MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials For Managers

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MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials For Managers
Mon, July 8 - Fri, July 12, 2019
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Instructor: Frank Kim
 5,515 EUR 5,265 EUR paid by May 29
GSLC Certification
Affiliate Pricing
30 CPEs
Laptop Required
Masters Program

DoDD 8140
(IAM Level 1, 2, 3)
Was able to merge management skills and techical materials in one a simple format.

Abdulaziz Al-Sultan, Saudi Electric Company

SANS MGT512 course has been instrumental in bridging the gaps in my knowledge & has prepared me to take on bigger responsibilities.

Mir Shajee, Accenture

Security managers need both technical knowledge and management skills to gain the respect of technical team members, understand what technical staff are actually doing, and appropriately plan and manage security projects and initiatives. This is a big and important job that requires an understanding of a wide array of security topics.

This course empowers you to become an effective security manager and get up to speed quickly on information security issues and terminology. You won't just learn about security, you will learn how to manage security.

To accomplish this goal, MGT512 covers a wide range of security topics across the entire security stack. Data, network, host, application, and user controls are covered in conjunction with key management topics that address the overall security lifecycle. This also includes governance and technical controls focused on protecting, detecting, and responding to security issues.

This approach prepares you to:

  • Make sense of different cybersecurity frameworks
  • Understand and analyze risk
  • Understand the pros and cons of different reporting relationships
  • Manage technical personnel
  • Build a vulnerability management program
  • Inject security into modern DevOps workflows
  • Strategically leverage a SIEM
  • Change behavior and build a security-aware culture
  • Effectively manage security projects
  • Enable modern security architectures and the cloud

MGT512 uses case studies, group discussions, team-based exercises, and in-class games to help students absorb both technical and management topics.

This course will prepare you to:

  • Become an effective information security manager
  • Get up to speed quickly on information security issues and terminology
  • Establish a minimum standard of security knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Speak the same language as technical security professionals



Please note that some course material for SEC401 and MGT512 may overlap. We recommend SEC401 for those interested in a more technical course of study, and MGT512 for those primarily interested in a leadership-oriented but less technical learning experience.

This course prepares you for the GSLC certification, which meets the requirement of the DoD 8570 IAM Level 1, 2, 3

Course Syllabus
  MGT512.1: Building Your Program
  MGT512.2: Protecting Data and Networks
  MGT512.3: Protecting and Patching Systems
  MGT512.4: Leading Modern Security Initiatives
  MGT512.5: Detecting and Responding to Attacks

Author Statement
"I have found that technical professionals who are taking on management responsibility need to learn how to convey security concepts in ways that non-technical people can understand. At the same time, managers who are new to security need to learn more about the different domains of cybersecurity. In both cases, there is a need to learn about the work of managing security. That is why this course focuses on the big picture of securing the enterprise, from governance all the way to the technical security topics that serve as the foundation for any security manager. Ultimately, the goal of the course is to ensure that you, the advancing manager, can make informed choices to improve security at your organization."

- Frank Kim

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