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Information Security Management

Protecting the private and personal information of industries and people is not only a vital and important career, it’s also never been more in demand. If you’re technically minded and are looking to add to your already impressive resume, the Information Security Management program will give your future career the boost it needs.

Become a Security Analyst - 2022/2023

The Information Security Management post-graduate program will teach you how to manage both the operational and strategic aspects of information security. In just one year, you’ll develop the skills to identify how a business is vulnerable, and how to best safeguard their information. You’ll also learn detailed practical aspects of security such as risk analysis, vulnerability testing, writing security policies, implementing access controls, and performing security audits.

When you graduate, your career options will be as diverse as your future clients. Give your career security while helping companies keep their data safe.

Program Overview

This one-year Ontario Graduate Certificate program is designed to provide students with a holistic approach to information systems security as it applies to business.  The program will provide a broad understanding of security concepts and concentrate on industry best practices for information security.  Students will gain the knowledge required to manage both the strategic and operational aspects of information security.  The focus will be on addressing the following questions:

  • What business assets need protection?
  • What are the vulnerabilities and threats to the business and the assets?
  • What safeguards need to be implemented to protect the business?
  • Did the protection measures or safeguards work?

Students will develop the skills to identify vulnerabilities to business and implement effective safeguards to minimize risks to acceptable levels.  They will learn detailed practical aspects of security such as risk analysis, vulnerability testing, writing security policies, implementing access controls and performing security audits.  An emphasis will be placed on interpersonal, organizational, technical, communication and problem-solving skills applied to enhance the effective implementation of security in a business environment. A part-time, online version of this program is available

 

Laptop requirements for this program

 

Career Information ​​​​​​

Fanshawe’s Information Security Management program will prepare graduates to take advantage of the growing opportunities in the information security field. Graduates will be an asset to any information technology department in virtually all sectors of business. Graduates can expect to find opportunities as consultants or in security management roles, including:

  • Information Security manager
  • Information Security Consultant 
  • Risk analyst/manager
  • Security analyst
  • Forensic analyst
  • Information Security penetration tester
  • Information security auditor
  • Network security analyst
  • IT technical security specialist
  • Threat-risk/vulnerability security specialist

 

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Information Security Management program:

Cyber Security Analyst

Keep an organization’s data safe by creating and supporting a secure IT infrastructure 

Audit and Compliance Analyst

Ideal for well-organized and technically experienced individuals with the ability to understand various compliance requirements and interpret and communicate them to teams

IT Security Specialist

Support the development, implementation, monitoring and maintenance of security controls, processes, procedures and systems.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. apply knowledge of computer operating systems, networking, and various application software to the simulation of business processes.

2. develop best practices to protect business resources through the application of knowledge of vulnerabilities and exploits.

3. develop security strategies for the deployment of security procedures and protective devices.

4. Integrate information technology strategies that support business functions by employing knowledge of best practices of business processes and systems.

5. develop security plans and strategies to include acceptable use of business information and systems by internal employees, contractors, consultants, business partners and customers.

6. develop security plans and strategies to ensure the integrity of information in compliance with best practices, relevant policies, standards, and regulations.

7. apply project management principles in the deployment of security policies and strategies.

8. perform security audits to ensure compliance with security plans, policies, standards, regulations and best practices.

9. develop and deliver a corporate training program to communicate both orally and in writing the security requirements for compliance with security policies.

10. prepare security documentation for approval by senior management and present results of security audits.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 January
London
Open
2022 January
London - Online
Open
2022 May
London - Online
Open
2022 May
London
Open
2022 September
London
Open
2022 September
London - Online
Open
2023 January
London - Online
Open
2023 January
London
Open
2023 May
London - Online
Open
2023 May
London
Open

Part Time Offerings

2022 January
London - Online
Open
2022 May
London - Online
Open
2022 September
London - Online
Open
2023 January
London - Online
Open
2023 May
London - Online
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 January
London
Open
2022 May
London
Open
2022 September
London
Open
2023 January
London
Open
2023 May
London
Open

Program Details

Program Code
ISM1

Program Coordinator:

Clive Wright

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Part-Time
Online
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Duration
30 weeks

Admission Requirements

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree in a computing related field
OR
Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  SDS Program Requirements.  
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Previous IT post-secondary education and/or training and/or work experience.
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements

Tuition Summary

London

Canadian Costs
$3,603.32
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$15,081.94
Total Cost of Program

Online

Canadian Costs
$3,335.46
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6001Information Security4
This course will concentrate on the essential concepts of information security CIA, confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The common vulnerabilities in computer and network systems and the methodology hackers use to exploit these systems will be examined.
INFO-6003O/S & Applications Security4
This course will concentrate on the vulnerabilities of Windows and LINUX operating systems. The best practices and methodologies to ensure that critical security upgrades and system patches are installed will be discussed. Vulnerabilities to web applications will be explored.
INFO-6076Web Security4
This course will delve into the current scripting and computer languages used by modern web clients and servers, with a focus on the programming methodologies used to prevent exploitation of web security vulnerabilities.
INFO-6027Security Planning3
This course will provide necessary skills to identify essential elements of a Security Management System, and the business processes that require protection. Risk assessments will identify vulnerabilities and required countermeasures to prevent and mitigate system failures. The consequences of data loss and the required safeguards are part of the process. The course will concentrate on the principals of implementing security in an organization. As part of this process Students will prepare and assess various security policies.
INFO-6047Routing & Switching5
This course focuses on the operation and analysis of the roles of routers and switches in an enterprise network. Topics covered include switching, STP, VLANs, routing protocols, IPv4 & IPv6, inter-VLAN routing, DHCP & NAT.
ACAD-6002Graduate Success Strategies1
This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success for graduate students. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, and time management among other skills. The importance of Academic Integrity will be a main focus.
INFO-6078Managing Enterprise Networks3
In this course, students will explore the principles and technologies involved with designing, maintaining and securing enterprise networks. You will learn the importance of protecting the network with technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detection, VPN and redundant network design.
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