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NUS Institute of Systems Science

NICF- AISP Qualified Information Security Professional Course

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About the course

The threat of cyber attacks is a global priority and concern. Cybersecurity breaches are occurring with higher frequency and intensity, causing crippling devastation for businesses and organisations alike. The need for qualified information security professionals is therefore made even more crucial to minimise and eradicate this ominous issue.

The Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP) and the Institute of Systems Science (ISS) have launched the AISP Qualified Information Security Professional (QISP) course to provide broad-based information security knowledge to infocomm professionals in the various roles. It also equips infocomm security specialists with the essential skills to develop and further enhance their capabilities. AISP, ISS and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) have co-badged the QISP Certification with Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) System.

This course will be conducted via e-learning, classroom lectures and workshops.

Key Takeaways

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Undertake information security risk assessments of networks and systems and recommend risk treatment options
  • Craft appropriate information security policies to address information security risks
  • Manage operations security risks
  • Provide advice, from the information security perspective, on compliance with Singapore laws and regulations

What Will Be Covered

This course will equip participating professionals with broad information security knowledge, including an understanding of Singapore security-related laws and regulations. The domains of the AISP Body of Knowledge will also be covered. These are:

  • Information security concepts and principles
  • Information security governance
  • Information security risk management
  • Information security management
  • Security engineering
  • Operations security
  • Cryptography
  • Physical & environmental security
  • Business continuity management
  • Security incident management
  • Digital forensics
  • Information systems audit


Classroom sessions (5 days) and self-paced e-Learning content (29 hours) and a 3-hour exam

Who should attend

  • Entry to mid-level information security professionals
  • Any infocomm professional wishing to acquire information security related competencies


One year of relevant IT experience in system and network administration or software development.

Trust the experts

Chia Yuen Kwan

Yuen Kwan teaches courses in the areas of object-oriented technology and application development methodology. Prior to joining ISS, he was involved in application development projects in the government and transportation industries. He also led various large scale developments in business critica...


Lim Kian Kim

KK Lim is currently President of Singapore Cloud Forum, an association for cloud computing professionals. He contributes regularly to Global Privacy Advisors, the newsletter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He is also the chapter author of Singapore in Global Priv...


Ng Kok Leong

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, University of Melbourne Master’s Degree in Computer Science & Information Systems, National University of Singapore Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Technology), Nanyang Technological University Special Diploma (Web Development Technology), Sin...


Cheong Kok Yin

Kok Yin with 15 years of experience in numerous projects specifically in IT Security, vulnerability assessments, Infrastructure review, ITGC reviews and business process reviews which spans across different industries. Has led numerous IT audit and security assignments including review of IT bus...


John Yong

Mr John Yong is a former Director, Infocomm Security Group, formerly known as Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) currently known as GovTech. John holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Salford, United Kingdom. He is a seasoned infocomm security professional who...


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