Leading a Secure Organization

An Executive Leadership Series that focuses on C-level, board members and other executives and their role in assessing, developing and promoting a security-minded culture within their organization
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Course Description

Global Learning Systems has developed this series to support organizations’ cybersecurity programs by training the executives within the organization. The Executive Leadership Series: Leading a Secure Organization includes three modules that focus on senior management’s role in assessing, developing and promoting a security-minded culture within their organization.

This cybersecurity training for executives familiarizes users with cybersecurity risks that leaders face and teaches them how to avoid becoming a victim. They will learn strategies for creating an organization-wide culture of security and understand how to identify and implement key elements of a comprehensive cybersecurity training program. The course engages users by providing real-world examples and key questions for executives to consider when assessing cybersecurity risk within their organization.

Why C-level security training is crucial

Also known as a whaling attack, cybercriminals often target the C-Suite, board members and other top executives in an organization. As leaders of a company, they are most likely to have high-level privileges required to access the types of valuable corporate systems and information that cybercriminals seek. These high-profile employees are also the ones with the ability to authorize high-value wire transfers that promise big payouts for hackers. 

C-level executives are 12 times more likely to fall victim to a cyberattack, according to recent statistics. Yet, most believe they are immune to attacks, so much so that 40% of companies cite their C-level employees as representing their most vulnerable employees and highest cyber risk to their organizations.

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Upon Completion, Learners Will Be Able To

Course Curriculum

  • Threats
  • Cybersecurity Stakeholders
  • CEO Accountability
  • Cost of a Breach
  • Keeping Your Data Secure
  • Social Networking
  • Public Posts
  • What Would You Do?
  • Securing Your Social Media Presence
  • Social Engineering Information Gathering
  • Prevent Social Engineering
  • Passwords 
  • Hack Time
  • Limit the Damage
  • Mobile Malware Targets
  • Attack Vectors
  • Mobile Security
  • Travel Security
  • No Assumption of Safety
  • Before You Leave
  • Expect the Unexpected
  • While You’re Away
  • When You Return
  • Keeping Your Data Secure
  • Managing Organization Cyber Risk
  • Risk Perception vs. Reality
  • Frameworks and Resources
  • Compliance Requirements
  • Risk Management Model
  • Identify Risk
  • Analyze Your data
  • Risk Appetite
  • Ways to Manage Risk
  • Frameworks and Controls
  • Controls Framework Implementation
  • Incident Response
  • Monitor and Review
  • Controls, Intelligence, Measures and Metrics
  • Reporting
  • Review Key Questions
  • Introduction
  • Alignment to Values and Mission
  • Enabling Growth through Security
  • Principles of HROs
  • HRO vs. Security Threats
  • Accountability and Auditing
  • Meaning and Competence
  • Positive Attitude
  • Characteristics of Comprehensive Training
  • Cybersecurity Skills Shortage
  • Attracting and Retaining talent 
  • Conclusion

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