  • Analyze post-attack techniques on computing and network environments.
  • Evaluate the organization's security posture within a risk management framework.
  • Collect cybersecurity intelligence.
  • Analyze data collected from security and event logs.
  • Perform active analysis on assets and networks.
  • Respond to cybersecurity incidents.
  • Investigate cybersecurity incidents.

Who should Attend?

This course is designed primarily for cybersecurity practitioners who perform job functions related to protecting information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation.


This course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defence of those information systems in a cybersecurity context, including protection, detection, analysis, investigation, and response processes. In addition, the course ensures that all members of an IT team — from help desk staff to the Chief Information Officer — understand their roles in these security processes.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Participants should have the following requirements:

    • At least two years (recommended) of experience in computer network security technology or a related field.
    • Operate at a foundational level some of the common operating systems for computing environments.
    • Safeguards include, but are not limited to, basic authentication and authorization, resource permissions, and anti-malware mechanisms.
    • Operate at a foundational level some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching.
    • Foundational knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including, but not limited to, TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHCP.
    • Foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in network environments. Safeguards include, but are not limited to, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and virtual private networks (VPNs).
    This course is endorsed under Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) Programme.
    To find out more about CITREP+ Funding, please refer to Programme Support under CITREP+ page

    Information is accurate as of 20 March 2020.