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The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in any given organization serves a leadership position, protecting the data and digital systems that a company’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.
Curiosity and interest in cybersecurity
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- 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.
Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
University of Washington
The University of Washington is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. Founded on November 4, 1861 as Territorial University, Washington is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast and was established in Seattle about a decade after the city's founding.
The university has a 703-acre main campus located in the city's University District, as well as campuses in Tacoma and Bothell. Overall, UW comprises more than 500 buildings and more than 20 million gross square feet of space, including one of the world's largest library systems with more than 26 academic libraries, art centres, museums, laboratories, lecture halls and stadiums.
Washington is the flagship institution of Washington State's six public universities. It is renowned for its medical, technical and scientific research.
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