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School of Continuing Studies

XBUS-603 Technical Countermeasures and Risk Assessment

Oct 18—26, 2019
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1055
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Course Details

With an understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities in cybersecurity, in this course students will develop the technical countermeasures and assessment skills needed to manage threats and risks. Technical countermeasures such as encryption, antiviruses, firewalls, intrusion detections, and penetration testing will be discussed. Students will also develop the skills both to conduct and understand the results of security, threat, and risk assessments. Topics such as methodology, requirements, scoping, automated tools, data analysis, and report structure will be discussed.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Operationalize a variety of technical countermeasures including antiviruses, firewalls and encryptions
  • Interpret a security risk assessment
  • Initiate and manage an organization-wide risk assessment
  • Prioritize and remediate identified risks


Mike Nichols is the Director of Products at Endgame, a leading endpoint security platform, managing the Product Management and User Experience teams to foster an environment of constant customer feedback, deep market research, and continual development of differentiated technology. Mr. Nichols ha...