Managing Information Risk and Security
- 1.5 credits
- Prerequisite: MBA Core
Information security - the assurance of system availability, data confidentiality, and integrity - has become a serious concern in today's more open and interconnected business environment. Sound security reduces risk for individuals and organizations. In this course, our objective is to gain a fundamental understanding of three inter-related areas of security: managerial policies, technologies, and legal/ethical issues. Taking a broad perspective, we will examine (a) what security is and why it is important, (b) legislation and standards, (c) computer and network vulnerabilities, (d) viruses and other malicious code, and (e) how policies and awareness can thwart security breaches, (f) risk management, incident response, and contingency planning.