(Designed in part to help prepare for the EC-Council Secure Computer User [CSCU] certification.) Prerequisite: Any CMIS, CMSC, CMIT, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV. Recommended: IFSM 201. A survey of the cybersecurity principles, practices, and strategies required by leaders and managers to become strategic partners in the establishment, management, and governance of an enterprise's cybersecurity program. The aim is to develop both an understanding of how cybersecurity supports key business goals and objectives and the soft skills necessary for success in a leadership or managerial role. Topics include the fundamentals of cybersecurity practices and principles; enterprise IT governance processes and security controls; data security; the information life cycle; intellectual property protections; privacy laws and regulations; security education, training, and awareness; and the need for cooperation and collaboration between business units and the organization's cybersecurity program.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Identify, research, and discuss current and emerging cybersecurity issues which impact an organization’s operations
- Summarize and explain key roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers with respect to the governance and management of an organization’s cybersecurity program
- Explain how an enterprise risk management program is used to identify, assess, manage, and control risks to information and other digital assets
- Interpret, analyze, and effectively communicate information about cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigations