CSF 580 - Professional Skills for Cyber Security

Course Description

This online course provides each student with a framework for understanding organizational behavior in the context of organizational decision making and leadership in a cyber security work environment. It examines the theory, research, and practice of organizational behavior in work settings, focusing on individual differences, communications, group dynamics, motivation, and leadership. Through course discussion, analytic writing, and exercises, students will learn to apply professional skills in a technical working environment to promote both individual and organizational success. 4 credits.

Prerequisite

CSF 430 - Introduction to Information Assurance

Course Format

This course is composed of weekly modules that include an assigned reading, an online video lecture, a quiz, and a hands on assignment. Typically, new material for the week is released on Friday and due the following Friday. Students will have access to all of the necessary material through an online classroom that is maintained by the University. Part of this online classroom is a discussion board that allows students to anonymously communicate with each other and the instructor.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  • Diversity, Attitudes, and Job Satisfaction
  • Personality, Values, Perception, and Individual Decision Making
  • Motivation Concepts and Applications
  • Understanding Group Behavior and Work Teams
  • Communication
  • Leadership, Power, and Politics
  • Conflict and Negotiation
  • Foundations of Organization Structure
  • Organizational Culture and Change
  • Professional Skills an Information Security Environment

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