Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders

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About the programme

Orientation starts: January 25, 2023

Length: 6 weeks

Effort: 7-10 hours per week, collaborative online learning

Price: £2,350

Certificate issued by: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Language: English

"The relevancy of the material is what stood out for me as it was easily applied to current events."

Mark Weisman, SVP Cyber and Product Intelligence, Mastercard

What will I gain?

The future of cyber security is increasingly complex. By enroling in the Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme, you will:


Earn internationally recognised credentials
through the prestigious certificate of attendance issued by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


Gain access to a global network
of cyber security leaders, influencers and e-lumni for future collaboration


Develop essential industry knowledge
of recent and ongoing-changes in cyber security designed and delivered to the standard of an elite academic institution


Acquire and retain new skills
supported by an AI-driven learning platform, individual and team-based programming, and personalised success coaching


Build a career-accelerating toolkit
to create cyber resilient business models that build trust in the system

Why study Cyber Security?

The Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme explores new and emerging tech through the lens of risk and opportunity. This empowers industry leaders to rapidly create environments that build public trust, drive value for enterprises, and protect both consumers and businesses in a post-pandemic climate.

Learner's Journey
(Programme Curriculum)

Module 1 - Core Cyber Security Concepts

  • Cyber Risk
  • Types of Cyber Harm
  • Cyber Fitness
  • Cyber Security and Digital Disruption


Module 2 - Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • Cyber Crime
  • Insider Threats
  • Types of Cyber Attacks
  • Ransomware
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threat | Vulnerability | Risk | Harm Framework


Module 3 - Globalisation and Supply Chain Cyber Security

  • Nation State Actors
  • Supply Chain Security
  • Emerging Threats


Module 4 - Cyber Security Controls and Operations 

  • Building Blocks of Cyber Operations
  • Incident Response
  • Cyber Maturity Model
  • Cyber Architectures - Quantum


Module 5 - Responsible Innovation and Digital Opportunity

  • Ethical Issues of AI
  • Responsible Innovation
  • Privacy
  • Cyber Security and Digital Disruption
  • Board Room Responsibilities


Module 6 - Resilience and Strategic Responses

  • Smart Risks
  • Software Acquisition
  • Corporate M/A
  • Future Scenarios

Your Programme Director

Sadie Creese
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 Cyber Security 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.


6 week online programme begins 25 January, 2023

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We offer multiple payment options to help ensure our course is affordable and accessible.

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