"The best security management course I have seen."
CSO, from IDG: Where to spend your next security dollar, June 15, 2017

Secure the premier cyber credential for directors. This online, self-paced certificate program will:

Participants who complete the course and pass a series of exams will earn the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, issued by the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Modules
 

The NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program consists of seven modules, including a cyber-crisis simulation exercise and a series of exams. The course is expected to take approximately 16 hours to complete, and participants can take the course at their own pace. The exams within the program must be completed within one year of registration in order to earn the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.

Module 1: NACD Welcome

Module 2: Cybersecurity Oversight for Directors 

Module 3: Overview of Cybersecurity Leadership 

Module 4: Effective Security Structure and Operations 

Module 5: Cybersecurity Oversight for Directors 

Module 6: Cyber-Crisis Stimulation Exercise 

Module 7: Summary of Cybersecurity Oversight for Directors  

ProgramExams
Participants must pass the progrm exams to earn the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.

Note: We recommend you read the NACD Director's Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight before taking this course. Downloads of the handbook are complimentary.

CERT Certificate
 

Participants who complete the course and pass the final exam will be issued the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight. The certificate is issued by the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and provides a tangible credential to demonstrate your commitment to advanced cybersecurity literacy to your management team, customers, investors, peers, regulators, and lawmakers.

You can showcase your CERT Certificate on your resume and in your LinkedIn profile to demonstrate your advanced understanding of the role of the board and management in cyber-risk oversight. If you serve on the board of a public company, your CERT Certificate can be highlighted in proxy statements and other regulatory filings.

The CERT Division is part of the Software Engineering Institute, based at Carnegie Mellon University. CERT collaborates with high-level government organizations, such as the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security; law enforcement, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the intelligence community; and many industry organizations to improve the security and resilience of computer systems and networks.