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Cybersecurity for Executives

via LinkedIn Learning


Improve your cyber risk management skills. Learn the basics of cybersecurity and the top cyber risks affecting executives and their organizations.

Most executives want to be better cyber risk managers. They want to manage cybersecurity risks in the same thoughtful and intelligent way as they manage other aspects of their business. Fortunately, you don't need to be a technology expert to improve your cyber risk management skills. This course provides practical, to-the-point training for the busy executive, in everyday language, complete with examples that are easy to understand. Instructor Kip Boyle describes the big picture events driving cybercrimes today and the top cyber risks affecting executives and their organizations. He provide examples of common cyberattacks, including actual impacts to real organizations. He uses germ theory to explain how good "security hygiene" can help you and your organization combat security threats, and introduces the top actions executives can take to avoid threats such as phishing, identity theft, hacking, and financial fraud. Plus, learn how contract "firewalls" and third-party cyber risk management can help you mitigate the most common cyber risks.


  • Cybersecurity for executives
  • What you should know
  • How this course is organized
1. Understand the Big Picture
  • Understand the big picture overview
  • Why are you a target?
  • Example: Organized crime
  • Why are you in the line of fire?
  • Example: Cyberwar cross-fire
  • Insider threat: Cyber failure
2. How to Think about Cybersecurity
  • Think about cybersecurity summary
  • Not what you buy, how you travel
  • Germ theory
  • Where to get IT support
3. Avoid Phishing Attacks
  • Avoid phishing attacks summary
  • What are phishing attacks?
  • How to avoid phishing attacks
  • Organizational response to phishing attacks
4. Stop Malicious Code
  • Stop malicious code summary
  • What is malicious code?
  • How to avoid malicious code
  • Organizational response to malicious code
5. Avoid Identity Theft
  • Avoid identity theft summary
  • What is identity theft?
  • How to avoid identity theft
  • Organizational response to identity theft
6. Avoid Financial Cybertheft
  • Avoid financial cybertheft summary
  • What is financial cybertheft?
  • How to avoid financial cybertheft
  • Organizational response to financial cybertheft
7. Avoid Cyberattacks on Long Trips
  • Avoid cyberattacks summary
  • What are cyberattacks on long trips?
  • How to avoid cyberattacks on long trips
  • Organizational response to cyberattacks on long trips
8. Special Topics
  • Special topics summary
  • Reasonable cybersecurity
  • Cyber insurance
  • Cloud computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Contractual firewalls
  • Third-party cyber risk management
  • Cybersecurity-related sales objectives
  • Active defense
  • Next steps

Taught by

Kip Boyle

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