Program Tracks

National and Public Security Track

Module 1: Cyber Threats

  • Develop an understanding of current and emerging cyber threats challenging the security of nations and their citizens.
  • Examine the type of state and non-state actors perpetuating cyber threats.
  • Assess the challenges and opportunities to states in combatting current and emerging cyber threats.

Module 2: Organizing In and Outside of the Government

  • Develop an understanding of interconnectedness of policy, operations, and technology.
  • Examine the most effective structures, authorities, and processes.
  • Assess roles that the private sector can play in supporting the government.

Module 3: Developing Strategies

  • Develop an understanding of the nature of emergent and future cyber threats.
  • Evaluate strategic responses to these threats at the state-level.
  • Establish fundamental building blocks for a sustainable cybersecurity framework at a national level.
  • Develop an understanding of both offensive and defensive strategies and the cost-benefit analysis of investing in either.

Module 4: Effective Implementation

  • Develop an understanding of the challenges in implementing policies and strategies.
  • Examine the keys to successful implementation of strategies to combat cyber threats.
  • Assess ways to measure effective implementation to safeguard national security.

Module 5: Simulated Exercise: Response to a Cyber Threat

Enterprise Track

Module 1: Cyber Threats against the Private Sector

  • Develop an understanding of current and emerging cyber threats facing the private sector.
  • Examine the type of state and non-state actors perpetuating cyber threats.
  • Assess the challenges and opportunities to the private sector in combatting current and emerging cyber threats.

Module 2: Organizing the Private Sector

  • Develop an understanding of interconnectedness of operations and technology.
  • Examine the risk considerations that should be taken into account to ensure the most effective structures, authorities, and processes in the private sector.
  • Assess the impact of policy on the private sector.

Module 3: Developing Strategies

  • Develop an understanding of defensive strategies available to the private sector.
  • Examine the costs and benefits associated with defensive strategies.
  • Assess the most effective defensive strategies within the private sector.

Module 4: Effective Implementation

  • Develop an understanding of the challenges in implementing cybersecurity strategies in the private sector.
  • Examine the keys to successful implementation of strategies to combat cyber threats.
  • Assess ways to measure effective implementation to safeguard critical infrastructure

Module 5: Simulated Exercise: Defending the Network from a Cyber Attack