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Information Systems Security

Information Systems Security Ontario College Graduate Certificate

What is Information Systems Security?

This program prepares students for careers involving the development, evaluation, and support of IT security solutions. Building on previous educational experience, students learn to create cost effective and secure computing environments. Graduates are able to categorize, design, implement, and integrate technical and managerial safeguards to ensure the security of networked computer systems. 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.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
INSS
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
3 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Ian McWilliam
Email:
Ian.McWilliam@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5307

This program prepares students for careers involving the development, evaluation, and support of IT security solutions. Building on previous educational experience, students learn to create cost effective and secure computing environments. Graduates are able to categorize, design, implement, and integrate technical and managerial safeguards to ensure the security of networked computer systems. 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.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • deploy and manage desktop and server operating systems and optimize system settings in order to 'harden' information systems


  • establish best practices to protect business resources from vulnerabilities and exploits


  • develop security strategies for the deployment of network security procedures and network security devices


  • establish security plans and strategies for proper use and protection of information assets including contingency and disaster plans in compliance with best practices, standards, and regulations


  • create acceptable use policies for business information systems


  • apply project management tools and principles in the building and deployment of security policies and strategies


  • perform security audits using log management software and log analysis to ensure compliance with security plans, policies, standards, and regulations and present results to senior management


  • deliver an effective security awareness and training program to ensure compliance with security policies


  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities in the information security field


  • investigate and employ environmentally sustainable practices within the information security field.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017

- Post-secondary diploma or degree with a focus in computer studies, or equivalent work experience in computer networks and operating systems.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

- College diploma or university degree with a focus in computer studies, or equivalent work experience in computer networks and operating systems.

12 Mandatory Courses

1 Internship

Applicants will be asked to submit a current resume and letter of interest to the Program Coordinator. Academic and experiential learning of all applicants will be assessed.

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

Mandatory Courses

NETS1006 Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery
NETS1015 Security Management
NETS1025 Network Security 1
NETS1026 Windows Systems Security
NETS1028 Linux Systems Security
NETS1030 Networks Security 2
NETS1032 Digital Forensics
NETS1034 Hacking Techniques and Exploits
NETS1035 Applied Cryptography
NETS1036 Information Security
NETS1037 Monitoring and Log Management
NETS1038 Application Security
Internship
NETS1033 Computer and Network Systems Security Internship

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

- Intel I3 processor or AMD equivalent

- 4GB of memory

- 250GB hard drive

Additional operating systems, security tools, and software used in the program will be provided to the student upon commencement of the program.

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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Ian McWilliam
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5307

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