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MIT Sloan Executive Education

STARTS ON

August 12, 2020

DURATION

6 weeks, online
5-6 hours per week

STARTS ON

August 12, 2020

DURATION

6 weeks, online
5-6 hours per week

Cybersecurity: Creating a Culture of Awareness

One of the biggest myths is that cybersecurity is just an IT problem. Decisions about cybersecurity have implications throughout your organization—not only for technology-focused teams, but for every team. It only takes one bad actor or one mistake to put the entire organization in jeopardy. Therefore, all of us have a role to play in keeping our organization secure.

Who Is This Program For?

This online program is for business leaders, managers, and executives in both technical and non-technical positions 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.
There are no technical prerequisites for this program.

If you are a technical leader, this program will:

  • Offer frameworks that provide a strategic view of an organization’s cybersecurity risk management, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Cover the leading approaches to managing cybersecurity, including 'defense in depth' and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework
  • Offer a practical interpretation of the tradeoffs between security and privacy, and a method for understanding your organization's priorities

If you are a business leader or general manager, this program will:

  • Help you build a culture of cyber awareness in your organization
  • Develop the vocabulary of cybersecurity to support informed conversations with your CISO, CTO, and other technology leaders
  • Deliver an appreciation of how decisions made by technologists may affect the business landscape within your organization
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Impact

  • 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
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Program Modules

Orientation Module: Welcome to Your Online Campus

Module 1: Understanding the Threat Landscape

Module 2: Organizing Cyber Management Priorities: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework

Module 3: Measuring Risk Exposure

Module 4: Improving Defenses with Systems and Technology

Module 5: Building a Culture of Cybersecurity

Module 6: Exploring Ethics in Cybersecurity

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Program Highlights

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

A Personalized Cybersecurity Playbook:

  • Bring together key concepts and insights from the program modules to build an action plan—a playbook—of what you will do next

Interactive Cybersecurity Simulation:

  • Test out different budget scenarios for prevention, detection, and response – and learn how each affects profitability

Case Studies and Examples:

  • Insurance case study on creating a culture of prevention and awareness
  • Manufacturing case study featuring the NIST Cybersecurity framework
  • Ethics considerations in cybersecurity explored through a case study involving Apple Inc.

Industry Perspectives:

  • In depth interview with a cloud cybersecurity industry expert

Faculty

Participant Profile

  • 1-5 yrs
  • 6-10 yrs
  • 11-15 yrs
  • 16-20 yrs
  • 21-25 yrs
  • >26 yrs
  • IT Services
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • IT Products
  • Healthcare
  • Consulting
  • Others*

Others* - includes E-commerce, Education, Electronics / Hardware, Energy, Industrial Goods, Media, Real Estate, Retail, Telecommunications and more.

  • United States
  • Brazil
  • Singapore
  • Mexico
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Others*

Others* - includes Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom and more.

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Certificate

CYBERSECURITY FOR MANAGERS: A PLAYBOOK - CERTIFICATE

Receive a verified digital certificate of completion from MIT Sloan School of Management. This program also counts towards an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate. Learn More

After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of MIT Sloan.

CYBERSECURITY FOR MANAGERS: A PLAYBOOK - CERTIFICATE

After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of MIT Sloan.

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