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ISYS 6641 Special Topics: Cybersecurity Strategy and Management (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The challenges and issues of cybersecurity are everywhere, and today, these are not just technical issues, but critically important business issues for all levels of management. The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of cybersecurity principles, procedures, tools and technology from a managerial perspective. The first part of this course is a discussion of why cybersecurity is a difficult and pervasive problem. We then learn about the different types of threats and study the tools and techniques that society, organizations, and individuals have to mitigate them, with a focus on risk management and internal controls. We will also explore a number of new areas of work including cryptocurrency and the security requirements for the Internet of Things (IoT). An important part of the course will be team projects at the end of the term, where students apply the concepts and techniques we have studied to a real-world management problem or challenge.

Instructor(s): Leonard Evenchik
Samuel Ransbotham

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ACCT6641


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17