Cyber Security, Body of Knowledge


This course is a detailed review and introduction with examples and applications of the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CS BoK) including:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Information Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communication and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Review the critical and key elements in eight bodies of the Cyber Security (CS) BoK
  • Identify best practices in each of the eight bodies of knowledge in the CS BoK
  • Determine which ones are applicable to an organization



  • Individuals who have a need to upgrade their information and cyber security skills. Managers, project leads, project managers, team members and employees where their day-to-day roles and responsibilities are impacted by information and cyber security threats, challenges, risks, and requirements.



12 hours 



  • Regular: $1095 (plus tax)


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.



Event CodeTitleBegin DateEnd DateTermDelivery MethodRegister
S00412310ACyber Security, Body of Knowledge10/10/202310/13/2023AutumnOnlineRegister
S00412401ACyber Security, Body of Knowledge1/29/20242/1/2024WinterOnlineRegister
S00412404ACyber Security, Body of Knowledge4/15/20244/18/2024SummerOnlineRegister