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Cybersecurity Training for Managers

Cybersecurity Training for Managers is a 1-day introduction to cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities and measures that can be taken to mitigate them.

This course is especially beneficial for managers who want to see the “big picture” in order to communicate with technical as well as non-technical individuals.


Cybersecurity awareness is essential for managers and other organizational executives.

Cybersecurity awareness is necessary in order to protect information and other assets from cyberthreats, which take many forms including:

  • Malware
  • Ransomware
  • Social Engineering
  • Phishing
  • Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
  • Man-in-the-middle Attacks

Effective project management can help organizations to identify, qualify and mitigate risks before they become major issues. This can help to minimize the impact of security incidents and prevent future data breaches.

One of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity and information security is the constant evolution of the threat landscape. New vulnerabilities and attack vectors are discovered every day, and organizations need to respond quickly and effectively to protect their systems and data.

An aware manager, project manager or team leader can help organizations to respond to these challenges by developing and implementing strategies to address these risks and ensuring that all stakeholders are aligned and engaged in the process.

Cyber-attacks are costly to managers and their companies in so many ways. A cybersecurity management system minimizes downtime in the event of an incident and allows employees to focus on their core operations that help businesses run smoothly.

Managers and executives in general also need to have a good understanding of cybersecurity in order to know who has access to technology and data. This ensures their access is authorized, recording the access of said data, and noting what changes are made to that data and where/how it’s stored.

Experts in cybersecurity contend that many cybersecurity incidents occur when organizations think they’re doing the right thing. Strong antivirus software is in place, employees are using multifactor authentication, and all systems seem to have been properly configured.

Despite feeling secure, this is actually a perfect time for disaster to strike.

Truth is, the threat landscape evolves rapidly.

There’s a common misconception that one big push to shore up cyber defenses means your business will be protected for years to come. The unfortunate reality is that threat actors have become incredibly sophisticated in their techniques, resulting in a rapidly evolving threat landscape that requires dedicated resources, tools and processes, to appropriately address.

A combination of all three are needed to sufficiently protect your organization as they are mutually important.

Cybersecurity Training for Managers Course by Tonex

Cybersecurity Training for Managers covers the most important aspects of cybersecurity without getting too involved in the technical nitty gritty.

Cybersecurity goes beyond the responsibility of IT and technology personnel. Minimizing cybercrime damage and disruption is every employee’s job under the guidance of team leaders and managers.

In order to reduce cybersecurity vulnerabilities, many organizations are training their managers and other key personnel on how to create playbooks with actionable next steps toward a more cyber-aware culture.

Given the devastating statistics on the consequences of data breaches, it’s become clear that managing effective cybersecurity measures has become an essential part of company planning. Decisions about cybersecurity have implications throughout an organization.

Sophisticated phishing schemes, ransomware, and data breaches are on the rise, and their level of complexity is increasing. Consequently, all employees have a role to play in keeping an organization secure.

Analysts point out that today’s cybersecurity management policies should take into account the risks that exist for an organization’s resources. And once vulnerabilities are found, the management policy should outline solutions to stop malicious code from infiltrating the organization’s perimeter defense systems, servers, and desktops.

Additionally, cybersecurity management is about how to deploy mitigation measures and who is in charge in the event of a breach.

A well thought out cybersecurity management program provides an organization with critical services such as designing and implementing an efficient enterprise security architecture, mitigating advanced threats, securing IoT devices and providing security intelligence.

An effective cybersecurity policy helps organizations to identify:

  • Various assets to be protected
  • Possible attacks on these assets
  • Measures to be taken to protect these assets

Experts in this area recommend that managers clearly list out the responsibilities and rights the users must adhere to while interacting with the business systems.

This should include physical, individual management, hardware and software. The security policy is the key process to translate the management’s security prospects into more quantifiable way (ROI, business alignment, security metrics, and so on).

It’s also advisable to constantly update cybersecurity policies as cybercriminals adopt new approaches to steal crucial organizational data.

Cybersecurity Training for Managers Course by Tonex

Participants will learn how to select and use the right frameworks to enhance cybersecurity decision-making in their organization as well as learn to assess risk, improve defenses and reduce vulnerabilities associated with cyber-attacks.

