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Information and Security Safeguards (ISS)

  • Feb 1-2, 2024

  • Jun 13-14, 2024

  • Nov 13-14, 2024


ARC Hotel, 140 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON


$1800 + HST

COURSE SUMMARY This course is one of the essential courses required for Security Certification under the Infrastructure Resilience Research Group, IRRG, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University.

The Information Security and Safeguards Course (ISS) provides participants with the requisite knowledge to identify, categorize and safeguard sensitive information throughout its lifecycle.  Information is a valuable asset that supports and enables business and therefore it must be managed and protected from unauthorized disclosure and shared according to appropriate protocols and policy directives.  Participants will gain an understanding of how to apply appropriate safeguards to address vulnerabilities.  The confidentiality, integrity and availability of information is the key concept to be applied consistently in order to minimize risk and demonstrate due diligence.

The course explains how to use injury assessment as a tool and apply elements of the Access to Information and Privacy Acts to categorize information as Protected A, B and C; or classify information as Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret.  Cabinet confidentiality will be explained as it relates to the proper care and custody of Cabinet Documents and Treasury Board papers.

The fraudulent use of personal information and identity theft is increasing.  Identity management practices and safeguards will be discussed in order to protect personal information and ensure the verification of individuals and organizations when information is to be shared or when services are to be delivered. 

Instructors have applied knowledge and experience and have actively been engaged in implementing information, identity and security safeguards.

At the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Understand the full scope of information security and safeguards required to protect information in compliance with policy requirements.

  • Explain the respective key concepts required to safeguard information and identity.

  • Develop and apply appropriate protocols for identity management. 

  • Identify information that is designated as Protected A, B, C or classified in the national interest as Secret or Top Secret.

  • Understand and be prepared to recommend appropriate safeguards relating to the  protection and sharing of information.

  • Consider the specific security requirements for Cabinet Documents and Treasury Board Papers.

  • Conduct an injury assessment to determine the risks associated with an unauthorized disclosure of information.

  • Liaise with IT Security specialists and explain the categories of sensitive information and the need for IT partnerships and collaboration. 

Who should attend:

The Information Security and Safeguards course has been designed for security practitioners and those working in related fields such as access to information and privacy; information management and executive assistants who are responsible for the control and custody of information; and program managers who require personal or organizational information in order to provide specific services.

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