Cybersecurity Policies, Processes, & Best Practices


This two-day course is designed for the information security professional, system engineer, and program manager. This course is positioned as a mid-level introduction to cybersecurity as it explores using a systems approach to cybersecurity within a complex system as part of a project or program management effort. This course is exportable and can be presented at a client site.

Overall Proficiency Level: 1 – Basic
Course Prerequisites: None
Training Purpose: Functional Development
Specific Audience: All

Learning Objectives

  • Develop foundational knowledge of principles of information security and the nature of cyber defense
  • Understand current US Government and Department of Defense policy regarding the implementation of cybersecurity efforts in acquisition programs
  • Understand how system engineering processes are effectively applied to securing complex, connected systems
  • Develop a linkage between enterprise architecture and business processes
  • Learn techniques for evaluating threats and risk so that you can make proactive decisions to reduce the impact of security breaches
  • Develop and practice skills for assessing risk/threats, designing a security plan, and providing a path for business continuity in the event of a security incident
  • Hands on Cybersecurity project

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty areas listed below. Visit the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to view Specialty Area details.

  • Information Assurance Compliance
  • Systems Requirements Planning
  • Systems Security Architecture