Security management is the core of protecting information technology assets. In this course, you'll learn the foundations of effective security management programs, including organizing a program, risk management, and organizational resilience.
Data breaches and network intrusions are constantly in front page headline news. No matter how the data was lost or the network invaded, tracing the root cause of IT security problems usually leads back to ineffective management of security programs. In this course, Security Management: The Big Picture, you'll gain solid foundational knowledge as well as skills you can use to effectively manage security in your organization. You'll learn how to organize and establish a security management function within your organization as well as the different roles and responsibilities involved in security management. You'll also learn about risk management and how it reduces the likelihood of data breaches and negative events. Finally, you'll learn about the components of organizational resilience, which include business continuity, incident response, and disaster recovery. By the end of this course, you should be able to understand the need for and establish a security management section within your organization.
Bobby E. Rogers is an information security engineer working as a contractor for Department of Defense agencies, helping to secure, certify, and accredit their information systems. His duties include information system security engineering, risk management, and certification and accreditation efforts.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Bobby Rogers and welcome to Security Management: The Big Picture. I'm a cyber security analyst and I work as a contractor securing information systems and data for the U. S. Government, specializing in cyber risk management. You've seen all the headlines in the news about data breaches and information technology incidents. Have you ever wondered how these things happen and why sometimes people just don't secure their networks? Even if it's a security flaw in the system, you can almost always trace the problem back to a lack of security management in the organization. That's why we produced this course that covers how to establish and manage a security management function within your organization. We're going to talk about the major things you need to know in order to effectively manage all of the aspects of information security within your company or business. Some of the major topics that we will cover include establishing a security management function, security roles and responsibilities, risk management, and organizational resilience. By the end of this course you'll understand what goes into managing information security in a business and how critical that role is in protecting data and systems from a variety of potential security risks. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with basic security concepts and terminology such as confidentiality, integrity, and availability, as well as authentication and authorization concepts. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn security management with the Security Management: The Big Picture course at Pluralsight.