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Course Detail

Course Name Cybersecurity Governance
Course Code 21SN633
Program M. Tech. in Cyber Security Systems & Networks
Semester Elective
Credits 3


Unit 1-Basics of Cyber security governance- Principles of cyber-security governance,Assessment of cyber security maturity,Theories of governance – introduction,governance – definitions and typologies.

Unit 2 Governance of security operations-a. Tools, methods and processes- Vulnerability management,Threat management, Endpoint management. Intrusion detection and prevention (IDPS),Security incident management. Security operations center (SOC) and related concepts. Security metrics and governance-Measurement of governance: Metrics – concepts- Application security metrics- Network security metrics- Security incident metrics- Vulnerability metrics.Service level objectives / agreement (SLO / SLA)- NIST metrics-

Unit 4- Security analytics and governance- Basics of security analytics-Threat intelligence and governance- Data driven security governance- Impact of cognitive security on security governance.

Unit 5-Compliance and governance- Industry specific security compliance-Cyber security governance – HIPAA compliance for healthcare – ISO, COBITZ standards – Republic of India- NIST mandates for compliance-Security reporting basics-CISO – role and organization structure


1. Information Security Governance: A Practical Development and Implementation Approach, Wiley publications 2009

2. Information Security Governance, S.H. Solms, Rossouw Solms, Springer Science & Business Media

3. Internet governance in an age of cyber insecurity,2010, Council on Foreign Relations Press

4.Cyber justice : human rights and good governance for the internet, 2017,Springer

Course Outcomes

  • CO1 : Understand the different methods to assess cybersecurity maturity
  • CO2: Understand the vulnerability management techniques and threat management methodologies
  • CO3: Gain knowledge on the Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • CO4: Understand the governance metrics (Application security, vulnerability, and network security
  • CO5: Know the relation between security analytics and security governance CO6: Understand the state of Security governance in India
  • CO7: Understand the NIST compliance for security mandate

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