Program Overview

There is increasing demand for cyber security professionals who have management skills to lead teams, manage information security projects, analyze threats to information, privacy, infrastructure and assess management systems to ensure they are aligned with the business needs of the organization. You will upgrade your knowledge and skills in information and cyber security, risk management, protection techniques, threat assessments, and incident response.

Successful completion of the program is considered a good preparation for internationally recognized industry certifications.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize information and cyber security threats
  • Describe threat landscapes and identify threat vectors
  • Interpret how to align regulations, frameworks, and standards to your organization’s business requirements
  • Assess information security management system effectiveness

Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Topical discussions, models, tools, techniques
  • Case studies
  • Individual and group exercises
  • Capstone Project
  • Self-assessment

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Prepare for the Real World

Today’s public and private sector organizations need management professionals who know how to protect information networks and data. With an Information and Cybersecurity Management Certificate from PDI, you’ll be ready to tackle real-world information and cybersecurity challenges in any organization.


Understand Cybersecurity Challenges

Upgrade your knowledge and skills with actionable and relevant learning that demystifies information and cybersecurity management.

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Go Beyond Theory and Technology

Combine technical theory, best practices, and lessons learned from real-world scenarios with effective approaches to communication, management, and leadership.

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Learn From Industry Experts

Learn from subject matter experts with decades of real experience designing, implementing, and managing information and cybersecurity programs and systems.

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Define Your Future

Equip yourself with the ready-to-apply knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to take your career to the next level.

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“This is the perfect certification for anyone looking to jump start or progress their career and knowledge in cyber security. The courses offer a broad, in-depth and relevant overview of the subject-matter, while incorporating interactive case studies and exercises throughout to ensure students are retaining the knowledge learned and can apply it.”
-- Caitlin M., Treasury Board of Canada


Get Knowledge and Skills You Can Apply Today

This program does more than just expose you to concepts. It provides the depth and breadth you need to effectively implement highly complex and diverse cybersecurity systems. The curriculum takes you beyond conversational-level knowledge and prepares you to develop and manage effective protection systems for any organization with:

  • A grounding in the technical requirements and the business value of effective cyber-protection systems
  • The management skills you will need to manage a cybersecurity system, project, program, or team


Improve Your Marketability

Graduates of our program are better equipped with the go-to-market skills today’s organizations are looking for in qualified professionals who can design, implement, and manage information and cybersecurity protection systems.

And by completing our program, you will have the foundation needed to pursue additional professional development opportunities, as well as internationally recognized industry certifications.


Prepare for Certification

An Information and Security Management Certificate from the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute is a steppingstone to certification as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

ISACA’s CISM certification is for those with the technical expertise and experience to move into information and cybersecurity management positions.

By completing our program, you will be better prepared to embark on your cybersecurity career, gaining experience towards your CISM certification.


Group Training Available

Core and elective courses are provided as individual options for self-managed learners. But the program can be provided as a complete customized package to meet organizational training requirements. Complete the Group Training form to discuss organizational training possibilities.


Access a Continuum of Learning

By completing this program, you will have what you need to transition to additional learning in the field or bridge to other programs offered by PDI.

The Information and Cybersecurity Management Program is an integral part of a continuum of learning ecosystem in security, cybersecurity, and other disciplines offered by the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute (PDI). The knowledge, skills, and abilities you acquire through this program are complementary to other offerings in PDI’s security portfolio, including:

Financial Intelligence Specialist Program

National Security and Intelligence Advance Certificate

Coding for Veterans

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