- Information Technology
Toronto School of Management’s (TSoM) high-quality faculty and programs are dedicated to preparing students for a technologically advanced future.
1. Introduction to Cybersecurity
This module covers the fundamentals of the cyber-world, including the types of cyberattacks and the principles governing them, properties of the dark net, advanced cybersecurity technology and hackers’ motivations
4. Programming Languages for Cybersecurity
This module involves studying basic HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and web technologies. Students will also learn about Python code development and basic Python programming.
7. Penetration Testing
This module is designed to provide students with exposure to different penetration testing infrastructure, including equipment required to build and conduct testing. This module will also help learners develop the skills to build effective testing infrastructure
2. Computer Networks
This module takes students through the structure of personal computer basic concepts in data communications and the seven layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. It also covers the principles of working with Server 2016, remote and direct access and the Virtual Private Network (VPN)
5. Concepts and Practical Implications of Encryption
This module is based on the technology of cryptography and its underlying techniques and limitations. You will also cover the theoretical and practical concepts of the legal issues of cryptography and the different methods available for securing information on computers and networks
The Hackathon module provides expertise for the management and synchronization of multiplayer cyber events on SOC (Security Operation Centers), NOC (Network Operation Centers), MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) and ISP (Internet Service Providers). It also covers communications strategies to manage and prevent cyberattacks.
The hackathon module improves students’ coding speeds and problem-solving abilities in a limited time. They also learn to collaborate within small teams and brainstorm when faced with new challenges
3. Communications, Operating Systems and Data Management
This module breaks down advanced computer communications topics such as operating systems (with a special focus on Linux and Windows) and the monitoring and analysis of network traffic. It also focuses on data archives and management development (Structured Query Language and mobile cybersecurity)
6. Information Security in the Cyber-world
This module covers different types of scans for networks, sites and computers to identify vulnerabilities. Students will also discover the various weaknesses in information security and different cyber protection tools and technology.
9. Work Placement
Once these modules are complete, students are required to undergo 240 hours of work placement in a module-appropriate environment. This may include cybersecurity service companies, banking and financial service providers, insurance providers, communications service providers or non-profit and government entities.
Students will get to learn about the practical aspects of the program such as building secure software systems, firewalls and searching for vulnerabilities and risks in different systems or hardware
Why study Information Technology at TSoM?
This IT program aims to provide a strong foundation in this field and cybersecurity, and will help prepare students to earn the prestigious Security+ certification which is industry-recognized. It also offers a well-designed co-op placement module for learners to experience employment within the field.
The school has also partnered with CompTIA, one of the top trade associations in the industry, to provide subject-specific expertise.