Governance of Cybersecurity Course

Understand governance's role in cybersecurity by understanding how cybersecurity is framed, organized and managed.

1 hour, 24 minutes

Course description

After this course, the auditor should be able to understand the different cybersecurity roles and responsibilities, key areas of cybersecurity governance and risk management, the different security frameworks and all aspects of the attack landscape, including actors and events.


Measuring Performance Controls

Video - 00:06:00

Explore the importance of KGIs, KPIs, KRIs, CMMI and BSC.
Assessing Third-Party Risk

Video - 00:09:00

Look at vendor management, supply chain risk management, due diligence and assurance via SOC2 reports.
Risk and Control for Social Media

Video - 00:04:00

Social media is a new and vital frontier in the cybersecurity battle. Look at social media risk awareness training, controls and more.
Security Awareness Training for Cybersecurity

Video - 00:05:00

Awareness is important. Explore security awareness, training and education for everyone.
Risk Assessment

Video - 00:11:00

Dive deeper into the details of risk assessment. In this video, you'll look at assets, threats, vulnerabilities and likelihood/impact.
Insurance for Cybersecurity

Video - 00:05:00

Explore the details of cybersecurity insurance: loss areas, remediation and notification, crisis management and more.
Why Asset Classification is Important

Video - 00:05:00

Why is asset classification important? Explore asset criticality and sensitivity, asset value and more.
Cybersecurity and the Legal Environment

Video - 00:07:00

In this video, you'll look at legal and regulatory compliance and governing jurisdiction.
Policies and Standards for Cybersecurity

Video - 00:10:00

Dive into the policies and standards for cybersecurity. Look at cybersecurity policy, overarching policy, procedures, guidelines and more.
How Security is Organized

Video - 00:05:00

Learn about the CIA triad of confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Frameworks and Standards

Video - 00:10:00

In this video, you'll explore frameworks and standards: CIS, COBIT 2019, ISO 27001 and NIST SP 800-53R4.
Roles and Responsibilities

Video - 00:06:00

Take a look at the concepts of governance, compliance and risk management. When it comes to security, everyone is responsible.

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 (ISC)2 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

Plans & pricing

Infosec Skills Personal

$299 / year

  • 190+ role-guided learning paths (e.g., Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting)
  • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
  • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, Security+)
  • Skill assessments
  • Infosec peer community support

Infosec Skills Teams

$799 per license / year

  • Team administration and reporting
  • Dedicated client success manager
  • Single sign-on (SSO)
    Easily authenticate and manage your learners by connecting to any identity provider that supports the SAML 2.0 standard.
  • Integrations via API
    Retrieve training performance and engagement metrics and integrate learner data into your existing LMS or HRS.
  • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
  • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
  • Create and assign custom learning paths
  • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
  • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps

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