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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introduction to the X-Factor

The X-factor within information security is human behavior within and outside your organization. Our introduction includes an overview of information security management and its goals as well as describing the problem created by non-malicious insider behavior. We include discussion about the purpose of training within organizational cybersecurity efforts and whether it is achieving its purpose....
Reading
4 videos (Total 16 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Security and Employee Compliance4m
Industry Q&A: Security and End Users1m
Pulling it together8m
Reading5 readings
Learning Objectives1m
MISQ Executive: Information Security Management Overview45m
Phishing Attacks Hurt Convenience Of Online Banking In The Workplace10m
3 things every CISO should know10m
Shadow IT: Mitigating Security Risks10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Introduction to the X-Factor Quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Security Education: Training & Awareness

Within this topic we will discuss traditional training efforts. Security education, training and awareness (SETA) programs are designed to reduce the incidence of accidental security breaches. Through the readings you will learn about the design and delivery of these programs as well as various training techniques. This module concludes with a discussion about your experience and opinion about organizational security training....
Reading
4 videos (Total 17 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Industry Q&A: SETA in Real Life2m
Industry Q&A: Customers and Security Training2m
Pulling it together5m
Reading4 readings
Learning Objectives1m
Security Education, Training and Awareness20m
Training20m
Making Security Awareness Work20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
SETA Practice Quiz20m
Security Education: Training and Awareness Quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Reasons Why Traditional Training Efforts Fail

In this module you will understand why traditional training efforts through SETA programs may fail. You will learn about human behavior and how understanding it can help managers better leverage their security efforts. Finally, through the readings you will also see that this is a global issue. The readings present examples of existing awareness campaigns in U.K., in Australia, in Canada and Africa. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 15 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
Employee Habits, Errors, and Security Breaches4m
Habituation: What is it?5m
Pulling it together3m
Reading5 readings
Learning Objectives1m
Why Do Cybersecurity Awareness Campaigns Fail?50m
The Impact of Past Behavior45m
How Does Behavior Become Habitual?20m
Global Threat Report30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Why Do Cybersecurity Awareness Campaigns Fail Quiz14m
Test Your Knowledge!20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Threat Intelligence

We will conclude by identifying some novel problems and practices that organizations are experiencing. You will learn about hactivism, cyberinsurance, and ransomware through popular press readings about recent security problems that landed companies on the front page. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 14 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Industry Q&A: Threat Intelligence2m
Pulling it together5m
Reading6 readings
Learning Objectives1m
What is threat intelligence?20m
Rise of Hacktivism20m
Cyber Insurance15m
Protecting yourself from Ransomware10m
Ransomware15m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice quiz: Test your threat intelligence!20m
Test your knowledge of threat intelligence10m
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Top Reviews

By ZLMar 19th 2017

There is a lot of practical and actionable information in this course related to cybersecurity. I would highly recommend anyone interested in their organization's cybersecurity take this course!

By JRApr 17th 2017

Great course, understanding that our biggest security threat is our own behaviour is key to building 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

The University System of Georgia is composed of 28 higher education institutions including 4 research universities, 2 regional universities, 12 state universities, 13 state colleges and the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. The Georgia Public Library System, encompassing 61 library systems throughout Georgia, is also part of the University System....

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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