• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

In this course, students evaluate the principles, attributes, and processes used in designing and deploying a comprehensive and resilient layered security architecture that supports the business and technical objectives of the enterprise.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the role of lifecycle management in the production of secure ICT products
  2. Understand the roles of the customer and supplier in the overall process of providing a product
  3. Understand how process improvement enhances system and software security
  4. Appreciate the importance of using an open framework for implementing a security strategy
  5. Assess the progress of an organization's software security maturity and determine how balanced its approach is compared with others
  6. Understand how the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) shapes ICT security

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
  • Systems Architecture
  • Incident Response
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management
  • Cyber Investigation


If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.