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School of Continuing Studies

XBUS-604 Managing Security

Nov 15—23, 2019
4 daysModules info
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1055
USD 263 per day
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Modules info
USD 1055
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Course Details

This course will prepare students to address the management of security. Students will discuss management responsibilities including training and assessments, audits, and cloud services. In addition, the course will give students an in depth look at the costs and benefits, from both a business and cybersecurity perspective, of transferring operations to third parties. Key mechanisms to manage risks, such as relationship management, authentication and authorization controls, contract provisions, and industry standard certification, will be explored.

Course Objectives

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

  • Practice effective training and assessment activities to managing security
  • Understand compliance regulations and prepare for audits
  • Articulate the benefits and costs of using a third party
  • Identify relevant controls that can be used to manage the risks
  • Design a vendor relationship program to monitor and manage the cybersecurity risks


Kevin T. McDonald is Senior Information Technology Analyst and Cloud Strategist for ICF International, Inc, a global consultancy based in Washington, DC. Mr. McDonald is an imaginative IT security and project leader with over twenty-five years of industry and government experience. He specializes...