Computing Fundamentals and Cyber Security

Overview

This introductory course is designed for personnel who use software applications such as email, the WWW, or work in an organization of connected computers. The course introduces computing fundamentals and the impact of information and cyber security on things such as:

  • The difference between data and information assets
  • Threats and risks to your data and information
  • Computers and computer networks
  • The dark web and deep web
  • Cyber security threats and threat actors
  • Impact on the Canadian and Global economies

 

Learning Outcomes

With an information and cyber security focus the participant will be able to:
  • Understand basic concepts and fundamentals of computers, networks, data, and information constructs
  • Describe the goal and issues with the WWW, dark web, deep web, threat actors and data breaches
  • Understand the global impact of information and cyber security threats

 

Audience

  • Managers leading teams who use technology
  • Personnel who need to understand information security, cyber security, cloud computing and AI
  • Personnel who need to recognize and manage computing, information, and cyber risks
  • Employees looking to understand computing basics that apply in their workplace
  • Project Managers required to work on information, cyber, AI projects

 

Duration

12 hours

 

Cost

  • Regular: $995 (plus tax)
    • Courses offered in 2023: $1095 (plus tax)

  • SCALE AI: $497.50 (plus tax)
    • From January 2023 - March 2023: $547.50 (plus tax)

 

SCALE AI

This course is supported by SCALE AI. All persons employed in Canada are eligible to benefit from a 50% discount on enrolment fees. Please select the SCALE AI session below and register with your work email address and work mailing address. 


Featured Instructor

Alan McCafferty is a Senior Business Analyst with 25+ years of progressive experience working with public organizations, not-for-profits, start-ups, and multi-national corporations.  Educated in Canada, the USA and Europe in multiple disciplines including Engineering, Business, Risk Management, and Lean 6 Sigma, he is the author of more than 25 white papers and the recipient of the Canada Award for Excellence. During his career, Alan has led the delivery of multi-year $1 billion+, mission critical information technology projects.  As a Cyber Security SME, Alan was key in the developed of the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute cyber security program and teaches several of the courses.  Alan has successfully completed IT, Security, Process, Threat Risk Assessments (TRA), Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), health and safety projects for federal government departments, provincial healthcare organizations and national not-for-profit organizations.  As a senior consultant, he uses his Lean 6 Sigma skills, along with his risk and security experience to help organizations implement low waste, and effective lean processes in areas such as information security management systems, business continuity, department security plans, quality management systems, health, and safety management systems.

Mark Hearn is a seasoned Business Leader and technical Product Management executive, bringing technology and business together to solve market problems for over 25 years. Mark’s expertise in software security and anti-reverse engineering has helped industry leaders solve critical product security issues with innovation and minimized risk. As a product security evangelist, Mark has spoken at many industry conferences and engaged in panel discussions on the need to protect software products from attack. He is an expert on the business risks associated with reverse engineering and the critical impact that hacking could have for manufacturers, and for their customers. Mark has held executive roles in product management and strategic market development, developing expertise in both the business-critical and technical functions related to business strategy, use/abuse cases, technical requirements, competitive analysis, and security threat-risk analysis.

 

Sessions

Event CodeTitleBegin DateEnd DateTermDelivery MethodRegister to Event
S00012211AComputing Fundamentals and Cyber Security11/28/202212/1/2022AutumnOnlineRegister to Event
S00012301AComputing Fundamentals and Cyber Security1/9/20231/12/2023WinterOnlineRegister to Event
S00012304AComputing Fundamentals and Cyber Security4/3/20234/6/2023WinterOnlineRegister to Event