Cybersecurity: The CISO's View
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assignment Level : Introductive
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About the content

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.

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Prerequisite

Curiosity and interest in cybersecurity

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Syllabus

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.
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Instructors

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky
Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
University of Washington

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University of Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world.

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