Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme
Exploring cyber security from a proactive view
Develop the knowledge required to make strategic decisions around cyber security.
- Start date: 24 April 2024, 17 July 2024
- Duration: 7 weeks
- Location: Online
- Cost: £2,350
The Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme prepares leaders from all industries for the increasingly complex future of cyber security to look beyond fear to create a competitive cyber strategy. You will gain a full understanding of the challenges and potential of cyber, along with the frameworks and vocabulary to enable strategic decision making to help secure your organisation’s cyber-resilient future.
Exploring cyber security from a proactive viewpoint, you will learn about cyber security’s risks and benefits, from the basics of cyber hygiene to advanced concepts and applications. You will form teams to discuss and reflect on class material, and engage in cyber defence simulations to better understand practical application of theoretical concepts.
This programme is designed to help current and future business leaders develop awareness of core aspects of cybersecurity, contextualise reports on new threats, and make informed decisions on how to react to emerging tech trends.
What you'll learn
- Skills required to create a cyber resilient business model that builds trust in the system.
- Knowledge of recent and on-going changes in multiple domains within cyber security.
- Tangible plan that you can apply to your work based on an experiential learning project.
- Guidance from leading industry experts and University of Oxford faculty.
Core cyber security concepts
Gain an ability to evaluate and understand cyber security context within the needs of a business. You will understand what it means to be Cyber Fit, how to manage 'smart' vs. 'careless' risk, and to ensure that cyber security is integrated into the culture of your organisations.
Threats and vulnerabilities
Deepen your understanding of the threats to your organisation - from insiders, hackers and cyber criminal organisations to nation states. Learn how to use threat intelligence to analyse cyber risks and a leading framework to better prepare your organisation.
Globalisation and supply chain cyber security
Confront the cyber risks of globalisation and integrated supply chains through deep exploration of emerging challenges of AI and quantum computing.
Cyber security controls and operations
Build skills to implement and strengthen cyber operations and architectures. Learn about incident response and practice responding to a major attack in a simulation. Explore the cyber maturity model and gain an understanding of what you need to do to take your organisation to the next level.
Responsible innovation and digital opportunity
Explore the ethical dimensions of the new cyber world and how to innovate responsibly for the benefit of all. Exercise persuasive skills to position your cyber venture for positive future impact and confront cyber issues with complex technical and social implications.
Resilience and strategic responses
Develop the skills to take smart risks and make your organisations more resilient against ever-evolving cyber threats. Explore the cyber implications of corporate M/A and rapid growth, and complete an experiential learning team project.
Industry expert contributors
In each module, you will access the latest thinking and real-world application from global experts in cyber security.
- Koral Anderson - Head, Procurement and Insurance, Barclays Bank
- Henry Arslanian - Global Crypto and Asia FinTech Leader, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
- Alison August Treppel - Executive Secretary, CICTE, Organization of American States
- Maria Bada - Lecturer in Cyberpsychology, Queen Mary University of London
- Ajay Bhalla - President, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard
- Tal Bar Or - Founding Partner and CEO, OCTOPUS
- Kerry-Ann Barrett - Cybersecurity Policy Specialist, Organization of American States
- Lodrina Cherne - Principal Security Advocate, Cyberreason
- Robert Dannenberg - Independent Consultant on Geopolitical and Security Risk
- Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye - Associate Professor, Imperial College London
- David Fergusson - Executive Managing Director - M&A Generational Equity, LLC
- Luciano Floridi - Professor of Philosophy & Ethics of Information, University of Oxford
- Johan Gerber - Executive Vice President Security & Cyber Innovation, Mastercard
- Michael Goldsmith - Senior Research Fellow in Computer Science, University of Oxford
- Ron Green - Executive Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Mastercard
- Levi Gundert - SVP of Global Intelligence, Recorded Future
- Patty Hatter - Chief Customer Officer, Palo Alto Networks
- Manuel Hepfer - Research Affiliate, Saïd Business School
- Jeremy Hitchcock - Founder & Executive Chair, Minim
- Simon Hunt - EVP, Cyber Product Innovation, Mastercard
- Kaihan Krippendorff - CEO and Founder, Outthinker
- Caroline Louveaux - Executive Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, Mastercard
- Ciaran Martin - Professor of Practice, Blavatnik School of Government
- Ivan Martinovic - Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford
- Allie Mellen - Industry Analyst - SecOps, Forrester
- Julian Meyrick - Managing Partner & VP, Security Strategy Risk & Compliance, IBM
- Alex Pentland - Professor, Institute for Data Systems and Society, MIT Sloan School
- Kasper Rasmussen - Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Oxford
- David Rich - Executive Vice President of Financial Crime Solutions, Mastercard
- Frank Ricotta - CEO and Co-Founder, BurstIQ
- Jamie Saunders - Oxford Martin Fellow, University of Oxford
- Amit Serper - Director of Security Research, Akamai Technologies
- David Shrier - Professor of Practice, AI & Innovation, Imperial College London
- Daniel Trueman - Global Head of Cyber, Axis Capital
- Conor White - President - Americas, Daon
- Kelly White - Founder and CEO, RiskRecon
On successful completion of this programme you will be awarded an official digital certificate of attendance in your legal name from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. In order to be issued with a digital certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course orientation module.
The CPD Certification Service
This programme is certified as a provider of continuing professional development (CPD) by The CPD Certification Service. It may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies.
Participants who complete an Oxford Saïd Executive Education online programme are automatically part of the Oxford Saïd Business School elumni community.
The Elumni Community
Our thriving community comprises more than 37,000 ambitious professionals hailing from 177 countries and representing diverse sectors like finance, law, marketing, healthcare, and energy. A significant number of these individuals proceed to undertake additional online or on-campus programmes, including short courses, executive diplomas, or MBAs.
Oxford Saïd Elumni Network
The Oxford Saїd Elumni Network is a virtual hub specially crafted for elumni. Acknowledging that the journey of professional growth doesn't cease with programme completion; the platform is devised to motivate, encourage, and provide support to elumni as they pursue their career ambitions. It offers elumni an avenue to engage with Saïd Business School faculty, gaining access to expert opinions, research insights, and thought leadership. Furthermore, the network facilitates purposeful global networking, enabling collaborative endeavours for sharing ideas, expertise, and tackling challenges collectively.
You will also gain access to the official Oxford Executive Education Elumni group on LinkedIn.