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Cyber security for Digital Leadership

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  • 16 Live Virtual Sessions
    Over 2 months
  • 5 Interactive Modules
    Taught by Top Global Faculty
  • Dedicated Group Coach
    With Active Group Work

Cyber security for Digital Leadership

Gain the knowledge and confidence to combat cyber security risk for strategic and competitive advantage

LEADERSHIP
TECHNOLOGY

Learn and interact through live online classes with world class faculty from

University of Southern California, USA University of Texas, USA
New York University, USA Stanford University, USA
SAP
  • A program designed to stretch your thinking.
  • Connecting you to the best experience of academic leaders worldwide.
  • Delivered via live virtual teaching on the Igesia learning platform.
  • Integrated with group work on real world projects.

About the Program

In todays Information Age, as business, governments, Public Sector Units, financial institutions, and individuals converge on the digital market space, generation, collection, processing, storage, and data exchange has become an integral part of digital transaction and interactions. In parallel, cyber security threats and cyber-attacks by hackers exploiting vulnerabilities of an organizations cyber security is a common phenomenon. As a result, cyber risk management has become a fundamental component of business operations and understanding and mitigating risk has become an essential skill for business leaders, thought leaders, analysts, as well as security and technology specialists.

COVID-19 had made the world far more connected. While multiple entities are interacting on the digital channels, they are far more vulnerable to cyber risk. The demands on organization infrastructure to withstand cyber-attacks has increased considerably. Likewise, existing infrastructure, policies, practices and cyber security culture needs a re- look in light of the new business practices and arrangements in the post COVID-19 era.

This program uses concepts, insights from industry experts to prepare you to address cyber security from an enterprise wide approach, keeping into account the external landscape and future changes within their markets.

This program aims to enable you to devise and implement a new cyber security initiative which is robust, strategically aligned to your business context and scalable in the post COVID-19 New Normal era.

What you will learn

The goal of this course is to provide an effective combination of theory and practice of cyber security concepts. Live lectures, industry insights and project work will provide a rich forum for virtual class discussions. You will assemble key insights on the following:

  1. Critique the existing cyber security framework from a strategic business impact perspective
  2. Gain an in-depth appreciation of global cyber security technologies within various industry domains
  3. Appraise the multitude of emerging business, financial and reputational risk in the context of geopolitical cyber security and business trends
  4. Adopt and adapt to reframe the cyber risk mitigation leading to value creation and safeguard
  5. Appreciate the opportunities, challenges and restraints, and adoption imperatives of a robust cyber security architecture
  6. Develop skills in cyber security value chain analysis to organize and formulate appropriate strategies for an outsourced or co-sourced approach to cyber security and response services

Upon completion of the program, you will be ready to apply your knowledge to lead strategic decision making to leverage design thinking in your business.

Record of Participation

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a record of participation from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension.

World Class Faculty

You will learn from world class faculty in this program from leading business schools and global corporates.

Professor Michael Spence

Nobel prize winner for economics in 2001, together with George Akerlof and Joseph Stiglitz for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information, Michael Spence is senior professor at the Department of Economics at Bocconi University and professor in the MBA program at SDA Bocconi.In 1981 he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association.

Spence is also Professor in Economics & Business at the New York University Stern School of Business and Professor and Dean, Emeritus, at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Michael Spence is currently a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, serves as co-chair with Joseph Stiglitz of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation and is Senior Advisor at General Atlantic and a Senior Advisor at Jasper Ridge Partners.

He is the co-chair with Dr. Victor Fung, of the Advisory Board of the Asia Global Institute at Hong Kong University. Spence serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Spence chaired a global Commission on Growth and Development (2006-2010), addressed to growth issues in emerging economies.

Dr. Elena Kvochko

Elena Kvochko is the Chief Trust Officer at SAP New York. She is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) and has been on The Wall Street Journal CIO Council, Board of Advisors at Obsidian Security, Senior Vice- President, and Technology Executive at Bank of America.

Previously, she worked as Chief Information Officer of the Global Security Division, and Head of Global Cyber Security Strategy Implementation at Barclays.She has developed 30+ patent-pending technologies in cybersecurity and privacy, digital payments technology, quantum computing.Elena was named among the Top 100 CIOs; Leading CIOs – Who Happen to be Female by CIO Magazine, 2019 Business Role Model of the Year by Women in IT Awards, Fortune Most Powerful Women  International, Business Award of The Year, Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Generation.Elenas published work appeared in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, White House cybersecurity report, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times amongst others.

Professor William H. Dutton

William H. Dutton is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Southern California, an Oxford Martin Fellow, supporting the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the University of Oxfords Department of Computer Science, and a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). He is also a Visiting Professor at Leeds University.

Recently, Bill was the James H. Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy at Michigan State University, where he was Director of the Quello Center. Prior to that, he was the OIIs Founding Director and the first Professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University.Most recently he co-edited, with Mark Graham, Society, and the Internet, 2nd ed (Oxford Un Press 2019), and edited A Research Agenda for Digital Politics (Elgar 2020). His next book will be The Fifth Estate (Oxford Un Press).

Professor Bhavani Thuraisingham

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham is the Louis A. Beecherl, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and the Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute at the University of Texas, Dallas. She is also a visiting Senior Research Fellow at Kings College, University of London, and a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and the AAAS.

She has received several awards including the IEEE CS 1997 Technical Achievement Award, ACM SIGSAC 2010 Outstanding Contributions Award, and the ACM SACMAT 10 Year Test of Time Award. She has worked in industry (Honeywell), federal laboratory (MITRE), US government (NSF), and her work has resulted in 120 journal articles, 250 conference papers, 130 keynotes and featured addresses, six US patents, fifteen books as well as technology transfer.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK, and the prestigious earned higher doctorate (D. Eng) from the University of Bristol, UK.

*The faculty mentioned are indicative and subject to change based on availability

Your Learning Journey

During the program you will have the chance to learn from world class faculty through live virtual lectures . You will interact with industry executives and better understand ongoing global trends. You will be given the opportunity to work in groups on projects of relevance to your business contexts.

Who should take this course?

This program is designed for a senior functional heads as well as senior and middle level executives across industry sectors who are poised to drive the complexities of cyber risk management in the current context of cyber security. This program is aimed at thought leaders and change managers who desire to create and / or refine organizational competencies in the dynamic and complex cyber business platform and processes.This program is for practitioners and knowledge seekers who are keen for a comprehensive insight on cyber security and to build on their understanding or specialization in the field of cyber risk management.

This program will benefit you if
  • You want to lead an organization through the complexities of risk management in the current cyber security landscape
  • You aim to gain in-depth insights to emerging threats and impact of cyber risk on an organizations capacity to accomplish its stated mission
  • Benefit from recognition of your understanding or specialization in the field of cyber risk management
  • You are interested to learn more about the leading trends in Cyber security
  • You wish to create a strategy for applying a cyber-security framework within an organization

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