Georgia Tech Professional Education Offers Cyber Security Course

Georgia Tech Professional Education, in partnership with the Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory at Georgia Tech Research Institute, is expanding its cyber security training to help companies, the government and the military prepare today for tomorrow’s challenges.

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"Defensive solutions are often chaotic and difficult to navigate,” said Wright. “Georgia Tech’s short course series is designed to demystify technologies and introduce strategies for engineering secure enterprises.”

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 19, 2013

Georgia Tech Professional Education, in partnership with the Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory at Georgia Tech Research Institute, is expanding its cyber security training to help companies, the government and the military prepare today for tomorrow’s challenges.

Georgia Tech Professional Education will offer "Cyber Security: A Systems Approach," a core course in a new cyber security short course program, on May 21-23, 2013, in Atlanta.

As security incidents grab headlines, Georgia Tech Professional Education’s cyber security courses can help organizations protect themselves from emerging threats and build a cyber-resilient enterprise. At the same time, as many business sectors become increasingly information-centric and network-reliant, cyber security becomes a critical pillar of the enterprise.

There are an estimated 1 billion smart phone users globally in 2013, according to Strategy Analytics, and 75 percent of corporations/organizations allow employees to “bring your own device,” or BYOD, according to Gartner Group. These developments, while valuable and innovative, create new opportunities for unintended vulnerabilities. The course explores information security vulnerabilities and how to approach cyber security resilience as a complex system.

Cyber Security: A Systems Approach joins other cyber security courses Georgia Tech offers for executives and directors; managers and professionals; and technical professionals. Courses combine cutting-edge applied research, deep instructor expertise and an interactive learning approach.

The primary instructors are Dr. Fred Wright and Andrew Howard. Wright is chief engineer and deputy director for GTRI’s Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory. Howard is division chief of the emerging threats and countermeasures division at GTRI.

“Today's cyber security environment has become increasingly complex. Modern threats gain the attention of many on a daily basis. Yet defensive solutions are often chaotic and difficult to navigate,” said Wright. “Georgia Tech’s short course series is designed to demystify technologies and introduce strategies for engineering secure enterprises.”

“Cyber Security: A Systems Approach” will cover information security principles and the need for a systems engineering approach; vulnerabilities and emerging threats; malware; defensive technologies; information assurance standards; network security; web presence and applications; insider threats; assessing and managing risk: a decision-making framework; and business continuity and disaster recovery.

The course is an integral part of Georgia Tech Professional Education’s Cyber Security course series and is an elective for both the Systems Engineering Certificate and Advanced Systems Engineering Certificate.

For more information or to register for the “Cyber Security: A Systems Approach,” visit http://www.gtpe.gatech.edu/cyber-systems.

About Georgia Tech Professional Education

Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, which consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Professional Education offers professional master's programs, short courses, and certificate programs to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available worldwide through a variety of face-to-face, blended learning, and online formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs, and manages meeting and event facilities. On an annual basis, Professional Education enrolls more than 30,000 students and works with 3,500 companies. It is located at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta and at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.