The foundation of your organization rests upon your cybersecurity efforts. In partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Center for Public Safety and Justice (CPSJ) at the University of Illinois Chicago are offering an instructor-led course to create a broader awareness of the principles and best practices of a robust cybersecurity program for all critical infrastructure sectors.
This course specifically utilizes the Cybersecurity Framework, created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology by Executive Order, as a basis for building awareness based on use of common language, flexibility and its reliance on industry best practices. Participants will gain an understanding of the Framework and apply it to assess their organization’s current cybersecurity posture and identify areas and resources for direct improvement. A two-hour web-based course is a prerequisite for the four-hour instructor-led course. Instructions for this web-based course will be given after registration for this course.
Central course topics include: The Cybersecurity Framework and creation of an organization profile; the role the mission statement, business objectives and assets play in cybersecurity; possible enemies; creating employee buy-in; and building partnerships in your region and sector.
This course and its activities are designed for participants to attend in teams of TWO from each organization. (One participant representing the Business management perspective AND one representing the IT perspective).

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 , 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Location: Building 92, Camp Murray, Washington 98430

To register for this course, please email Joan Carnduff: jcarn4@uis.edu

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