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Cybersecurity Strategies for Executives

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100% Online with live sessions
8 weeks, 3-5 hrs/week
Jake Braun
USD $2,800
English and Spanish
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Program Overview:
Cybersecurity Strategies for Executives

Accelerated by the global pandemic, IT professionals have been working around the clock to prevent possible data breaches with most employees working remotely. Nevertheless, cybersecurity goes beyond having a technical background – it is a strategic business decision.

In this day and age, phishing, ransomware, malware, and social engineering – types of cyberthreats that your organization is at risk of – are concepts that all managers should be familiar with, regardless of their area of expertise. For professionals, understanding these threats has become critical to an organization’s success.

The internet has become a key driver in the modern world, powering connectivity on a global scale. But as the internet becomes vital in sharing and storing personal data, cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated at data breaches and cyberattacks.

To remain ahead of these potential leaks and cyberthreats, executives across an organization require the knowledge and skills to implement and oversee a rigorous and high-quality cybersecurity strategy. In this eight-week online program from Chicago Booth, you will learn how to play an integral role in protecting your organization against cyberthreats in this increasingly digital world.

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Program Takeaways

  • Learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity incidents—including cybercrime, 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 your organization’s 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 emerging threats.
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Jake Braun

Executive Director and Lecturer

Jake Braun, Executive Director, Harris Cyber Policy Initiative

Jake Braun is executive director for the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy’s Cyber Policy Initiative, where he works at the center of politics, technology, and national security to advance the field of cyber policy. He is the author of Democracy in Danger: How Hackers and Activists Exposed Fatal Flaws in the Election System and has co-authored two award-winning seminal works on election infrastructure cyber vulnerabilities. In addition to his role at Harris, Braun is co-founder of the DEF CON Voting Machine Hacking Village, in the President’s Circle on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a strategic advisor to the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon on cybersecurity. Prior to joining the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy faculty, Braun was appointed by President Obama as White House Liaison to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and served on the Presidential Transition Team for the Obama Administration as Deputy Director for the National Security Agencies Review. In February 2021, he was appointed by President Joseph Biden as Senior Advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, a role in which he focuses on management issues. Braun earned an MA in international relations from Troy University, an MA in education from National Louis University in Chicago, and a BA in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago.

Who Should Enroll in
Cybersecurity Strategies for Executives

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.

Executives in the areas of management, finance, human resources, media, digital services, marketing, sales, customer service, analytics, and others will find this program beneficial. A computer science or cybersecurity background is not needed to attend. This program is applicable to any industry including Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics, Telecommunications, and Professional Services.

A computer science or cybersecurity background is not needed to attend.

Why Booth?

  • You will learn from one of the most highly regarded faculty of any business school in the world. As part of the University of Chicago, which is home to an extraordinary 92 Nobel laureates, Chicago Booth has nine faculty members who have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
  • Chicago Booth’s multidisciplinary approach to education gives you the analytical frameworks for unlocking solutions to complex problems. You’ll be encouraged to take risks, share your ideas, embrace diverse perspectives, and define your individual path to success.
  • At Booth, empirical evidence (real-world data) and analysis are paramount. A diverse array of analytical and behavioral frameworks gives participants the ability to visualize compelling new business solutions.
  • Upon completion of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Chicago Booth Executive Education. You will also receive a  Digital Badge that serves as a certified online credential of your accomplishment and can be shared among social networks such as LinkedIn.
  • You’ll automatically become a member of the Booth Executive Education community, which will provide you with an opportunity to grow your professional network.

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