Georgia Tech to Host Cybersecurity Program for Executives

Atlanta, GA
Cybersecurity Leadership Program for Executives 2016

Cybersecurity Leadership Program Executives 2016

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On July 25 - 29, Georgia Tech will welcome senior executives from industry and government for an intensive, four-day program on cybersecurity risks.

The program will bring together senior executives with a goal of addressing the technology, policy, legal, and human dimensions they need to master in order to deal with cybersecurity threats. 

This rich and intensive experience will enhance participants’ understanding of the cyber ecosystem, threat landscape, vulnerabilities, best practices, and global policy and legal considerations that are essential for senior leader competence in cyber matters,” said Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired, who is guiding the program.

The goal is to establish this as a signature program for rising executives. In addition to lectures from Georgia Tech experts, the program includes presentations from industry and government leaders, a tour of a security operations center, and tabletop exercises. Participants need not have prior expertise in coding or network operations. Those who complete the program will earn a Georgia Tech Cybersecurity Certificate and join the network of those whose expertise and understanding are shaping the future of the use of Information Communication Technologies.

The program is the result of an Institute-wide collaboration among Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the Ivan Allen College School of Public Policy and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and the Institute for Information Security and Privacy (IISP) in the College of Computing School of Computer Science.

Presented under the guidance of Admiral Winnefeld, who is a professor of the practice in the Ivan Allen College Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, the program includes a distinguished roster of speakers. Ivan Allen Public Policy professors Milton Mueller and Hans Klein will facilitate two of the curriculum’s five days. Presenters and facilitators include the planning partners, as well as faculty from Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computing Engineering and a roster of distinguished executives from entities ranging from Microsoft Corporation to the National Security Council. 

The goal is to establish this as a signature program for Georgia Tech and rising executives. Interested candidates may apply via the Cybersecurity Leadership Program.

Confirmed Speakers and Facilitators (as of May 25):

Mustaque Ahamad – Professor, School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Pindrop Security

Dimitri Alperovitch - Co-Founder and CTO, Crowdstrike

Raheem Beyah - Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Kirk Carver - Enterprise Strategy and Architecture Consulting, Microsoft Corporation

Marcus A. Christian – Partner, Mayer Brown, Washington, D.C.

Tarun Chaudhray - Doctoral Candidate, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Russell Eubanks, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Michael Ferrell – Chief Scientist of the Cyber Technology & Information Security Laboratory (CTISL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

R. William (Bill) Ide – Partner, Dentons

Mary Kepler, Senior Vice President, Risk and Compliance Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Chris Kirchhoff – Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council

Christopher Klaus – Founder and former CTO of Internet Security Systems

Hans Klein – Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Wenke Lee – Co-Director, Institute for Information Security and Privacy, Professor and John P. Imlay Jr. Chair in the School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

Jimmy Lummis – Information Security Policy and Compliance Manager, Georgia Institute of Technology

Milton Mueller - Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Catherine Mulligan – Senior Vice President, Zurich North America

Tom Noonan – Executive Chairman-Board of Directors, Ionic Security

Michael Salomone - Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Relations, Georgia Institute of Technology

Chris Smoak - Research Scientist and Division Chief in the Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute

Teresa Shea – Executive Vice President and Director of Cyber Reboot, In-Q-Tel and former Director of Signals Intelligence, NSA

Peter Swire – Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor of Law and Ethics, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

Manos Tentzeris – Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr. – former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Relations, Georgia Institute of Technology

Last revised August 1, 2017