Cybersecurity for Business Leaders

A Roadmap to Resiliency

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Learn to protect critical data and systems with the University of Virginia.

It is estimated that damages sustained by U.S. companies due to cybersecurity breaches will surpass $6 Trillion by 2021.

It’s no wonder that company’s are actively seeking cybersmart managers to protect their intellectual property.

With future job growth in the sector expected to exceed 37% per year through 2022, now is the time to build the cyber skills that can energize and support your business career.

Certificate Duration 12 weeks

Start Dates September, January, May

Online Format Self-paced & live webinar sessions

Program Cost $2,500

Learning Highlights

  • Learn & apply the McIntire Defense Model: A framework to employ immediately in your day-to-day job
  • Analyze & evaluate real world examples, like the Target breach
  • Experience live discussions and simulations
    • Interact with cyber experts, and others in the program to learn about challenges within their organizations
    • Simulate work as an Ethical Hacker to examine cybersecurity from a different perspective
    • Study the framework-in-use at a major Fortune 500 company
  • Learn directly from a seasoned CISO with experience in government and in private industry


Development of a robust Cybersecurity plan, tailored to needs of your team and your organization

Best practices that will help you secure your company’s assets and intellectual property immediately

Fluency and confidence in the language of Cybersecurity, easing communication and buy-in between your stakeholders

The knowledge and network to build future security programs and processes.

As cyber threats persist, directors and executives need to step up their cyber risk oversight. The responsibility for handling cyber risk goes well beyond the CISO - cybersecurity should be a business discussion, with the right executives in the room and a sophisticated understanding of the threats.

Amandeep Lamba, Principal - Cybersecurity & Privacy, PwC


Fundamentals of Security

Understand how modern networks work and the role security technologies have in protecting them

  • Networks and the Internet of Things
  • Security Communications
  • Defensive Technologies and Access Control

Security Operations

Examine attack methods that adversaries use to exploit systems and how organizations can combat them

  • Cyberattacks and Cybercriminals
  • Social Engineering
  • Building Organizational Resilience

Security Risk & Audit

Manage risk, implement frameworks and audit methodologies, and plan for business continuity and disaster recovery

  • Risk Management
  • Disaster Recover Planning
  • Incident Response Planning

Ryan Wright

C. Coleman McGehee Professor of Commerce; Associate Director, Center for the Management of Information Technology; Associate Professor of Commerce

Chris Maurer

Assistant Professor of Commerce, General Faculty

Bryan Lewis

Assistant Dean for Technology & Operations; Lecturer in IT

Chris Porter

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Fannie Mae

Designed for business leaders, managers and employees who want to:

  • develop formalized security knowledge
  • increase cyber fluency
  • implement real-world solutions to prevent and protect against security breaches

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