Cybersecurity: The CISO's View

Course 2 of 4: Professional Certificate® in Essentials of Cybersecurity

Prerequisites: None Pace: Self-paced 6 Weeks 2–5 Hours per week recommended

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About this course

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in any given organization serves a leadership position, protecting the data and digital systems that a company and it’s employees as well as its customers depend upon.

This course delves into the role that the CISO plays in cybersecurity operations.

Throughout the lessons, learners will explore answers to the following questions: How does cybersecurity work across industries? What is the professionals’ point of view? How do we keep information secure?

Coursework will fully explore the CISO’s view from the top, as well as the position’s toolkit, which includes policy, procedures and practices, technologies, awareness training, and audit. It will also dive into the approaches taken in private industry, government, academia, and the military.

What you will learn

  • Identify the four domains of cybersecurity and the differences between their rules, regulations, and desired outcomes;
  • Explain the role of the CISO across all domains, and the differences between CISO roles among the domains;
  • Identify cybersecurity specific tools for their appropriate domains and situations.

Who can take this course

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Meet your instructor

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky

Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at University of Washington
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky is the director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity. She also teaches cybersecurity in several University of Washington programs. Endicott-Popovsky is a member of several national committees shaping cybersecurity education. She earned her doctoral degree from the Center for Secure and Dependable Systems in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Idaho.

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Duration

6 Weeks

Experience Level

Introductory

Learning Partner

University of Washington

Pacing

Self-paced

Subject

Computer Science
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