Cyber for Directors

The Cyber for Directors course enables participants to effectively and actively engage as a board in the process of identifying the evolving threats and risks to their organisation as well as maximise the opportunities to innovate and grow using the life blood of the organisation: information.
Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

Cybersecurity is a top business risk that requires board focus and the Australian government has elevated it to the national agenda with a cybersecurity strategy.

This course is suitable for:

  • New and existing directors seeking a greater understanding of cyber.
  • Directors planning to protect and strategically use their company data and information.
  • Chief Executive Officers/ Managing Directors reporting to their board on cyber.
  • Chief Information Officers/ IT Managers/ Chief Information Security Officers reporting to their board on cyber.

Please note that prior governance knowledge is essential. This course builds on this knowledge and deep dives into the board’s role in the cyber space.

Therefore any of the following courses must be attended prior to attending the Cyber for Directors course.

  • Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors.
  • Foundations of Directorship or International Foundations of Directorship.
  • Company Directors Course, Company Directors Course Update or International Company Directors Course.

Alternatively, you must be an FAICD or have at least five years director experience across multiple sectors.

Course learnings

What will you learn?

Participants will gain an understanding of the key terms and concepts of the cyber landscape, the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the board as they relate to cyber and learn tools for managing cyber risks and opportunities.

Upon completion of the Cyber for Directors program, you will be able to:

  • understand key terms and concepts of the cyber landscape;
  • outline the roles and responsibilities of the board in cyber governance, enabling you to discharge your duties through effective governance methods;
  • identify cyber risks, threats and opportunities ensuring the organisation is prepared; and
  • direct your organisation's cyber strategy, balancing cyber threats with innovation.
Course expectations

What can you expect?

Over the course of the day, you will undertake interactive working sessions facilitated by a director experienced in the challenges of cyber.

The Cyber for Directors course is a one-day session covering:

  • Cyber Governance for Directors
  • Cyber Risk for Directors
  • Cyber Strategy and Innovation for Directors

Why learn with us?


The content

Our programs and courses are designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts. The contemporary content is updated annually and includes case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for today's and tomorrow's directors.

The facilitators

With our rigorous selection criteria, we recruit facilitators boasting extensive real-world director experience and the ability to create an interactive and unique learning environment.

The participants

You'll spend time connecting with, learning from, and sharing experiences with, a broad range of high-calibre senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving performance.

The recognition

We offer highly-regarded and established governance and directorship programs. By participating, you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance practice, and have the opportunity to earn post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors and are recognised by the wider director community.

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