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Program Overview

The CISO Executive Education Program is managed by the Duke Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity in collaboration with Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, the Duke Law School, and the Department of Computer Science. The collective expertise of these units and key industry partners offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary framework, enabling the effective management and leadership of cybersecurity teams. When program participants finish this program, they will be able to:

  • Provide oversight and governance for a cybersecurity program.
  • Develop cybersecurity metrics that align to organizational goals.
  • Identify regulatory or legal risk to the organization.
  • Identify goals for high performance cybersecurity operations teams.
  • Understand emerging technologies and potential risk impact to the organization.

Week 1

In-person, four-day intensive immersion during the Cybersecurity Leadership Program

Weeks 2 – 10

Weekly virtual modules, each consisting of 3 hours of instruction

Week 11

Final Examination

The CISO Executive Education Program is managed by the Duke Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity in collaboration with Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, the Duke Law School, and the Department of Computer Science. The collective expertise of these units and key industry partners offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary framework, enabling the effective management and leadership of cybersecurity teams. When program participants finish this program, they will be able to:

  • Provide oversight and governance for a cybersecurity program.
  • Develop cybersecurity metrics that align to organizational goals.
  • Identify regulatory or legal risk to the organization.
  • Identify goals for high performance cybersecurity operations teams.
  • Understand emerging technologies and potential risk impact to the organization.

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Week 1: In-Person Immersion at Duke University

Candidates will attend the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy Cybersecurity Leadership Program.  The program is a four-day collaborative effort between the Sanford School of Public Policy, School of Law, Pratt School of Engineering and Department of Computer Science. The fourth day of the program will be a dedicated immersion day exclusively for CISO program participants. The focus of the program is to educate senior leaders so that they can better execute the responsibilities of a board member of a publicly traded company in the United States. That same content is critical for government officials to understand how best to work with the private sector to mitigate the risk of cybersecurity attacks. The content from the Cybersecurity Leadership Program will prepare you for the subsequent remote sessions. 

Weeks 2-10: Online Modules

The Duke CISO Executive Education program will provide nine (9) live, virtual modules of 3-hour blocks of instruction. The online modules will be recorded for those attendees that are not able to view the session synchronously and will be provided via a remote learning application. The remote sessions will be taught by instructors from the Duke Cybersecurity Program, Sanford School of Public Policy, Department of Computer Science, and the Law School.

Week 11: Final Examination

At the conclusion of the online sessions, attendees will complete an examination. Participants who pass the exam will receive the Duke CISO Executive Education Certificate.  

sample certificate for the 2024 Chief Information Security Officer Executive Certificate program