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RSAN 150

Data Governance, Security, Quality, and Ethics

This course will provide an overview of data governance, including building a governance infrastructure with organizational management, roles and responsibilities, stewardship, governance communications, regulatory compliance, privacy concerns, data security, and risk management. Data quality will be addressed as a continuous issue in data management, and the challenge it poses as the volumes of data increase and the uses for data expand. Data ethics is included as a critical topic in terms of privacy, data manipulation, data sharing and ownership, conflict of interest, and communications.
This course will utilize case studies, trends, techniques, and best practices as it examines the topics of data governance, data quality, data security and ethical questions associated with dealing in data.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

Explain what data is and how it is used in organizations

Identify and assess the challenges inherent in data management and governance

Describe the business issues that data management can resolve

Describe the data governance life cycle and how organizational culture affects data governance

Identify the models used for data security issues

Design and develop a data security awareness program and the need for data access controls

Describe how to monitor and test the effectiveness of data security controls

Describe the role of auditing in data quality and security and how to enforce regulatory data compliance

Describe the context for data assessment and measurement

Explain how an organization aligns ethical practices with principles

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