University System of Georgia

Cybersecurity and the X-Factor

This course is part of Cybersecurity: Developing a Program for Your Business Specialization

Taught in English

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Dr. Humayun Zafar, CEH, CISM, CRISC, PCIP
Dr. Traci Carte
Herbert J. Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, CDP

Instructors: Dr. Humayun Zafar, CEH, CISM, CRISC, PCIP

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There are 4 modules in this course

The X-factor within information security is human behavior within and outside your organization. Our introduction includes an overview of information security management and its goals as well as describing the problem created by non-malicious insider behavior. We include discussion about the purpose of training within organizational cybersecurity efforts and whether it is achieving its purpose.

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4 videos6 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Within this topic we will discuss traditional training efforts. Security education, training and awareness (SETA) programs are designed to reduce the incidence of accidental security breaches. Through the readings you will learn about the design and delivery of these programs as well as various training techniques. This module concludes with a discussion about your experience and opinion about organizational security training.

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4 videos4 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this module you will understand why traditional training efforts through SETA programs may fail. You will learn about human behavior and how understanding it can help managers better leverage their security efforts. Finally, through the readings you will also see that this is a global issue. The readings present examples of existing awareness campaigns in U.K., in Australia, in Canada and Africa.

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4 videos5 readings2 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

We will conclude by identifying some novel problems and practices that organizations are experiencing. You will learn about hactivism, cyberinsurance, and ransomware through popular press readings about recent security problems that landed companies on the front page.

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3 videos6 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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Dr. Humayun Zafar, CEH, CISM, CRISC, PCIP
University System of Georgia
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