Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies

: 6 Months
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Use Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies course to learn cybersecurity online. This cybersecurity training course covers all the concepts such as cybersecurity frameworks, governance, risk management, human resources security, physical and environmental security; PCI compliance for merchants, and many more. The course offers the best practices to define governance and policy; ensure its compliance, and collaborate to strengthen the whole organization.


18+ Lessons | 418+ Quizzes | 122+ Flashcards | 122+ Glossary of terms


100+ Pre Assessment Questions | 100+ Post Assessment Questions

Lessons 1: Introduction

Lessons 2: Understanding Cybersecurity Policy and Governance

  • Information Security vs. Cybersecurity Policies
  • Looking at Policy Through the Ages
  • Cybersecurity Policy
  • Cybersecurity Policy Life Cycle
  • Summary

Lessons 3: Cybersecurity Policy Organization, Format, and Styles

  • Policy Hierarchy
  • Writing Style and Technique
  • Policy Format
  • Summary

Lessons 4: Cybersecurity Framework

  • Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
  • NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework
  • Summary

Lessons 5: Governance and Risk Management

  • Understanding Cybersecurity Policies
  • Cybersecurity Risk
  • Summary

Lessons 6: Asset Management and Data Loss Prevention

  • Information Assets and Systems
  • Information Classification
  • Labeling and Handling Standards
  • Information Systems Inventory
  • Understanding Data Loss Prevention Technologies
  • Summary

Lessons 7: Human Resources Security

  • The Employee Life Cycle
  • The Importance of Employee Agreements
  • The Importance of Security Education and Training
  • Summary

Lessons 8: Physical and Environmental Security

  • Understanding the Secure Facility Layered Defense Model
  • Protecting Equipment
  • Summary

Lessons 9: Communications and Operations Security

  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Operational Change Control
  • Malware Protection
  • Data Replication
  • Secure Messaging
  • Activity Monitoring and Log Analysis
  • Service Provider Oversight
  • Threat Intelligence and Information Sharing
  • Summary

Lessons 10: Access Control Management

  • Access Control Fundamentals
  • Infrastructure Access Controls
  • User Access Controls
  • Summary

Lessons 11: Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Maintenance

  • System Security Requirements
  • Secure Code
  • Cryptography
  • Summary

Lessons 12: Cybersecurity Incident Response

  • Incident Response
  • What Happened? Investigation and Evidence Handling
  • Data Breach Notification Requirements
  • Summary

Lessons 13: Business Continuity Management

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Business Continuity Risk Management
  • The Business Continuity Plan
  • Plan Testing and Maintenance
  • Summary

Lessons 14: Regulatory Compliance for Financial Institutions

  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • New York’s Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR Part 500)
  • What Is a Regulatory Examination?
  • Personal and Corporate Identity Theft
  • Summary

Lessons 15: Regulatory Compliance for the Health-Care Sector

  • The HIPAA Security Rule
  • The HITECH Act and the Omnibus Rule
  • Understanding the HIPAA Compliance Enforcement Process
  • Summary

Lessons 16: PCI Compliance for Merchants

  • Protecting Cardholder Data
  • PCI Compliance
  • Summary

Lessons 17: NIST Cybersecurity Framework

  • Introducing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Components
  • The Framework Core
  • Framework Implementation Tiers (“Tiers”)
  • NIST’s Recommended Steps to Establish or Improve a Cybersecurity Program
  • NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework Reference Tool
  • Adopting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in Real Life
  • Summary

Appendix A: Cybersecurity Program Resources

Training Method

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