DURHAM – Duke University will launch a new executive education program on cybersecurity this summer to help public and private sector leaders address the latest digital threats to their organizations.

The Duke Cybersecurity Leadership Program will teach executives how to better execute oversight responsibilities, effectively manage risk, and prepare their organizations for the latest cybersecurity challenges. Over the course of three days, participants will engage with a world-class faculty from academia, government and industry on topics at the intersection of technology, law, and policy.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to identify and address the cyber-related risks they face, develop best practices relating to supply-chain and other third-party risks, and better equip their organizations for engaging with government regulators and law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. No prior policy, legal, or technical experience is required.

“The Cybersecurity Leadership Program draws on the interdisciplinary strength of Duke University to provide the cutting-edge knowledge and training needed to meet tomorrow’s cybersecurity challenges,” said Program Director David Hoffman ’93, the Steed Family Professor of the Practice at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, a senior lecturing fellow at the Law School, and former associate general counsel, director of security policy, and global privacy officer for Intel Corp.

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“This is an ideal course for a range of senior leaders, including senior executives who receive briefings from a Chief Information Security Officers, finance officers who have oversight of information security investments, senior government officials who need to make decisions impacted by cybersecurity risk, and lawyers who need to provide guidance on cybersecurity risk.”

In addition to Hoffman, faculty leads include Shane T. Stansbury, Robinson Everett Distinguished Fellow in Duke Law’s Center on Law, Ethics and National Security; Jimmie Lenz, Executive in Residence in the Pratt School of Engineering; and Michael Reiter, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Computer Science.

The program faculty will include subject matter experts from Duke, as well as leading industry experts who have managed and responded to cybersecurity risks at the highest level of business and government

Participants will join one of two tracks. The first session from June 13-15 is designed for private sector executives, with a focus on prospective members of boards of directors and leaders who regularly interact with boards. The second session, offered June 15-17 in cooperation with the United States Telecommunication Training Institute (USTTI), will focus on cybersecurity risk management for foreign government officials. The two cohorts will overlap for a day of lectures and a breach simulation exercise.

Both sessions will be taught on Duke’s campus in Durham, N.C. Participants will have the opportunity to access exclusive, online pre-sessions held over Zoom and review pre-recorded content. Participants who pass the final program evaluation will receive a credential of cybersecurity board readiness.

An informational webinar about the program will be held on March 25 at 12 p.m. EST.

Tuition for the program of $4,000 per participant includes faculty instruction; program breakfast, break food, and evening mixer events; access to all course materials, session recordings, and additional resources; and staff support. Discounted tuition is available for Duke alumni.

To apply for the Cybersecurity Leadership Program, or for more information, please visit the program’s web page.

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