Additionally, participants will learn how to speak the language of cybersecurity to enable informed conversations with technology teams and colleagues, and ensure their organization is as cybersecure as possible.

Impactful cybersecurity management and planning is crucial given research that shows the average cost of a data breach in the United States was $9.44 million in 2022, and nearly two-thirds of small businesses fail to continue their operations after being hit by a cyber-attack.

Who Should Attend?

Cybersecurity Training for Managers is a 1-day course designed for:

  • C-Suite: CIOs / CTOs /CSOs
  • SVPs
  • VP
  • General Managers
  • High Potentials
  • Program and Project Managers
  • IT Leadership
  • IT Infrastructure Managers
  • Developers and Application Team Members and Leads
  • IT Project & Program Managers
  • Product Owners and Managers
  • Non-Engineers involved in Procurement and Project Management
  • Other business leaders, managers, and executives in both technical and non-technical positions

Cybersecurity Training for Managers Training for Managers by Tonex Course Highlights

Participants will learn to recognize the emergence of Cybersecurity Training for Managers

The expanding benefits (and business advantages) of utilizing cybersecurity technologies have never been greater.

If you’re a non-technical manager, this course will help you work with, oversee, and generate value from cybersecurity. You will develop a shared language you can use when speaking with engineers and technical professionals involved in cybersecurity.

You will participate in small group discussions, examine case studies and models, and leave with valuable frameworks. You will earn a certificate of course completion.

Course Agenda

Overview of Cybersecurity for Non-Technical Leaders

  • Overview of Cybersecurity Vocabulary
  • Threats to Systems, Networks, Devices and Processes
  • Foundation of Cybersecurity and Risk Management
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management Process
  • Review of Cybersecurity Terminology

Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

  • Attack Vector
  • Attack Surface
  • Threat Actor
  • Vulnerability
  • Spoofing
  • Tampering
  • Information Disclosure
  • Denial of Service
  • Elevation of Privilege

The Security Requirements Triad

  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Availability
  • Non-repudiation
  • Authentication
  • Authorization

Types of Cyber Threats

  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
  • Malwares
  • Phishing
  • Viruses
  • Worms
  • Trojan Horses / Logic Bombs
  • Rootkits
  • Botnets / Zombies
  • Zero-day Exploit
  • Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)
  • Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Risk Management Frameworks

  • ISO 27001 and ISO 27002
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
  • NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • SOC2
  • GDPR
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)

Building a Culture of Cybersecurity

  • Ethics in Cybersecurity
  • Organizational Context
  • Scope
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operations
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Improvement
  • Effectively Managing Cybersecurity
  • Development of Robust Policies
  • Tools to Assess Vendor Risks and Supply Chain Cybersecurity
  • Identification of internal weaknesses
  • Mitigation of risks,
  • New policies and Internal Controls
  • Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation (T&E)

Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance

  • Addressing the Threat Landscape
  • Foundation of Cybersecurity Effectiveness, Risk Management, and Agility
  • Effective Cybersecurity Management
  • Organizational Architecture
  • Cybersecurity Transparency and Decision-making Metrics
  • Developing and Implementing Security Strategies
  • Addressing Security Breaches
  • Improving Defenses

Case Studies and A Short Workshop

  • 8 Key Considerations for Establishing a Cyber Security Risk Management Plan
  • Develop a Cybersecurity Risk Management Plan
  • Using Standards and Frameworks That Require a Cyber Risk Management Approach
  • The Roles Internal compliance and Audit Teams Play in Risk Management
  • Critical Capabilities for Managing Risk Identify Possible Risk Mitigation Measures

Recommended Security Actions Across Five Critical Security Functions

  • Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover
  • Identify and Document Asset Vulnerabilities
  • Tune Into the Latest Cyber Threat Intelligence From Information-sharing Forums
  • Identify and Document Threats, Both Internal and External
  • Identify the Potential Business Impacts and Likelihood of Risk Events
  • Utilize Threats, Vulnerabilities, Likelihood, and Impacts to Determine Risk
  • Identify and Prioritize Risk Responses


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