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Cybersecurity for Business Leaders

Executive Program

Learn to leverage the capabilities of cybersecurity best practices to protect your organization and unlock next-level results.

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  • Estimated time
    1 month

    At 3-5 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    June 14, 2023

    Get access to the classroom immediately upon enrollment

  • Skills acquired
    Cybersecurity Risk Management, Threat Actors

What you will learn

  1. Cybersecurity for Business Leaders

    1 month to complete

    Join other leaders around the world by mastering cybersecurity skills that will change the culture of your organization and strengthen your team. In this program, you’ll study cutting-edge topics such as common cyber challenges, detection and response, cybersecurity culture, investments, and threat analysis.

    Prerequisite knowledge


    1. Cyber Challenges We Face Today

      Define cybersecurity and distinguish differences between threat, attack, and breach. Also, learn about addressing top business threats and leading tabletop exercises.

      • Effective Detection and Response

        Interpret legal ramifications related to breaches and apply compliance as a layer of defense. Additionally, use resources from standards organizations and utilize a network detection and response solution to develop an Incident Response Plan.

        • Cybersecurity Culture

          Learn how to increase buy-in from employees. Also, implement a training and awareness program, along with a culture around cybersecurity. Lastly, lead conversations with 3rd parties to align cybersecurity expectations.

          • Making Investments

            Prioritize budget items for cybersecurity initiatives, while interpreting risk and ROI. Find and retain talent that will implement enterprise risk management, and include 3rd parties in the process.

            • Project: Your Cybersecurity Plan

              Research and identify critical cyber threats and risks associated with your industry and create an ERM plan for your organization. Create an Incident Response Plan (IRP) and a 3-year cybersecurity budget. At the end, describe your organizational-wide cybersecurity awareness campaign.

            Learn with the best.

            Learn with the best.

            • Dr. Eric Hollis

              CEO/President, HollisGroup LLC

              An experienced executive and leader in information technology, cybersecurity, risk management, intelligence operations, data privacy, blockchain, and cybersecurity leadership. Dr. Hollis helps organizations improve their IT and cyber strategic planning, training, and governance.

            All our programs include

            • Real-world projects from industry experts

              With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

            • Real-time support

              On demand help. Receive instant help with your learning directly in the classroom. Stay on track and get unstuck.

            • Career services

              You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

            • Flexible learning program

              Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

            Program offerings

            • Class content

              • Real-world projects
              • Project reviews
              • Project feedback from experienced reviewers
            • Student services

              • Student community
              • Real-time support
            • Career services

              • Github review
              • LinkedIn profile optimization

            Succeed with personalized services.

            We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

            Get timely feedback on your projects.

            • Personalized feedback
            • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
            • Practical tips and industry best practices
            • Additional suggested resources to improve
            • 1,400+

              project reviewers

            • 2.7M

              projects reviewed

            • 88/100

              reviewer rating

            • 1.1 hours

              avg project review turnaround time

            Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive Program

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              • Learn

                Master cybersecurity fundamentals that will empower digital protection initiatives and strengthen your organization.

              • Average Time

                On average, successful students take 1 months to complete this program.

              • Benefits include

                • Real-world projects from industry experts
                • Real-time classroom support
                • Career services

              Program details

              Program overview: Why should I take this program?
              • Why should I enroll?

                In this program, you’ll master cybersecurity fundamentals that will prepare you for cyber threats in your organization. You will learn from experts in the field and gain exclusive insights from working professionals. For leaders interested in building expertise in cybersecurity, this program is an ideal point-of-entry.

              • How do I know if this program is right for me?

                If you are interested in cybersecurity for executives, this program is the perfect way to build fundamental skills.

              • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

                This cybersecurity training for executives is designed to build confidence protecting your organization. As such, it expands your skills in your respective industry as a C-suite or senior manager. These skills can be applied right away as your organization faces cyber threats.

              • What is an Executive Program? How is it different from a Nanodegree program?

                Executive Programs are intensive, strategically-focused programs that empower business leaders to rapidly understand complex and technical concepts, like data science, cybersecurity, and AI—and apply these concepts to high-stakes decision-making in real-world business scenarios.

                Executive Programs focus on weighing implications related to strategic decision-making that affects an entire organization or department. Unlike a Nanodegree program, which goes much deeper on the technical execution of specific technologies, Executive Programs focus on the fundamentals of a particular technology and go deep into the key questions business executives should be considering around the application of those technologies.

              Enrollment and admission
              • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

                No. This cybersecurity executive education accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

              • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

                No prior experience is required, but it is recommended that learners are comfortable with basic computer skills, such as managing files, using third-party online programs, and navigating the internet through an online browser.

              Tuition and term of program
              • How is this Executive Program structured?

                This Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive Program is comprised of content and curriculum to support 1 project and 1 course. We estimate that learners can complete the program in 1 month working about 3-5 hours per week. Your project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

              • How long is this Executive Program?

                Access to this cybersecurity training for managers is available for the length of time specified above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month-to-month payments.

                See the Terms of Use for other policies around the terms of access to our Executive Programs.

              • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

                Please see the Udacity Program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.

              Software and hardware: What do I need for this program?
              • What software versions will I need in this program?

                There are no software and version requirements to complete this Executive Program. All coursework and projects can be completed via Student Workspaces in the Udacity online classroom.

              Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Executive Program

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