Cybersecurity for Managers and Executives

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Course Description

Cyber security effects everyone in an organization. Cyber Toa’s Cyber Security for Managers and Executives is intended for those who are wanting to learn core concepts, processes and practices in order to better manage their technical teams or organization. The course explains common terminology that may be used, fundamentals of cyber security, pre-existing cyber security processes, and an overview of how to put those processes into practice. With a range of interactive scenarios, case studies, videos and activities using real life tools and solutions, this course will teach learners about making informed cyber security decisions for what’s best for their team or organization.

Scheduled Dates: No course scheduled for June or July. Please contact us if you would like to organise to attend this course

Duration: ½ day

Delivery: Live online course, Instructor led, and supervised activities

Course Content

Module 1: Fundamentals and Terminology

  • NZCERT Guidelines
  • Web security and architecture
  • Firewalls
  • Cloud security

Module 2: Cyber Security Process

  • Relevant standards and audit tools (including NZISM, ISO27001, GDPR, RSR, PIA, HISO, NIST, and OWASP)
  • Evaluating risks posed by third parties
  • Supply chain attacks
  • Certifications and what they mean (including CISSP, SSCP, OSCP, CIPP/E, GSEC, and CISM)
  • Security documentation (which covers incident response playbooks, responsibilities, security policies and risk management processes)
  • Phishing and awareness training

Module 3: Cyber Security in Practice

  • Advisories for cyber security alerts
  • Secure development, dev ops
  • Cyber security self-assessment
  • Future-proofing and seeing through “sales speak”

Target Audience and Course Prerequisites

The Cyber Toa Cyber Security for Managers and Executives is aimed at management level positions such as application manager, project managers, information officers, production leads and risk officers.

Specifically, it is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:

  • Know basic computer networking terminology (such as servers, routers etc).

Course Outcomes

This course will teach the core principles of cyber security that provide broad-spectrum resistance against a variety of common attacks, and tools that you will need to manage a technical team or organisation.

On course completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the core cyber security concerns in a modern organization
  • Create and evaluate best organizational security practice
  • Understand cyber security jargon in order to manage a technical team or organisation
  • Use tools to identify and manage cyber security risk
  • Have a good understanding of non-technical cyber security solutions

Course Materials

The course consists of a study volume, containing indexed notes, and a comprehensive glossary.