National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

In order to function effectively, businesses need to have policies that guide them and their employees. Information security policies are essential to provide guidance to the operations teams who would be expected to ensure the policies and standards have been implemented. Policies are guided by business needs, regulations and laws. Students will learn the difference between policies, standards, guidelines and procedures. This knowledge will help even technical professionals understand the needs of the business to be able to make risk-based decisions that will help the business achieve its aims.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the complexities of cybersecurity policy from a legal and international perspective
  • Interpret US policies regarding cybersecurity and its response to the complexities of governing cyberspace effectively
  • Communicate to management the threats posed to an organization and recommend the appropriate security policies for the organization
  • Explain management's role in supporting and enforcing cybersecurity policies
  • Review security policies to ensure they address the needs of the organization and make recommendations for improvement, if necessary
  • Understand the six steps of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Conduct effective Risk Assessments that provide value to the organizational mission
  • Understand various Information Technology frameworks that can be used to continually assess organizational policies and adjust to the organization's needs

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Risk Management
  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Strategic Planning and Policy
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management