Are We Cyber Ready? What the C-Suite Needs to Know

Learn how to shape our digital future and protect against cyber attacks.
Risk / Cybersecurity

ExecSense Cyber Ready

Format 55 Minute Lesson
Chapters 10
Skill Level Intermediate
Audience C-Suite
Includes Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

In this lesson, CTM and ExecSense examine the 5 key cybersecurity activities. Take the 55 minutes to learn how to ensure your company is not in a position to be held hostage should a digital threat emerge.

This 10-chapter lesson is led by cybersecurity expert, Melissa Hathaway (President of Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC and Senior Advisor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center), and focuses on the key questions executives need to ask about cybersecurity, case studies of major corporations that have faced breaches, and the importance of leadership right now.

In this 55-minute session, you will learn:

  • How the internet and digitization have connected and impacted every critical infrastructure and service in the world, and the complex risks and opportunities that are the result
  • A comprehensive look at 4 major case studies (involving Sony Pictures, MedStar Health, the United States Office of Personal Management, and the Ukrainian power industry): why breaches happened, how the victimized institutions handled them, and what you can do to prepare should your company face similar threats
  • A list of key questions business leaders need to ask themselves when securing data: does the company understand the cybersecurity landscape and its relevance to business operations; does the company understand its networked environment; has the organization identified its most critical assets, services, and data; and many more
  • Why identifying critical services is more important than identifying critical infrastructures, how that concept changes approaches to protection, resilience, recovery, and restoration, and what to do to reduce the threat on today’s systems
  • An explanation of the two sets of metrics that cybersecurity is based on—economic prosperity and national security—and how to strike a balance between the two

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Melissa Hathaway
President of Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC, and Senior Advisor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center
Cybersecurity & Cyberspace Policy

ExecSense_Melissa Hathaway

Melissa Hathaway is a leading expert in cyberspace policy and cybersecurity and brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional perspective to strategic consulting and strategy formulation for public and private sector clients.

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Having served on the board of directors for two public companies and three non-profit organizations, and as a strategic advisor to a number of public and private companies, Ms. Hathaway brings her clients a unique combination of policy and technical expertise.

With Ms. Hathaway’s help, clients are better able to understand the intersection of government policy, developing technological and industry trends, and economic drivers that impact acquisition and business development strategy in this field.

Ms. Hathaway served in two U.S. presidential administrations, spearheading the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and leading the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) for President George W. Bush. She built a broad coalition from within the executive branch and established an unprecedented partnership with Congress to obtain bipartisan support for addressing cybersecurity priorities. At the conclusion of her government service she received the National Intelligence Reform Medal and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation Medal in recognition of her achievements.

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