University of Oxford and Mastercard come together to deliver an online programme that provides executives with critical cyber knowledge, insight and tools
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Mastercard today announce the launch of a new Oxford Cyber Futures online programme aimed at equipping senior executives to address new cyber risks and opportunities – among the most significant industrial and societal challenges of the 21st century – using next-generation learning tools.
The six-week all-digital programme will cover critical topics in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, threat analytics, data privacy and digital ethics. Drawing together many of the world’s foremost thought leaders from academia and industry, including University of Oxford’s David Shrier (Programme Director), Pinar Ozcan (Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation), Luciano Floridi (Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information), Ivan Martinovic (Professor of Computer Science), Martin Schmalz (Associate Professor of Finance), Andrew White (Associate Dean of Executive Education) and Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland (Visiting Professor).
With research, content and data from renowned academics and industry leaders, Oxford Cyber Futures aims to reframe the challenges presented by an increasingly complex global cybersecurity landscape. Programme participants will gain an understanding of new concepts in software architecture, analyse critical issues in cybersecurity, digital privacy, net neutrality, data governance, artificial intelligence and digital ethics, and how they change the way society and businesses operate.
“Responsible cyber practice is one of the greatest business challenges of this generation, but also one of our greatest opportunities. We, as leaders, have a responsibility to safeguard customer security, mitigate risk and ensure the right regulatory guardrails are in place,” said Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber & Intelligence, Mastercard. “To do this, we must stay at the very forefront of technologies that will grow and protect future industry. This course will equip leaders with the skills, insights and tools to do that - and, crucially, in a way that engenders public trust.”