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Cybersecurity Management Program in Partnership with McMaster University

Privacy Horizon’s Certificate Program on Cybersecurity Management offered through the NIHI and McMaster University will be returning for the Fall semester of 2020.

McMaster Certificate Program for Cybersecurity Management

Course Instructors:

Patrick Lo: CEO, Privacy Horizon Inc.

Brendan Seaton: Chief Creative Officer, Privacy Horizon Inc.

Public and private sector organizations in Canada and around the world are under increasing pressure to protect themselves, sensitive information, client information and critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. Threats to information system assets come from state actors, organized crime and hacktivists who now routinely attack our electoral, financial, healthcare and public utility systems.

The purpose of this program is to provide practical cybersecurity management strategies and recommendations to help minimize the occurrence or impact of cyber-related losses. Our focus is on risk management and how to use the various tools and resources to build awareness and cyber resilience.

This program is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity framework (CSF).

This program is for non-technical senior staff who need a general understanding of cybersecurity practices to protect critical information assets and who need to work with their organization’s IT and cybersecurity experts.

Upon completion you will be awarded a McMaster University – NIHI Certificate of Attendance in Cybersecurity Management. A certificate of attendance is a non-academic certificate acknowledging that the recipient has completed a minimum of 10 hours of education/training in the subject area.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity management program
  • Cybersecurity risk management
  • Asset management
  • Threat assessment
  • Technical and physical safeguards
  • Administrative safeguards
  • Monitoring and audit
  • Cybersecurity incident management
  • Cybersecurity recovery planning

Learning Objectives

  • To equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to implement an effective cybersecurity program in their organization.
  • To enable participants to apply cybersecurity best practices for asset management, threat assessment and risk management.
  • To help participants implement effective administrative, technical and physical safeguards to combat cybersecurity threats.

Expected Outcomes

You will have a comprehensive understanding of:

  • The NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • The elements of an effective cybersecurity program
  • Methods to detect and respond to cybersecurity threats
  • Administrative, technical and physical safeguards
  • Cybersecurity risk management
  • Cybersecurity breach management

Intended Audience

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Privacy Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Project Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Privacy/Freedom of Information Coordinators
  • Business Managers/Supervisors
  • HR Professionals
  • Educators
  • Healthcare providers and managers charged with protecting privacy under health sector privacy legislation
  • Consultants, integrators, and solution providers who need to offer privacy and security compliance products and services to consumers, and private and public sector organizations
  • Anyone responsible for information privacy in public or private sector organizations