New Graduate Certificate in Hardware Security Evaluation and Certification

06 Oct 2021

As part of the Government’s efforts to further grow Singapore’s cybersecurity testing and certification ecosystem, and provide opportunities for upskilling and reskilling in cybersecurity, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has collaborated with the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) to launch a new Graduate Certificate in ‘Hardware Security Evaluation and Certification’. 

2 The programme will equip cybersecurity practitioners, professionals, and fresh engineering graduates with practical knowledge on topics such as security evaluation and certification, vulnerability assessment of hardware products, physical hardware attacks and their countermeasures. The programme will leverage the state-of-the-art facilities at the National Integrated Centre for Evaluation (NICE)1 to provide deep professional training on evaluation techniques.

3 The Graduate Certificate programme comprises six courses and will commence in Q1 2022. The courses will be delivered by NTU faculty members and CSA officers. The programme will qualify for SkillsFuture funding. 

4 For more details about the Graduate Certificate in ‘Hardware Security Evaluation and Certification’, please visit

NICE is a partnership between CSA and NTU that would serve as a one-stop facility for security evaluation and certification, including research in security techniques. The centre is scheduled to open officially in early 2022.


About the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore

Established in 2015, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) seeks to keep Singapore’s cyberspace safe and secure to underpin our Nation Security, power a Digital Economy and protect our Digital Way of Life. It maintains an oversight of national cybersecurity functions, and works with sector leads to protect Singapore’s Critical Information Infrastructure. CSA also engages with various stakeholders to heighten cyber security awareness, build a vibrant cybersecurity ecosystem supported by a robust workforce, pursue international partnerships and drive regional cybersecurity capacity building programmes. 

CSA is part of the Prime Minister’s Office and is managed by the Ministry of Communications and Information. For more news and information, please visit