The chief information security officer (CISO) in any given organization serves a leadership position, protecting the data and digital systems that a company's employees as well as its customers depend upon.
This course delves into the role that the CISO plays in cybersecurity operations.
Throughout the lessons, learners will explore answers to the following questions: How does cybersecurity work across industries? What is the professional’s point of view? How do we keep information secure?
Coursework will fully explore the CISO’s view from the top, as well as the position’s toolkit, which includes policy, procedures and practices, technologies, awareness training, and audit. It will also dive into the approaches taken in private industry, government, academia, and the military.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Identify the four domains of cybersecurity and the differences between their rules, regulations, and desired outcomes
Explain the role of the CISO across all domains, and the differences between CISO roles among the domains
Identify cybersecurity-specific tools for their appropriate domains and situations
Curiosity and interest in cybersecurity
Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba, and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer their courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses they have received are not broad enough to allow them to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent them from offering all of their courses to everyone, no matter where they live.
About the University of Washington
The University of Washington is one of the preeminent public research universities in the world dedicated to preparing leaders of change, promoters of ideas, and creating a culture of collaboration. The UW is ranked No. 1 among public universities nationally that receive federal research and training funds, and since 1975 has been in the top five for public and private universities. The most recent report from China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked the UW 16th among the world’s top universities (14th nationally), and the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan, which measures the quality and impact of research endeavors, identified the UW as the top public university in overall ranking worldwide.