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CyberSecurity Nexus Fundamentals (CSX) Crash Course

Location: Strategy Room 320, Wosk Centre, SFU Downtown Campus 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Session 1: Wednesday, February 1st 9am – 12pm
Session 2: Wednesday, February 1st 1pm – 4pm
Session 3: Thursday, February 2nd 9am – 12pm
Session 4: Thursday, February 2nd 1pm – 4pm

The crash course is designed to help both students and professionals discover, understand, and be equipped with enough knowledge to pursue the CSX Fundamentals certificate and hold meaningful conversations with IT professionals. Attendees will:

  • Learn why cyber professionals are in-demand, not just in BC, but throughout the world, and discover the various IT-related careers available;
  • Gain insight on IT and cybersecurity related issues and topics people and organizations face on a regular basis; and
  • Be armed with a better understanding of IT and cybersecurity related issues and topics in order to hold more meaningful conversations with their peers in IT security. Topics include the following:
  • General overview of cybersecurity concepts
  • General overview of networks, systems, applications, and data
  • Implications of adoption of emerging technologies

Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a new security knowledge platform and professional program from ISACA. The industry demand for skilled cyber professionals continues to outpace the availability of trained and experienced individuals. CSX is helping shape the future of cybersecurity through cutting-edge thought leadership, as well as training and certification programs for the professionals who are leading it there.

Building on the strength of ISACA’s globally-recognized expertise, it gives cybersecurity professionals a smarter way to keep organizations and their information more secure. With CSX, business leaders and cyber professionals can obtain the knowledge, tools, guidance and connections to be at the forefront of a vital and rapidly changing industry. Because Cybersecurity Nexus is at the center of everything that’s coming next.

NOTE: The crash course is intended to introduce cybsersecurity topics to both students and professionals with limited or no background and experience with cybersecurity. While all BC Aware registrants are welcome to attend, those with a background in Cybersecurity (working professionals, CISSP holders, etc.) may not benefit from the course as much as those who wish to learn about this up and coming field.

For more information on Cybersecurity Nexus and their available certifications, click here.

Facilitator: Mark Moran has over 23 years of public accounting, assurance, and advisory experience, focusing on risk management, internal controls, project management, IT audit, and assurance with respect to complex projects, business processes and information systems since 1996. Mark has managed and performed numerous projects with many leading organizations in Western Canada and North America.

In addition to obtaining his CA designation over 2 decades ago (now CPA, CA), and his Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA designation) shortly thereafter, Mark also has obtained his Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA designation) from The Institute of Internal Auditors, and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC designation) from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Mark is actively involved in the IT and business communicates throughout BC and Western Canada, and is an accomplished educational speaker on topics related to internal control, internal audit, IT security, IT audit and risk management.


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