Data Security, Privacy and Cloud Computing in Mission Critical Systems: Lessons from Healthcare

This two-day course will provide attendees with a management orientation to critical issues in the area of data quality, security and privacy. Organizations face growing threats to data security and privacy from both internal and external sources. Leaders must ensure their organizations guard against such threats on multiple platforms and devices,by implementing strong defences, monitoring access and activity, applying effective policies and planning response and recovery. These topics will all be examined thoroughly.

With the emerging push to do “Everything in the Cloud”, the instructors will provide an overview of Cloud Computing and how it fits into the healthcare setting. Key topics examined include reliability for mission critical hospital systems, Security and Privacy Risks, Big Data and Analytics. Finally, appropriate structures for data governance and for responding to legislative obligations in the area of privacy and security protection will be modelled and discussed.

The instructor will use a variety of teaching modes, including case studies, to introduce the management responsibilities and strategic impacts of data issues. In particular, lessons will be drawn from the eHealth environment, where privacy and security are particularly significant.

Topics Covered:

  • Models and Approaches to Data Security
  • Data Security Case Study
  • Models and Approaches to Data Privacy
  • Data Privacy Case Study
  • Overview of Cloud Computing
  • The Growing Role of Big Data and Analytics
  • Usability and the Role of Data Quality
  • Privacy Legislation and Relevance
  • Structures for Data Governance
  • Managing the Data Life Cycle
  • Responding to a Data Breach

By completing this course, participants will be equipped to make better management decisions involving data quality and security in their organizations.

Program Facilitators

The two-day session will be facilitated by Dr. Norm Archer and Dr. Peter Bak

Dr. Norm Archer  Dr. Norm Archer is Professor Emeritus at the DeGroote School of Business, where he continues to teach as the Program Coordinator for the Masters of Science in eHealth Program. He has served as a consultant...
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  • Dates and Fees

    New dates coming soon!

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    1 course (2 days) = $1,695
    3 courses (6 days) = $4,322.25
    (discount of 15%)

    Price includes:

    • Parking
    • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages
    • All program materials

    Cancellation Policy

    Payment Policy

    Contact us for information about funding options.
  • Who Should Attend?

    These courses are designed for experienced managers and executives who want to understand and leverage digital innovation and data analytics in their areas of responsibility. There are no prerequisites to enroll in these courses.

  • The Setting

    Classes are held at the:

    DeGroote School of Business
    Ron Joyce Centre
    4350 South Service Road
    Burlington, ON
    L7L 5R8

    The Ron Joyce Centre is easily accessible from the QEW and Go train service.

  • Learn More

    For more information, please contact Lynn Petruzzella at or by telephone at 905-525-9140 Ext. 20509.

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