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Course Description

This course is intended for those who need to be aware of how to protect data in their organizations. The course is designed to inform, educate, and upskill participants in data security and information sharing to effectively manage risk. The course provides an understanding of the principles and importance of data security and information governance. It examines responsibilities when sharing information, including action to be taken to reduce the risk of breaches and incidents. This data security and risk management training will help participants to be increasingly alert to known and common data security risks, as well as one’s responsibilities when handling information.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Convey the importance and value of data security and risk management.
  2. Accurately interpret and apply the laws that inform data security and risk management.
  3. Determine threats to data security and act to avoid them.
  4. Appraise cyber-security incidents and apply appropriate responses.
  5. Identifying, reporting, and avoiding breaches and incidents.

Course Topics

The course topics includes:

  • Introduction to Data Security Awareness:
  • Importance of data security
  • Standards for data security
  • Different types and value of information
  • Confidentiality, integrity and availability of data
  • Application of Legislation to Data Security and Risk Management
  • Understanding and Avoiding Threats to Data Security:
  • Social engineering
  • Using social media safely
  • Using email safely
  • Malicious software
  • How to protect information
  • Physical security
  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
  • Identifying, Reporting, and Avoiding Breaches and Incidents

Technical Requirements

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets the necessary system requirements. Use the browser check tool to ensure your browser settings are compatible and up to date (results will be displayed in a new browser window).

*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Privacy Protection, Data Security, and Risk Management
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Tuesday
Time
1:30PM to 3:30PM
Dates
November 02, 2021
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
November 04, 2021
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
November 11, 2021
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
November 18, 2021
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
November 25, 2021
Type
Final Examination
Days
Friday
Time
9:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
November 26, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Potential Discount(s)
Instructors
  • John Wunderlich
Section Notes

Early bird registration ends 60 days ($855.00) and 30 days ($895.00) prior to the start of the course. Regular registration is less than 30 days prior to the start of the course ($955.00).

CourseLink access begins: Monday, October 26, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. ET

Course registration ends: Monday, November 1, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. ET

If due to extenuating circumstances there is a need to reschedule, the rescheduled class will be held on November  26 and/or 29, 2021 and the final examination will be rescheduled for December 29 or 30, 2021.

View the Course Policy: Withdrawals, Refunds, Transfer, Cancellations, Postponements.

Contact the OpenEd Continuing Education team if you require assistance.

This course is delivered remotely and in real time.

Remote Delivery Orientation (Zoom & CourseLink): Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.). Note: If you have already attended a Remote Delivery Orientation for a certificate course, you are not required to participate.

Technical Requirements

This course uses the following:

  • CourseLink, the name for the University of Guelph learning management system.
  • Zoom as a video communication tool:
    • Webcam (Built-in or USB plug-in)
    • Headset or a Microphone and Speaker (Built-in, wireless, or USB plug-in)

View the Technical Considerations for CourseLink and Zoom.

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