Published on 23 Nov 2023

Boosting cyber talent with a new Masters programme with Mastercard

Karthik Ramanathan; Professor Lam Khin Yong; Senior Minister of State Tan Kiat How; Matthew Driver; Professor Lam Kwok Yan; Ari Sarker

NTU Singapore and Mastercard have launched a new FlexiMasters programme, the NTU-Mastercard FlexiMasters in Cybersecurity & Digital Trust, to strengthen expertise in combating the growing threat of cybercrime. This marks the first milestone of the Mastercard-NTU Joint Lab, an industry-university partnership announced in December last year, aimed at strengthening and growing the cybersecurity ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region.

The FlexiMasters programme is tailored specifically for mid-career professionals, allowing them to pursue their educational goals on a part-time basis and tailor their studies around existing work or family commitments. It is the first part-time FlexiMasters programme in cybersecurity within NTU’s portfolio. More notably, the programme is open to professionals from all backgrounds wanting to make an entry into the field of cybersecurity. This will further help grow the pool of cybersecurity talent in the market by offering new opportunities to mid-career professionals who are looking to switch careers.

This programme is part of Mastercard’s efforts to support the region’s cybersecurity efforts. In addition to the Mastercard-NTU Joint Lab initiative, Mastercard also announced last December its objective to establish its first Cybersecurity Center of Excellence for the Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore. 

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