Business Certificate: Managing Cyber Risk in the National Security Context

Equipping US Defense Leaders to Address Cyber Risk

Equipping US Defense Leaders to Address Cyber Risk

As a leader, you must understand how to manage one of the most pressing challenges to our nation’s defense—the weaponization and criminalization of cyber threats. Are you able to develop a cybersecurity culture that promotes defense in depth?

The Managing Cyber Risk in the National Security Context Certificate takes a multidisciplinary approach to managing diverse cybersecurity risks including but not limited to:

• Intellectual property theft
• Attacks on critical infrastructure
• Disinformation campaigns

What You Can Expect:

You will strengthen your network with other military, government, and civilian professionals who are focused on cybersecurity.

The curriculum includes briefings, highly interactive discussions, case studies, expert panel discussions, and a relevant real-world team project. You will have an understanding of:

• The offensive and defensive tools of cybersecurity risk management
• The legal context and how other cyber powers are approaching cybersecurity and Internet governance


This business certificate is delivered by Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in partnership with the IDB.

Indiana University is a continuous innovator in cybersecurity. With funding from the National Science Foundation and designation as an NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, IU and the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research drive efforts to shape the cybersecurity standards of tomorrow. The IU Cybersecurity Program combines the innovation and expertise of the Kelley School of Business, the Maurer School of Law, and the Luddy School for Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, which have considerable experience training professionals from:

• All US joint services
• US Cyber Command
• The UK’s Government Communications Headquarters

Certificate Format: 100% online, full-time program delivered synchronously over two weeks

Flexible Design: Noncredit or credit with option to continue into the Kelley online graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management or the IU Cybersecurity Risk Management graduate degree, which is available in both online and hybrid formats.


• The multifaceted cyber threat to national security
• The law of cyber war
• US national security decision-making and the National Security Council
• Cybersecurity strategy and innovations
• How to secure the supply chain from cyber attacks
• How to manage crises and communications after data breaches
• The use of predictive analytics in defense
• The role of machine learning in cybersecurity operations
• Artificial intelligence governance and ethics
• Information warfare and how to make democracy harder to hack
• Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework, and the new NIST Privacy Framework: key concepts and comparisons

Participant Profile:

• National security professionals
• Civilian cyber defense professionals
• Military majors, captains, and lieutenant colonels
• Chief warrant officers
• Senior non-commissioned officers


• $8,500 per participant; 20% discount for six
or more participants
• Optional Academic Credit (3 credits): $1,800 upon successful completion of Assurance of Learning exam

Registration Deadline: April 25, 2020


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