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Cybersecurity & Privacy


Like other issues that may impact dealer members as well as the financial services industry as a whole (like money laundering), cybersecurity and privacy is not just an issue for the compliance department to worry about and manage. Given the interaction of investment advisors and sales assistants as front line staff with clients, investment advisors and dealer members are uniquely positioned to play a critical role in the detection and mitigation of cybersecurity and privacy issues.  This course will support investment advisors and dealer members in identifying cybersecurity and privacy threats, and help them to avoid falling victim to the perils that accompany such threats.

Lesson 1 - Background on Cybersecurity and Privacy

  • Background on Cybersecurity
  • Background on Privacy
  • Why Cybersecurity is a Threat

Lesson 2 - Applicable Industry Rules and Regulations

  • Industry Rules and Regulations
  • Privacy Considerations

Lesson 3 - Implementing a Cybersecurity Regime

  • Creating and Implementing a Cybersecurity Regime

Lesson 4 - Practical Considerations

  • Specific Cyber Issues for Consideration
Approximate Hours of Study**
Hours of Study 2.5 hours
Quiz Format Online
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz 20
Passing Grade 60%*
Attempts Allowed Unlimited*
Enrolment Period 6 months

* IMPORTANT: There is no maximum to the number of quiz attempts permitted, but only the first passing grade (60% or over) will appear on official web transcript.

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