Cybersecurity Response Planning (Optional Co-op)

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Program description - May 2024

Cyberattacks have become more sophisticated, profitable, and easier to launch in recent years bringing risk to nearly every individual and organization that access the Internet. Organizations of all sizes must develop response strategies, combining business and technical knowledge, in order to mitigate this new area of risk. This two-term Ontario College Graduate Certificate will teach you technical and risk management skills that enable organizations to assess, develop, and enhance both preventative and responsive approaches to mitigating cyber-attacks. You will be taught how to take on mission critical roles guiding organizations to prevent and effectively respond to the latest range of online threats. This program builds on the problem solving and fundamental technology skills you have developed in previous post-graduate computing and/or information technology studies, with a strong emphasis on both business and operational technical skills. Teaching in this program comes from hands-on, real-world technologies and challenges designed by Conestoga’s experienced faculty and researchers. This program has a one-term optional co-op placement.

Program details

Code: 1580
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 1 year
Start: May 2024
Campus: Waterloo
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Saturday, April 6, 2024
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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2023-2024 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

Tuition and fee details for the 2023-2024 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

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Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Co-op information

  • Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
  • In order to participate in a WIL experience/Co-op work term, students must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Applying to the co-op stream

  • All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-op Stream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Not every student who meets academic eligibility requirements will be admitted to the co-op stream.
  • To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum overall 80% session weighted average in Level 1 with no dropped or failed courses.
  • International students will require work permits to utilize the co-op job board for job search and to accept employment. Students are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times for work permits. Please be advised that there will be no co-op program service fee refunds after the program withdrawal for refund date. Students that have not received their work permit and choose to remain in co-op after the program withdrawal for refund date do so at their own risk and will not be refunded. If you are concerned about receiving your work permit in time to achieve co-op employment, please discuss your situation with your co-op advisor as early as possible.

Delivery sequence - May 2024 - Waterloo

This delivery sequence is for the co-op option.

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