Course description

Concerned about IT security issues? Want to understand how your privacy may be at risk? Assess the risks and understand the available tools to provide a secure environment in the office and on your personal devices. An industry expert will lead you through this course, employing a variety of activities including news stories to inform and illustrate how IT security and privacy can be managed – with a plan.

Complete case studies and self-assessment exercises for reinforcement and self-evaluation of the concepts presented in the course.

The online format of the course lets you study from anywhere, anytime.

The course is 13 weeks in duration. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the course management system, Brightspace. View our page about online learning for further information.

Text: Web-based readings only.

Learning objectives

  • Apply the principles of IT security to an organization’s IT infrastructure.
  • Be aware of the IT security industry and its key players.
  • Locate IT security guidance and resources via the web.
  • Recognize common threats to IT resources.
  • Identify and apply common detection and prevention methods.
  • Plan and conduct security threat and risk assessments.
  • Develop security policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement user awareness plans.
  • Develop and test business continuation and disaster recovery plans.

Required equipment/software

  • Personal computer and Internet access
  • Microsoft Windows, Vista edition or newer

Recommended web browsers

For Windows computers:

  • Internet Explorer: versions 8.0 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox: latest version
  • Google Chrome: latest version

For Apple computers:

  • Mozilla Firefox: latest version
  • Apple Safari: latest version
  • Google Chrome: latest version

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