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PROGRAMME INFORMATION

PROGRAMME STARTS:
30 June 2020
LENGTH:
6 weeks
EFFORT:
7-10 Hours Per Week, Self-Paced Online Learning
PRICE:
£2,850
CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY:
Saïd Business School,
University of Oxford
LANGUAGE:
English

Oxford Cyber Futures

Programme Starts 30 June 2020

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PROGRAMME INFORMATION

PROGRAMME STARTS:
30 June 2020
LENGTH:
6 weeks
EFFORT:
7-10 Hours Per Week, Self-Paced Online Learning
PRICE:
£2,850
CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY:
Saïd Business School,
University of Oxford
LANGUAGE:
English

Programme Overview

Oxford Cyber Futures is a new, online programme designed by the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford to empower business leaders, from all industries, with the knowledge required to make strategic decisions around cyber security. Through self-paced online study and collaborative team projects students will cover:

  • Foundations of Cyber Security
  • Digital Privacy
  • Net Neutrality
  • Data Governance
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Ethics
Students will participate in a unique Cyber Attack simulation, wherein participants assume the roles of senior executives at a company that is in the middle of a major cyber incursion.

This programme will breakdown topics, normally left to information technology specialists, so that business executives leave feeling confident they can apply these learnings within their current and future roles. These topic areas can sometimes appear mystifying to a busy corporate executive, but have profound implications in terms of both risk and opportunity.

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Key Programme Benefits

Upon completion of this programme you will:


  • Gain a practical grounding in cyber security and its implications to your business, helping you to transform your organization into a business of the future.
  • Draw on insights from world-class academics and 20+ industry leaders to translate theory into practice.
  • Collaborate with like minded professionals to capitalise on the cyber future.
  • Earn a certificate from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

What You Will Learn

The curriculum provides an expansive survey of cyber, from the basics of cyber hygiene to advanced and adjacent topics that include multiparty computation (MPC), personal privacy using distributed ledgers, and biometrics. Students will learn about new software architecture to gain insights without exposing data, as well as how to take advantage of new cyber opportunities.

Students will form teams to discuss and reflect on class material, and engage in cyber defence games to better understand practical application of theoretical concepts. They will obtain guidance from programme instructors and tutors, including discussions and webinars outside of core videos and exercises.

Mod 1: Cyber Foundations I
Examine current cyber trends and learn the basics of keeping your business safe in our digital world. Analyze recent cyber attacks and explore mitigation options as part of a team. Begin identifying cyber challenges with an innovative, consumer-centric mindset.

Mod 2: Cyber Foundations II
Reimagine your business in a rapidly changing world facing new threats. Master core concepts such as identity, verification, access, biometrics, trust, and security by design. Team Activity: As part of your team, explore ways to outthink the competition and address cyber challenges in creative ways.

Mod 3: Advanced Cyber Concepts
Dive deeper into the challenging issues of digital privacy, data governance, and the self-sovereignty of data. Explore new business opportunities in the data-driven world, and shift your mindset toward the cyber future. Team Activity: Exercise collaboration and leadership skills as your team responds to a simulated cyber attack.

Mod 4: Responsible Innovation I: Self-Sovereignty and Identity
Confront complex topics such as net neutrality, cyber inclusion, digital identity, artificial intelligence and their impacts on society. Learn the latest developments around tokenizing access and biometric identity solutions. Team Activity: Refine your team’s proposed venture with a staged innovation plan.

Mod 5: Responsible Innovation II: Cyber Ethics and Impact
Explore the ethical dimensions of the new cyber world, and how to innovate responsibly for the benefit of all. Exercise persuasion skills to position your cyber venture for positive future impact. Team Activity: Apply all you’ve learned with your team in a second, more complex, cyber attack simulation.

Mod 6: Cyber Opportunity
Complete the programme with an idea that you can pursue to create a safer, fairer, and more profitable cyber future. Team Finale: Discuss your team’s venture proposal and gain insights with industry experts.

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How can disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, biometrics, big data, and blockchain establish themselves positively? Along the way, what can be done to ensure that we carry consumers with us on our journey and advance trust in innovation? We need to address not only the risks, but also the potential for good.


-David Shrier

Programme Director, Oxford Cyber Futures

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