Information Security and Risk Management in Context

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Course Date: 26 August 2014 to 04 November 2014 (10 weeks)

Price: free

Course Summary

Learn to defend and protect vital company information using the latest technology and defense strategies. Analyze internal and external threats to proactively prevent information attacks. Gain experience by solving real-world problems and leave the class equipped to establish and oversee information security.

Estimated Workload: 4-6 hours/week

Course Instructors

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky is the Director for the Center of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington, designated by the NSA/DHS as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research. She holds a joint faculty appointment with the Information School and the School of Urban Design and Planning--Critical Infrastructure, following a 20-year industry career marked by executive and consulting positions in IT architecture and project management. Her research interests fall under the umbrella of managing/mitigating network risks: deception, governance and network forensic readiness.

Course Description

Explore the latest techniques for securing information and its systems, from policies and procedures to technologies and audit. Learn from leading experts who share proven practices in areas such as mobile workforce safety, security metrics, electronic evidence oversight and coping with e-crime and e-discovery. Study the protection of Cloud computing information. Discover how to foster the development of future information security leaders.

Topics covered include:
  • Information security strategies and individual privacy
  • Legal security implications
  • Medical health record confidentiality and integrity
  • Cutting-edge technologies

Course Workload

4-6 hours/week

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