McGill University is continuously expanding its research capability and teaching programs in cybersecurity and privacy protection. The School of Information Studies has also developed an online graduate certificate program in cybersecurity. The 8-month program consists of five asynchronous online courses, covering the basic spectrum of cybersecurity. Students can access many high-quality pre-recorded videos and proceed at their own pace while having real-person instructors to guide them through the interactive course materials. Additionally, The School of Continuing Studies offers an undergraduate certificate in Applied Cybersecurity The topic is attracting increasing interest and we expect other units to soon join the two schools in these endeavors, particularly in terms of research.
For research in cybersecurity, the Data Mining and Security Lab at the School of Information Studies has been closely collaborating with Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC), BlackBerry, Ericsson Canada, Desjardins, and different law enforcement units to develop AI-powered software solutions for tackling a wide spectrum of problems, including malware analysis, data privacy, money laundering, and cyber forensics.
About McGill University
Founded in Montreal, Quebec, in 1821, McGill University is Canada’s top ranked medical doctoral university. McGill is consistently ranked as one of the top universities, both nationally and internationally. It is a world-renowned institution of higher learning with research activities spanning three campuses, 11 faculties, 13 professional schools, 300 programs of study and over 39,000 students, including more than 10,400 graduate students. McGill attracts students from over 150 countries around the world, its 12,000 international students making up 30% of the student body. Over half of McGill students claim a first language other than English, including approximately 20% of our students who say French is their mother tongue.