Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Register to join the Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme at the exclusive LGA member price


January 25, 2023

Registration closes January 31, 2023



£2,350 £2,115

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6 Weeks






7-10 hours per week, online, collaborative learning

Orientation starts:26 May 2021
Length:6 weeks
Registration closes:2 June 2021
Effort:7-10 hours per week, collaborative online learning
Certificate issued by:Saïd Business School,
University of Oxford

What’s Included?

Members of the Local Government Association are invited to register for the Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme, presented by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in collaboration with Esme Learning. Registration for the upcoming presentation of the programme closes on January 31, 2023 and new presentations are available each quarter. As a part of this offer, learners will receive 10% off the programme using code OXFCYBLGA.


Offer details*

  • 10% reduction on registration fees to learn and accelerate your career
  • Collaboration with guest speakers, experts and programme participants from around the world to develop your network
  • A professional profile enhanced by a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


Click the DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS button above to learn more about the programme and receive the offer for programme registration.

About the Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme

The Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme prepares leaders from all industries for the increasingly complex future of cyber security. Participants will gain a full understanding of the challenges and potential of cyber, along with the frameworks and vocabulary enabling them to make strategic decisions to help secure their organisation’s cyber-resilient future.


Programme Content

MODULE 1 - Core Cyber Security Concepts

Gain an ability to evaluate and understand cyber security context within the needs of a business. Learners will understand what it means to be Cyber Fit, how to manage “smart” vs. “careless” risk, and to ensure that cyber security is integrated into the culture of their organisations.

MODULE 2 - Threats and Vulnerabilities

Deepen your understanding of the threats to your organisation -- from insiders, hackers and cyber criminal organisations to nation states. Learn how to use threat intelligence to analyse cyber risks, and a leading framework to better prepare your organisation.

MODULE 3 - Globalisation and Supply Chain Cyber Security

Confront the cyber risks of globalisation and integrated supply chains through deep exploration of emerging challenges of AI and quantum computing.

MODULE 4 - Cyber Security Controls and Operations

Build skills to implement and strengthen cyber operations and architectures. Learn about incident response and practice responding to a major attack in a simulation. Explore the cyber maturity model and gain an understanding of what you need to do to take your organisation to the next level.

MODULE 5 - Responsible Innovation and Digital Opportunity

Explore the ethical dimensions of the new cyber world, and how to innovate responsibly for the benefit of all. Exercise persuasive skills to position your cyber venture for positive future impact and confront cyber issues with complex technical and social implications.

MODULE 6 - Resilience and Strategic Responses

Develop the skills to take smart risks and to make your organisations more resilient against ever-evolving cyber threats. Explore the cyber implications of corporate M/A and rapid growth, and complete an experiential learning team capstone project.

Is This Programme Right for You?

You will benefit from the programme if you:


  • Are an entrepreneur, business leader, or executive wanting to gain strategic insight and actionable knowledge to create new ventures or develop business strategies for cyber
  • Are intellectually curious and motivated and in the midst of, or aspiring towards, a career transition or looking for future-fit skills in cyber security
  • Want to learn alongside, and build a network with, fellow participants, ranging from mid-senior to C-level executives
  • Interact with consumer data, and/or are responsible for compliance and data privacy regulations


Who You Will Learn From

Sadie Creese
Programme Director
Professor of Cyber Security, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

Sadie Creese is a global subject matter expert on operational aspects of cybersecurity including threat detection, risk assessment and security architectures. She is the founding Director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the Oxford Martin School where she conducts research into what constitutes national cybersecurity capacity. She was also the founding Director of Oxford’s Cybersecurity network and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Cyber Security Centre’s Strategic Advisory Board. Prior to returning to academia, she worked as a cybersecurity expert for the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Sadie has a DPhil in Computer Science, an MSc in Computation and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Philosophy.

Your Programme Instructors

Guest Experts

Ajay Bhalla

President, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard Executive in Residence,
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Koral Anderson
Group Chief Security Officer, Deutsche Bank

Tal Bar Or

Founding partner and CEO of OCTOPUS

Patty Hatter

SVP, Global Customer Services,
Palo Alto Networks

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