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Shields Up: Cybersecurity Project Management

Business Acumen

Session Abstract:

We expect more automation, integration, and online activity in the foreseeable future resulting in more cybersecurity risks and issues. Therefore, organizations and individuals are spending more resources on cybersecurity projects to implement, maintain and optimize the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their digital services and data. The demand for cybersecurity projects and expertise is growing exponentially; it is a great time to develop cybersecurity project management skills.

Cybersecurity is complex; however, aligning with many international standards can be problematic. In Dr. Greg Skulmoski’s presentation, attendees will be introduced to a project management approach that combines standards and is tailored to cybersecurity projects detailed in his book Shields Up: Cybersecurity Project Management. The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ITIL Service Management, ISO Risk Management, ISO Quality Management, and ISO Information Security Standards are aligned into a project delivery approach applicable to most cybersecurity projects, most of the time. The attendees will also learn about a risk management technique not in the PMBOK® Guide that they can use on their projects tomorrow!

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn that the familiar project management tools and processes are directly applicable to cybersecurity projects
  2. Discover how complex project-related standards critical for project success can be combined to improve the probability of project success
  3. Develop a new risk management skill that they can immediately use on their projects

Interactive exercise:

None; however, exercises are featured in my book: Shields Up: Cybersecurity Project Management

Speaker Biography:

Greg Skulmoski is an award-winning project manager who has led critical infrastructure projects in Australia, the Middle East, and Canada. Greg’s innovative use of project management tools and processes won the CISO 2017 Middle East Security Award (for project risk management). Dr. Skulmoski teaches risk management and project innovation management at Bond University Australia. Greg’s critically acclaimed book – Shields Up: Cybersecurity Project Management provides a best-practice approach to delivering and optimizing cybersecurity.



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Type of category: Webinar - Saturday Seminars

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: 14 January 2023

Hour: 10:00 to 11:30

Language: English

# of PDUs: 1