Certified Data Security Analyst (CDSA)

This training is a practical qualification for those that work in the fields of data protection and privacy. It is fully up to date with the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) as well as giving an understanding to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Successful completion of the program demonstrates to employers and others that the candidate possesses a solid knowledge of requirements of data protection law, able to identify all components of data control process, translate the rules set out in PDPA to their own work environment, apply the translated concept in their own work practices and implement data security technologies to protect the data within the organization.

Data Security is the means of ensuring that data is kept safe from corruption and that access to it is suitably controlled. Data Security helps to ensure privacy to protect business and personal data.

This course provides the candidate with the following objectives:

  1. Able to understand the importance of Data Security
  2. Able to design and implement data protection policy for the organization to manage the data risk exposures
  3. Able to translate the regulatory requirements to be part of the data protection policy
  4. Able to understand, identify and implement the latest data security technologies
  5. Able to audit database activities
  6. Able to assess database system vulnerabilities and provide remediation
  7. Able to understand and implement data encryption on personal and sensitive data

Working professional who wishes to acquire and enhance their knowledge and skills in data security, implement data protection policy, conducting audits to ensure compliance and address potential issues proactively.


  1. Data Protection Essential Knowledge
  2. Understanding Data Protection Regulations
  3. Personal Identifiable Information
  4. Data Protection Program
  5. Data Access Control
  6. Data Security Technologies
  7. Cryptography
  8. Key Management Lifecycle

Mr. Cheng Wai Kok
Principal Consultant
K2 Baseline Sdn Bhd

Has 22 years of professional experience in the IT industry with more than 17 years of experience specialised in IT application and database security. He has held various IT executive positions in Malaysia, China, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. He holds the prestigious CISSP membership from the ISC2. With his extensive experience and knowledge in IT for banking and financial institutions including AmInvestment Bank, Hong Leong Bank, Affin Investment Bank, he has been granted the prestige membership by the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers. Wai Kok is currently the Principal Consultant of K2 Baseline Sdn Bhd and helping the local and regional clients to address the security challenges, compliance requirements and technology risk in applications and databases.

Prior to joining K2 Baseline, Wai Kok was the Director of Operations of i-Sprint Innovations, a global Identity and Access Management software company which has successfully deployed the solutions in some of the global financial institutions.

He graduated from University of Teesside, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science in 1996. He continued at the University of South Australia, Australia to complete her Master of Business Administration in 1999. Wai Kok has also been certified by Charles Stuart University, Australia as a Certified Trainer.

Wai Kok has also many years of experience in providing IT training in various levels to many students, ranging from Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree to Master’s Degree. These institutes of higher learning including colleges and universities like Binary University, FTMS College, KDU University College and UCSI.

The CDSA examination is certified by the Global ACE Certification. The examination framework is designed to align with a set of relevant Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) that are necessary for an Information Security Awareness Manager. Candidates will be tested via a combination of either continual assessment (CA), multiple choice (MC), theory/underpinning knowledge assessment (UK), practical assessment (PA), assignments (AS) and case studies (CS) as required.

Candidates can take the examination at authorized examination centres in participating member countries. Candidates who have successfully passed the CDSA examination will be eligible to apply as an associate or professional member by fulfilling the membership criteria defined under the Global ACE Certification.

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  • 7 - 10 February 2023
  • 29 - 1 June 2023
  • 11 - 14 September 2023
  • 4 - 7 December 2023
*dates are tentative, unless specified

Training Fee: MYR5,040.00
Exam Fee: MYR1,255.80

(subject to 8% SST)

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