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.
Kip Boyle’s new course on LinkedIn Learning, provides practical, to-the-point training for the busy executive, in everyday language, complete with examples that are easy to understand. This course is under two hours and describes the big picture events driving cybercrimes today and the top cyber risks affecting executives and their organizations. Chapter titles include:
- Understanding the Big Picture
- How to Think about Cybersecurity
- Avoid Phishing Attacks
- Stop Malicious Code
- Avoid Identity Theft
- Avoid Financial Cyber theft
- Avoid Cyberattacks on Long Trips
- Active Defense
- Special Topics
What to Expect
In each chapter, Kip provides examples of common cyber attacks, including actual impacts to real organizations. He uses germ theory to explain how good “cyber 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.
You Don’t Need to be a Tech Expert to Thrive as a Cyber Risk Manager
While cyber risks may seem abstract, and difficult to deal with, Kip shows you ways to make them more tangible so you can take control. He uses everyday language, and lots of examples, so you’ll learn helpful, new ways to think about your cyber risks. And Kip shows you practical ways you can master your own cybersecurity, which will set you up for success on the job.
This course is not very technical. But it will point out opportunities for you to become more technically proficient with cybersecurity if you want. Even if you consider yourself to be a very technical person, this course will teach you ways to discuss cybersecurity with people who are not. And this is important because there’s a large communications gap between the computer-savvy members of the executive team and the non-technical members. This gap is the source of a lot of poor-quality decision making about cybersecurity. This course will give you a common language to discuss cyber risk management with other members of your executive team.
Can You Invest Ten Minutes?
We know you are a very busy executive who has to prioritize your time carefully, so we’ve optimized this course just for you. The first thing to remember is that each chapter builds on the previous one. And each chapter covers a major topic like stopping malicious code. The first video in each chapter summarizes the major points. Then the next videos in the chapter provide a full description of those same points. For those of you who want to learn the most in the least amount of time, I suggest you watch each chapter’s summary video in order.
Start with chapter one, then immediately move onto chapter two’s summary video, and so on, until you run out of summaries. Then when you have some more time to spend, go back to the most interesting chapter and dig in. Of course, you’re also welcome to binge watch each video one after the other. It’s all up to you.