As you read this, someone is trying to hack into a system you rely on. Let’s face it, the question isn’t if you’ll get hacked, it’s when. Sobering thought, right? Don’t panic. This program was created to give you the knowledge, skills and tools you need to prevent and detect breaches, or if you’ve been hacked, to respond and recover. And those are the two pathways offered in this program. Practically speaking, you’ll develop the big-picture overview of cyber resilience business needs, develop much coveted technical skills, plus the legal and regulatory requirements you need to work within. To coach you in entering this job market, you’ll be assigned a mentor. And to top it off, through work integrated learning opportunities in the program, you’ll gain the invaluable practical application experience you need to become a vital asset within any organization. By the time you’ve finished your Diploma, you’ll have everything you need to become a vital cyber-security professional in any organization… it’s time to get to work.
This program provides a unique opportunity to pursue studies in two highly relevant workplace areas in the field of cyber resilience: Prevention or Response. Upon completion of the core courses of 90 hours, students will select their pathways for an additional 90 hours in specialized courses. Do you have what it takes?
This program has two pathways: prevention and response
The prevention pathway will help you:
Acquire practical expertise in implementing Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) to protect business assets against cyber-attacks;
Protect data and privacy within business and regulatory compliance requirements;
Design and build security architecture to provide in-depth security defense.
The response pathway will help you:
Respond to and mitigate advanced cyber threats and incidents;
Identify and analyze threat intelligence data to detect and anticipate cyber incidents and attacks;
Design and implement containment and remediation strategies to ensure business continuity.
In this fully online program, you’ll benefit from problem-based, project- based and experiential learning led by industry experts. You’ll also experience hands-on learning through work-integrated learning opportunities to acquire practical, real-world skills and competencies. And to cap it off, you’ll receive career mentoring. Ready to hack and be hacked, defend and attack.
Who benefits most?
IT professionals who want to transition into security roles within an organization;
Professionals in the cyber security field who want to upgrade their skills or transition into Prevention or Response;
Business, risk-management professionals and consultants seeking technical knowledge and know-how to work in cyber security;
Employees or students with the required pre-requisites who want to work in cyber security.
Students MUST APPLY to be accepted to the Cyber Resilience program.
Students who wish to apply to this program must possess an intermediate level in:
Linux and usage of the command-line
Coding / scripting
All applicants will have to complete a technical performance task as well as an interview.
Students will receive 8 hours of career development mentoring from leaders in the Montreal ecosystem during their course of study.
Upon successful completion of the coursework, students will complete 120 hours of work-integrated learning.
There will be Career Development Workshops and Networking events as part of this program.
To get this diploma, students must complete the 3 program courses and the 3 elective courses (depending on the pathway selected) listed below.
*Click the blue links to get information about each course.