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Cybersecurity Act Fundamentals

Programme Code: P181209CSE

Course Overview

The course will provide students with a good overview and understanding of the Cybersecurity Act and how it applies to organisations for their compliance. Areas covered in the training include main objectives of the Cybersecurity Act, its key legislative provisions and how it affects organisations. The course also explains how you can help ensure compliance with the Cybersecurity Act, as well as how to prepare a management report for follow-up. 

Who Should Attend

Professionals who require a basic understanding and implementation of the Cyber Security Act.

Course Duration

1 Day / 8 Hours (including 1 hr of assessment)

Course Outline

Background and Circumstances on why the Act was enacted

  • Objectives of the Act
  • Reasons why the Act came about
  • Global development and standards

Key legislative requirements of the Act

  • Definition of what constitutes Essential Services and what makes up the Critical Information Infrastructure

- Definition of what is a cybersecurity threat and cybersecurity incident

- Computers and systems are considered Critical Information Structure

- Services that are considered essential services

  • Regulation and obligations of owners of Critical Information Infrastructure (CII)

- Duties of owners of CII, including

a. Compliance with any codes of practice implemented the Commissioner

b. Giving information relating to CII

c. Notification obligations

d. Carrying out risk assessments, regular audits and exercises

- Effect of rules of professional conduct, privilege or immunity on disclosure obligations 

- Appeals to the Minister

  • Responses to cybersecurity threats and incidents

- Power to investigate

- Duties of incident response officer

- Statements made by persons during investigations

- Severe cybersecurity threats or incidents

- Emergency cybersecurity measures

  • The Licensing regime for Cybersecurity Providers

- Cybersecurity services that need to be licensed

- Requirements for individuals or businesses to qualify for the license

- Conditions for license

- Record-keeping requirements

- Revocation and suspension of license

  • The duties and powers of Commissioner of Cybersecurity, including the power to exercise the duty to take possession of computers and equipment
  • Offences and penalties under the Act

- Unlicensed cybersecurity service providers

- Financial penalties

- Liability for offences by corporations

- Liability of unincorporated associations or partnerships

- Power of officers to enter into premises for searches, etc.

  • Preservation of secrecy
  • Protection for informers
  • Effect of provisions under the Computer Misuse & Cybersecurity Act

Potential issues in implementation and application of the Act

  • Issues on the effect of Act on existing laws, especially personal data protection and privacy laws
  • Whether organisations will be additionally burdened by obligations under the Act
  • Implications on innovation, e.g. for startups
Develop a Process to detect and report cybersecurity threats and incidents
  • Factors to consider
  • Example of a workflow to detect and report threats and incidents

Training and Communications to Staff

  • Considerations when developing a Training and Communications Plan
  • Example of a Training and Communications Plan

Mode of Assessment

  • Written Assessment

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Awarded NTUC LearningHub Certificate of Completion

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify legislative and regulatory requirements under the Cybersecurity Act that the organisation with, including identifying which are the computer systems affected by the Act
  • Communicate key legislative and regulatory requirements (including offences and penalties) under the Cybersecurity Act to relevant stakeholders to facilitate compliance
  • Assess the organisation's internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance (including the obligations for notification, audits, information provision and participation in cybersecurity exercises)
  • Identify areas of possible non-compliance in the organisation's processes
  • Assist in the review of the organisation's guidelines/policies for adherence to requirements under the Cybersecurity Act
  • Assist in the implementation of procedures to ensure compliance with the Cybersecurity Act in the organisation's operations and processes
  • Prepare management report for follow-up action
  • Recommend security measures for the organisation


You are assumed to be able to:

  • Understand relevant organisational policies, processes, IT systems and the types of data that is captured and stored in those systems
  • Have information gathering skills to gather and collate necessary information
  • Have analytical skills to assess policies and procedures
  • Have business writing skills to prepare management report
  • Be aware of the compliance requirements of the organisation

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee Ratio is 1: 25


Course Fee

Full Course Fee


Full Course Fee with GST


Nett amount after Funding

Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents**








* includes 7% GST

** 95% course fee funding under IBF Funding Scheme



  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents physically based in Singapore
  • Trainee has to complete 100% attendance and pass all relevant assessments and examinations
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from trainee if he/she did not meet the eligibility criteria


  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents physically based in Singapore
  • Company must be Financial Institutions regulated by MAS (licensed or exempted from licensing), or involved in supporting financial sector activities. FinTech firms must be certified by Singapore FinTech Association (SFA)
  • Trainee has to complete 100% attendance and pass all relevant assessments and examinations
  • Eligible company-sponsored trainees will be able to clock CPD hours upon successful course completion

Funding Incentives:

1. Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Enhanced Funding

Singapore Citizens and permanent residents of all ages are entitled to receive enhance course fee subsidies of 95%. This funding is open to all individuals with no limitation to industry.

2. Training Allowance Grant

Self-sponsored individuals who successfully completed IBF accredited course will receive $10 per training and assessment hour. Training grant will be reimbursed to trainees PAYNOW account after course completion.

Sponsoring companies will receive $15 per training and assessment hour upon participants successful completion and passing the assessment.

3. SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits to pay for the course fees, the credits may be used on top of existing course fee funding. This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. 

4. Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC members can enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. 

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees.