IT System Security Essentials

This is an introduction to common cybersecurity threats and how to identify appropriate controls to mitigate them. You will learn key security concepts and gain hands-on experience in configuring the hardening of operating systems. 

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are/will be working in the area of operating systems and network security. 

For course details, click here.

Course Outline

Introductory concepts

  • Key concepts such as confidentiality, integrity, availability, non-repudiation
  • Identification, Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting
  • Defense-in-depth
  • Security as strong as the weak link
  • Ethical issues in security


  • Types of appropriate controls
  • Types of access controls
  • Physical security controls
  • Common IT systems vulnerabilities and risks
  • Application of controls to mitigate risks



Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Accomplishment upon meeting 75% of the required course attendance. 

Trainers' Profile

The course will be conducted by Lecturers of Temasek Polytechnic School of Informatics & IT who are specialists in the topics covered and are equipped with an expanse of experience in training practitioners in the industry.

Enquiries & Application

Submit on-line application via: (Please select Course Code:  ZBH)

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
6788 1212

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.