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Program Description

The Information Security Essentials is designed for individuals with a 2 or 3 year College Diploma or Degree in a computing-related field seeking training and education in information and cyber security. It offers a short credential for IT professionals looking to leverage their education and work experience into the growing information security field. The 3 course Essentials offers an overview into important aspects of information security. Topics covered in the Information Security Essentials include: auditing, controls and security in an IT environment, overview of the areas of study in the CISSSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification, risk assessment and security management. 

Courses will be instructor led, and online asynchronous; allowing students the flexibility to study at their own convenience, while receiving instructor instruction and support. After completing the Information Security Essentials, students who meet admission requirements can bridge into the Information Securities Management post-graduate program (ISM1)


Program Requirements

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6008I.T. Auditing
This course will concentrate on the concepts of auditing, controls and security in an IT environment. Topics covered include general and application internal controls, security, governance, standards, guidelines and regulations. Methods and procedures to assess the risks and evaluate controls over information systems in an organization will be examined.
This course provided students with a comprehensive overview of the domains or areas of study in the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification. Domains include; Security and Risk Management), Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, Software Development Security. Throughout the course each domain will be studied in more detail covering the topics in the CISSP examination.
INFO-6027Security Planning
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.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 3 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Program Details

Program Code
Topic Area
Computers, Design, and Media


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