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MSIT 490: Cybersecurity Leadership

Quarter Offered

Spring : Saturday, 2:00pm-5:00pm, First 5 weeks ; Todd Fitzgerald


This course provides insights into leading an enterprise information security/cybersecurity program from the perspective of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), CIO, CTO, and senior or middle-management leader. This innovative program applies the time-tested McKinsey 7-S organizational effectiveness framework (strategy, structure, systems, style, staff, skills, shared values) to cybersecurity leadership. Using practical experience and relevant current cybersecurity issues, the topics addressed include developing a cybersecurity strategy, emerging technologies and trends, organizational structure and reporting models, leveraging incidents, security control frameworks, risk management, laws, data protection and privacy, policies and procedures, multigenerational workforce dynamics and reporting to the Board of Directors.

Faculty Profile

Todd Fitzgerald