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Cybersecurity for company directors (online)

When it comes to cyber security, a perfect storm is brewing as the threat landscape continues to evolve faster than ever, fueled by innovation, automation and the drive to the cloud, 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. 

This course addresses the urgent cyber security awareness needs of directors and executives through providing the relevant commercial and technical framework and mindset from the board level down allowing organisations to navigate the complexity and achieve optimal returns on their investments in people, processes and systems.

Course structure

This two-hour course covers three key areas:

  • A concise, high-level understanding of regulation and compliance issues, personal liability for company directors
  • Risk evaluation and management framework to quantify the likelihood and severity to develop a response commensurate to the level of cyber security threat
  • Shifting the cyber strategy mindset from compliance/limitation of legal liability towards maximising the efficacy of cyber security investments


Learning Outcomes

  • Working knowledge of relevant cyber security legislation for Board Directors
  • A basic risk management framework to evaluable cyber security investment
  • A mindset towards cyber security that looks at maximising the efficacy of cyber security efficacy


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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 cyber security
  • Not currently experts on cyber security, compliance or Information Technology
  • Time poor and looking for a quick way to acquire working knowledge on cyber security
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