Cybersecurity for Managers

Why Attend

When a security breach happens, the disruption and damage can vary widely. But one thing is for certain: the effects ripple through the entire organization, often having significant operational and financial implications. Creating a cybersecure organization is a necessary goal today. Decisions about cybersecurity have implications throughout your organization—not only for technology-focused teams, but for every team. Sophisticated phishing schemes, ransomware, and data breaches are on the rise, and their level of complexity is increasing. Therefore, all of us have a role to play in keeping our organization secure. In this program, you will learn • How to select and use the right frameworks to enhance cybersecurity decision-making in your organization • How to assess risk, improve defenses, and reduce vulnerabilities in your organization • How to speak the language of cybersecurity to enable informed conversations with your technology teams and colleagues, and ensure your organization is as cybersecure as possible

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Course Objectives

  • Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:
  • • A framework that provides a strategic view of an organization’s cybersecurity risk management, including management mechanisms you can put in place immediately
  • • A playbook with actionable next steps for improving a culture of cyber awareness within your organization.
  • • The language and vocabulary to support informed conversation with your CISO, CTO, and other technology leaders
  • • An appreciation of how decisions made by technologists may affect the business landscape within your organization
  • • An awareness of the leading approaches to managing cybersecurity, including 'defense in depth' and the National Institute of Standards andTechnology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework
  • • A practical interpretation of the tradeoffs between security and privacy, and a method for understanding your organization's priorities

Target Audience

This program is for business leaders, general managers, and executives looking to build an action plan for a more cyber resilient organization. Technology and business consultants and others acting as liaisons between technology and business units will also benefit.
Industry examples cited in the program include:
• Technology
• Financial services
• Insurance industry
• Manufacturing
• Retail
• Telecommunications
• Government organizations

Cybersecurity for Managers: A Playbook is an engaging, interactive, and personalized learning experience, built upon learning tools that include:

Understanding the Threat Landscape

Gain an overview of the key concepts and practices in cybersecurity.

  • Dispel common myths such as 'cybersecurity is just an IT problem'
  • Cyber safety: applying accident research to prevent cyber incidents
  • IoT: how expanding connectedness opens the door to cyber threats


Understanding the Threat Landscape

Use the High-Tek Sensors case to learn about the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and apply key concepts to individual organizations.

  • Interactive case study: High-Tek Sensors (manufacturing)
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Applying NIST to your organization


Measuring Risk Exposure

Identify risk and use frameworks for measuring risk.

  • Overview of risk management practices
  • Qualitative and quantitative frameworks for measuring risk
  • Cyber insurance: risk transfer

Improving Defenses with Systems and Technology

Learn the basics of cybersecurity resource allocation and the concept of ‘defense in depth’.

  • Vulnerabilities and security
  • Simulation of cybersecurity funds budgeting
  • Interview with a cloud cybersecurity expert on ‘defense in depth’


Building a Culture of Cybersecurity

Learn about management mechanisms for influencing cybersecurity culture within organizations.

  • The Cybersecurity Culture Model
  • Interactive case study: insurance company
  • Practical steps for achieving organizational security


Exploring Ethics in Cybersecurity

Understand important tradeoffs between security and privacy.

  • Considerations of ethics in cybersecurity using the Apple-FBI controversy as an example
  • Faculty roundtable discussion

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