Welcome to the Cybersecurity Course 2022-2023!

ProServeIT Academy 2022-2023 will have two semesters. Semester 1 runs from July to December 2022. Semester 2 runs from January to June 2023.

The first semester of our Cybersecurity Course for 2022-2023 is comprised of 3 classes:

Class 01: Simplifying Your Security Journey

Class 02: Microsoft's Zero Trust Model

Class 03: Ransomware as a Service: How to Protect Your Organization

These classes are designed for IT leaders and IT professionals. These live classes will be delivered virtually on Thursdays from 2pm to 3pm. For the specific dates, please see below.

What You'll Learn

🔒 Class 01: Simplifying Your Security Journey

There is a myriad of complex cybersecurity products available on the market. You know your organization is vulnerable, but you may not know where to start. Simplify your security journey with our 3-step process: assess – protect – monitor.  

The journey starts with identifying your security risks and determining where you can be attacked. What could happen if your information is stolen or released? Once you’ve identified your risks, you can decide how to mitigate them and close your gaps. You may want to prioritize risks to your sensitive data or risks to your business reputation. Once you have remedied your major risks, the last step is to monitor and ensure that new evolving threats are addressed as they arise. 

Cybersecurity is a continuous process and it’s never too late to get started. Learn how to deploy a simple 3-step process to start you down the path to digital security. 

When: Thursday, August 11th, 2022
Duration: 2:00PM - 3:00PM ET (1 hr)
Course Delivered: Online

📋 Class 02: Microsoft's Zero Trust Model

Today’s organizations need a new security model that more effectively adapts to the complexity of the modern environment. Securing your digital assets requires Zero Trust. A Zero Trust security model treats every activity as a threat unless you can prove that it isn’t. Microsoft has been building their world-class cybersecurity model on this principle. In the Microsoft environment, every activity, including activity within your organizations, is challenged as a potential threat.  

Start with a self-assessment to get recommendations customized for your organization. Explore methods you can use today to stop malicious activities before they can do damage. Align your Zero Trust investments to your current business needs and improve your organization’s security posture. 

When: Thursday, September 29th, 2022
Duration: 2:00PM - 3:00PM ET (1 hr)
Course Delivered: Online

🛡️ Class 03: Ransomware as a Service: How to Protect Your Organization

Did you know that there is a cybercrime gig economy out there? Rather than carrying out cyberattacks, some criminals are learning that there’s less work and less risk when they rent or sell their tools to others for a portion of the illicit profits. How can you protect your organization against sophisticated nefarious activities such as theft of highly valuable data, threats to publish your data or repeated extortions for payment once a cybercriminal gets access to your environment?  

Learn how you can harden your environment against ransomware threats. Reduce your attack surface by addressing security blind spots, modernizing your legacy configurations, removing easy entry points into your environment, and employing sophisticated tools that can detect and respond to imminent attacks.  

When: Thursday, December 1st, 2022
Duration: 2:00PM - 3:00PM ET (1 hr)
Course Delivered: Online

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About the Instructor

George Abou-Samra

Principal Consultant and Security Practice Lead, ProServeIT


George Abou-Samra is a Principal Consultant and Security Practice Lead at ProServeIT. As Security Consultant, George's primary focus revolves around ensuring that ProServeIT's customers and organizations in general are made aware of the increase in cybersecurity risks, as well as providing guidance on what to do to better secure their organizations from threats and bad actors. George's extensive technical background is supplemented by his expertise in white-hat hacking, gaining a better understanding of the methods that hackers would employ to break into a customer's environment, and utilizing that knowledge to better protect the customers he works with on securing vulnerable points of entry. When George isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and hiking through the beautiful trails in Ontario and Canada.

Where does the Cybersecurity Course Fit within Your Technology Strategy?

Every house needs a solid foundation before the main floor is built.

What it means to have security as the foundation of your Technology Strategy Framework is, as you’re making technology investment decisions, you want to make sure that the new technologies are secured by design and that they’re not going to introduce any additional risks to your business.

Join George to understand better on how you can create that strong foundation for your Technology House.

To learn more about each room of The House, have a look at our blog, The CEO’s Technology Strategy Framework.

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