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Cybersecurity: A Management Perspective

Elective Course

Unfortunately, this course has been canceled and will not be offered this fall 2022.

Purpose and description of the course

Cybersecurity has moved from being an IT concern to becoming an organizational concern. Securing the organization requires an organization wide effort and our course focuses on managerial aspects of this effort, such as risk management, cybersecurity program management, policy and regulation. While all fields of cybersecurity face a shortage of talent, it is most significant in the governance of cybersecurity efforts. This creates unique challenges and opportunities for advancement. Through the course, we will blend in lectures, hands on technical workshops, and case study discussions to bring our students up to speed on the latest in management perspective of cybersecurity.


Key themes in the course

  • Cybersecurity
  • Risk management
  • Cybersecurity Governance
  • Computer Networks
  • Encryption

Your learning outcome

In this course, you will learn about:

  • Key technologies that shape cybersecurity
  • Management challenges in the cybersecurity landscape
  • The risks with regards to cybersecurity
  • Skillsets in responding to cybersecurity incidents

Who should attend this course

The course is relevant to managers and executives of all stripes. Cybersecurity is not just an IT issue, but an organization-wide effort and managers at all levels need to understand the fundamentals of cybersecurity to do their part in keeping the lights on. Similarly, the field of cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary field and requires a broad range of talent with backgrounds from communication to computer science. Therefore, professionals who would like to gain a holistic understanding of cybersecurity, and increase their knowledge and space of action in relation to the management perspective of cybersecurity, should attend this course.



Assistant professor

Irfan Kanat

Department of Digitalization

Xiao Xiao

Associate professor

Xiao Xiao

Department of Digitalization