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Understanding Cyber for the Board Room: Current Trends in Risk Assessment and Governance

As companies quickly respond to digital transformation, cyber security risks rise. High-profile cyber breaches are existential threats to reputation and shareholder returns. Board members and corporate officers will gain an understanding of how to determine the holistic, unique, and evolving risks an enterprise faces, along with the organizational and cultural challenges of cyber risk and its mitigation, the governance and regulatory requirements, and practical ideas on how to create a cyber risk management plan to include a cyber incident response. 


Mix of interactive presentations, invited speakers, and case studies.

Topic Areas

This course provides an opportunity to work with your peers as you engage in a dialogue on understanding the cybersecurity threat landscape. The program will help participants learn to recognize risk factors, understand best practices for organizing a cybersecurity risk program, and help them prepare cyber breach response and recovery planning, as well as organizing to address supply chain and 3rd party risk exposure. The class also will allow participants to learn about governance, regulation and compliance obligations, insurance fact vs. fiction, international and privacy trends, and Internet of Things cybersecurity implications.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn to develop cybersecurity practices that best meet your company’s unique needs
  • Learn best practices to equip board members and officers to face ever-changing cybersecurity landscape


Invited Speakers

Additional speakers will assist to deepen the learning experience giving each participant further insights into how Board Members have overcome critical cybersecurity risk management business challenges.

Chatham House Rules will apply and we are prepared to support additional confidentiality measures if requested.

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Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center, Arlington, VA

Target Audience

Board Members

Maxmium Participants


Fee per Participant

$950; Includes all instruction, course materials, parking, and a networking lunch. Space is limited.

Group discounts are available for organizations sending three or more participants. Please contact Briana Blanchard, Continuing and Professional Education, for more information at or 571-858-3304.