Cybersecurity and Executive Strategy

Cybersecurity and Executive Strategy


Open any news site and you’re bound to find a recent story about a devastating cybersecurity attack. However, since many senior-level managers do not understand the technical aspects of cybersecurity, they often allocate an insufficient amount of resources necessary to mitigate risk.

In this course, you’ll learn how to explain to all levels of management, including both technical and non-technical executive leadership, why cybersecurity must be a priority. You’ll learn how to educate and influence senior management so that security and risk mitigation becomes a primary component of corporate strategy.

What you will learn

  • Important Questions and Principles for Board Engagement
  • Black-Box and White-Box Security Assessments and Metrics
  • Prioritization of Vulnerabilities
  • Breach Preparation
  • Risk Assessments
  • Cyber Insurance

Exclusive Interviews

  • David Cowan, Co-Founder, VeriSign
  • Hilary Schneider, Former CEO and President, LifeLock
  • Michael Duff, Chief Information Security Officer, Stanford University
  • Mukul Khullar, Staff Information Security Engineer, LinkedIn

Time Commitment

This course is approximately 7 hours of video content with 1.5 hours of coursework.


The All-Access Plan—a full year to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace. Revisit course materials or jump ahead... all content remains at your fingertips year-round.

$2,970 for one-year access to all 8 online courses in the Advanced Cybersecurity Program

Individual Courses—60 days to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace.

$495 per online course

Continuing Education Units

By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

CPEs: By completing the course, you can qualify for Group A or Group B Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits to maintain your (ISC)² certifications, such as the CISSP. Final approval of CPEs is subject to (ISC)².

Record of Completion

When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.


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