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Leadership in a Cyber-Dependent World

Effective leadership is an overlooked yet essential component of building and maintaining a cybersecurity posture. Today's business operations depend on cyber more than ever and solid leadership has always been essential to profitable business operations. Therefore it is more imperative than ever for leaders to understand their organization's technological dependencies and be able to lead across technical and non-technical communities. Effective 21st century leaders are required to understand how data breaches, hacking, ransomware, and evolving digital privacy laws impact day-to-day operations and revenue to enable the development and implementation of cross-cutting strategies.
Cyber security strategies need to be collaboratively developed and communicated across functional areas within organizations. Successful leaders in today’s connected world are able to coordinate, communicate and lead across technical and non-technical teams to raise awareness, train, and educate all employees about cyber vulnerabilities, threats, and risk mitigation to ensure that business operations continue despite the onslaught of malicious activity from cyber actors.
In a highly competitive market for cybersecurity and technical talent, it is critical for organizations to ensure that they are recruiting and retaining the best candidates who are then guided by proactive and effective leadership that can align their teams to organizational priorities. Ineffective leadership can create dysfunction within a team and result in the next headline-making breach or business disruption permanently damaging an organization's reputation and negatively impacting revenue.
This program is designed to help organizations cultivate leaders that can effectively lead technical and non-technical teams, and foster cross-vertical relationships among technical and non-technical leaders. Participants will hone and develop their leadership “soft skills,” and re-examine the fundamentals of leadership practices and reorient them to application in the digital sphere. Participants will explore the digital dependencies of their organizations and become empowered to navigate emerging risks associated with their technologically empowered working environments, associates, and consumers.
Those who successfully complete this program will earn the Certificate in Cyber Leadership .

**Discounts are available for NYU Alumni, US Government employees (city/state/federal), and US Veterans. Learn more via the link above**

Course Topics will include:

  • Cyber Complexity and Organizational Dependencies (IT/OT/IOT/PIT)
  • Security vs. Compliance
  • Basic Leadership Principles
  • Standards, Regulations and Risk Management Frameworks (CIS, RMF, CMM)
  • Leading Change
  • Business Continuity/Mission Assurance
  • Crisis Leadership, Plan/Brief/Execute/Debrief/Wrap-up

Note: Those who will benefit most from this program will have some professional experience managing small teams, and will be interested in gaining the cyber knowledge and leadership skills to advance in their careers.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Strategies for leading a Millennial or Gen Z cyber workforce
  • An understanding of the difference between cyber security and compliance
  • Strategies for leading change towards a cyber-security empowering mindset
  • The ability to conduct a business operations oriented cyber risk assessment
  • Leadership fundamentals as they apply to small teams and large organizations
  • An understanding of cyber norms and best practices
  • Strategies for cyber risk management
  • Business continuity and crisis management

Ideal for

  • Technical directors, managers, team leads, and other cyber professionals early in their leadership career or those who desire to progress from small-team leadership to an executive role
  • Non-technical managers who interface with technical teams across an organization who are early in their leadership career or those who desire to progress from small-team leadership to an executive role
  • Team leaders in sectors as diverse as financial services, government, e-commerce, education, public policy, utilities, energy, etc.
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.