Governance of Cybersecurity

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


  • Roles and Responsibilities Video — 00:06:17
    • Take a look at the concepts of governance, compliance and risk management. When it comes to security, everyone is responsible.

  • Frameworks and Standards Video — 00:10:15
    • In this video, you’ll explore frameworks and standards: CIS, COBIT 2019, ISO 27001 and NIST SP 800-53R4.

  • How Security is Organized Video — 00:04:50
    • Learn about the CIA triad of confidentiality, integrity and availability.

  • Policies and Standards for Cybersecurity Video — 00:10:21
    • Dive into the policies and standards for cybersecurity. Look at cybersecurity policy, overarching policy, procedures, guidelines and more.

  • Cybersecurity and the Legal Environment Video — 00:06:46
    • In this video, you’ll look at legal and regulatory compliance and governing jurisdiction.

  • Why Asset Classification is Important Video — 00:05:15
    • Why is asset classification important? Explore asset criticality and sensitivity, asset value and more.

  • Insurance for Cybersecurity Video — 00:04:35
    • Explore the details of cybersecurity insurance: loss areas, remediation and notification, crisis management and more.

  • Risk Assessment Video — 00:11:09
    • Dive deeper into the details of risk assessment. In this video, you’ll look at assets, threats, vulnerabilities and likelihood/impact.

  • Security Awareness Training for Cybersecurity Video — 00:04:45
    • Awareness is important. Explore security awareness, training and education for everyone.

  • Risk and Control for Social Media Video — 00:04:15
    • Social media is a new and vital frontier in the cybersecurity battle. Look at social media risk awareness training, controls and more.

  • Assessing Third-Party Risk Video — 00:09:21
    • Look at vendor management, supply chain risk management, due diligence and assurance via SOC2 reports.

  • Measuring Performance Controls Video — 00:06:01
    • Explore the importance of KGIs, KPIs, KRIs, CMMI and BSC.


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, inclu

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’s 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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