• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Companies mishandle data because personnel misunderstand practices, risks, and implications. Explore data protection, devices and social media, and good governance through security principles and programs.

Learning Objectives

An Executive's Guide to Security: Protecting Your Information

  • Course Overview
  • describe best practices for working with and handling corporate information while traveling
  • discuss the problems presented by organizational and personal e-mail, and best practices for working with e-mail, including how to protect yourself from spam
  • specify the proper ways to handle sensitive company information, including the differences between working with online data and physical media
  • describe best practices for sharing data with colleagues, customers, and the public
  • discuss BYOD and IoT, how they pose a unique security threat for organizations, and how they should be treated on an organizational scale
  • specify the challenges surrounding wireless networking and how wireless networks should be handled on an organizational scale
  • discuss the dangers of posting on social media, as well as organizational policies and procedures
  • specify the importance of implementing organizational security programs and why companies that don't have them put themselves at risk
  • describe how employee training, awareness, and advocacy should be implemented and how it plays a crucial role in the protection of an organization's information
  • discuss the importance of security programs and how to balance up-front costs vs. downtime in the long-run
  • specify how new technology impacts security, and how to balance it in relation to convenience vs. security
  • explain data protection practices, devices and social media, and corporate security principles and programs

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.

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