MGT432: Information Security for Business Executives
Where do you go if you are a CEO or vice president looking to learn the fundamentals of information security? The SANS Institute, well known as a premier source for top quality technical instruction, information security thought leadership, and research, now offers this purpose-built course for senior leaders. One of the most common remarks from students of Management 512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials is, "Is there a one day version of this course I can send my boss to? In designing this course we looked closely at the course evaluations from the most senior executives who took Management 512, industry studies, and surveys, and we polled security thought leaders. The structure of the course is to present the information and provide the executive participant with additional reading. The additional reading is sent in advance as well as included in the workbooks.
The main topics are shown below, but your instructor/facilitator will be a seasoned information security veteran. If you want to discuss other topics we can do that or increase the focus on an existing topic. This is especially easy to do for onsite courses where we come to you, in a public class setting we may have to exercise balance so that all of the delegates get value from the material.
- Job skills that will be taught
- How to understand what the security folks are trying to tell you
- How to understand when they might not give you the whole story
- Security Tasks Fall into Four Phases
- Risk is the Measure of Security
- The Network
- Software Security
- Managing Vulnerability Situational Awareness
- Change Management
- Defense in Depth
- What Do Attackers Want?
- Web Security and SOA
- Incident Response
- Response BCP/DR/Crisis Management
- Securing Virtualized Environments
- Pulling it all together
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*CPE/CMU credits not offered for the SelfStudy delivery method