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Course Description

As many business sectors become increasingly information-centric and network-reliant, cybersecurity becomes a critical pillar of the enterprise. This course explores information security vulnerabilities and how to approach cybersecurity resilience as a complex system. Effective frameworks for assessing and managing information security within an enterprise architecture, including systems engineering, are examined. A hands-on project will allow you to practice newly learned techniques for defining threats, designing a security plan and quickly and effectively reacting to security incidents.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop foundational knowledge of the principles of information security and the nature of cyber defense.
  2. Understand how systems engineering processes are effectively applied to securing complex, connected systems.
  3. Develop a linkage between enterprise architecture and business processes.
  4. Learn techniques for evaluating threats and risk so that you can make proactive decisions to reduce the impact of security breaches.
  5. Develop and practice your skills for assessing risk/threats, designing a security plan and providing a path for business continuity in the event of a security incident.

Framework Connections

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.

Feedback

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