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CyberSecurity Nexus Fundamentals (CSX) Crash Course

Location: Deloitte Learning Centre (26th Floor)  1055 Dunsmuir Street  Vancouver, BC
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: Free

The crash course is designed to help both students and professionals discover, understand, and are 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 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.

ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX) is the premier cyber security resource, offering everything you need to go beyond what’s expected and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing cyber landscape.

ISACA is the only organization in the cyber security field that provides a single, comprehensive source for performance-based certification, networking, professional membership, training, and education. Whether you want to grow, learn, or connect with thought leaders in the industry, CSX will elevate your career today and tomorrow.

NOTE: The crash course is intended to introduce cybersecurity topics to both students and professionals with limited or no background and experience with cybersecurity.

* Refreshments and lunch can be bought from the nearby shops.

Course Overview:
The Cybersecurity Fundamentals Course will provide learners with principles of data and technology that frame and define cybersecurity. Learners will gain insight into the importance of cybersecurity and the integral role of cybersecurity professionals. The interactive, self-guided format will provide a dynamic learning experience where users can explore foundational cybersecurity principles, security architecture, risk management, attacks, incidents, and emerging IT and IS technologies. The course will cover strategy and techniques for passing the exam.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the core information assurance (IA) principles
  • Identify the key components of cybersecurity network architecture
  • Apply cybersecurity architecture principles
  • Describe risk management processes and practices
  • Identify security tools and hardening techniques
  • Distinguish system and application security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Describe different classes of attacks
  • Define types of incidents including categories, responses and timelines for response
  • Describe new and emerging IT and IS technologies
  • Analyze threats and risks within context of the cybersecurity architecture
  • Appraise cybersecurity incidents to apply appropriate response
  • Evaluate decision making outcomes of cybersecurity scenarios
  • Access additional external resources to supplement knowledge of cybersecurity


Mark Moran

Mark has over 25 years of public accounting, assurance and advisory experience, focusing on risk management, internal controls, project management, IT audit, and assurance. In addition to obtaining his CA designation (now CPA, CA) and his CISA, Mark also obtained his Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and is also as a Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

Mark is actively involved in the IT and business communities throughout BC and western Canada, and is an accomplished educational speaker!

Sunny Jassal

Sunny Jassal has nearly two decades of progressive experience in IT Operations, Security, Risk and Compliance. Sunny has a diverse background, knowledge and experience in a variety of technologies with specialties in the area of Enterprise Network Infrastructure, Security Architecture Design, Security Implementation and Security Assessments.

Sunny is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and also holds a Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification. Sunny has a keen interest in not only defensive but also inventive approaches when security enterprises.