Cybersecurity for Managers: A Playbook

Cybersecurity for Managers: A Playbook

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Apr 22–Jun 9, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 5-6 hours/week $2,800
Jun 24–Aug 11, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 5-6 hours/week $2,800

Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Organizations & Leadership

- Strategy & Innovation

Minimizing cybercrime damage and disruption is not just the responsibility of the IT department; it’s every employee's job. There are managerial, strategic, and financial considerations in becoming cybersecure. This new online program helps you create a playbook with actionable next steps towards creating a more cyber-aware culture.

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.

Based on our highly-rated in-person course, Cybersecurity Leadership for Non-Technical Executives, this online program will teach you:

  • 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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Upon completion of the program, participants will be equipped with:

  • 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 and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework
  • A practical interpretation of the tradeoffs between security and privacy, and a method for understanding your organization's priorities

 

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

This online 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

We do not recommend this program to past participants of Cybersecurity Leadership for Non-Technical Executives unless you are looking for a refresher.

 

MIT Sloan Executive Education is collaborating with online education provider EMERITUS Institute of Management to offer a portfolio of high-impact online programs. By working with EMERITUS, MIT Sloan Executive Education is able to broaden access beyond on-campus offerings in a collaborative and engaging format that stays true to the quality of MIT Sloan and MIT as a whole.

EMERITUS’ approach to learning is based on a cohort-based design to maximize peer to peer sharing and includes live teaching with world-class faculty and hands-on project based learning. In the last year, more than 7,500 students from over 120+ countries have benefited professionally from EMERITUS’ courses.

Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Apr 22–Jun 9, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 5-6 hours/week $2,800
Jun 24–Aug 11, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 5-6 hours/week $2,800

Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Organizations & Leadership

- Strategy & Innovation

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