Graduate Diploma in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security
Equip yourself with the cutting-edge skills and knowledge to become a digital forensics expert.
Digital forensics is the analysis of computers and other types of digital media to determine if they have been used for illegal or unauthorized activities, or if they are the “victims” of illegal attacks. Business and industry use digital forensics to gather internal information regarding intellectual property theft, fraud, network and computer intrusions, and unauthorized use of computers and other digital media including fax machines, answering machines, personal data assistants, cell phones, etc. to assist in internal and external investigation. A good working knowledge of digital forensics and cyber security can help you gain the technical competencies and knowledge needed to investigate system security breaches and recover lost or compromised data encountered in real-world investigations.
Where does it lead?
Digital Forensic is one of the fasting growing industries in Asia, with many career opportunities across private, government and NGO sectors due to the rapidly rising cybercrime rates across the world. Singapore, like many countries around the globe, is at risk of intellectual property loss through Cyber-attacks. The Singapore government has set up an IT Security Master plan to groom Security Professionals to counter and defend against these “strategic killer” which are affecting numerous sectors including telecommunication, banking & finance, military, oil and gas, and IT among other. The police have their own Technological Crime Division, but many companies prefer consulting private sleuths like Fazeli who offer confidentiality and discretion when dealing with cases. Police declined to give numbers on cybercrime cases handled in Singapore. But with an estimated of less than 100 private digital forensics experts operating in the country, the industry will need more experts to cope with the rapidly evolving technological landscape.
On completion of the Graduate Diploma in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security, students will have: Understand the technical content of computer forensic investigations and their role in enabling successful investigation and prevention of electronic crimes; Appreciate the legal status of an investigation along with current case law and statute in the context of electronic crime; Consider risk management in today’s electronic environment and the standards and methods commonly in use to reduce or eliminate electronic crime; Gain an understanding of computer networks & the internet and the security and protection available from a range of detection and prevention measures
There would be sectors such as financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare and defence where you can look forward to a rewarding career as a (but not limited to):
- Cybersecurity Analyst
- Security Operation Tester
- Forensics Investigator
- Security Engineer
What will I learn?
Taught by Digital Forensic Expert with real world industry experience, upon completion of the Graduate Diploma in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, you will be equipped with:
- A strong understanding of the technical content of computer forensic investigations and their role in enabling successful investigation and prevention of electronic crimes;
- Appreciate the legal status of an investigation along with current case law and statute in the context of electronic crime;
- Consider risk management in today’s electronic environment and the standards and methods commonly in use to reduce or eliminate electronic crime;
- Gain an understanding of computer networks & the internet and the security and protection available from a range of detection and prevention measures
This Graduate Diploma comprises of 4 modules and is structured around the work commitments and priorities of working professionals.
- Digital Forensics & IT Fraud Investigation
- Cyber Security & Intelligence
- Mobile Device Forensics
- Social Media Fraud & Online Identity Theft
The classes would be held at 4 weekends blocks of 2 full day classes, i.e. 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Ali Fazeli has been involved in the information technology field since his younger days. He later pursued higher education in the field of Internet security and management from Curtin University, Australia. He is a highly interactive and innovative trainer, whose work is based on research and applied knowledge from extensive experiences in computer security, data recovery, digital forensic investigation, anti-forensic and cyber war. For more than a decade in his career, Ali has assisted and trained numerous information technology security professional in Asia. He is accredited as a specialist in the successful investigation and prosecution of fraudsters from the dark and underworld of Internet
- Project advisory and management
- IT and VoIP infrastructure
- LANs and WANs Management
- Wealth management knowledge and software consultant
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- Cisco certified network professional (CCNP)
Mr Fazeli is a highly versatile IT security professional and expert, having taken on roles and responsibilities ranging from becoming an advisory expert to guidance consultant. Today, he spends a substantial amount of his time consulting, advising and training IT security professionals. Ali has also contributed extensively to helping numerous governments and private organizations face IT risks and provide security recommendations. Some of his clients include Nanyang Polytechnic, Grant Thornton, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF).
“This was my second course with Ali. He is definitely a great teacher and an irreplaceable resource for best practice tips and questions on current events in the industry. The number one quality that I like about Ali and his courses is that he is extremely patient, well-prepared and succinct.”
Juliana Low, Assistant Manager for Spotify Singapore
“Ali did an incredible job. I have been to hundreds of hours of training seminars and this is one of the best. I actually learned useful, practical materials and greatly improved my logic for my work and personal life. This is how corporate training should benefit participants.”
Mohammad Ismail, Business Development Manager for the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore
“The class size was kept to a moderate size which was a big relief – I was able to maximise my engagement and learning in this specialised course. Ali was also able to answer all my questions. He is definitely a subject expert in his field. I will be enrolling in the Graduate Diploma Programme that he is also facilitating.”
Shruti Krishnan, IT Development Manager, Singapore Customs
Why a Graduate Diploma?
A graduate diploma is a popular alternative to a Master’s degree as it provides a more focused curriculum by focusing on Real World Solutions to business and industry challenges. The popularity of our graduate programmes can be attributed to its problem-centred and practical curricula and industry oriented pedagogy. Our faculty are industry practitioners which provides practical and pragmatic market-based insights that can be apply readily in the workplace.
In just 6 months, you can enjoy a life-changing experience by accelerating your career advancement or embarking on your dream profession. Furthermore, you will gain industry-specific expertise and improve your job performance and personal growth.
- Classroom face to face delivery
- For PMETs with min Diploma/Degree
- Short Duration of 6 Months Part Time
10 Years of Successful Track Record
With over 10 years of successful track record, our graduate diploma programmes are well-recognised amongst executives and managers looking to upgrade their knowledge and skills to be successful in their professional pursuit.
Diverse network of executives and professionals
The graduate diploma programme also attract a diverse group of professionals from various industries with common interest which create a valuable network and encourage cross-pollination of ideas, robust discussions, and critical thinking to generate real market solution, thus preparing participants with the critical tool kits to meet the challenges in an ever-changing market.
The admission criteria are
- A degree or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized university/institution
- Diploma Holders with 5 years working experience
- Mature Candidates above 30 years old
The Professional Certification is designed for professionals like:
- Senior officers from government & not-for- profit sector
- GMs, Profit-Centre Managers who have assumed security/IT
- Auditors who need to build deeper technical skills
- Penetration tester and Ethical hackers
- Corporate Attorneys / Legal Professionals
- Engineers / Technical Managers
- Product & Marketing Managers
- IT manager
- Security supervisor
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