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The Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive Program from Udacity Has Arrived

Udacity is excited to introduce the newest addition to our School of Cybersecurity: the Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive program. This program is designed to enable all current and future c-suite executives to develop an understanding of cybersecurity issues and provide the tools to mitigate cyber risks.

What Is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity, according to Cisco, is “the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks.” Hackers attempt to break into the network and steal data, corrupt systems, and extort businesses.

Unfortunately, as the world goes more digital, the risks of a cyberattack increase. In fact, cybercrime has gone up 600% in the last two years. When a breach happens, it’s a serious break in trust with an organization’s customers, so the best course of action is to plan ahead and mitigate risks before something bad happens. The best way to do this is by taking these risks seriously now, starting with the executive leadership level.

Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive Program Details

The Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive program will equip current and future people in executive leadership with the practical knowledge, skills, and tools to combat cybersecurity issues in their organizations. 

Not only will graduates gain a high-level knowledge of cybersecurity that pertains to their industry, but they will also be able to create plans to mitigate risk and respond in case of an issue. Anyone enrolling in this program should be comfortable using a computer for general purposes but does not need any prior experience with cybersecurity.

In as little as one month (at 3-5 hours a week), students who enroll in the Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive program will learn how to identify potential cyber threats to digital assets in an organization, understand systemic risks within the digital ecosystem of a company’s suppliers, vendors, and customers, and develop best practices for dealing with cyber threats of varying degrees. 

Additionally, graduates of the Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive program will be able to create optimal cybersecurity budgets on not only a project-wide scale but also at an organizational level, as well as implement cybersecurity awareness initiatives.

Project: Your Cybersecurity Plan

Students of the Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive program will form an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) plan specifically related to cybersecurity risks in their own industries and organizations. Additionally, students will develop an Incident Response Plan (IRP) along with a 3-year cybersecurity budget.

Learning from Top Executives in Cybersecurity

To develop this program’s world-class curriculum, we collaborated with professionals from top-rated tech companies. Each collaborator contributed guidance and feedback to focus the program on the most in-demand skills. The instructor for this executive program is Dr. Eric Hollis, the CEO/President of HollisGroup LLC, whose background is in IT, data privacy, and cybersecurity leadership. Dr. Hollis has dedicated his career to helping other organizations improve their cybersecurity planning, training, and governance.

Enroll in the Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive Program

If you’re a c-suite executive, board member, or future c-suite leader in any business vertical who wants to form a systemic approach to responding to cybersecurity risks, this is the program for you. 

Not only will this executive program give you enough understanding to be able to make decisions related to cybersecurity for your organization, but it will enable you to get hands-on with forming plans, developing budgets, and creating a culture that values cybersecurity and governance in your company.

With Udacity’s combination of hands-on project-centric learning and mentorship, there’s no better way to meet the demand than by registering today for the Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive program. Enroll now to learn more!


Jennifer Shalamanov
Jennifer Shalamanov
Jennifer is a content writer at Udacity with over 10 years of content creation and marketing communications experience in the tech, e-commerce and online learning spaces. When she’s not working to inform, engage and inspire readers, she’s probably drinking too many lattes and scouring fashion blogs.