Audit's Role in Cybersecurity Course

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

33 minutes

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.


Audit's Role

Video - 00:06:00

What is the role of the audit? Look at cybersecurity audit objectives, audit scope and audit/assurance programs.
Lines of Defense

Video - 00:09:00

Explore the three lines of cybersecurity defense: management control, risk management and internal auditing.
Digital Asset Protection

Video - 00:12:00

In this video, you'll look at the key functions of asset protection: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover.
Cybersecurity Definitions

Video - 00:05:00

This video will introduce you to the definitions of cybersecurity and cyberspace.

Meet the author

J Kenneth Magee

J Kenneth (Ken) Magee is President and owner of Data Security Consultation and Training, LLC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Robert Morris College in Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

He has taught cybersecurity at many different venues, including the JAG school at the University of Virginia; KPMG Advisory University; Microsoft; several major Federal financial institutions; and Federal Government agencies. Ken has also taught cybersecurity classes in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Canada, and Mexico.

In his teaching credentials, Ken is an ISACA certified instructor for CISM, CRISC, and CGEIT. He has completed the Train-the-Trainer course from ISC2 and Microsoft. He is also a Provisional CCP and CCA Instructor for CYBER-AB.

In addition to many years in IT, Ken has achieved several certifications in the cyber security/information security field:

CYBER-AB – CCP, Provisional CCA, Provisional CCI


ISACA – CISM, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, CAC (Cybersecurity Audit Certificate)

EC-Council – CEH


CompTIA – Security+, CySA+, CASP, CTT+





Microsoft – MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCT

Ken has spoken to several different groups, including Georgetown University School of Law, Advanced eDiscovery Institute; AFCEA; and VASCAN.

As Chief Information Security Officer for the Virginia Community College System, Ken’s focus was 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, CMMC-Certified Professional, CMMC-Certified Assessor Level 1 and a course for training Security Control Assessors using NIST SP 800-53A.

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

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Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Exploitation Analyst

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$299 / year

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