Course

Audit’s Role in Cybersecurity

Understand your role as an auditor in cybersecurity by understanding defense-in-depth and digital asset protection.

    Syllabus

  • Lines of Defense Video — 00:09:16
    • Explore the three lines of cybersecurity defense: management control, risk management and internal auditing.

  • Cybersecurity Definitions Video — 00:05:22
    • This video will introduce you to the definitions of cybersecurity and cyberspace.

  • Audit’s Role Video — 00:06:20
    • What is the role of the audit? Look at cybersecurity audit objectives, audit scope and audit/assurance programs.

  • Digital Asset Protection Video — 00:11:40
    • In this video, you’ll look at the key functions of asset protection: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover.

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Course description

After this course, the auditor should be able to define cybersecurity and cyberspace, identify the overall cybersecurity control requirements, explain defense-in-depth and be comfortable with the auditing role in cybersecurity auditing.

Meet the author

Ken is President and owner of Data Security Consultation and Training, LLC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Robert Morris College in PA and a master‚Äôs degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ. He has taught cybersecurity at many different venues, including the JAG school at the University of Virginia, KPMG Advisory University, Microsoft and several major federal financial institutions and government agencies. Ken has also taught cybersecurity classes in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Canada and Mexico.

As Chief Information Security Officer for the Virginia Community College System, Ken’s focus was the standardization of security around the ISO 27000 series framework. Writing is one of his passions and he has authored and/or co-authored several courses, including CISSP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, DoD Cloud Computing SRG and a course for training Security Control Assessors using NIST SP 800-53A.

In addition to many years in IT, Ken has achieved a number of certifications in the cyber security/information security field, including CISSP, SSCP, CCSP, CAP, ISSMP, ISSAP, ISSEP, CISM, CISA, CAC (Cybersecurity Audit Certificate), CEH, ISO9000LA, ISO14001LA, ISO27001PA, Security+, CySA+, CASP, CTT+, CPT, GSEC, GSNA, GWAPT, CIA, CGAP, CFE, MCP, MCSA, MCSE and MCT.

When not teaching, writing or consulting, Ken devotes his spare time to animal rescue, (dogs and cats from no-kill shelters), being a student of language (French) and music (Banjo), and doing research about his Scottish heritage, the Knights Templar and British Navy sailing ships from the late 1700s.

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