SPP Collaborates To Introduce A Cybersecurity Leadership Certificate

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Georgia Tech's Cybersecurity Executive Program

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  • Cybersecurity Leadership Program for Executives 2016 Cybersecurity Leadership Program for Executives 2016

On July 25 - 29, 2016 the School of Public Policy successfully co-sponsored a week-long class on cybersecurity. This is a collaborative program between Georgia Tech Professional Education, Georgia Tech Research Institute, the School of Public Policy, the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and the Institute for Information Security and Privacy. This intensive, four-day program is presented with the guidance of Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr., former Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs, retired. It addresses cybersecurity risks and the technology, policy, legal and human dimensions that senior executives need to master to proactively manage, evaluate, and respond to cybersecurity threats. In addition to engaging lectures from Georgia Tech experts, the program also includes presentations from industry and government leaders, a tour of a security operations center, and tabletop exercises. The program requires no prior expertise in coding or network operations.

Participants who complete the program will earn a Georgia Tech Cybersecurity Certificate and join the network of those whose expertise and understanding are shaping the future of the use of Information Communication Technologies.

The Learning Objectives of the Program:

  • Provide a baseline level of knowledge of software development and deployment to enable better understanding of vulnerabilities that allow malicious software to compromise enterprise systems.
  • Identify the spectrum of threat actors and their motivations and capabilities for employing cyberspace as an attack medium.
  • Describe different types of cyber attack vectors and techniques and their potential effects.
  • Deliver a solid foundation (at the executive level) in the art and science of defense against cyber attacks, including both technological and human performance.
  • Understand and evaluate cyber risk and organizational readiness for managing it.
  • Outline the importance of people, processes, security policies and security management roles and responsibilities in an organization.
  • Increase participant knowledge of governmental roles in cyber security, national and international policy and legal requirements, and the tension between privacy and security.

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