Professional Education

Mitigating Cyber Risk in Governance

Curriculum

Module 1​​​​​​: Theory  

The first day will provide an understanding of the basic concepts and language of cybersecurity. Participants will learn the principles, nomenclature, and anatomy of cyberattacks and defenses. By the end of this lesson, students will understand the larger forces at play in cybersecurity and the uniform ways that systems are attacked and defended. 

Module 2: Applied Cybersecurity

Students will take the theoretical concepts they learned in the first module and apply it to the real world. By the end of the lesson, students will understand how policy impacts cybersecurity in the public and private sectors.

Module 3: Laws and Regulations

This module will provide an awareness and background of different regulatory schemes for managing varying levels of privacy, including California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws, as well as the personnel and readiness structure that bridges these two systems. 

Module 4: Bringing It All Together 

The final module will prepare students to defend their organization against threats. Using knowledge from the preceding lessons, students will finish the course with an actionable cybersecurity plan that they can implement immediately to keep their organization safe from cyberattacks.