Cyber Security Capstone Project and Test


This course includes a capstone project and a self-assessment. The result is an analysis of the participant’s strengths that they can use as a road map for further training, and work experience in preparation for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exam.



The following course must be completed prior to registration:


Learning Outcomes

Participants will use their knowledge, skills and abilities acquired in the program and apply them in a real-world project by:
  • Completing an information or cyber security capstone project based on a topical and relevant business requirement
  • Presenting their findings for peer review by the class 

Participants will complete a self-assessment based on the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) body of knowledge in the following domains:

  • Information security management
  • Information risk management compliance
  • Information security program development and management
  • Information security incident management



  • Managers and Senior Managers who manage or lead technology teams
  • Personnel who have information and cyber security elements in their workplace
  • Personnel who deal with information management systems or assess information and cyber risks
  • Personnel looking to enhance their careers in information and cyber security management
  • Project Managers with requirements to manage new information and cyber security projects



6 hours 



  • Regular: $655 (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
S00452309ACyber Security Capstone Project and Test9/20/20239/21/2023AutumnOnlineRegister
S00452401ACyber Security Capstone Project and Test1/24/20241/25/2024WinterOnlineRegister
S00452404ACyber Security Capstone Project and Test4/29/20244/30/2024SummerOnlineRegister
S00452409ACyber Security Capstone Project and Test9/16/20249/17/2024AutumnOnlineRegister