Cybersecurity - Threats, Myths, Realities
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This course introduces cybersecurity concepts and practices using the most current trade literature and organizational best practices as context. The course will examine cybersecurity from a holistic, management viewpoint, vice a technical one, and cover the issues confronting this discipline in today’s business and government environments. At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand the basic concepts and issues related to cybersecurity.
- Explore cybersecurity and its role in today’s organizations and relationships with current technology, public issues, and business contributions.
- Appreciate organizations in the context of highly complex operating environments. Be familiar with cybersecurity architecture examples from the public and private sector.
- Understand cybersecurity’s role in the first two decades of the 21st Century.
None. All course readings will be supplied by the instructor.
TopicsLecture 1: Starting the Cybersecurity Discussion
Lecture 2: Threats—Changing Nature of Today’s Challenges
Lecture 3: Cybersecurity—More About Security and Less About Cyber
Lecture 4: Governance—Who Sits at the Table?
Lecture 5: Analysis Frameworks—Too Many to Count
Lecture 6: Understanding Risk—or Paying Lip Service
Lecture 7: Everything Starts with People—But What Does That Mean?
Lecture 8: Physical and Infrastructure Set the Stage—and Then What?
Lecture 9: Operations Security—and Its Many Forms
Lecture 10: Responding—or Reacting—Are They the Same?
Lecture 11: Law, Investigations, Forensics—What’s Missing?
Lecture 12: Ethics—How Much Do They Matter?