Certificate In Corporate Security Management Studies

Develop Security Management Framework Using Strategic Security Structures, Concepts, Principles And Models


The Certificate in Corporate Security Management Studies (CCSMS) lays out the foundation for developing a security management framework using strategic security structures, concepts, principles and models. It addresses the evolution of security technology and examines global risk and physical security trends to co-relate to both short-term and long-term prevailing security threats and challenges. Participants are also introduced to the foundations for planning and managing a security budget and presenting the budget to the c-suite leadership. In addition, this module provides an entry-level understanding of corporate, industrial and economic espionage and an introduction to emergency planning and crisis management.

CCSMS looks at the importance of strategic positioning of the Corporate Security function as an integral part of the Organization in order to nurture a collaborative partnerships with the other Business Units within the organization. This module equips participants to progressively develop the Corporate Security function to make a positive imprint and impact on the organization through active utilization of Corporate Competitive Intelligence, counter Corporate and Industrial Espionage frameworks and applying the concept of risk management to demonstrate the return on investment towards effective security budget planning and execution. Participants will learn how to apply fundamental security management principles and their inter-related applications and functions without impeding or going against the Organization’s corporate culture.

CCSMS aims to teach participants the impact of Risk and Threat to day-to-day business operations, learn about the two main types of Risk Classifications – Pure Risk and Business Risk and the various risk response options such as Risk Transfer, Risk Acceptance, Risk Avoidance and Risk Mitigation. Participants will also learn the definition and implication of various Risk terminologies such as Risk averse, Risk prone, Risk tolerance and Risk threshold. The final part of this module introduces participants to the concept of Business Continuity Management (BCM) and the role BCM plays in Emergency Planning, Response and Safeguarding the Resiliency and Survival of an Organization’s business. It serves as a prelude to the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Module in the Corporate Security Management Studies Diploma Course.


The key objective of the CCSMS is to provide participants with the building-blocks to develop a comprehensive
security management framework through utilization of analytical data and predictive trends related to global risk and physical security technology, planning a Security Budget that demonstrates both qualifying and quantifying security returns on investment and applying the fundamental concepts of Business Continuity Management through emergency planning and crisis management.


