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About the programme

In today’s landscape of escalating cybercrime, mitigating cyber risk is not the Chief Information Security Officer’s responsibility alone—it is everyone’s job.

Getting ahead of hackers and other security risks requires the active engagement of non-technical management, as well as an overall commitment to building a cyber security culture within your organisation.

This programme provides CEOs, Directors and Non-Executive Directors with frameworks and best practice for managing cyber security-related risk, separate from the specialised IT infrastructure typically associated with this topic.

Course content includes lectures and highly interactive discussions, as well as case studies related to:

  • Overall cybersecurity awareness
  • The role of non-tech leaders in cyber security management
  • Actionable ideas to increase cyber resilience
  • How to measure the organisation’s cyber-safety level—and how it is changing over time
  • How to speak the language of cyber security to enable informed conversations with your technology teams and colleagues, and ensure your organisation is as cyber secure as possible
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Leading the programme

The Programme is designed and delivered by Professor Ciaran Martin, the founding Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ.

Ciaran Martin is currently a Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations and sits on the SBRC board.

Ciaran led a fundamental shift in the UK’s approach to cyber security in the second half of the last decade. He successfully advocated for a wholesale change of approach towards a more interventionist posture and this was adopted by the Government in the 2015 National Security Strategy, leading to the creation of the NCSC in 2016 under his leadership.

His knowledge of public finances, national and international security and the central bureaucracy of Whitehall is a rare combination of experiences and expertise.

THE MODULES

The training will consist of three modules delivered online over four sessions.  They are:

  • Module 1: The Internet: understanding how it works
  • Module 2: Cyber Security – what’s all the fuss?
  • Module 3: Managing cyber security risk

As well as the modules, there will also be case study work outside of the programme in groups.

Cohort 1 – Full

  • 8 March: 9:30 – 12:30
  • 25 March: 17:00 – 19:30
  • 12 April: 9:30 – 12:30
  • 22 April: 17:00 – 19:30

Cohort 3

  • 6 September: 9:30 – 12:30
  • 16 September: 17:00 – 19:30
  • 27 September: 9:30 – 12:30
  • 7 October: 17:00 – 19:30

Cohort 2 – Full

  • 19 April: 9:15 – 12:15
  • 6 May: 17:00 – 19:30
  • 17 May: 9:30 – 12:30
  • 27 May: 17:00 – 19:00

Cohort 4

  • 11 October: 9:30 – 12:30
  • 27 October: 17:00 – 19:30
  • 1 November: 9:30 – 12:30
  • 11 November: 17:00 – 19:00

HOW TO APPLY

Places are limited to 30 people maximum, if you would like to register your interest, please fill in the below form.

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