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NIHI - McMaster Certificate Course on Cybersecurity Management

National Institutes of Health Informatics, McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education, Privacy Horizon Inc.

13 Sessions, 13 Hours
3 Live Online & 10 Recorded
Live Online Sessions: Tuesdays, June 9, 23 & 30, 2020

Each Recording is approximately 1 hour

Recordings One to Five will be available beginning June 10
Recordings Six to Ten will be available beginning June 24

Live Online Sessions
Tuesdays June 9, 23, & 30, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

All sessions occur online via Webex


Patrick Lo, CEO, Privacy Horizon Inc.
Brendan Seaton, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Privacy Horizon Inc.; President, ITAC Health

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 cyber cybersecurity management strategies and recommendations to help minimize the occurrence or impact of cyber-related losses. Our focus is on risk management – identification, management and mitigation of risks – and how to use the various tools and resources to build awareness and cyber resilience.

Registration for the NIHI-McMaster University Course includes a free additional session presentation by Amy Oke, Senior Engineer at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). ISED offers a cybersecurity program for SMEs. She will discuss the NIST baseline controls and certification program.

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

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National Institutes of Health Informatics
McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education Privacy Horizon


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