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Basics of Cyber Resilience

Last updated: March 10, 2022, 4:32 p.m.

Job title:  Part-time Instructor

Course Title: Basics of Cyber Resilience

Course Code: CECR 1001

Date posted: July 5, 2021

Application deadline: Ongoing

Format: On-Line



        Term: Fall 2022

        Term dates: Sept 13 – Nov 15, 2022

        Day: Tuesdays

        Time of day: 18:00 - 21:00

Position description

The Centre for Continuing Education at Concordia University provides part-time employment to a range of subject-matter experts to teach in short-target courses and programs. Teaching tasks include the preparation of course and course plan, delivery of course, evaluating student performance and grading student work and grade submission. Instructors attend departmental meetings and attend professional development training activities related to the program.

Course description and learning outcomes

In this course students will be introduced to the business needs and regulatory requirements that frame the work of the cyber security teams within organisations. They will also learn how to protect their business assets by being introduced to attacker motivations and tactics and how companies can assess their risk and elaborate a strategy in order to be resilient when attacked. Additionally, students will develop foundational skills with common cybersecurity methods and tools such as cryptography and identity access management and discover how they can be integrated within an existing IT infrastructure.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Articulate the main regulatory, legal and ethical requirements that frame the work of cyber security professionals.
  • Identify the key business assets that need to be protected within an organisation.
  • Understand attacker profiles, motivations and tactics. Know your enemy to better analyse your risk and prepare your response.
  • Analyze the strategies, methodologies and frameworks in place within an organization to protect business assets and promote organizational resilience.
  • Demonstrate common cybersecurity tools and techniques used by organizations to protect their key assets.

Qualifications and assets

  • Education with a BA/MA in CompSci with a Major in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent
  • Relevant industry work experience (5 years)
  • Teaching experience (three years relevant teaching experience) or equivalent

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to the Centre for Continuing Education, Ms. Michele Wu ( and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the course title and a detailed curriculum vitae. Electronic applications should be submitted by the deadline but will continue to be reviewed until course has been filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio‐cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

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