Cybersecurity Strategies for Executives—Online

In this impactful online program, executives will learn effective cybersecurity management strategies and the role they can play in protecting their organization from global data breaches and digital attacks.

This program is in partnership with Global Alumni.

By attending this program, you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity incidents—including cyber crime, cyber espionage, and hacktivism—so you may be a more prepared leader for your team, business unit, and organization 
  • Learn how to identify your business unit and organizations’ cybersecurity knowledge gaps and vulnerabilities
  • Develop strategies to protect your customers’ data and privacy, while meeting the expectations of regulators, customers, employees, and the greater public
  • Discover how agencies, governments, and organizations can work together to defend against threats

This program is designed for non-technical mid to senior executives in the private, public, and non-profit sectors who seek to protect their organization from data breaches and cyber threats. A computer science or cybersecurity background is not needed to attend. 

Executives in the areas of management, finance, human resources, media, digital services, HR, marketing, sales, customer service, analytics, and others will find this program beneficial. This program is applicable to any industry including financial services, government, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, logistics, telecommunications, and professional services.

Jake Braun

Lecturer and Executive Director of Cyber Policy Initiative, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Jake Braun has over 15 years of experience in the development and implementation of strategic direction for complex, high profile national security initiatives. He works across technology, intelligence systems and transformational communications programs to develop solutions for clients in both the public and private sectors related to cybersecurity, government data analytics, and immigration.

Previously, Mr. Braun served as the Director of White House and Public Liaison for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he was instrumental in the passage of the unprecedented Passenger Name Record (PNR) Agreement, one of the largest big data agreements in history. Mr. Braun currently serves as a fellow at the Council on CyberSecurity, in the President’s Circle on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and as a strategic advisor to the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon on cybersecurity.

Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • Understand the general cybersecurity landscape and learn key terms and vocabulary that will allow you to effectively communicate with your organization’s cybersecurity team.

Cyber Hygiene

  • Learn global cybersecurity standards and frameworks and explore your organization’s current cybersecurity program.

Management and Policies for Organizations

  • Learn the key components for operationalizing cybersecurity controls in your organization.
  • Develop a plan on how to have productive meetings with leadership stakeholders regarding your cybersecurity program.

Building a Cyber-agile Workforce

  • Appreciate the ongoing challenge of developing and building a proficient cybersecurity team.


  • Learn internationally recognized best practice policies for data privacy and protection.

Human Rights

  • Recognize how the fourth industrial revolution poses a threat to human rights on a global scale.
  • Learn the challenges and opportunities in addressing human rights abuses in cybertechnology.

Respective Roles of Public and Private Sectors

  • Discuss how public and private entities collaborate to share cyber threat information available.
  • Learn how to access cybersecurity information and resources (including up-to-date trainings) based on your organization’s industry or location.

Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology

  • Recognize cybersecurity vulnerabilities that come with advancements in emerging technologies like IoT, industrial robotics, AI, etc. and what your organization can do to keep up with the pace of technology and protect its data assets.

  • Program topics are subject to change.

Upcoming Program
Start Date: February 16, 2021
Fee: $2,800

Learn More and Register

Additional Spring and Fall 2021 program dates coming soon.