Security Leadership Essentials for Managers with Knowledge Compression*

Security Leadership Essentials for Managers with Knowledge Compression*

Course overview

This course will empower advancing managers who want to get up to speed quickly on information security issues and terminology.

Target audience

All newly-appointed information security officers

Technically-skilled administrators that have recently been given leadership responsibilities

Seasoned managers who want to understand what your technical people are telling you

Objectives

Establish a minimum standard for IT security knowledge, skills, and abilities. In a nutshell, this course covers all of the non-operating system topics that are in SANS Security Essentials, though not to the same depth. The goal is to enable managers and auditors to speak the same language as system, security, and network administrators.

Establish a minimum standard for IT management knowledge, skills and abilities. I keep running into managers that do not know TCP/IP, and that is okay; but then they do not know how to calculate total cost of ownership (TCO), leaving me quietly wondering what they do know.

Save the up-and-coming generation of senior and rapidly advancing managers a world of pain by sharing the things we wish someone had shared with us. As the saying goes, it is okay to make mistakes, just make new ones.