Cybersecurity for Executives—Hong Kong

In this impactful 2-day 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.

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


Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong

Digital Credential

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive an official Chicago Booth Executive Education digital badge. This badge serves as a certified online credential of your achievement, and it can be shared on social networks such as LinkedIn.

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. 

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust proudly awards scholarships to local social sector executives who seek to enhance their leadership skills. Learn more here.

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.

Why Executives Need to Know about Cybersecurity

  • Explore the impacts on overall business risk

Learn and Apply Relevant Cybersecurity Frameworks

  • Explore frameworks to think about cybersecurity in terms of cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber war, hacktivism, and more.

Identify and Manage Cybersecurity Risks

  • Learn how to effectively deploy limited resources to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities and develop internal policies to mitigate them in the future.

Working Across Boundaries: the Intersection between Businesses, Agencies and Governments

  • Examine the intersections within agencies, governments,and organizations and ways of working effectively across public-private sectors.

Finding the Right Balance: Security vs Privacy

  • Develop strategies to meet the expectations of regulators,consumers, and employees to protect the privacy and identity of those whose data they handle.
  • Discuss how to navigate both local and international regulations and provide peace of mind to consumers – now and in the future.

Expert Panel on "Best Practices" to Protect Your Organization

  • Global and regional experts in cybersecurity will discuss how they approach today’s most pressing issues in the field and discuss real world business cases and applications.

Heritage Courtyard and Interpretation Centre Tour

Our Hong Kong campus is the home of the Heritage Courtyard and Interpretation Centre. During their time on campus, participants are offered a tour and access to exhibitions highlighting the unique history of the Mount Davis site. More information about the tour will be provided with participants' pre-course materials.

Please check back here soon for upcoming 2021 program dates.