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 courselets 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.
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.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $60 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.