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Secure Your Future with our Cybersecurity Bootcamp

In 21 hours, gain practical knowledge of the latest cyber security techniques and tools.

Pay little or no cash with government subsidies:

Our Cybersecurity course boasts graduates from industry-leading organisations

Learn Cybersecurity with Vertical Institute


Why Choose Cybersecurity

“The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) plans to spend S$50 million over three years to grow the sector, in part by ensuring the industry has the talent it needs.”

Source: Randstad

Who is This Course For

Aspiring Cybersecurity Professionals

Kickstart your career in Cybersecurity with no prior experience necessary. Transform your curiosity into expertise and open the doors to a thriving industry.

Current Professionals

Enhance your Cybersecurity skills with the latest tools to protect data and systems.

Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Safeguard your business by understanding Cybersecurity threats and solutions. Make informed decisions to protect your assets and reputation.

Students and Lifelong Learners

Whether you’re a student or a lifelong learner, acquire this in-demand skill set that is crucial in today’s data-driven world.

Skills You’ll Learn

  • Intro to Cyber Security
  • Cyber-Attack Chain
  • Online Security
  • Risk Management
  • Social Engineering
  • Cybersecurity Regulations
  • Incident Preparedness and Response and more!

Cybersecurity Course Details

Our Cybersecurity course, with the guidance of industry experts, immerses you in the evolving landscape of cybersecurity influenced by AI, as you acquire hands-on skills and delve into vital subjects such as threat protection and online scam prevention.
Cybersecurity Course Singapore - Vertical Institute

Online classes via Zoom


7 Lessons, 3 hours each session


1 Instructor + TA supports

Course Fee & Government Subsidies

Pay even less or 0 cash with government subsidies 🎉

Singaporeans aged 40 and above

Course Fee $1,798.5
70% IBF Subsidy 🎉 - $1,155
SFC Credits 🎉 - $643.5
Amount to Pay $0

Singaporeans aged
below 40

Course Fee $1,798.5
50% IBF Subsidy 🎉 - $825
SFC Credits 🎉 - $973.5
Amount to Pay $0


Course Fee $1,798.5
50% IBF Subsidy 🎉 - $825
Amount to Pay $973.5


All Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above can use their SkillsFuture Credits to fully offset the remaining fees.


In addition, NTUC members can utilize UTAP to offset 50% of remaining fees (capped up to $500 per year).

Upcoming Cybersecurity Course Schedules

Choose from our flexible Cybersecurity course schedules outside working hours. We have time slots available on weekday evenings or weekends.

Meet our Instructors

Learn Cybersecurity live from industry experts for real-world insights.
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Senior Specialist Technical Account Manager – Security @ AWS

Bachelor’s of Computing in Information SystemNational University of Singapore

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Head of Threat Hunting, PayPal

Master of Computing (Infocomm Security), NUSBachelor of Science (Information Systems), SMU

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CO-Founder, CEO @ Synectify

Dr of Philosophy, National University of Singapore

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IBF TFIP Cybersecurity Instructor

Bachelor’s in Information Technology University of Wollongong


Cybersecurity Course Curriculum

Master the fundamentals of Cybersecurity through our comprehensive and hands-on curriculum.


As a VI student, you will be given access to online learning materials in our e-learning portal.

To get you ready for learning, this essential pre-work will familiarise you with the basics of the key concepts and tools we will be using throughout the course.

Although you will learn these topics remotely before you arrive in class, you won’t be far away from the resources of the VI community. Make use of our Telegram channel to leverage connections with students, alumni, instructors and experts. At the end of your pre-work, you’ll be ready for the fast pace on campus!

After the course, you can choose to participate in follow-up sessions with your instructor, either in a group and/or individually, included as part of the course fee.

