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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Welcome to the Management of Information Security

This module provides a welcome to the course and describes the course modules that follow. The lecture and reading will introduce you to the broad topic of security management and establish the basic terminology needed for later modules. Also, you will begin learning about the case company that you will use in an extended simulation that spans the rest of this course as you build on your learning by engaging in real world analysis and reporting on cybersecurity topics....
Reading
2 videos (Total 8 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Welcome to security Management5m
Reading2 readings
What is security management?20m
Capstone Project: Getting started10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Pretest: Test your knowledge before you begin10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Governance and Strategic Planning in Information Security

In this module, you will explore how organizations organize the cybersecurity function and engage in strategic planning. This will include coverage of where the information security management team is placed in the organizational hierarchy, what functions does the CSO of an organization fulfill, as well as some explanation of the strategic planning function.You will also develop a simulated organizational plan in a report to executive management as part of the ongoing case study....
Reading
2 videos (Total 8 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video2 videos
Executive viewpoint on governance in cybersecurity3m
Reading4 readings
How organizations structure the security function25m
What does the CSO do?20m
How organizations make strategic plans for security20m
Capstone Project: Organizing for cybersecurity10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Governance and strategic planning in information security practice quiz10m
Governance and strategic planning in information security quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Risk Management

This module will define risk management and explore the processes used by organizations to identify and control risk. This will include basic techniques used to identify and assess risk as well as exploration of the risk control strategies that can be used to help control risk. You will also experiment with reading an industry standard risk report that you will summarize and analyze as you assess operational risk for higher management as part of the ongoing case-based project....
Reading
3 videos (Total 11 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
The risk assessment process4m
Executive viewpoint on risk management methodology2m
Reading5 readings
An overview of the risk management process15m
More on identifying and assessing risk15m
Determining risk control strategies15m
Methods used to implement risk management10m
Capstone Project: Identifying risks15m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Risk management practice quiz10m
Risk management quiz10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Regulatory Compliance, Law and Ethics

In this module you will learn about how organizations must manage the complex issues emerging from the rapidly changing legal and regulatory environment. It will include a short overview of the laws and regulations you should plan to learn about as well as an introduction to how ethics is encountered in the workplace. Then you will engage on a discussion on compliance with industry standards and governmental regulation as a means to move closer to a more secure work environment. As part of the ongoing case study you will be asked to advise management on an ethical dilemma currently facing some of the management team at CHI....
Reading
2 videos (Total 10 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video2 videos
Executives viewpoint on implementing compliance programs4m
Reading4 readings
The legal landscape of cybersecurity20m
Workplace ethics20m
Common processes in cybersecurity programs20m
Capstone Project: Ethical decision making5m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Regulations, law, ethics, and compliance practice quiz10m
Regulations, law, ethics, and compliance10m
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Top Reviews

By MTSep 25th 2017

Great course. Provides a great hands on insight and experience with Cybersecurity

By CMar 10th 2017

Great course that provides good insights into the world of CyberSecurity!

Instructors

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Dr. Humayun Zafar

Associate Professor of Information Security and Assurance
Information Systems
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Dr. Traci Carte

Associate Professor Chair, Information Systems
Information Systems
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Herbert J. Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, CDP

Associate Professor in Information Security and Assurance
Information Systems
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Mr. Andy Green

Lecturer of Information Security and Assurance
Kennesaw State University - Department of Information Systems
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Michael Whitman, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP

Professor of Information Security
Information Systems

About University System of Georgia

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About the Cybersecurity: Developing a Program for Your Business Specialization

Cybersecurity is an essential business skill for the evolving workplace. For-profit companies, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations all need technologically proficient, business-savvy information technology security professionals. In this Specialization, you will learn about a variety of processes for protecting business assets through policy, education and training, and technology best practices. You’ll develop an awareness of the risks and cyber threats or attacks associated with modern information usage, and explore key technical and managerial topics required for a balanced approach to information protection. Topics will include mobility, the Internet of Things, the human factor, governance and management practices....
Cybersecurity: Developing a Program for Your Business

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