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Cybersecurity Leadership

Implement strategic cybersecurity initiatives and measures to protect the integrity, security, and confidentiality of your digital assets.

Implement strategic cybersecurity initiatives and measures to protect the integrity, security, and confidentiality of your digital assets.

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This course is offered by , an edX partner
6 weeks
7–9 hours per week
Starts Oct 5, 2022
Enroll by Sep 27, 2022
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
6 weeks
7–9 hours per week
Starts Oct 5, 2022
Enroll by Sep 27, 2022
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule

About this Course

Duration : 6 weeks (excluding orientation)

A significant number of cyber crimes are the result of human error. To mitigate this, organizational leaders need to adopt a holistic cybersecurity strategy and cyber-safe work culture that takes the latest technologies, people, practices, and procedures into account.

The Cybersecurity Leadership online short course from Northwestern Engineering teaches professionals how to drive strategic cybersecurity initiatives. You’ll receive instruction from Todd Fitzgerald, a cybersecurity expert who has built and led Fortune 500 company information security programs for 20 years. Over six weeks, you’ll examine the technologies, laws, regulations, and policies that relate to cybersecurity, and learn how to foster a cybersecurity culture in your sphere of influence.

Explore the measures your organization can take to build an innovative, cybersecurity-orientated workforce, and craft a plan for establishing strategic cybersecurity initiatives within your company.

This course is suited to those in leadership positions who are interested in implementing and leading cybersecurity strategies in their organization. Anyone in a management role looking to motivate the adoption or better implementation of cybersecurity strategies within their organizations will gain insight into the operational changes required. Chief information security officers (CISO), and those looking to move into a CISO position, will learn how they can align the cybersecurity-related motivations and goals of the individuals in their organizations. Additionally, consultants in the professional services industry will benefit from valuable insights and knowledge that will allow them to help their clients strengthen their cybersecurity strategies.

Learn how to acquire and maintain a skilled, cybersecurity-oriented workforce as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1: An overview of organizational cybersecurity leadership development

Module 2: Developing a cybersecurity strategy and managing risk

Module 3: Establishing the right cybersecurity organization with the right discipline

Module 4: The laws, regulations, ethics, and privacy concerns of cybersecurity

Module 5: Acquiring and maintaining a skilled workforce

Module 6: Partnering with executives and board of directors

About the certificate

Discover key cybersecurity initiatives and strategic measures, and earn an official certificate of completion from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you will need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you digitally upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.

Some facts about the subject

46%

The percentage of remote work employees worldwide who have had at least one cybersecurity scare since work-from-home protocols were introduced in 2020.

Barracuda (May, 2020).

36 billion

The number of records exposed by data breaches in the first three quarters of 2020.

Risk Based Security (May, 2020).

Why choose GetSmarter?

This course is provided by GetSmarter, an edX partner and an online learning expert with over 10 years' experience in developing high-quality online short courses from the world's leading universities.