Essentials of is Security

Villanova University

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Villanova University

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Who should attend

The Essentials of Information Systems Security course is designed for professionals who are developing skills on the management side of cybersecurity, those charged with protecting the hard or soft assets within an organization and those looking to transition into the cyber field. The eight-week course is applicable to students with a cyber or IT background and aspiring cyber/IT managers.

About the course

As a cybersecurity professional, you know that hackers and cyberterrorists have pushed corporations to new levels of alert these days, creating the need for heightened security to protect both infrastructure and data.

And undoubtedly, you also know that increasing your understanding of risk assessments and current cyber trends is an ongoing process. It’s essential to maintain skills to combat threats, prevent attacks, and perform remediation activities.

What You’ll Study

Introduction to Security and Investigation Phase

  • History of Security
  • System Development Life Cycle
  • Security in the Organization
  • The Need for Security
  • Threats, Attacks and Current Issues in IS Security
  • Law and Ethics in Information Systems
  • How Attackers Use Hardware/Software to Sniff Traffic
  • Security at the Network Level
  • Security Analysis

  • Risk Management

  • Risk Identification

  • Risk Control Strategies

  • Mitigation Selection

  • Risk Categories of Control

  • Other Risk Management Discussion Points

  • Risk Assessment in Real Life

  • Current Issues in IS Security

  • Current Deployment of Crypto Tools

Logical Physical Security Design

  • Information Security Policy, Standards and Procedures
  • System Design, Security Blueprint and Security Models
  • Security Education, Training and Awareness
  • Continuing Strategy and Planning
  • Incident Response, Reaction and Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
  • Firewalls & Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Cryptography and Encryption
  • Physical Security and Wireless Insecurity
  • Current Issues in IS Security, Anti-virus and SPAM

Implementation and Maintenance of Security

  • Project Management Phase
  • Technical Topics of Implementation
  • Security Considerations Within an Organization
  • Information Security Maintenance
  • Identity Management Systems
  • Different Certifications: Where Do We Go From Here?

Curriculum

8 Week Course

Introduction to Security and Security Investigation Phase

  • Identify the reasons for investigating your organization’s vulnerabilities and securities
  • Describe IS history and the need for security
  • Describe the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Identify the differences between threats and attacks
  • Discuss security ethics

Introduction to Security and Security Investigation Phase, continued

  • Identify the reasons for investigating your organization’s vulnerabilities and securities
  • Describe IS history and the need for security
  • Describe the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Identify the differences between threats and attacks
  • Discuss security ethics

Essentials of is Security at Villanova University

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