Cyber Security & Computer Forensics
Program Code: (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Term 1 ISN-1003 Principles of Information Security ISN-1103 Security Policies ISN-1204 Operating Systems Security - Windows ISN-1403 Legal and Ethical Issues in IT Security ISN-1504 Linux, Firewalls and VPN's ISN-1903 Wireless and Mobile Device Security Term 2 ISN-1303 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense ISN-1604 Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling ISN-1703 Mobile Application Security Design ISN-1803 Computer Forensics and Investigation ISN-2003 Network Security and Penetration Testing ISN-2104 Capstone Information Security Project JSS-1001 Job Search and Success Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 ISN-2204 Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures: Attack Phases ISN-2304 Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures: Threats and Defense Mechanisms ISN-2404 Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures: Web Applications and Data Servers ISN-2504 Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures: Secure Network Infrastructures ISN-2604 Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures: Linux, Macintosh and Mobile Systems Term 4 CPL-1049 Work Term - Full-Time* - OR - CPL-5559 WIL Project

The Cyber Security and Computer Forensics, Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides students with key concepts of information security, technical and practical job skills necessary to secure, protect and defend network infrastructures and an organization’s valuable data assets.

The curriculum provides for a broad understanding of cyber security concepts, industry best practices for information security and key security concepts that will protect an organization against fraud, data breaches and other vulnerabilities. The program is designed to prepare information and digital security professionals with the ability to manage, provide policies, standards, procedures, guidelines, policy framework, assess and mitigate risk and integrate advanced security solutions.

The growing Internet security sector requires an in-depth understanding of cyber security issues, and fundamental Internet architecture and protocols. In addition, network security skills such as packet, vulnerability, exploit analysis, and cyber security research are also discussed. Graduates will develop highly marketable skills that are required in the burgeoning cyber security field.

Admission Requirements

A university degree in the information technology field.

Employment Opportunities

In the information security field, there are several roles an information network security administration graduate could hold including: network administrator, systems security analyst, network security analyst, computer security consultant, computer support specialist, systems administrator, computer scientist, database administrator, computer specialist, network systems and data communication analyst and digital forensics investigator.

Graduates who gain several years of specialized work experience may also hold positions as information security managers or network security supervisors.

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.