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Rotman Cybersecurity: Leading Organizational Strategy online program

Discover the importance of creating and promoting a cyber-aware culture within your organization.

Delivered in collaboration with Get Smarter

Cyber breaches are an ever present threat to the modern organization with cyberattacks rising rapidly in number and intensity. Cybersecurity should be a leadership priority but also an enterprise-wide responsibility. It's critical to understand what cybersecurity risks to prepare for and know how to manage cyberattacks or breaches when they occur. As a business leader, how do you stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity developments to ensure that your company is sufficiently protected? Are you equipped to detect, respond, and recover from an incident, should one occur?

The Cybersecurity: Leading Organizational Strategy online program provides you with the tools and skills to understand and manage internal and external cyberattacks. You'll also be guided by experts as you develop a high-level action plan for building a sustainable culture of cybersecurity awareness. Over six weeks, you'll explore the policies, processes, and structures required to minimize the impact of cyberthreats, and learn to make better cybersecurity decisions. Gain practical experience through the use of simulations as you become fluent in the language of cybersecurity with this program designed for the non-technical audience.

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Key program takeaways:

  • Explore the current cyberthreat environment and learn to identify potential cyberthreats facing your business
  • Discover ways to avoid, minimize, and manage external and internal cyberthreats through practical simulations, equipping you with first-hand experience in leading change management
  • Gain practical frameworks and a structured approach to managing risk and building cyber resilience and maturity in your organization
  • Develop an action plan to create, implement, and lead a cybersecurity strategy in your company while fostering a culture of cyber awareness
  • Enhance your understanding of the various cyber laws, enforcement agencies, and global protocols to recognize how they impact your organization

What you'll learn

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Dr. Michael Parent, Featured Faculty

Professor, Segal Graduate School, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University and Academic Director, Institute of Corporate Directors

Michael is a recognized expert on corporate governance, with a particular focus on cybersecurity, data privacy, and IT governance. Before becoming an academic, he spent more than a decade in the high-technology industry in new product development, marketing, and management. As an active researcher and executive educator, Michael has advised on cybersecurity and governance issues. He is the academic director for the Vancouver cohort of the Directors' Education Programs for Canada's Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), co-academic director for the Montréal cohort, founding academic director of the Ottawa cohort, and teacher of the national "IT and Cybersecurity Risk" module. Michael is also the academic director for the "Oversight of Cybersecurity in an Era of Digital Acceleration" program, delivered throughout Canada by the ICD.

Apply NowOngoing offerings | $2,500 CAD + HST

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Date and fees

6 weeks online, excluding 1 week orientation

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Participant profile:
This program is specifically aimed at non-technical business leaders looking to understand basic concepts and practices foundational to current approaches to cybersecurity.

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$2,500 CAD

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