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Cybersecurity for Executives Professional Development Program
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Cybersecurity for Executives, offered by Regional & Continuing Education at CSU, Chico, was created to address the growing concern of cybercrime. Cybersecurity is no longer solely the realm of the Chief Information Officer. Protecting your company’s information requires executive commitment and that of other non-technical departments. Today’s executives need to be knowledgeable about the language and framework of cybersecurity. Whether you attend our four-day, on-site immersion program or participate in the online program, you will learn from our cybersecurity experts, innovators, and regulators how to address cybersecurity from a business point of view and develop a culture of cybersecurity at your organization.

Gain New Skills Needed ​to be Successful in Your Career

​The Cybersecurity for Executives program content includes presentations, highly interactive modules, and technology use cases. The course will provide you with the knowledge required to manage cyber risk, to measure your organization’s readiness, and develop your cybersecurity leadership skills.

Help Your Organization Defend Its Valuable Assets

Throughout the program, you'll gain:Classroom photo of participants in the Cybersecurity for Executives Professional Development Program

• Frameworks to measure cyber readiness and keep your organization secure
• An understanding of the business realities of cybersecurity
• The latest research regarding cyber regulation
• How to develop a corporate culture of cybersecurity
• Cyber insurance and risk mitigation strategies
• The latest thinking regarding privacy concerns
• How to develop a cyber budget and set performance metrics
• Cost-effective ways to protect your infrastructure

Program Audience

The Cybersecurity for Executives program is designed for a broad range of business and industry leaders and technology experts from around the world who hold strategic decision-making roles in both public and private organizations:

• Business executives who need to understand cyber from a business point of view to better fulfill their fiduciary duties in a dynamic cyber world

• Industry experts with an eye on cyber who want to balance regulation and technology

• Cybersecurity innovators developing new applications and frameworks who will need to prevent or remediate breaches

• Senior officials in government agencies and the military involved in the oversight of technology, operations, and policy creation

• Private and public sector legal experts tasked with codifying the law and understanding its limits

A computer science background is not required to attend this program.