Cybersecurity Audit Fundamentals

The Cybersecurity Audit Learning Path helps you master your role as review of cybersecurity assets, threats, vulnerabilities, likelihood and impacts.

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Learn to securely audit cybersecurity threats

The Cybersecurity Audit Learning Path helps you get to grips with the controls implemented by the organization to reduce the risk to confidentiality, integrity and availability down to an acceptable level. This path will help to identify your role as an auditor, why governance in security is important to the organization and how cybersecurity operates, and touch on some additional cybersecurity topics. This learning path teaches you how to look at controls to see if they are effective and efficient; if they maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability for which they were installed; if they satisfy the compliance requirements and whether they are reliable.

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What you’ll learn.

  • Audit’s role in reviewing cybersecurity controls
  • Why governance (due diligence and due care) is critical to cybersecurity
  • The different components of cybersecurity operations
  • The different types of digital assets and the controls to protect them

Who is this for?

  • IT staff transitioning into an audit role
  • IT auditors
  • Anyone considering IT auditing as a career

Meet the author

J Kenneth (Ken) Magee

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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