Cybersecurity Leadership for Non-Technical Executives

Cybersecurity Leadership for Non-Technical Executives

Item No. a056g00000URaaBAAT
Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Oct 25–27, 2021 Live Online 3 days 4-7 hours/day $4,100

Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Organizations & Leadership

- Strategy & Innovation

Cyber risk and cybersecurity are a source of frustration for executives and government officials who spend inordinate time and worry trying to protect their data from sophisticated phishing schemes, ransomware, and state-sponsored hacking. However, cybersecurity issues are not purely a technology problem—they are multi-headed hydras that need to be addressed with a multi-disciplinary approach. This cybersecurity course is not intended to provide guidance on IT infrastructure or troubleshooting, rather it focuses on the humanistic and managerial aspects of cybersecurity. As a participant in this cyber security training for executives course, you will be provided with a framework of managerial protocols to follow, resulting in a personalized playbook with actionable next steps towards creating a more cyber-aware culture within your organization.

On the surface, a ransomware attack that effectively locks up your organization’s data is a technical one: Can the data be unlocked, and how fast? But embedded within cyber risk and cybersecurity are a host of management problems as well, including decisions about whether to pay the ransom, how your organization should operate if its data remains locked, how to talk to the media, and whether new policies are required to respond to similar issues in the future.

In today’s landscape of escalating cybercrime, mitigating cyber risk is not the Chief Information Security Officer’s responsibility alone—it is everyone’s job. Getting ahead of hackers and other security risks requires the active engagement of non-technical management, as well as an overall commitment to building a cybersecurity culture within your enterprise.

Cybersecurity Leadership for Non-Technical Executives provides leaders and managers with frameworks and best practices for managing cybersecurity-related risk separate from the specialized IT infrastructure typically associated with this topic. Course content includes lectures, highly interactive discussions, and case studies related to:

  • Overall cybersecurity awareness
  • The role of non-tech leaders in cybersecurity management
  • Actionable ideas to increase cyber resilience
  • How to measure the organization's cyber-safety level—and how it is changing over time
  • 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

Key concepts from the various learning modules are cumulatively combined into a personalized action plan – a playbook – of what to do next and how to manage various stakeholders throughout your organization. This will also enable you to have more informed conversations with your CISO or other technology leaders regarding cyberthreat management. 

The cybersecurity course also draws from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for policy and management planning—a flexible and cost-effective approach to protecting critical infrastructure.

You will receive a certificate of course completion at the conclusion of this course. You may also be interested in our Executive Certificates which are designed around a central themed track and consist of several courses. Learn more


Learn more about the live online experience.

You will leave this course with:

  • A framework for how to keep an organization secure and mitigate cyber risk
  • An understanding of what cybersecurity leadership looks like—and what you can do right now
  • A personalized playbook with actionable next steps for improving a culture of cyber awareness within your organization
  • The latest research and thinking on measuring an organization’s cybersecurity readiness

 

THE MIT EDGE
To achieve a more holistic approach on cybersecurity, MIT Sloan faculty, including those teaching in this course, are increasingly collaborating across the Institute with the goal of getting ahead of the real-world problems that keep executives and political leaders up at night. Research topics range from the governance of the internet to global trade policies for cyber-risky internet-enabled devices to new approaches for calculating the costs and benefits of cybersecurity investments. MIT’s ability to bring world-class technology and engineering resources to address managerial problems is unparalleled, and cybersecurity is precisely the type of escalating issue that MIT exists to overcome.
 

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

The intended audience for this program includes general managers, executives, and VP’s looking to learn managerial skills and strategy related to cybersecurity awareness and mitigating the risk of cyber attacks. This cybersecurity course is not for technical executives and senior security leaders (CISOs).


Why is this course is designed for general managers and not for security leaders?
General managers need to be knowledgeable participants in cybersecurity discussions and activities. Cybersecurity decisions made by the security teams can have direct impact on business opportunities and processes. Without an understanding of the elements of cybersecurity, a general manager risks his or her business. Decisions made about cybersecurity can impact options available to the general manager, and no one wants their business options limited because of security decisions made without them. Further, because keeping data and systems secure is in everyone’s best interest, it’s critical for general managers to know the language and the basic cybersecurity frameworks to inform their decisions.


We do not recommend this program to past participants of Cybersecurity for Managers: A Playbook unless you are looking for a refresher.

Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Oct 25–27, 2021 Live Online 3 days 4-7 hours/day $4,100

Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Organizations & Leadership

- Strategy & Innovation

Enroll Now!

$4,100