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Information Security

Learn to protect data and respond to IT security issues.

Advance your education to analyze system vulnerabilities and respond to data security challenges in our increasingly interconnected world.

Information security specialists are responsible for maintaining confidentiality, integrity and safe access to information – even in critical situations.

The Information Security program will provide you with the technical skills to analyze, evaluate and respond to the information security needs of businesses and organizations.

In this post-graduate diploma program, you will explore security fundamentals and learn to use, test and design robust personal, enterprise and web-based information technology (IT) security systems. You’ll also develop the vital information security knowledge, communication strategies and learning techniques you need to continue growing your skills, advance your career goals and pursue new opportunities in Manitoba and around the world.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Post-Graduate Diploma
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Exchange District Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will learn to manage the security of various information systems and gain the practical skills needed to design secure systems, analyze risks and vulnerabilities and respond to security incidents.

TERM 1

Explore foundational security principles, networking basics, scripting and cryptography while developing technical communication skills.

TERM 2

Learn to manage risks, test for vulnerabilities and implement security infrastructure while further developing your communication and professionalism skills.

TERM 3

Analyze malware, respond to incidents and explore information security policies and processes while learning to keep websites and servers secure.

TERM 4

Build work experience and professional connections through a co-op work placement with a local employer or an industry project at the ACE Project Space.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Information security analyst 
  • Information security architect  
  • Information security specialist  
  • Network security analyst 
  • Network security architect 
  • Security advisor  
  • Security analyst
  • Security manager
  • Security system designer

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Collaborate with classmates and build critical technical skills in RRC Polytech’s state-of-the-art lab spaces.
Partner with local businesses to tackle real industry challenges and build practical work experience.
Bring innovative ideas to life for real clients and companies at the ACE Project Space, a dedicated collaborative space.
Learn from industry experts – our knowledgeable instructors are eager to share their professional insights and years of experience.
Stay ahead of innovation. RRC Polytech consults industry leaders and employers to ensure your education is up-to-date, practical and relevant.

Graduate Success

Protecting valuable personal and professional data has become more critical than ever, and the demand for qualified information security professionals continues to rise. RRC Polytech’s Information Security grads aren’t just ready to succeed – they’re prepared to take advantage of new technology and change the future of work.

Specialize your IT expertise

RRC Polytech’s Information Security program equips you with the foundational knowledge and industry-standard approaches you need to become an expert in security services management. After graduation, you’ll use this specialized IT knowledge to create innovative solutions and adapt to new opportunities.

Equip yourself with practical experience

Our grads develop their expertise in security technology, web-based application protection, security architecture and incident response through practical projects and co-op work opportunities. With these applied-learning experiences, you’ll be ready to excel and innovate from day one.

Become a future-focused professional

At RRC Polytech, professional development workshops are a vital part of every program. With the help of passionate instructors and various student supports, you’ll graduate with the professional relationship-building, communication and collaboration skills required for career success.

“I am grateful for getting such a diverse and wonderful opportunity. Working (in the co-op placement) has helped me set high standards and expectations from the corporate world.”

Shravan Patel – Information Security Graduate

“(RRC Polytech) helped me enhance my hard and soft skills and helped me make great friends. (It allowed) me to get back to my profession as an information security consultant.”

Bernard Lee – Associate Information Security Consultant
Castellan Information Security Services Inc.

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Information Security post-graduate program, you have a passion for technology and want to specialize and strengthen your information technology skills. You also have strong analysis, problem-solving skills and collaboration skills and excellent attention to detail.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Challenge-driven
  • Critical thinker
  • Ethical
  • Practical

SKILLS

  • Communication
  • Integrity
  • Problem solving
  • Reliability
  • Troubleshooting

INTERESTS

  • Information security
  • Computer networks
  • Information technology
  • Malware
  • Ethical hacking
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Technology

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