This course is an introduction to information assurance and security in computing technology. Topics include risk management; protecting information in the enterprise; business continuity and disaster recovery planning; threats and remediation; legal, ethical, and professional issues; and considerations within systems development processes.
Describe the role of auditing relative to information assurance and security.
Explain the concept of threat modeling.
Describe the concept of information as an asset and management practices for protecting information.
Identify the role and responsibilities of risk management in protecting organizational information.
Explain how the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability work together to protect information.
The Human Factor and Organizational Policy
Develop an organizational policy that contributes to information security.
Explain effective ways to make users aware of information security risks.
Explain the key elements of an information security policy.
Securing and Protecting Information Systems
Identify techniques and methods for securing information assets.
Create the key elements of disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
Describe how data can be protected in each information state.
Explain countermeasures used to protect organizational information systems.
Describe the need for security measures in IT organizations and information systems.
Analyze the legal, ethical, and regulatory considerations of protecting data.
Explain techniques and processes for identifying vulnerabilities and threats to information systems.
Explain the role of cost-benefit analysis in establishing effective information assurance and security.
Describe potential risks and threats to organizational information systems.
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