Cybersecurity for Managers: A Playbook (online)


You may also be interested in the live online Cybersecurity Leadership for Non-Technical Executives, on which this program is based. Live online offerings are credited as an "in-person" program for the purposes of an Executive Certificate or Advanced Certificate for Executives. Learn more HERE.

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.

This program is delivered in collaboration with Emeritus. Please register on the Emeritus website.

  • Program Details
  • Takeaways
  • Modules
  • Participants
  • Faculty
  • Emeritus
  • Technical Requirements
  • Reviews

Cybersecurity for Managers: A Playbook (online)
Certificate Track: Management and Leadership
Location: online
Tuition: $2,800
Program Days (for ACE Credit) 2

Download the Cybersecurity for Managers program brochure

Receive email updates on Cybersecurity for Managers: A Playbook (online)

Save Program

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

Registration for this program is done through Emeritus.


Program Overview

Fast Facts

6 weeks
Entirely online learning
5-6 hours/week

Our online classroom enable participants to seamlessly interact with their peers and stay on track towards program completion — with culturally-enriching encounters along the way. Program modules consist of a variety of teaching instruments, including:

  • Video lessons
  • Moderated discussions
  • Class materials: articles, cases
  • Quizzes
  • Surveys
  • Learning journey support offered by a dedicated Learning Facilitator team
  • Interactive cyber security simulation
  • Office hours with program support team

Developing an Action Plan for Your Organization

In this program, we will cover a number of items to assist in the management and leadership of cybersecurity in organizations. We bring together key concepts from the learning modules to create an action plan—a playbook—of what you will do next. This will enable you to have more informed conversations with your CISO or other technology leaders.

Keeping Our Teams and Our Families Cybersecure

Almost everyone is working from home these days and it's created a strange, chaotic environment for each of us, our organizations and for our families. As we all learn how to communicate, share Wi-Fi, and take meetings remotely, we must also think about keeping ourselves, our teams, and our families cybersecure. In this session, Keri Pearlson discusses some of the current ways malicious actors are trying to get our money, steal company data and infiltrate our systems. We also talk about actions you can take tomorrow to both raise awareness and change behaviors of those around you to keep everyone more secure.