Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies

(pearson-dev-cysec) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-006-5
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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.

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


100+ Pre Assessment Questions | 100+ Post Assessment Questions |




Understanding Cybersecurity Policy and Governance

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

Cybersecurity Policy Organization, Format, and Styles

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

Cybersecurity Framework

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

Governance and Risk Management

  • Understanding Cybersecurity Policies
  • Cybersecurity Risk
  • Summary

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

Human Resources Security

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

Physical and Environmental Security

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

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

Access Control Management

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

Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Maintenance

  • System Security Requirements
  • Secure Code
  • Cryptography
  • Summary

Cybersecurity Incident Response

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

Business Continuity Management

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

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

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

PCI Compliance for Merchants

  • Protecting Cardholder Data
  • PCI Compliance
  • Summary

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

Why Do Learners Love This Course?

As an expert reviewer of the uCertify Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies course curriculum, I’ve found that it provides a thorough overview of professional learning topics and resources required for developing a cybersecurity strategy within an organization.

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