Professional Education Course

Cyber Security: A Systems Approach

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Course Title: Cyber Security: A Systems Approach
Program ID: DEF 4513P Subjects: Cyber Security, Systems Engineering


Registration DeadlineSection DatesFormat & LocationCEUsFeeStatus
Mar 10, 2015 (Tue)Mar 10, 2015 (Tue) - Mar 12, 2015 (Thu)Atlanta (Georgia Tech Global Learning Center) (this is an onsite course)2.1$1,495OPEN

Meeting Times
On the first day, check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (8:30 AM-5:00 PM)
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (8:30 AM-5:00 PM)
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 (8:30 AM-5:00 PM)

Alternate Rates

  • $748 -- Georgia Tech Employees
  • 10% Group discount available for companies that register 3 or more people at the same time. Download our group registration form to register your group.



Course Description

As many business sectors become increasingly information-centric and network-reliant, cyber security becomes a critical pillar of the enterprise. This course explores information security vulnerabilities and how to approach cyber security resilience as a complex system. Effective frameworks for assessing and managing information security within an enterprise architecture, including systems engineering, are examined. A hands-on project will allow you to practice newly learned techniques for defining threats, designing a security plan, and quickly and effectively reacting to security incidents.

Who Should Attend

  • Managers, engineers and other technical professionals with growing responsibility for cyber security design/administration/management or network administration
  • Professionals in government or data-rich industries such as energy, finance, healthcare and defense whose roles are highly impacted by the security of data
  • Professionals moving into cyber security roles

How You Will Benefit

Participants will:

  • Develop foundational knowledge of the principles of information security
and the nature of cyber defense
  • Understand how systems engineering processes are effectively applied to securing complex, connected systems
  • Develop a linkage between enterprise architecture and business processes
  • Learn techniques for evaluating threats and risk so that you can make proactive decisions to reduce the impact of security breaches
  • Develop and practice your skills for assessing risk/threats, designing a security plan, and providing a path for business continuity in the event of a security incident

What Is Covered

  • Information Security Principles and the Need for a Systems Engineering Approach
  • Vulnerabilities and Emerging Threats
  • Malware
  • Defensive Technologies
  • Information Assurance Standards
  • Network Security
  • Web Presence and Applications
  • Insider Threats
  • Assessing and Managing Risk: A Decision-Making Framework
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Hands-on Cyber Security Project

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a course notebook containing presentation materials and CD.

Course Agenda

Day One

  • Foundations of Cyber Security; Systems Engineering Framework
  • Threats; Policies; Managing Risk

Day Two

  • Defensive Strategies; Authentication: Networks
  • Web Presence; Applications; Insider Threats; Malware

Day Three

  • Business Continuity Planning; Case Study

Certificate Information

This course is: