Cyber Security: A Systems Approach

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.


CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15205 Mar 10, 2015 Mar 12, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,495

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

  • 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.


  • 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

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: George Wright, Ph.D.