Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential.

  • No admission requirements, no application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the course

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, learners should be able to:

  • Define Cybersecurity Governance Risk Management

  • List statistics related to security breaches, cybersecurity threats and the threat landscape

  • Describe the impact of cybercrime on victims and on an organization

  • Interpret various data breach scenarios

  • Examine case studies related to cyberattacks against the healthcare profession.

Micro-credential Overview

In this 15-hour micro-credential, learners will explore cybersecurity risk management. They will discover the prevalence and statistics related to security breaches and the impact cybercrime has on an organization. Learners will also explore cybersecurity threats and the threat landscape. Lastly, learners will analyze various data breach scenarios and their impact on victims.

Review the curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.


    1. Introduction from Sault College's eLearning Department

    2. Before we begin...

    3. What is asynchronous online self-directed learning?

    4. Learner Resources and Supports

    5. Technology Requirements

    6. Learner Introductions

    7. Privacy and Accessibility Policies

    8. Navigation

    9. Discussion Forum: Learner Engagement

    10. Technical Discussion Forum

    11. Frequently Asked Questions

    12. Help & Contact Information

    13. Learner Introductions

    1. Welcome and Micro-credential Information

    2. Starting a Lesson

    3. Modes of Learning

    4. Learning Outcomes

    1. Acronyms

    2. Terms (within the context of Cybersecurity)

    3. Introduction

    4. Consider This

    5. Guiding Questions

    1. Lesson 1: Learning Objectives

    2. Lesson 1: Introduction

    3. Lesson 1: Canadian & United states Small Medium Enterprises (SME)

    4. Lesson 1: Canadian Financial Security Breaches

    5. Lesson 1: New York Financial Institution Security Breaches

    6. Lesson 1: Knowledge Check

    7. Lesson 1: US Banking Institutions

    8. Lesson 1: US Banking Institutions and Third-Party Vendors

    9. Lesson 1: UK - SMEs

    10. Lesson 1: UK Financial Industry

    11. Lesson 1: Knowledge Check

    12. Lesson 1: Summary

    13. Lesson 1: Quiz

    1. Lesson 2: Learning Objectives

    2. Lesson 2: Consequences and Impact of Cybercrime Events

    3. Lesson 2: Case Studies

    4. Lesson 2: Case Study - Financial Company in the US

    5. Lesson 2: Knowledge Check 1

    6. Lesson 2: Case Study - Legal Service Company in the US

    7. Lesson 2: Knowledge Check 2

    8. Lesson 2: Case Study - SME in the US

    9. Lesson 2: Knowledge Check 3

    10. Lesson 2: Case Study - Financial and Legal Services Companies in CA

    11. Lesson 2: Case Study - SME in CA and Financial Services Companies in UK

    12. Lesson 2: Case Study - SME and Legal Services Companies in the UK

    13. Lesson 2: Knowledge Check 4

    14. Lesson 2: Summary

    15. Lesson 2: Quiz

    1. Lesson 3: Learning Objectives

    2. Lesson 3: Introduction

    3. Lesson 3: Malware

    4. Lesson 3: Phishing

    5. Lesson 3: DDoS

    6. Lesson 3: Knowledge Check 1

    7. Lesson 3: Side Loading

    8. Lesson 3: Rainbow Table

    9. Lesson 3: Knowledge Check 2

    10. Lesson 3: Summary

    11. Lesson 3: Quiz

About this course

  • $129.99

Content Writers & Contributors

President Sem Ponnambalam

xahive is a Cyber Security company founded to fulfill the need to provide safe, secure cybersecurity solutions in the ever-expanding internet-based communications space. Unique Value Proposition: xahive enables organizations to save on cybersecurity insurance premiums by reducing their overall risk indicator through better cybersecurity governance.