2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Feb 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

MG-GY 9691 The Modern Chief Information Security Officer: Challenges and Opportunities

1.5 Credits
The role of Chief Cyber Security Officer or Chief Information Security Officer has evolved from securing computer systems under the CIO to an executive managing the organization’s information security and sitting at the executive table. The officer is a key strategic agent for the organizational use of cyberspace. The CISO has become the key player in the increasingly dangerous and insecure area of cyberspace, where firms must operate for maximum competitive advantage. The CISO is the executive best positioned to manage the security of the firm’s assets/infrastructure and operations in cyberspace. This course helps aspiring CISOs investigate this new and evolving role, using lectures, research, and interviews of industry and public sector CISOs, as well as by studying the market demand for CISO positions.

Weekly Lecture Hours: 1.5 | Weekly Lab Hours: 0 | Weekly Recitation Hours: 0