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.
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
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.