ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cybersecurity education and workforce development company CyberVista today announced the launch of their board and executive cyber literacy program, which aims to provide business leaders and corporate governance professionals with a comprehensive understanding of cyber issues that affect their organizations, as well as the tools to oversee and manage 21st century cyber risks. As part of the new program, CyberVista is hosting a series of seminars exclusively for boards and executives across the country. Registration is now open for the first workshop, which will take place October 24-26, 2016, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“America’s businesses are woefully unprepared for the threat cybersecurity poses to carrying out their work and mission,” said Amjed Saffarini, CyberVista CEO. “Increasing cyber literacy for business leaders is a critical part of reducing cyber risk, particularly as boards and executives are ultimately responsible – and being held accountable – for damaging data breaches and attacks. CyberVista’s board program gives board members and executives the understanding, tools, and practice to confidently ask the right questions and play an active role in their companies’ cyber defense.”
Each board and executive seminar is an immersive experience designed to familiarize business leaders with governance-related cybersecurity topics. It features team delivery using a combination of board facilitators and cyber subject experts, and adds real-world applicability through speakers, field strategists and practitioners. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in strategic discussions and interactive activities, including an immersion breach simulation, designed to provide attendees with actionable tools for managing cyber risks facing their organization.
“Cybersecurity has become part of many companies’ core strategic planning and investment priorities, but there are a multitude of challenges boards and executives face in effectively managing its quickly-evolving and often enterprise-wide nature,” said Richard Wilhelm, a CyberVista Advisory Board member and retired Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton with a 29-year career in government as a military intelligence officer and civilian appointee. “Making smart decisions about investing in security programs requires effective communication and understanding between the C-Suite and boards, both of which are facing increasing pressure to ensure all of their company’s assets and operations. Educating boards and executives around cybersecurity industry standards, security program best practices and strategic, risk-based planning is a critical part of those efforts.”
According to a 2016 CyberVista/Zogby poll of board members and C-suite executives, nearly one third of respondents reported experiencing three or more cyberattacks on their company last year, with more than 60 percent acknowledging being hit by at least one cyberattack in the same time period. In addition, only half of respondents believe their board is cyber literate and nearly 10 percent said they’ve never been briefed on cybersecurity matters.
Pricing for the two-day October workshop is available for individuals and through limited full-company board or full-committee packages. Individual pricing for each seminar is $4,995 with an early-bird registration fee of $3,995 through August 15. Nightly rates at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa have been negotiated for $259 per night. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit shop.cybervista.net or contact Jeff Welgan, Head of Executive Training programs, at email@example.com or 703-345-6435.
CyberVista is a cybersecurity training and workforce development company whose mission is to create a cyber-ready workforce through personalized training programs that provide organizations with the people, knowledge and skills required to defend their most critical assets. With parent Graham Holdings Company and sister company Kaplan, Inc.’s innovative education technologies and personalized approach to learning, CyberVista offers a new vision for board, executive, and workforce cybersecurity education. For more information, visit www.cybervista.net.