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The NICE Cyber Security Framework

Cyber Security Management


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Chuck Easttom
    Pages 1-30
  3. Izzat Alsmadi
    Pages 31-53
  4. Izzat Alsmadi
    Pages 55-78
  5. Chuck Easttom
    Pages 79-97
  6. Lo’ai Tawalbeh
    Pages 99-115
  7. Lo’ai Tawalbeh
    Pages 117-130
  8. Izzat Alsmadi
    Pages 131-174
  9. Izzat Alsmadi
    Pages 175-193
  10. Lo’ai Tawalbeh
    Pages 195-206
  11. Chuck Easttom
    Pages 207-228
  12. Izzat Alsmadi
    Pages 229-239
  13. Chuck Easttom
    Pages 241-258
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 259-262

About this book


This textbook covers security controls and management. It is for courses in cyber security education that follow National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) work roles and framework that adopt the Competency-Based Education (CBE) method. The book follows the CBE general framework, meaning each chapter contains three sections, knowledge and questions, and skills/labs for skills and abilities. The author demonstrates knowledge and skills material in information security, giving readers immediate applicable skills throughout the text. The book is divided into several parts, including: Information Assurance / Encryption; Information Systems Security Management; Information Systems / Network Security; Information Technology Management; IT Management; and IT Risk Management.

  • Mirrors classes set up by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
  • Adopts the Competency-Based Education (CBE) method of teaching, used by universities, corporations, and in government training
  • Provides skill based instruction on information assurance, information systems, IT management, criminal law, and more


Cyber security Cyber security education NICE framework Cyber security jobs Systems and Data Security

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computing and Cyber SecurityTexas A&M University–San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.PlanoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computing and Cyber SecurityTexas A&M University–San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

About the authors

Dr. Izzat Alsmadi is an Assistant Professor in the department of computing and cyber security at the Texas A&M, San Antonio. He has his master and PhD in Software Engineering from North Dakota State University in 2006 and 2008. He has more than 100 conference and journal publications. His research interests include: Cyber intelligence, Cyber security, Software security, software engineering, software testing, social networks and software defined networking. He is lead author, editor in several books including: Springer The NICE Cyber Security Framework Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics, 2019, Practical Information Security: A Competency-Based Education Course, 2018, Information Fusion for Cyber-Security Analytics (Studies in Computational Intelligence), 2016. The author is also a member of The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) group, which meets frequently to discuss enhancements on cyber security education at the national level.

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