Course Modules:  14 Modules

Duration: 3 Days

Language:  English

Assessment: Written Examination

Course Fee:  SGD 1,300

Application Fee: SGD 100

The definition and objective of the corporate security function is explained and the implication and impact of the transition of the corporate security function over the years from a “3G” function to a “3M” function and consequently to a “5M’ function is examined.
The evolution of Security Technology over the years and modern-day application of security technology and robotics to augment traditional physical security guarding is presented and participants shown actual examples of on-site application of technology and robotics by several companies in the United States, Canada and China.
The importance of using annual Global Corporate Security Management Trends to prioritise and validate Security Programs, Budget and allocation of resources. It examines various factors that influences Global Corporate Security Management Trends. Factors examined are - Global Risk Outlook, Global Mobility Outlook, Global Security Hotspots, Risk Perceptions, Physical Security Trends and Threat Forecast. It examines the annual statistical and analytical data related to the evolving risk landscape, the top 5 Global Risks in terms of likelihood of occurrence and impact, the short-term risk outlook and long-term risk outlook, the Physical Security Trends and threat forecasts for Global Travel Security Risk, Global Kidnap and Maritime Privacy and Global Security Hot spots. For participants attending on-line classes, they will be assigned an individual practical assignment to apply the various corporate security management trends to the organization they represent and then present their assignment to the class.
The threats and challenges of Insider Threats and External Threats are discussed and evaluated. Analytical data related to Data Breaches reported and investigated by authorized bodies are evaluated and cyber threats related to data Protection is discussed. The concept of assessing and managing risk by adopting an analytical approach is introduced through the use and application of assessment models such as D.M.A.I.C.; S.W.O.T. and P.E.S.T.
Lays out the foundation for developing a security management framework using correct definitions, strategic security principles and structures. It introduces the concept of adopting a competency-based, performance-driven set of indices to measure security output. It also sets the scope for identifying, developing, and prioritizing response components as part of crisis management key considerations.
The use of the ‘Risk Language’ is introduced and taught how it should be applied when communicating to members of the C-Suite leadership. An overview of the role, traits and expectations of the C-suite leadership is provided. For participants attending on-site face-to-face classes, they will participate in a group assignment whereby various roles will be assigned to participants and they will simulate a presentation to the C-Suite using the ‘Risk language’.
Basic expense line items that are generally included in a Security Budget Plan and the differences between ‘OpEx’ and ‘CapEx’ in Budgeting are explained. A statistical review of global spending in the US Physical Security Market and Global Physical Security Market is presented to provide an overview of the size of the Security Budget on a global basis. In addition, a market study is also presented on the average security budget allocated for Executive Protection for some of the Billionaire CEOs heading iconic global corporations. The requirements for good security budget planning and the foundation for managing a security budget is also taught in this topic.
The definitions for Corporate, Industrial and Economic Espionage is explained and the differences as well as similarities between each type of espionage is provided. Actual reported cases of Corporate, Industrial and Economic espionage is presented in order for participants to differentiate the various types of espionage. A framework to develop a basic proactive counter-espionage program will be taught and participants will be introduced to various counter-espionage tools and equipment available in the marketplace.
Examine the various contributory factors that could result in success, failure or certain consequential outcomes for the corporate security function. Factors discussed includes the expectations of the C-suites related to security budget approvals, understanding the key contributory reasons for corporate security management failure and its impact to the organization, failure to understand and correctly manage the organization’s corporate culture, the advantage of developing and adopting a risk management model and the value of training and development towards the overall effectiveness of the corporate security function.
Introduction to Business Continuity Management in the area of Crisis Management Planning. Review the annual global statistics related to natural catastrophe events and its resultant economic losses. Understand the importance of developing a risk assessment matrix for natural and man-made hazards, learn about the Emergency Management Cycle and the specific role and function of a Crisis Management Plan, a Business Continuity Plan and a Disaster Recovery Plan respectively as engines for an organization’s Business Continuity Management program. Apply the Emergency Management Cycle to develop a Crisis Management Plan for Smoke, Fire & Explosion by creating an Emergency Response Plan to deal with it. Various Business Continuity Management concepts such as the Disaster Risk Management Cycle, Disaster Risk Reduction Components, “PRISM” Response Model and “RACIS” Response Model will be addressed. Participants will be assigned an individual practical assignment to apply the various Business Continuity Management concepts and develop an Emergency Response Plan for Smoke, Fire & Explosion for the organization they represent and then present their assignment to the class.
The definition of Risk, Risk-types, Risk-mitigation Responses, Risk Terminologies and Risk Concepts are explained. The difference between Pure Risk and Business Risk is defined and the appropriate mitigation response to each of these two risk-type is explained. In addition, the various types of Risk Concepts are explained and practical examples provided.
Introduction to Business Continuity Management in the area of Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery. Understand the concept and importance of a Business Impact Analysis as the determinant factor for developing a Business Continuity Plan. Understand the definition and requirements in a Business Continuity Plan according to ISO 22301. Participants attending on-site face-to-face classes will be assigned to apply the various Business Continuity Management concepts through participation in a group table-top scenario exercise.
Security preparedness in a crisis or disaster will be addressed. The definition of crisis, features in a crisis, definition, elements and Principles of Crisis Management and Crisis Management Communications will be covered in this topic.
This module concludes with an overview of recent key corporate security management developments in the private-sector Security Industry that may have resultant implications to the Corporate Security function.
Stanley Aloysius

Mr. Stanley Aloysius

Former Director, Asia Pacific Safety & Security
Paypal Singapore


Entry Requirements
  • 21 years old and above; and
  • Degree Holders; or
    Applicants with at least 3 years of industry experience but without a degree may also be eligible; and
  • Pass in English in GCE “O” level or equivalent; or
    For International Students, they must pass in English in Secondary or High School education or equivalent.
  • Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Graduation Requirements

Students will be assessed throughout the duration of the program. In order to be conferred with the Diploma, students must achieve a pass for their in-class assessments and module papers, and at least 75% of class attendance.

The diploma is offered on both full-time and part-time basis with 3 core and 15 elective modules. Each module is merited with its own credit points, and a total of 100 points is required for the diploma to be conferred. This format provides participants with preferences and flexibility to embark on modules best suited to their needs and schedule.