About the Program

Offered by the Global Academy and Carleton’s academic faculties, this program is specifically meant for cybersecurity students and professionals. It is four weeks in length and includes experiential learning through weekly industry visits.

The curriculum can be customized in accordance with specific professional development objectives of participants and/or their home institutions.

Our currently offered program emphasizes:

  • policy challenges
  • actors
  • initiatives related to cybersecurity including:
    • security of the core infrastructure
    • cyberwarfare
    • cyberterrorism
    • internet safety

Participants are selected according to criteria agreed upon in advance with Carleton University.

Program Objectives

The program is designed for students and professionals who are interested in pursuing careers in cybersecurity. By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the defining features of cybersecurity and the factors which shape the international issues
  • Identify principal threats to cybersecurity; describe and analyse the key cybersecurity issues for users, and states
  • Understand and analyse the Internet security issues for e-commerce including online banking and identity
  • Explain the issues involved in cybercrime and its impact and investigation
  • Understand the threats to the core Internet infrastructure
  • Explain the concepts of cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism
  • Explain and analyse the international frameworks for cybersecurity policies and strategies

Schedule and Course Content

Arrival day Arrival – Shuttle pick-up at airport and hotel drop-off
Week 1 Introduction to security

  • historical development of cybersecurity
  • mapping of targets, and motives behind cyberattacks
Cybersecurity threats

  • vulnerabilities of the Internet
  • common cyber-security threats to individuals and institutions
  • ‘distributed Denial of Service’ (DDoS), phishing, e-scams, and identity thefts
Cybercrime

  • cybercrime classification
  • analyses of economic and social impacts
  • existing legal frameworks at the global and regional levels
  • international cooperation frameworks
  • law enforcement approaches, computer investigation, and e-forensics
Week 2 Security of the core Internet infrastructure and critical infrastructure

  • explain how critical components of the internet work
  • political dimension of global security
    • control over the DNS
    • technical vulnerabilities of the DNS
  • the security and protection of the critical infrastucture
Security of the core Internet infrastructure and critical infrastructure

  • explain how critical components of the internet work
  • political dimension of global security:
    • control over the DNS
    • technical vulnerabilities of the DNS
  • the security and protection of the critical infrastructure:
    • internet infrastructure
    • water supply facilities
    • transport
    • industrial facilities
    • power plants
    • internet of things/next generation networks and ‘smart networks’

Week 3 Cyberterrorism and cyber-conflicts

  • recent threats & and possible counteracts
  • cyber-conflicts
  • confidence-building measures
  • state behaviour in cyberspace
Cyber-security policies and mechanisms

  • national cybersecurity mechanisms
  • national cybersecurity strategies
  • importance, role, and structure of national Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)
  • existing international cybersecurity initiatives and frameworks for cooperation
  • public-private partnerships
Week 4 Broader context of cybersecurity

  • digital policies and internet governance
  • connection between privacy and security
  • social media challenges
  • issues of openness and online freedoms
  • ethics and gender issues
  • discussing economic aspects and building trust in e-commerce
Departure day Departure – Airport drop off

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the internship, students will receive a certificate of completion from the Global Academy at Carleton University.

Program Fee

For an average 4 week professional development program including accommodations, the fee is approximately $3,750.00. Without accommodations, the program is $2,750.00.

A non-refundable application fee in the amount C$100 + HST is required to apply for any program. To continue, please email GlobalAcademy@cunet.carleton.ca.