CZ4062: Computer Security (System Security) (Specialist Certificate in Cyber Security)

Provided by NTU Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)

Course introduction


On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: 
a. Understand security mechanisms in modern computer systems, its role, and its importance; 
b. Understand techniques for implementing security policies; 
c. Use and operate access-control mechanisms; 
d. Understand vulnerabilities associated with computer systems, and how they can be mitigated.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

This course introduces computer security mechanisms at an elementary level. 
1. Concepts and Terminology: security; confidentiality, integrity and availability; security policies; security models; mandatory and discretionary access control; access control matrix, capabilities and access control lists; information flow; 
2. Security Models: information flow policies; role-based access control 
3. Implementation of Mechanisms: security mechanisms in hardware and operating systems; memory management, memory protection and logical protection; access control lists 
4. User authentication: passwords, biometrics and user tokens; identity management 
5. Case Studies: Intel processor family; Windows; Unix 
6. Operating system vulnerabilities: how they can be exploited and how they can be prevented 
7. Software security: buffer overflows and exploits; validation.

Who Should Attend
Working professionals with prior knowledge of Computing and Algorithms, Data Structures and Operating systems. Or have read CZ2005 Operating Systems previously.

Pre-requisite: CZ2005 Operating Systems

Entry Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Have 2 years of full-time work experience, or have fully discharged full-time NS liability, or are currently employed on a full-time basis.
  • Degree in Engineering/Science or 
  • Polytechnic Diploma with relevant working experience

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Date(s): 13 Aug 2018 to 07 Dec 2018
Time: Refer to Class and Exam Schedules
Venue: NTU Main Campus
Closing Date of Registration: 17 Jun 2018

Fees & Funding

Full Course Fee :
Singapore Citizen /Singapore PR1 21 to 39 years old  :
Singapore Citizen1 40 years or older2  :
Singapore Citizen1 Eligible for WTS3 : 
Singapore PRs ≥ 21 years older
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs4 :  

Method of Payment
  • Online Credit/Debit Card Payment (VISA and Mastercard only)
  • Cash/Cheque/NETS payment at One-Stop@SAC (NTU Main Campus)
Withdrawal & Refund Policy
Once payment is made, applicant is committed to the completion of course. Course fee refunds will not be considered.
Terms and Conditions
  1. Course is subject to a minimum participation number before commencement.
  2. Course is subject to a first-come-first-serve basis.
  3. Registration is non-transferable.
  4. Student must meet all eligibility criteria for admission.
  5. Student is required to complete all assessments for each course.
  6. PaCE College reserves the right to change or cancel any course or lecturer due to unforeseen circumstances.
  7. All details are correct at time of dissemination.
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