Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Cybersecurity (15 credits)

Offered by: Information Studies     Degree: GC-CYS

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is an online program that focuses on the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity: threats, cryptography, and vulnerability; the types of cyber-attacks, how they are implemented, and commonly-used hardening techniques and controls; threat and risk assessments at the network system, operating system, and software application levels; the security readiness of an organization; cybersecurity incidents and how to communicate them within an organization; policies to meet current security standards for an organization to adopt; ethical concerns in terms of security, privacy, and information guidelines and policies within national and international contexts. While majority of the course components will be delivered asynchronously, a very small number of activities may require students to perform synchronously.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • INFS 680 Introduction to Information Security and Cryptography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Introduction to cybersecurity and cryptography. Examination of the main threats that organizations face inthe protection of data and information concerning their customers and trade secrets. Basic control mechanisms and processes that can be put in place to protect against these threats as well as a general introduction to the concepts of cryptography as a way to ensure secure communications.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Ding, Steven (Fall)

  • INFS 681 Modern Software Exploitation and Defence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Modern exploitation and defence techniques for binary executables, web applications and practices that compromise modern protective techniques. Topics include reverse engineering, string format vulnerability, code injection, tools used against web applications such a cross-site scripting, session hijacking and SQL injection.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Ding, Steven (Fall)

  • INFS 682 Network and Endpoint Security (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Network security and the various technologies, policies, and procedures that are used in combination to create multiple layers of protection within an organizations computer network. Vulnerabilities and threats to networks and the many network security controls that are currently available to address them.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • INFS 683 Windows and Linux OS Hardening (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Operating system (OS) hardening techniques for Windows and Linux. Fundamental and advanced topics in operating system security and provides an awareness of potential OS security breaches and practical skills used to secure modern operating systems. Topics include credential management, process protection, memory protection, malware mitigation, firewall configuration, and intrusion detection tools.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • INFS 684 Information Security Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : An overview of information security management within an organization. Management of and response to information security threats, whether they be internal or external, discrete or persistent, non-destructive or catastrophic. Topics include information security policy and governance, risk and vulnerability detection, threat readiness, investigation, recovery, privacy and legislation. Includes a capstone project.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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