Module 1: Introduction to Cyber Security


  • Internet, sea of opportunities and threats
  • Types of cyber criminals
  • Cybersecurity goals of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
  • Types of cyber-attacks
  • Security trends in Singapore and across the globe
  • Example of Open-Source Intelligence attack


  • Check on account exposure
  • Case study on cybersecurity goals on organisations
  • Review on recent security incidents affecting organisations in Singapore and map to cybersecurity goals
  • Introduce the capstone project to students

Module 2: Cyber-Attack Chain


  • Cyber-security snapshot
  • Cyber-Attack chain
    • Reconnaissance
    • Weaponisation
    • Delivery
    • Exploitation
    • Installation
    • Command and Control
    • Actions on Objective
  • Security technologies
    • Anti-virus
    • Security monitoring
    • Intrusion detection and prevention systems
    • Identity and access management
    • Biometrics
    • Security scanners
  • Security controls
  • Demonstration of hacking examples mapped to the Cyber-Attack Chain phases
  • Threat Modeling against organisation


  • Map security controls against cyber-attack chain
  • Threat modeling
  • Let’s rob a bank hacker simulation

      Module 3: Online Security


      • Password security
        • Brute-force attacks
        • Commonly used passwords
        • Previously exposed passwords
        • Password strength
        • Multi-Factor Authentication
      • Account security
        • Email accounts
        • Social media accounts
        • Bank accounts
      • Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)
      • Phishing 
      • Scams type related to organisations
        • Fake bank’s website
        • SMS verification


      • Password strength checker
      • Enable multi-factor authentication in accounts
      • Adjust privacy settings for social media accounts
      • Check for activities online of accounts
      • Search for information of a company using Open-Source Intelligence

      Module 4: Risk Management - Perimeter of Exposure


      • Cybersecurity risks examples to organisations
      • Security risks and recommendations relating to
        • Wireless
        • Mobile
        • Laptop
        • USB device
        • Web cameras
      • Risk management
        • Importance of Cybersecurity Risk Assessment
        • Risk identification
          • Examples
        • Risk analysis
        • Risk evaluation
        • Guidelines on Risk Management Practises – Internet Controls for organisations in Singapore
        • Vendors’ risk management
        • Service providers’ risk management
        • Insider threats’ risk management


      • Check for shared folders in computer
      • Check for mobile application permission settings
      • Update computers and mobile devices
      • Enable antivirus and firewall on computers
      • Determine cyber risks and responses for an organisation

      Module 5: Social Engineering


      • Tactics and techniques of social engineering
      • Key principles with examples on organisations
        • Authority
        • Intimidation
        • Social proof
        • Scarcity
        • Urgency
        • Familiarity
      • Social engineering vectors
        • Vishing
        • Phishing
        • Smishing
        • Impersonation
      • Distinguish between a real and a scam email
      • Distinguish between a real and a phishing website
      • The Dark Web


      • Review third-party access to accounts
      • Set browser security
      • Design security program to prevent social engineering attacks

      Module 6: Cybersecurity Regulations


      • Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
        • Objectives of securing our personal data
        • How PDPA works
        • Applying PDPA to personal and work activities
        • Protecting personal data online
      • MAS TRM
        • Establish Sound and Robust Technology Risk Governance and Oversight
        • Maintain Cyber Resilience


      • Case study on commission decisions

      Module 7: Incident Preparedness and Response


      • Why prepare for incidents?
      • Assumed breach mindset
      • Incident preparedness and response in organisation  
        • Preparation
        • Detection and analysis
        • Containment and eradication
        • Post-incident recovery
      • Incident response checklist
      • Cyber-Security career tracks


      • Incident response simulation
      • Capstone project discussion

      How to Apply in 3 Simple Steps

      Step 1 Indication Step 1

      Select Class Schedule

      Choose convenient classes on evenings or weekends.

      Next Step
      Step 2 Indication Step 2

      Calculate Your Subsidies

      Fill out the form to calculate your government subsidies.

      Next Step
      Step 3 Indication Step 3

      Pay $50 Deposit To Secure Your Spot

      Instead of paying the full fee, place a small deposit to secure your slot.

      8 Reasons to Learn Cybersecurity with Vertical Institute

      Reasons to Learn Cybersecurity - Vertical Institute

      🌱 Beginner-Friendly

      Upskill with our Cybersecurity even with no prior background or experience.

