It is for those preparing to implement software assurances, incorporate application access control and ensure the implementations of more secure coding. It is geared toward individuals who will have a role in the development of software systems using secure programming practices or mandated to protect an organization’s software from web security threats or cyberattacks, such as code injection or cross-site scripting.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Explain the secure development lifecycle components;
  • Understand the software development models;
  • Recognize information flow models;
  • Discuss alternative software development methodologies;
  • Discuss and apply security design considerations;
  • Explain software vulnerabilities and countermeasures.


40 hours

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Trust an Unbiased Global View

This course is technology- and policy-agnostic. It is designed, structured, and delivered based on a blend of learning processes and real-world experiences. This ensures you get a truly unbiased world view of universally applicable information and cybersecurity principles and practices presented from a neutral, Canadian perspective.

Access a Continuum of Learning

By completing the Information and Cybersecurity Management Certificate program, you will have what you need to transition to additional learning in the field or bridge to other programs offered by PDI.

The Information and Cybersecurity Management Program is an integral part of a continuum of learning ecosystem in security, cybersecurity, and other disciplines offered by the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute (uOttawa PDI). The knowledge, skills, and abilities you acquire through this program are complementary to other offerings in PDI’s security portfolio, including:

Financial Intelligence Specialist Program

National Security and Intelligence Advance Certificate

Coding for Veterans

Cyber Skills for Canadians

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