Curriculum

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The Cybersecurity certificate program gives you strategies and tools to increase your organization’s resilience. You will learn to create sound risk management strategies to take back to your organization, solve real-world challenges and use cybersecurity best practices.

 


MODULE 1

Cybersecurity Strategies

  • Introduction to cybersecurity
  • Making the business case for cybersecurity
  • Develop a cybersecurity strategy

 

MODULE 2

Managing Threats & Vulnerabilities

  • Identify threats and vulnerabilities to your data
  • Understand the threat actors and their motivators
  • Assess your main threats to business data

 

MODULE 3

Risk Assessment & Tools

  • Anti-viruses, firewalls and encryptions
  • Process the metrics needed to measure risk exposures
  • Managing and interpreting risk assessment reports

 

MODULE 4

Cybersecurity Leadership

  • Building and managing your cyber security teams
  • Addressing Human Resources and compliance issues
  • Cybersecurity management tools and techniques

 

MODULE 5

Legal & Compliance Issues

  • Understanding the regulatory environment
  • Develop an approach to work with your legal and compliance department
  • Ensure access to protected data is authorized

 

MODULE 6

Cyber Hygiene

  • Identifying your personal responsibility
  • How to prevent the #1 threat to your business
  • Maintain system health and improve online security

 

MODULE 7

Responding to the Cyber Crisis

  • Regulations and standards
  • Response, data collection and processing
  • Managing through a breach

 

MODULE 8

Managing Implementation

  • Understanding change management for cybersecurity
  • Creating organizational structures for managing cybersecurity
  • Resolving critical implementation issues

 

Your Personal Cybersecurity Capstone Project

Illustrate your success with a personalized, detailed action plan including your organization's goals and key performance indicators to develop an ROI strategy.

 

 


Location

San Francisco Location, California
Online or on-site at your location

Contact

Lisa Doering
ldoering@sfsu.edu
(415) 343-0264