      🧑‍🎓 Professional Certificate

      Gain an accredited and recognised course certification in Singapore.

      💻 Expert-led Learning

      Learn concepts and tools through expert-led lectures, discussions and project work.

      👨‍💻 Hands-on Training

      Full hands-on training using industry tools in real-lift scenarios.

      💬 Out of Class Support

      Get out of class supports from teaching assistants and instructor.

      📚 Lifetime Resource Access

      Unlock lifelong learning with access to course materials and support.

      🤝 Community Benefits

      Be part of the VI community and leverage connections with alumni and experts.

      ⭐️ Career Support

      Dedicated career support and job matching with hiring partners.

      Get Certified in Cybersecurity

      VI Certificate

      Upon successful completion of this IBF-accredited bootcamp, you will be awarded a cybersecurity certification recognised by employers in Singapore. VI alumni can use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to employers and their network.


      Pro Tips: Show your certification on LinkedIn to enhance your professional image and attract potential employers.

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      What Our Students Say About the Cybersecurity Course

      Hear directly from our graduates about their Cyber Security course experience.

      De Sheng

      Cybersecurity Alumni

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      Kyaw T.

      Cybersecurity Alumni

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      In the ever changing world with technology, there will always be a threat to cybersecurity. Expert instructor at Vertical Institute covered key concepts like network security, ethical hacking, and incident response which allows me to take the first step in cybersecurity and definitely would like to explore more opportunities in this expertise.


      Calvin Tan

      Cybersecurity Alumni

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      I'm grateful for the guidance and mentorship of LOI LiangYang, course instructors from AWS, who have been awesome in guiding us to a better understanding of Cybersecurity best practices and industry trends. This experience has not only broadened my technical capabilities but also deepened my commitment to ensure we secure our own digital environment.

      Thank you Vertical Institute for this incredible learning journey!!! Thank you to the awesome Admins of VI, and also to the learners.


      Guan Jie Lim

      Cybersecurity Alumni

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      Thank you to Vertical Institute for curating a practical and useful curriculum! I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to learning more and further expanding my knowledge regarding Cybersecurity!

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      Cybersecurity Course FAQs

      What is Cybersecurity?

      “Recruitment firm Michael Page is seeing growing demand for cyber-security positions such as security operations manager and IT risk manager. Salaries for these roles can range from $10,000 to $12,000 a month, said Michael Page Singapore recruiter Isha Hussain.”

      – The Straits Times, 1 May 2022

      As our daily lives become increasingly dependent on internet-based tools and services, such platforms begin to amass more of our sensitive data. 

      Coupled with the ever-evolving cyberattacks and increasing creativity from hackers today, it continues to leave our computer systems and IoT in a vulnerable state. However, by utilising cybersecurity, it can help to prevent cyberattacks, data breaches, identity theft, and aid in risk management.

      Are there course fee subsidies available?

      Yes, there is up to 70% funding support from The Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) for our IBF-accredited programmes:

      The IBF Standards Training Scheme (“IBF-STS”) provides funding for training and assessment programmes accredited under the Skills Framework for Financial Services.

      For our training programmes that are IBF-accredited, eligible Singaporeans & PRs may receive funding support under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subjected to all eligibility criteria being met.

      For more information on the funding support, please visit: https://www.ibf.org.sg/programmes/Pages/IBF-STS.aspx

      Can I use SkillsFuture Credits to pay for the remaining course fee after funding?

      Yes. For self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above, you can use your SkillsFuture Credit to offset the remaining course fees after IBF funding.

      To check your SkillsFuture credit balance, please follow these steps:

      1. Go to https://myskillsfuture.gov.sg
      2. Click on ‘Submit SkillsFuture Credit Claims’
      3. Login with your SingPass
      4. Click on the arrow (>) at the top right hand corner. You will be able to see a drop-down list of your Available SkillsFuture Credits.

