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Designing and Executing Information Security Strategies


School: University of Washington

Platform: Coursera

Registration Link: Designing and Executing Information Security Strategies

Start Date: August 26, 2014 (10 Weeks)

Workload: 4-6 Hours Per Week

Instructor: Mike Simon

Credentials: Simon is the Chief Technical Officer for Creation Logic and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington for the past eight years.  He has been developing information security systems for nearly three decades and his clients have included Microsoft, Boeing, Nordstrom’s, Boeing, and Siemens, and Microsoft (where he helped design and implement the company’s original internet security perimeter).

Graded: Not Specified

Description:A hands-on course based on case studies and student presentations, students will learn how to select and apply controls; author security policies; implement regulatory requirements; manage organizational constraints; identify, respond to, and mitigate threats; conduct risk assessments; and weigh the benefits and drawbacks of various security models.

Review: No reviews.

Additional Notes: The University of Washington will also offer two additional information security courses: Information Security and Risk Management in Context and Building an Information Risk Management Toolkit. Both courses also begin on August 26th. To register, click on the links above.

Before beginning Simon’s course, Simon recommends that students have a cybersecurity background, including a basic understanding of system vulnerabilities, potential threats, security and privacy policies, organizational governance, and risk management frameworks.