Cyber Security Literacy Workshop

The cyber security workshop aims to provide participants with knowledge about information and cyber security threats and the techniques that can be used to keep employees and co-workers safe from nefarious attacks.  The instructor will use real world examples to impart the basic concepts and principles of how to apply practical and effective information and cyber security.  Participants will not be overwhelmed by technology and engineering jargon but will be presented with a simple and comprehensive approach on information and cyber security topics that all private and public organizations face such as threats, email protection techniques, password policies, using the web safely, spotting on-line scams and social engineering risks.  The workshop will end with a general discussion about the changes in the diversity of information and cyber security roles and careers in the present and future of places of work.

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  • Anyone who is an employee or consultant in a public or private organization that handles or creates some type of information such as documents, presentations, and emails and uses a computer in their day-to-day work.

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.

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The cyber security workshop aims to provide participants with knowledge about information and cyber security threats and the techniques that can be used to keep employees and co-workers safe from nefarious attacks.  The instructor will use real world examples to impart the basic concepts and principles of how to apply practical and effective information and cyber security.  Participants will not be overwhelmed by technology and engineering jargon but will be presented with a simple and comprehensive approach on information and cyber security topics that all private and public organizations face such as threats, email protection techniques, password policies, using the web safely, spotting on-line scams and social engineering risks.  The workshop will end with a general discussion about the changes in the diversity of information and cyber security roles and careers in the present and future of places of work.

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Cyber Security Literacy Workshop

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10days before the course start date

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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.

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Anyone who is an employee or consultant in a public or private organization that handles or creates some type of information such as documents, presentations, and emails and uses a computer in their day-to-day work.

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Cyber Security Literacy Workshop (Online Session)
January 18, 2022
13:00 - 16:00
$0.00
Full
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