• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

The business world has dramatically changed over the last 20 years. Businesses are more automated, are more computerized and hold more data on clients and employees than ever before. Executive teams not only have the task of running a profitable business but also have the responsibility to understand how these changes are specifically affecting and putting their business at risk.

Today Cyber Security cannot be an afterthought, it is a massive epidemic. If a dam full of water, broke above stream from your brick and mortar company, a manager or owner would set immediate actions to sandbag the building, remove sensitive machinery, move records and brace for the event. What makes Cyber Security different is you can't see the water coming. But it is no less real. This course is designed to give practical information to executives. The course balances technical information, with statistics, case studies and practical resources and solutions. The course is tailored to the technical level of the attendees.

Some executives expressed the feeling, "But we are too small," or "No one would target us." Don't be naive. If you are a business with computers and employees, you are a target. The goal of the course is to have each executive member understand the current threats and environment. And what core measures can be taken to reduce risk.

Putting firewalls and hardware in place is a factor of prevention but only a small part. Employees are both a company's greatest asset and also its greatest weakness. Once the Executive Team has a grasp of the situation and the risks they can craft an appropriate strategy plan for reducing risk and costly breaches and potential fall-out. Explore the ROI on Cyber Security.

In 2014 the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) introduced a Cybersecurity Framework in response to an executive order calling for "a set of industry standards and best practices to help organizations manage cybersecurity risks." Since then, this Framework has evolved to become one of the most cited guidelines used by enterprise auditors to standardize cybersecurity expectations.

This course will use the NIST framework to teach, analyze, and strategize with the expectation of implementing Security Awareness Training organization-wide.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Understand organizational security objectives
  • Be introduced to an information security mindset
  • Understand how to apply the organization's available resources
  • Establish keystone habits

Framework Connections