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Cybersecurity for Company Directors

$ 300.00


22 August




2 hrs


2 hrs

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Jeffery Whitton

Jeffery Whitton

Jeffery is a global senior executive consultant with over 35 years professional experience in information technology, telecommunications, specialising in cyber security and IT infrastructures. His strong technology background was gained working for leading Australian and overseas telecommunication providers and for the last 22 years he has been the CEO of an ICT, MSP, MSSP integration company, servicing Australia, New Zealand and Asia. This saw him consult into a diverse range of industry sectors including all tiers of  government, education, utilities, finance, mining, airline, banking, health, energy, construction and IT, with stakeholders at board and C-levels across both business and government organisations.

Jeffery is a passionate believer of genuine diversity and continuing professional education; he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, member of the Australian Information Security Association and for the past 17 years has been a local government councillor.

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When it comes to cyber security, a perfect storm is brewing as the threat landscape continues to evolve faster than ever, fuelled by innovation, automation and the drive to the cloud. This is compounded by a cyber skill shortage and the growing reputational, financial and legal implications of a cyber breach for company directors and executives.

About this course

This course is a collaboration between UTS and ITIC. ITIC logo[1].png

Cybersecurity awareness is vital for directors and executives from the board level, down. This course provides the relevant commercial and technical framework and mindset that organisations need to navigate complexities and achieve optimal returns on their investments in people, processes and systems.

Key benefits of this course

As a result of undertaking this course, participants should have:

  • Working knowledge of relevant cybersecurity legislation for board directors
  • A basic risk management framework to evaluable cybersecurity investment
  • A mindset towards cybersecurity that looks at maximising the efficacy of cybersecurity.

Digital badge and certificate

A digital badge and certificate will be awarded following the successful completion of any necessary tasks or assessments to demonstrate acquired learning of the short course or for meeting attendance and/or participation requirements.

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Course outline

The following key areas will be covered during the course:

  • A concise, high-level understanding of regulation and compliance issues and personal liability for company directors
  • Risk evaluation and management framework to support development of responses commensurate to the level of cybersecurity threat
  • Shifting the cyber strategy mindset from compliance/limitation of legal liability towards maximising the efficacy of cyber security investments.


Full price: $300 (GST-free)*.

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Who is this course for?

The program is targeted at board directors and executives who are:

  • Liable under relevant state and Commonwealth legislation for exposure due to cybersecurity
  • Not currently experts on cybersecurity, compliance or information technology
  • Time poor and looking for a quick way to acquire working knowledge on cybersecurity.


Book a session

Thu 22 Aug 2024-
Thu 22 Aug 2024
Expert: Jeffery Whitton
  • Online via Zoom. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • Online
  • 1 session, 2 hours total

Enrolments close Monday, 12 August 2024, 4.30pm (AEST) or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first.

Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.