In this certificate, you will learn about cyber crime - the latest evolution in criminal activity, as our world becomes increasingly digital. Various groups of hackers, criminals, organized crime and malicious insiders are utilizing new technologies to perpetrate criminal activity. The reliance on new technologies that make up our digital lives is also making the technology itself a target for criminals.
The Cyber Crime Specialist Certificate program is offered online to allow students the flexibility to complete their studies at times convenient to them.
The program introduces you to the new cyber landscape to understand how it can be used to facilitate criminal activity, and how the cyber landscape itself can be targeted for attack. You will explore what cyber security is, the concepts required to ensure information is protected, the types of attacks and techniques used by criminals to compromise information systems, and the tools and techniques used to prevent the various attacks.
This program will be of interest to seasoned professionals working in a wide variety of fields who wish to gain knowledge in this fast-paced and ever-growing industry. Students entering the workforce or looking to differentiate themselves from the pack will also greatly benefit from the topics covered. Knowledge of cyber crime issues is applicable in various fields including law enforcement, business and technology and is a valuable personal asset, protecting yourself and your family from criminal attacks.
Throughout the program you will complete a number of interactive assignments and case studies that can act as a portfolio, demonstrating your skills and knowledge in this field. Whether you are a tech-savvy professional or still struggle to connect to Wi-Fi, this program will bring you up to speed on the cutting edge concepts in cyber crime.
Chad Marson is a cyber security specialist with a passion for all things technology. He is currently an Operational Risk Officer in the financial sector where he participates in a diverse set of projects and initiatives focused on banking security and the protection of customer data. He is primarily responsible for ensuring controls are appropriately implemented and managed to mitigate technology and cyber related risks. Chad has developed software as an application developer and participated in cybercrime investigations as a Forensic Computer Technician at the RCMP Integrated Technological Crime Unit. Chad was chair of the Canadian Financial Institutions – Critical Incident Response Team (CFI-CIRT) Professional Development Day that brings together industry leaders to present on current threats and risk mitigation strategies for the Canadian banking industry. Chad has led the security assessment of companies internationally including, Europe and Asia, as part of third party supplier assessments and M&A activity. Chad is an engaging speaker and presenter and regularly speaks on topics of Information Security, Cyber Security Defence and Risk Management. Chad has a Joint Honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and holds several security industry certifications including CISSP,CRISC, CISA and is trained as a Certified Ethical Hacker.
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