January 25, 2023
January 31, 2023
7-10 hours per week, collaborative online learning
Certificate issued by:
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
"The relevancy of the material is what stood out for me as it was easily applied to current events."
Mark Weisman, SVP Cyber and Product Intelligence, Mastercard
Why study cyber security?
The Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme prepares leaders from all industries for the increasingly complex future of cyber security. Participants will gain a full understanding of the challenges and potential of cyber, along with the frameworks and vocabulary enabling them to make strategic decisions to help secure their organisation’s cyber-resilient future.
Who is this for?
You will benefit from the programme if you:
Over six modules, the programme explores cyber security from the basics of cyber hygiene to advanced and adjacent topics.
MODULE 1 - Core Cyber Security Concepts
Gain an ability to evaluate and understand cyber security context within the needs of a business. Learners 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 their organisations.
MODULE 2 - 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.
MODULE 3 - 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.
MODULE 4 - 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.
MODULE 5 - 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.
MODULE 6 - Resilience and Strategic Responses
Develop the skills to take smart risks and to 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 capstone project.
What will you gain?
Upon successful completion of the programme, you’ll:
Our programme faculty brings together thought leaders from the University of Oxford with industry experts and successful entrepreneurs, to facilitate the rapid application of theory to practice.
Programme Director, Oxford Fintech
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
David Shrier is a globally recognized authority on financial innovation, and has dual academic appointments at MIT and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. In addition to Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders, he created and leads the Oxford Fintech and Oxford Blockchain Strategy programmes. David advises corporations and governments on innovation and applications of technologies such as AI, blockchain, big data, and cyber security systems. His books include New Solutions for Cybersecurity, Trusted Data, and Basic Blockchain.
Our programme faculty brings together thought leaders from the University of Oxford with industry experts, to facilitate the rapid application of theory to practice.
Professor of Cyber Security, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
Sadie Creese is a global subject matter expert on operational aspects of cybersecurity including threat detection, risk assessment and security architectures. She is the founding Director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the Oxford Martin School where she conducts research into what constitutes national cybersecurity capacity. She was also the founding Director of Oxford’s Cybersecurity network and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Cyber Security Centre’s Strategic Advisory Board. Prior to returning to academia, she worked as a cybersecurity expert for the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Sadie has a DPhil in Computer Science, an MSc in Computation and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Philosophy.
President, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions,Mastercard Executive in Residence,
Saïd Business School,
University of Oxford
Group Chief Security Officer,
Tal Bar Or
Founding partner and CEO of OCTOPUS
SVP, Global Customer Services,
Palo Alto Networks
What our learners say
We offer multiple payment options to help ensure our course is affordable and accessible.
The story telling components of the program are things I can put to use right away. ”
- Mark Weisman, SVP, Cyber and Product Intelligence, Mastercard
A good balance of technical capability as to the risk and opportunity of technology. ”
- Paul Trueman, SVP, Product Advancement, Mastercard
A mandatory curriculum for any business leaders making technological decisions. ”
- Jiri Kram, CTO, Vokl Corporation
The concepts around challenging the mindset made this an informative eye-opening learning journey. ”
- Bal Heire, Head of IT Operations, JTL
Our group collaboration was superb and in many ways extremely enjoyable. ”
- Adrian Amer, Barrister-at-Law
The programme was of significant value as we have been faced with many of the challenges addressed. ”
- Dylan Waddle, COO, M3t Financial Services
The programme structure was excellent, and facilitated engagement with other students. ”
- Adi Ben-Ari, Founder & CEO, Applied Blockchain
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