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MSIA 678 Risk Management

Learn how to analyze and reduce security threats to an organization.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

There will always be residual risk in an enterprise. In MSIA 678 Risk Management you’ll learn how to reduce the residual risk to an acceptable level for your organization. You’ll examine and apply effective risk management techniques and strategies, taking into account all considerations of risks, including environmental, technology, humans, organizations and politics.

Throughout this course, you will engage in a variety of assessment methods to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You'll Learn in MSIA 678

MSIA 678 Risk Management prepares you to evaluate an organization’s exposure to information technology security threats using rigorous policy and a standards-based analysis of the existing policy directives and threat matrix. You’ll explore activities that include risk identification, risk assessments, risk analysis, risk mitigation, risk transference and risk acceptance strategies.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Authorization and Accreditation (A and A)
  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Continuous Monitoring, and Incident Detection, Response and Reporting
  • Change Management
  • Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and Contingency Planning
  • Separation/Segregation of Duty (SOD)
  • Auditing and Accountability

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSIA 678, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the risk posture of an enterprise using the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Incorporate current technical tools to design a comprehensive risk mitigation approach for an enterprise, including separation of duty, certification and accreditation, protection of personal identifiable information, change management, incident response and disaster recovery.
  • Apply the appropriate tools, processes and policies to monitor enterprise activities.
  • Collect and analyze data to audit an enterprise system.
  • Practice ethical use of technology in the enterprise and critical thinking about how to affect such use.

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.