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Cyber Security: Executive Briefing

by John Elliott

Every organization needs to protect itself from cyber threats. This course covers the essentials of cyber security, you will learn about threats, vulnerabilities and the protective, defensive and corrective controls deployed by organizations.

What you'll learn

A cyber incident can have a significant effect on an organization. Investors, customers and regulators expect cyber security be to managed from the board downwards, so every executive needs the basic understanding of cyber security that you will learn in this course. First, you will meet the attackers who want to harm an organization. Next, you’ll learn how they break into computer systems through vulnerabilities and how an organization defends itself using a risk-based combination of preventative, detective and corrective controls. Finally, you will understand some of the ways that controls are managed, the basics of application security and the typical roles needed to support cyber security in an organization. When you’re finished with this executive briefing you’ll will have the high-level understanding of cyber security that’s essential for every executive and IT professional.

About the author

John Elliott is a specialist in regulated security and data protection. His fascination is the way that people engage with security directives: whether that’s a company following external regulation, an information security team developing policies, an IT team following them, or a colleague who is just trying to do their job securely. John has led information security and data protection functions in aviation and financial services. He’s represented both Visa Europe and Mastercard on the PCI S... more

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