• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Information security, often called InfoSec, consists of tools and processes used to protect data and sensitive information from threats and attacks.

In this course, explore the history of information security and discover how to differentiate between cybersecurity and information security. Discover common myths and misconceptions about information security and learn about types of information security, such as infrastructure, cloud, application, and incident response. Next, you will explore security threats, including social media attacks, social engineering, malware, and misconfigurations, and common information security and data protection laws. Finally, you will investigate the responsibilities of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), including developing sound security practices, identifying security objectives, conducting awareness and training programs, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize the importance of information security and the key roles and responsibilities required to protect an organization

Learning Objectives

{"discover the key concepts covered in this course"}

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

  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Development
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management