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Certificate - Non-Credit Bearing | Online

Strategic Cybersecurity Oversight

Become a visionary in risk management, safeguarding your company's future. This comprehensive course empowers CEOs, CFOs and COOs to reduce cyber threats by adopting risk mitigation strategies and strategic management.

Why This Program? 

Gain the fundamental knowledge you need to integrate cybersecurity into your management of business operations and risks.

The course covers the foundations of cybersecurity and explains why it is a key business issue. It also explores the roles and responsibilities of business leaders in cybersecurity and outlines the best practices for working with your Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to address the risks.

The course dives deep into risk mitigation strategy, which is crucial for safeguarding your assets and protecting against potential cyber threats. 

Finally, you’ll receive a blueprint for developing and implementing a Cyber Program that aligns with your business objectives and ensures that it is regularly monitored and updated to keep up with changing cyber threats.

You’ll walk away with a comprehensive understanding of your role in the oversight of cybersecurity and a proven plan to integrate into your business operations and risk management.

What You'll Learn

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the impact of cyber threats on your business.
  • Feel secure in making informed cybersecurity decisions.
  • Make sure your business is prepared and safer in the face of a digital threat.
  • Avoid costly crises with proactive, preventive measures.
  • Develop a competitive advantage with inside knowledge on cyber threats and defenses.
  • Take pride in leading the organization to become more resilient against cybersecurity attacks.

Instructor Information

During this course, you will have an opportunity to hear from additional experts in the field. These individuals will offer you additional insights in managing cybersecurity in your organization.

Dee Young
CISO at UNC Health

Dee Young is the Chief Information Security Officer for the UNC Health, an integrated health system in North Carolina. UNC Health includes 14 hospitals, an academic medical center and more than 1000+ clinics and physician practices. Dee leads the UNC Health Information Security team and is responsible for cybersecurity technical operations, information security compliance, research programs and cyber risk management efforts that protect UNC Health staff, patients and partners, while ensuring the overall cyber resiliency of the system. Dee also has extensive experience in Emergency Preparedness and Response and is on several national committees and boards within the cybersecurity sector.

TJ Bean
AVP of CyberSecurity, HCA Healthcare

TJ has more than twenty years experience in technology, including more than thirteen in cybersecurity. He was the main architect and builder of HCA Healthcare’s Cyber Defense Center, SIEM tool, Cyber Intelligence program, automated vulnerability scanning program, Governance, Risk and Compliance tool. TJ is very active in the community, serving as a member of the board for the Health - ISAC and leads HCA’s participation in MITRE’s cybersecurity programs.

David Vasil
CyberSecurity Threat Engineering Architect, HCA Healthcare

David is a senior subject matter expert on HCA Healthcare’s cybersecurity team. He is deeply involved in threat intelligence and the development of threat-driven defenses. He also has a lead role in HCA’s partnership with MITRE in cybersecurity research. David Previously worked in cybersecurity at Bridgestone, Walgreens and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Stacey Halota
VP Information Security and Privacy, Graham Holdings (formerly Washington Post Company)

Stacey Halota leads the development and implementation of information security and privacy programs at GHC, including Sarbanes Oxley, privacy law, Payment Card Industry compliance and other data protection efforts. She has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology, security and privacy field. In addition to her current role at Graham Holdings, she served in the federal government at the Department of State, was a senior manager in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Technology Risk Services consulting practice and was southeast region consulting services leader of Guardent (now part of Verisign).

Derrick Lowe, CISSP
AVP and CISO, Orlando Health

A CISO with 30 years of management and leadership experience with 20+ years dedicated to information technology, Derrick previously served in the US Cyber Command and US Army. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Nancy Brainerd
Senior Director and Deputy CISO, Medtronic

Nancy Brainerd currently holds the Deputy CISO role and leads the Cyber Defense function within the Global Security Office at Medtronic, where she also serves as the co-Chair of the Women in IT (WIIT) hub of the Medtronic Women’s Network.

Lisa O’Connor
Managing Director of Accenture Security, Cybersecurity Research and Development and Accenture Labs; Accenture

Lisa leads Global Security Research and Development at Accenture Labs. In this role, she curates and manages a portfolio of cyber research, including threat intelligence, advanced cyber hunting, orchestration for resilient cyber architectures, edge analytics, analytics and machine learning, active defense and security of the Industrial Internet of Things.

Judith Meyer
AVP of Information Protection and Security. HCA Healthcare

Judith leads the education and communications, risk management, data governance, mergers and acquisitions security integration and program management areas for HCA Healthcare’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Physical Security programs.

Sarah Richardson
SVP and Chief Digital and Information Officer, Tivity Health; Founder, Concierge Leadership; SCSIM and CHIME Board Member

Sarah currently serves as the SVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer for Tivity Health, a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, including SilverSneakers®, Prime® Fitness, WholeHealth Living® and Burnalong®. She has built award-winning teams and has been recognized by The Kansas City Business Journal as a ‘Woman Who Means Business’, a “Next Gen Leader’ and ‘Rising Star’ by KC Business Magazine, an ‘Outstanding Executive’ by Advancing Women in Technology and an OnCon Top10 Technology Professional. Sarah is an active member of CHIME as a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO), board and faculty member and fellow. Sarah is an Associate Certified Coach with the Executive Biography ICF and Distinguished Toastmaster, as well as Chair for the SoCal Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SCSIM) and an active member of Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (WBL).

Bill Rutherford
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), HCA Healthcare

William B. Rutherford is chief financial officer and executive vice president of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. As CFO, Rutherford has management responsibility for the company’s Treasury Department, Office of the Controller, Information Technology, Investor Relations and HealthTrust Purchasing Group.

A 34-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, Rutherford joined the company as a Staff Auditor in 1986. He served the company in a variety of roles, including director of operations support and chief financial officer for the Georgia Division. From 1996 to 2005, Rutherford was chief financial officer for the Eastern Group. During this time, the Eastern Group comprised approximately 90 hospitals with $12 billion of net revenue. In 2005, Rutherford left HCA Healthcare to start his own training and education company which led to work with several private equity ventures. Rutherford returned to HCA Healthcare in December 2008, serving as chief financial officer of the Outpatient Services Group through January 2011. In this role, he was responsible for HCA Healthcare’s company-wide operations of freestanding outpatient facilities to include ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging and cancer center operations. This also included physician services to support both hospital and outpatient strategies.

Prior to his current appointment, Rutherford served as COO of the Clinical and Physician Services Group, helping to provide leadership oversight of physician employment, recruiting and practice management for over 3,000 providers.

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Who Is This For?

CFOs, IT professionals and executives in "critical infrastructure" industries face the highest risk and expectations:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Transportation
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Emergency services
  • Government
  • Food and agriculture
  • Defense and military sectors

"As business executives, we must understand that cybersecurity involves more than just technology. It's our responsibility to foster a resilient culture that prioritizes proactive measures and an unwavering commitment to protecting our digital assets. This is critical to forming the foundation of our success in an ever-evolving threat landscape."

Paul Connelly, Cybersecurity Expert

Program Details

Program Fee $2,999
Program Length 6-8 Hours
Program Format Asynchronous, Self-Paced
Target Audience Current and future CEOs, CFOs and COOs and other business leaders with responsibility for strategic decisions affecting cybersecurity program budgets, technology, resources and operations.

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