Foundation in Information and Cyber Security Solutions


This course highlights the basic concepts involved in cyber security.

This course will explore who or what is a threat actor, policy development to the implementation of a risk management and a business continuity program.

Participants will learn about personal and corporate privacy, the risk of data breaches while gaining insights with regards to challenges and solutions for companies, and governmental institutions.



  • Who are the threat actors?
  • What is cybersecurity?
  • Introduction to the Information Security Management Standards (ISMS)
  • Introduction to risk management and risk identification
  • What happens after a data breach?
  • The reason for Business Continuity
  • Should I Place Everything in The Cloud?



  • Individuals with an interest in expanding their knowledge in information and cybersecurity. Introductory level no previous experience required.



12 hours



  • Regular: $1095 (plus tax)
  • SCALE AI: $547.50 (plus tax) – From January 2023 - March 2023



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.