Who Should Attend
This course assumes the student has successfully taken and passed the NCSF Foundation 2.0 course based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework version 1.1, release April 2018. Following the course introduction, the course provides an introduction to the intersection between digital transformation and cybersecurity, which is followed by an overview of the threat landscape. Following an approach to the implementation of cybersecurity controls, the course delves into an organizational approach to cybersecurity that starts governance, management, and a supportive culture. Finally, the course provides additional guidance for the cybersecurity practitioner to determine the current state, the desired state, and a plan to close the gap – and to do this over and over again to inculcate it into organizational DNA.
This course looks at the impact of digital transformation on cybersecurity risks, an understanding of the threat landscape, and an approach to the application of cybersecurity controls. It provides guidance for students on the best approach to design and build a comprehensive cybersecurity program. Executives are keenly aware of the risks but have limited knowledge on the best way to mitigate these risks. This course also enables our executives to answer the critical question – Are we secure? The class includes lectures, informative supplemental reference materials, quizzes, exercises, and formal examination. The exercises are a critical aspect of the course; do not skip them. Outcomes and benefits from this class is a practical approach that students can use to build and maintain comprehensive cybersecurity and cyber-risk management programs.