What you'll learn
Identify and communicate the detection of a security breach
Recommend optimal strategies for responding to a cyber attack and how to prevent further damage
Assess the vulnerabilities of an organization's critical business systems, networks, and data
Identify the critical business systems, networks, and data, and their potential vulnerabilities
Ensure your organization remains compliant through an understanding of cyber law and the requirements that govern a business or sector
Design and implement a risk mitigation strategy for an organization
The annual cost of cybercrime is exponentially increasing; after a 12% rise since 2017, the total cost of cybercrime for each company is now $13 million.1 Attacks are increasing, and so are the expenses. (Accenture, March 2019)
It has become imperative for every organization to become aware of all risks inherent in the evolving cyber landscape. The Harvard VPAL's Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age online short course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities within an organization’s networks, systems, and data.
You’ll discover how to critically analyze an organization’s risk profile and gain the skills needed to lead your business through the complexities of the cybersecurity landscape.
Designed and guided by the former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defence Ash Carter, you’ll receive in-depth industry insight as you prepare to protect the integrity, security, and confidentiality of your digital assets.
Cybersecurity risk is business risk
Identifying the threats to an organization
Identifying important business systems and assets
The crucial role of leadership in managing cyber risk
Understanding your technology
Cyber risk and the law
Incident response and accountability
Designing and implementing a mitigation strategy