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Cybersecurity for Business Leaders

Nanodegree Program

Udacity’s Cybersecurity for Business Leaders program will equip future C-suites and senior managers with practical knowledge, skills, and tools to prepare for most likely cyber threats to their digital ecosystem. They will understand the role of cybersecurity for the business and set the stage for their organization-specific response plans. Finally, leaders will prepare to make resource decisions to increase their organizational preparedness for the future.

Udacity’s Cybersecurity for Business Leaders program will equip future C-suites and senior managers with practical knowledge, skills, and tools to prepare for most likely cyber threats to their digital ecosystem. They will understand the role of cybersecurity for the business and set the stage for their organization-specific response plans. Finally, leaders will prepare to make resource decisions to increase their organizational preparedness for the future.

Beginner

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated October 23, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Social engineering • Cybersecurity regulations and standards • Cybersecurity training strategies • Cybersecurity incident response
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Courses In This Program

Course 1 45 minutes

Welcome to the Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Nanodegree Program

Lesson 1

An Introduction to Your Nanodegree Program

Welcome! We're so glad you're here. Join us in learning a bit more about what to expect and ways to succeed.

Lesson 2

Getting Help

You are starting a challenging but rewarding journey! Take 5 minutes to read how to get help with projects and content.

Course 2 4 weeks

Cybersecurity for Business Leaders

This course will give business leaders the foundation they need to initiate discussions around cybersecurity. We will explore the current landscape of threats and look at ways to defend against attacks by investing in technology and culture, but also by being proactive in your risk management planning.

Lesson 1

Cyber Challenges We Face Today

Learn about what threats are, types of threats, where they originate, and how they attack. You will also look at your biggest vulnerability: your people.

Lesson 2

Effective Detection and Response

Learn how a combination of people, policy, and technology is used to detect and respond to threats and attacks.

Lesson 3

Cybersecurity Culture

The culture of any organization is shaped by leadership; Learn how to practice and promote an organizational culture that embraces cybersecurity.

Lesson 4

Making Investments

An organization’s cybersecurity posture is only as effective as the investments made into cybersecurity. Learn how to think about talent, risk, and budget.

Lesson 5

(Elective) Threat Analysis by Industry

In this lesson, we look at the cybersecurity landscape of the technology industry, healthcare industry, and finance industry.

Lesson 6 • Project

Your Cybersecurity Plan

Your final project asks you to start to think about the major components of Cybersecurity at your organization.

Course 3 10 minutes

Congratulations!

Congratulations on finishing your program!

Lesson 1

Congratulations!

Congratulations on your graduation from this program! Please join us in celebrating your accomplishments.

(Optional) Course 4 1 day

Career Services

Lesson 1 • Project

Take 30 Min to Improve your LinkedIn

Find your next job or connect with industry peers on LinkedIn. Ensure your profile attracts relevant leads that will grow your professional network.

Taught By The Best

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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.

Ratings & Reviews

Average Rating: 4.8 Stars

6 Reviews

Adam T.

April 11, 2023

Good project, which gets you thinking about putting the course context into practice. Downside is it is rather short.

Aishah Ali M.

March 2, 2023

the programs are great well

Adam K.

December 20, 2022

Good program I fish there was a longer version for the same topics.

Harsimar S.

September 20, 2022

The program was really comprehensive and gave various insights about cybersecurity which an organization should go through while implementing and in response to the security posture.

Moamen M.

July 21, 2022

great course

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