Once you have initiated your application, be sure to choose " Data Privacy - Certificate " from the list of programs offered.
To be considered for admission to the certificate program in data science and analytics, you must meet the requirements outlined in the Academic Calendar.
In case of discrepancies between this page and the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar shall prevail. The minimum requirements are the same for all three credentials in the Information Security and Privacy graduate program, as such we recommend that students apply to the highest credential they are interested in.
The expected completion time for full-time for the graduate certificates is 8 months, the maximum time allowed is three years.
Students enrolled in the Data Privacy Certificate will complete all “required” courses, ISEC 643, 611, 631 and ONE OF 2 “optional” courses, either ISEC 601 or 651, depending on their preference, for 4 courses or 12 credits total.
Privacy issues in data collection, analysis and dissemination. Identify and mitigate threats to privacy in various data processing environments. Understand the scope of privacy issues and ethical/legal frameworks. Data anonymization protocols and their applicability.
Identification of privacy-critical components of large software systems. Design of privacy-focused systems. Privacy for data storage and compliance issues.
Development of security policies. Policy compliance and enforcement. Policy considerations for social engineering and insider attacks. Information security standards. Security awareness and training programs. Privacy policies and compliance. Privacy Impact Assessment.
The basics of cryptographic algorithms and protocols including encryption and authentication algorithms and key establishment protocols. Security evaluation in computational and information theoretic settings, and attacks on cryptographic applications and systems.
Advanced topics in information security and privacy.