Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age Online Short Course

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Program Description

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Aim to equip yourself with a better understanding of cyber risk management that includes the management of operational, litigation, and reputational risk. The Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age online short course will help you assess and mitigate specific vulnerabilities within an organization’s data networks, allowing you to better protect the integrity, security, and confidentiality of your digital assets.

During this course, you’ll:

  • Understand the role of cyber risk management within an organization.
  • Investigate the threats to an organization's critical business systems and data.
  • Distinguish the legal and compliance risks for an organization or sector.
  • Draft an incident response plan for the event of a cyberattack.

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Course structure

This eight-week online course from Harvard's VPAL teaches you to develop an effective cyber risk mitigation strategy. Manage your schedule and allocate 8 to 11 hours to your studies each week, and learn at your own pace. Each module is released weekly, allowing a flexible, but structured approach to learning.

This online course integrates rich, interactive media, such as videos, infographics, and e-learning activities. It also includes traditional didactic components, such as case studies and written module notes. As is characteristic of the case method approach, you’ll engage in collaborative learning through discussion forums. You’ll feel confident with your student submissions with 24/7 student support from GetSmarter for your learning journey.

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Who would benefit?

This online course would benefit security and technology professionals as well as cyber policymakers. It is also developed specifically for business leaders who are looking to understand the business impact of cyber risk. If you want to lead your organization through the complexities of cyber risk management, then this course is for you.

How to register

There are no registration fees or academic prerequisites for this online course. It is available to work professionals, regardless of location, academic study, or work experience. However, in order to complete a course, you’ll need a current email account and access to a computer and the internet, as well as a PDF Reader. You may need to view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and read and create documents in Microsoft Word or Excel.

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FAQs

This online short course is presented entirely online, in collaboration with leaders in digital education, GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc. Technology meets academic rigor in GetSmarter’s people-mediated model, which enables lifelong learners across the globe to obtain industry-relevant skills that are certified by the world’s most reputable academic institutions. This interactive, supportive teaching model is designed for busy professionals. View the Harvard VPAL Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age online short course on the GetSmarter website to find out about upcoming course dates, the course price, and further information.

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Will I have the time?

GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable modules with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you to work when it suits you best. At the beginning of each week, you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager, who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

If you have any other queries, please contact:

+1 617 682 7555
harvardvpal@getsmarter.com

Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

Harvard University's Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL), in association with HarvardX, has established a high-quality environment for education to keep Harvard at the forefront ... Read More

Harvard University's Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL), in association with HarvardX, has established a high-quality environment for education to keep Harvard at the forefront of learning innovation. Harvard VPAL is the strategic online learning initiative, which connects the prestigious Harvard Schools to students across the globe. Read less
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