ITM6100EN - Cybersecurity Policy, Plans, and Programs

Course description

What policies, plans and programs are necessary for a secure IT system? This course covers the purpose, application and use of cybersecurity principles, and best practices in faith based organizations. Projects include developing security policies and strategies and assessing cybersecurity programs

How this course benefits students

As a leader, are you aware of the necessary cybersecurity policies, plans and programs to keep data secure? This course is intended to be an opportunity for students to apply cybersecurity policy, plans and programs to real-life business situations, as well as, how these items impact faith-based organizations. There is also a hands-on component where case studies are evaluated and synthesized.

Why this course is important

New cybersecurity threats are identified daily. Students will be provided with practical information, best practices and case studies to help them develop necessary policies, plans and programs for a secure workplace.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Information Technology Management
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Cybersecurity policy, plans and programs focuses on cybersecurity implementation in businesses. Throughout the course we will evaluate principles from scripture that address ethical practices and biblical responses.

Missionally driven

The goal for this course is to train students how to effectively implement cybersecurity in businesses. Missional leaders will find this course beneficial because it provides hands on experiences with developing policies, plans and programs related to cybersecurity.

Contextually informed

Businesses are expected to keep personal data and PCI data secure. Students will learn how to employ policies, plans and programs within various settings to keep data secure.

Interculturally focused

Cultural norms vary in each society, however, Cybersecurity affects all users. Students will develop plans and policies, as well as, implement various programs to ensure cybersecurity in business settings. Though out the course, students will evaluate cultural norms and acceptable, ethical responses to various cybersecurity issues.

Practically minded

Students can utilize their practical skills by developing cybersecurity policies, plans and programs for various types of businesses. Students will gain knowledge that is useful in the workplace and personally.

Experientially transformed

Hands on creation of policies, plans and procedures, as well as, exploring case studies will equip students with the skills needed to enhance God's will through the application of cybersecurity standards and strategies.