British Columbia Institute of


TMGT 7156 - IT Risk Management

Technology Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

​All organizations rely on technology to deliver their core services and to achieve their business goals. As these organizations embrace digitization, they expose previously sensitive personal and corporate data to the risk of service interruptions, data loss and cyber-attacks. Senior executives look to technology leaders to provide risk based strategies to protect these data assets as well as to provide resiliency for business services. Protection of critical infrastructure and systems, data classification and compliance to legislation, standards and privacy laws are mandatory for organizations to thrive in the digital economy. This course provides a structured approach to adopting risk management disciplines and practices for organizations. Students will learn to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to the organization and specifically to information systems. Industry practice methods of risk assessment, risk mitigation as well as business impact analysis, business continuity, disaster recovery and incident response are the core learning outcomes from this course. The successful student will take away a clear understanding of risk management and a toolkit of practical approaches that can be applied to any organization.


TMGT 7123





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 87382

Wed Jan 08 - Wed Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 25 Wed 18:30 - 22:15 Online


Leo de Sousa

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course forms part of the Bachelor of Technology in TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT degree program. TMGT 7123 is a REQUIRED course for TMGT 7156. You may proceed to register for this course online, or by contacting Student Information and Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 or 1-866-434-1610 Toll-Free (Canada and US only). *There will be mandatory virtual sessions on Wednesdays, 1830-2215 (PST). Be sure to sign in to The Learning Hub prior to the first session to make sure you know how to attend.* **Instructions for course readings (including purchasing instructions if applicable) will be released at the discretion of your instructor via email or on The Learning Hub.**
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

2 seats remaining as of Dec 5, 2019 4:31 pm (PST). Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze threats, vulnerabilities and exploits as part of a holistic risk management plan
  • Compare and contrast industry standard risk assessment practices
  • Compare and contrasts industry standard risk mitigation and approaches
  • Implement risk assessment and risk mitigation practices to business and industry use cases
  • Use business impact assessments, business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning best practices
  • Evaluate and recommend administrative, technical and physical security controls
  • Interpret and apply knowledge of laws, standards, investigations and privacy to propose appropriate security controls for information systems
  • Conduct a multi-disciplinary research study in a specific area of information, network and cybersecurity
  • Develop and implement an Incident Response plan for business continuity and cybersecurity disruptions

Effective as of Winter 2020

Related Programs

TMGT 7156 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Technology Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Technology


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