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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

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Privacy Protection, Data Security, and Risk Management
9:00AM to 4:00PM
January 24, 2024 to February 14, 2024
Final Examination
9:00AM to 11:00AM
February 21, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Potential Discount(s)
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: Friday, January 19, 2024 at 12:00 a.m. ET

Course registration ends: Friday, January 19, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. ET

View the Course Policy: Withdrawal, Transfer and Refund Policy

Contact the OpenEd Continuing Education team if you require assistance.

This course is delivered remotely and in real time.

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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