      After you have registered for a course, a VI representative will reach out to guide you with the SkillsFuture Credits

      *Please note that our bootcamps are not eligible for “Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support)’. You will only be able to use available credits from ‘SkillsFuture Credit’ and ‘One-off SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up’.

      Can NTUC Union members use UTAP to offset the remaining course fee after funding?

      Yes, all our courses are eligible for Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) Funding. NTUC Union members can use UTAP to offset 50% of unfunded course fees (capped at $500 per year).

      This claim must be done after completion of the course. Please refer to the UTAP FAQ for more information.

      Can I use SkillsFuture Credits and UTAP at the same time?

      Yes, you can utilise both at the same time. UTAP can only be applied after SFC has been applied.

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      Who is eligible for IBF funding support?

      For Self-Sponsored:

      All Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) that are physically based in Singapore and successfully complete the course will be eligible.

      • Be a Singaporean Citizen or PR physically based in Singapore
      • Minimum of 75% attendance (this means that you must attend at least 6 out of 7 lessons)
      • Pass the assessment


      For Company-Sponsored:

      • Be from Financial Institutions that are regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) (either licensed / exempted from licensing) or Fintech companies that are registered with the Singapore Fintech Association.
      • Be a Singaporean Citizen or PR physically based in Singapore
      • Minimum of 75% attendance (this means that you must attend at least 6 out of 7 lessons)
      • Pass the assessment

      Are there instalment plans available?

      We offer interest-free instalment plans to ensure tech education is accessible to all Singaporeans and PRs. You may reach out to our admissions team for more information via:

      Email: [email protected]
      Phone: 6950 7023

      How do I obtain IBF funding support? Do I need to pay the full fee first?

      This funding support works on a nett fee model. This means that participants only need to pay the remaining course fees after IBF funding. This nett fee can be fully paid with your SkillsFuture Credits.

      For Self-Sponsored:

      You must be a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) that is physically based in Singapore. You will only need to pay the course fees minus the funding support. For example, if you are eligible for 70% funding support, you will only be paying S$610.50 nett, which can be paid with your SkillsFuture Credits.

      For Company-Sponsored:

      You must be a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) that is physically based in Singapore and working in an eligible company:

      • Financial Institutions that are regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) (either licensed / exempted from licensing)
      • Fintech companies that are registered with the Singapore Fintech Association


      Your company will pay the course fees minus the funding support. For example, if you are eligible for 70% funding support, the company will be paying S$610.50 nett for company-sponsored participants.

      Eligible companies will further be able to claim the remaining course fees after funding with the Training Allowance Grant (TAG) (S$10/hour of eligible training and assessment hours).

      Is there a Cybersecurity Certificate granted at the end of the course?

      Upon successful completion of this IBF-accredited course, participants will be awarded a cybersecurity certification recognised by employers in Singapore. VI alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to employers and their LinkedIn network.

      Our programmes are well-regarded by top companies, who contribute to our curriculum and use our courses to train their own teams.

          Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

          This program is suitable for beginners with no pre-requisites.

          What softwares do I need to download?

          The tools will be web-server based, hence no installation is required.

          You will need to have your own personal laptop/PC to attend the bootcamp.

          What if I cannot attend a class?

          If you miss a lesson, you are allowed to attend a makeup class. This would be the corresponding class of another intake that same week, subject to availability. If you cannot make it for the makeup class, then you can simply watch the recorded lesson video.

          Your attendance is only counted if you attend a makeup class.

          What are the other in-demand courses at Vertical Institute?

          Apart from the Cybersecurity Course, Vertical Institute presents numerous in-demand courses in Singapore. These are additional pathways that you can consider to carve out a career in the tech industry.

          1. Data Analytics Course
          2. Digital Marketing Course
          3. Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Course
          4. UX Design Course
          5. Advanced Data Analytics Course
          6. Data Science Course

          With these resources, students have the opportunity to cultivate their tech skills and set a strong foundation for a successful career in the ever-evolving technology industry. Singaporeans and PRs are eligible for government course subsidies at Vertical Institute.

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