Cybersecurity Practitioner 101

for beginners and aspiring Cybersecurity Practitioners.


Monthly Intake (ask us)


For Public Program (ask us)


2-days Interactive Workshop


Certification of Participation


RM2,399 per pax (HRDC claimable)

HRD Corp Claimable:

Yes | Program ID 10001407523

Trainer’s Profile

“…the first step to managing cybersecurity threats is to understand the relationship between information and the information systems…”

choon wai, ng | hrdc lead trainer | cism (isaca)| pmp (pmi)

Couse Outline

In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity professionals must understand the critical role of information assets and their impact on business functions and operations. It’s essential to implement comprehensive information security protocols that address people, process, and technology to effectively mitigate potential threats effectively. This course is designed for beginners and aspiring cybersecurity practitioners to understand the critical role of information assets and their impact on business functions and operations. Join our expert-led session to master the fundamentals, principles, and key skills required to excel as a cybersecurity practitioner.

Learning Outcome

Insights to NIST

Gain insights into different security domains as outline by the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Roles and Accountabilities

Understand the structure roles, and responsibilities within the information security organizations.

Practical Security application

Learn to apply the practical security measures tailored to business needs.

Essential Non-Technical skills

Learn and develop the essential non-technical cybersecurity skills.

Hands-on session

Participate in hands-on session covering key security practices such as information asset identification and categorization, risk assessment, and evaluating control effectiveness.

Course Module


Introduction to Cybersecurity
What is cybersecurity? | Importance of cybersecurity in today’s world | Key concept of confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability.


Understand the Cyber Threats
Types of cyber threats | Real-world examples of significant cyber atacks |


Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Basic security principles | Introduction to cybersecurity principles | understanding security network architecture


Cyber Hygience Practices
Password security and management | Introduction to cryptographic principles | Understanding secure network architecture


Security Technologies and Tools
Antivirus and antimalware solutions | Firewoalls and intrusion detextrion systems | Virtual Private Networks | Basic security tools and how to use them


Vulnerability Management
Understanding vulneraabilities | Basic of vulnerabilities scanning and reporting | Patch management strategies


Incident Response and Management
Basics of incident response, detect, respond, and recover | creating a basic incident response plan | role of backups and data recovery strategies in cybersecurity


Cybersecurity Policies and Frameworks
Introduction to key cybersecurity policies | Overview of cybersecurity frameworks | Developing a cybersecurity mindset.


1What are the different levels of cybersecurity tracks in the market?There are numerous cybersecurity certifications and tracks in the market such as:
1. Entry-level certification: where most of the entry-level recommends having at least two years of experiences in IT administration with focus on security.
2. Intermediate-level certification – focuses on some certified level of security professionals and recommended to have few years of experiences in cybersecurity landscape.
3. Advanced-level certification – targeted for highly technical certifications with different domain of expertities.
4. There are also other specialized certifications that accrediate security professionals that demonstrated expertise in different specialization such as Cloud security, Vendor-specific certifications, and Incident Response certifcations specific.
2How Cybersecurity Practitioner 101 different from the above certifications.Cybersecurity Practitioner 101 focuses on
1. bridging the gap between fresh graduates, new aspiring cybersecurity talents to understand the fundamentals and the practical security measures that is tailored to business needs.
2. developing non-technical cybersecurity skills that are crucial for success in the field beyond technical knowledge such as Communication, Critical-Thinking ability, Problem-solving, Risk Management skills as well as the Ethical and Regulatory awareness which is essential and critical in business environment today.
3. Introduction of Cybersecurity Framework based on NIST (National of Standards and Technology) which is crucial for beginners in the cybersecurity landscape.
3.Our Differentiator and Primary Purpose for this program1. This program is designed to serve as a bridge, facilitating the journey for beginners entering the cybersecurity domain thus helping cybersecurity senior leaders, professionals, and experts in navigating and managing cybersecurity space.
2. Our course program will address these concept at the high level, focusing on how practitioners can align cybersecurity measures with business requirements and constraints. This includes implementing appropriate administrative and technical controls to mitigate risk effectively.
3. Based on our experiences, we believe that practitioners should posses a comprehensive understanding of various domains and controls, extending beyond technical aspects of these cybersecurity tracks.
4.What are the prerequisites to attend this course?We recommend this course for participants who already possess basic IT technical knowledge, an understanding of ITIL and ITSM frameworks, or general IT security knowledge. These foundational skills will enable participants to more easily assimilate the course content and maximize their learning experience.