Introduction

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News of large-scale cybersecurity threats and cyberattacks dominate the headlines all too often in today’s Information Age: hackers exploiting vulnerabilities of a retail giant, foreign influence in elections, and new forms of ransomware underscore the importance of preparing for these types of emerging threats.

As a result, cyber risk management has become a fundamental component of business operations, and understanding and mitigating risk has become an essential skill for business leaders, thought leaders, analysts, as well as security and technology specialists.

Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age is an online short course that equips students with a comprehensive understanding of how to identify and manage operational risk, litigation risk and reputational risk. The course will help students assess and mitigate specific vulnerabilities within an organization’s networks, systems, and data in order to provide the knowledge and skills to protect the integrity, security, and confidentiality of their digital assets.

After successfully completing this highly interactive and supported online learning journey, you’ll walk away with the ability to:

  • Articulate the role of cyber risk management within an organization
  • Investigate the threats to an organization's critical business systems and data
  • Assess the vulnerabilities of an organization's critical business systems, networks, and data
  • Recommend a cybersecurity leadership plan
  • Deduce types of questions necessary to determine the technologies implemented in an organization’s cybersecurity
  • Distinguish the legal and compliance risks for an organization or sector
  • Propose an incident response plan in the event of a cyberattack
  • Develop a cyber risk mitigation strategy

Meet The Faculty

 Eric Rosenbach

Eric Rosenbach

Co-Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Eric Rosenbach is the Director of the Defending Digital Democracy Project, and Co-Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. He has previously served as the Chief of Staff to US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, and the Assistant Secretary of Defense. He held the position of Chief Security Officer for Tiscali, the largest pan-European internet service provider, and is a former US Army Intelligence Officer.

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