Cyber Security Fundamentals Workshop

Starts:  Jun 18, 2019 8:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Jun 19, 2019 4:30 PM (ET)

Instructor: Eder Marques, Manager, Advisory Services, IT Risk

Company: EY

Cybersecurity is a growing and rapidly changing field, and it should be understood by professionals who are involved and concerned with IT security implications. This workshop will focus on the importance of cybersecurity, and the integral role of cybersecurity professionals. Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) is a new program designed for the most ambitious cybersecurity professionals, empowering them to elevate their work, take control of their career paths, and earn their place amongst the best.

Workshop Overview:

Length: 2 Days

Level: Beginner – intermediate

Target audience:

  • Zero to three years cybersecurity experience.
  • Audit, risk, compliance, information security, government and legal professionals with a familiarity of basic IT/IS concepts who:
    1. are new to cybersecurity
    2. are interested in entering the field of cybersecurity
    3. are interested in the ISACA Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate
  • This course would be appropriate for students and recent graduates.

Course Description:

Why become a cybersecurity professional? The protection of information is a critical function for all enterprises. Cybersecurity is a growing and rapidly changing field, and it is crucial that the central concepts that frame and define this increasingly pervasive field are understood by professionals who are involved and concerned with the security implications of Information Technologies (IT). The CSX Fundamental Course is designed for this purpose, as well as to provide insight into the importance of cybersecurity, and the integral role of cybersecurity professionals. This course will also cover four key areas of cybersecurity: 1) cybersecurity architecture principles, 2) security of networks, systems, applications and data, 3) incident response, and 4) the security implications of the adoption of emerging technologies. Designed as a foundational course, it will also prepare learners for the CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals Exam.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic cybersecurity concepts and definitions
  • Identify Cybersecurity roles
  • Understand basic security architecture principles
  • Understand malware analysis concepts
  • Recognize the techniques for detecting host-and-network-based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies
  • Understand vulnerability assessment management
  • Recognize penetration testing phases
  • Understand high level network security, including remote access technology and systems administration concepts
  • Understand system hardening and virtualization
  • Recognize system lifecycle management principles
  • Review the OWASP top ten
  • Differentiate between events and incidents
  • Define types of incidents and identify elements of an incident response plan
  • Be aware of the basic procedures for processing digital forensic data
  • Recognize new and emerging information technology, and identity the associated security implications

: This course is not designed to cover all knowledge areas that will be tested during the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate Exam. Therefore, it is recommended that you understand the following concepts prior to taking the exam. Being familiar with these items will also provide you with greater understanding of the materials presented during the workshop:

  • Security architecture principles and frameworks (i.e., SABSA, Zachman, TOGAF, etc.)
  • OSI model
  • TCP/IP
  • General firewall features, types, issues, and platforms
  • Networking (i.e. ports, protocols, VPNs, etc.)
  • Application security
  • Risk assessments
  • Business continuity plans (BCP)
  • BYOD
  • Cloud computing
  • Mobile technology risks


Course Outline:

  1. Cybersecurity Introduction & Overview
  2. Cybersecurity Concepts
  3. Security Architecture Principles
  4. Security of Networks, Systems, Applications, & Data
  5. Incident Response
  6. Security Implications & Adoption of Evolving Technology

CPE: 15 Hours


Members: $700

Non-Members: $800

This 2-day Cybersecurity Fundamentals Training Workshop runs concurrently with the main conference at the Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre.

Please Note:  There is a cancellation policy in effect


Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre
130 King Street West
Toronto, ON