Information Security Management
Offered as an online distance education program and in a face-to-face classroom format *
Secure your future in the fastest-growing sector!
Information Security Management is a graduate program designed to provide students with a holistic approach to information systems security as it applies to business.
The program will provide a broad understanding of security concepts and concentrate on industry best practices for information security. You will gain the knowledge required to manage both the strategic and operational aspects of information security, and develop the skills to identify vulnerabilities to business implementing effective safeguards to minimize risks to acceptable levels.
During the year, you will learn detailed practical aspects of security such as risk analysis, vulnerability testing, writing security policies, implementing access controls, and performing security audits.
Graduates would obtain positions such as security analysts, chief security officer, information security auditor, network security analyst, IT technical security specialist, and threat-risk/vulnerability security specialist.
* Classes are delivered online and face-to-face on campus. Full-time or part-time students have the option to watch live and interactive webcasts or attend classes face-to-face on campus.
All webcasts will be recorded and archived so you can review material and learn at your own pace. Students will require access to a computer and the Internet, preferably high-speed if attending online, and students will require a suitable laptop if attending face-to-face classes.
- Academic School: Information Technology
- Campus: London Campus (LC)
- Program Delivery: Day Time, Full Time, Online
- Program Type: Certificate, Graduate
- Available to International Students?: Yes
A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree
Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
Recommended Academic Preparation
- Previous business or IT post-secondary education and/or training and/or work experience.
Applicant Selection Criteria
Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Classes are delivered online and face-to-face on campus. Full-time and part-time students have the option to watch live and interactive webcasts or attend classes face-to-face on campus for most courses. All webcasts will be recorded and archived so students can review material and learn at their own pace. Students will require access to a computer and the Internet, preferably high-speed if attending online, and students will require a suitable laptop as per specs if attending in face-to-face classes.
A laptop computer is to be purchased by the student attending the face-to-face classroom format. A laptop or computer with microphone, speaker and internet connection is required for the student attending online. The cost of the equipment is included in the General Expenses stated in the Fee Schedule.
A CONNECT lab fee of $75.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule. This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program. The CONNECT lab fee is OSAP eligible. Students should not purchase a laptop computer or software until the College publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles and versions for that academic year.
This program will prepare graduates to take advantage of the growing opportunities in the information security field. Graduates will be an asset to any information technology support department or specifically as part of a security team, in virtually all sectors of business. Subsequently, with the right experience base, graduates can expect to find opportunities as security analysts and consultants, or in security management roles. They would obtain positions such as security analysts, information security auditor, network security analyst, IT technical security specialist, and threat-risk/vulnerability security specialist.
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