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Cybersecurity Leadership Program

Cybersecurity Leadership Program

June 13 - 15, 2022

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Successful private and public sector leaders need cutting-edge knowledge and training to meet tomorrow's cybersecurity challenges.

The Duke Cybersecurity Leadership Program provides leaders with the tools they need to address the next generation of threats. Board members and other executives will learn how to better execute oversight responsibilities, effectively manage risk, and prepare their organizations for the latest cybersecurity challenges.

This unique program combines the expertise of Duke’s public policy school, computer science department, engineering school, and law school. The program faculty includes not only subject matter experts from Duke, but also leaders who have managed and responded to cybersecurity risks at the highest level of industry and government.

Participants will join one of two tracks that best suits their professional background. The first session from June 13-15 is designed for U.S.-based executives, with a focus on the specific responsibilities of boards of directors and leaders who regularly interact with boards. The second session, which runs from June 15-17 in cooperation with the United States Telecommunication Training Institute (USTTI), will focus on cybersecurity risk management for foreign government officials.

Successful private and public sector leaders need cutting-edge knowledge and training to meet tomorrow's cybersecurity challenges.

The Duke Cybersecurity Leadership Program provides leaders with the tools they need to address the next generation of threats. Board members and other executives will learn how to better execute oversight responsibilities, effectively manage risk, and prepare their organizations for the latest cybersecurity challenges.

This unique program combines the expertise of Duke’s public policy school, computer science department, engineering school, and law school. The program faculty includes not only subject matter experts from Duke, but also leaders who have managed and responded to cybersecurity risks at the highest level of industry and government.

Participants will join one of two tracks that best suits their professional background. The first session from June 13-15 is designed for U.S.-based executives, with a focus on the specific responsibilities of boards of directors and leaders who regularly interact with boards. The second session, which runs from June 15-17 in cooperation with the United States Telecommunication Training Institute (USTTI), will focus on cybersecurity risk management for foreign government officials.

Duke Webinar on Cybersecurity Leadership

Prof. David Hoffman and Prof. Shane Stansbury led an informational webinar on March 25, 2022 for Duke’s upcoming course on Cybersecurity Leadership. Prospective participants took this opportunity to ask  questions about the course content as well as other program logistics.

This program is brought to you in association with the following sponsors:

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About the Program

Duke Classroom during a letureOver the course of three days, participants will engage with a world-class faculty from academia, government and industry on topics at the intersection of technology, law, and policy. By the end of the program, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Identify and address cyber-related risks to organizations,
  • Develop best practices relating to supply chain and other third-party risks, and
  • Better equip their organizations for engaging with government regulators and law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

No policy, legal or technical experience is required.

Cybersecurity Program Overview

Program Sessions will include:

  • The cyber threat landscape and emerging threats
  • An overview of main threat vectors and trends
  • Major data breach case studies and trends
  • Best practices in incident response
  • Financial impacts of cybersecurity incidents
  • Legal impacts of cybersecurity incidents
  • Privacy impacts of incidents
  • Risk management and its integration into legislation and standards
  • What is “reasonable security”
  • How should the government and the private sector interact
  • How to protect against ransomware

*Participants interested in joining the foreign government cohort should contact program staff.

Tuition for Duke’s Cybersecurity Leadership Program is $4,000 per participant.*

Tuition and fees cover:

  • Faculty instruction from Duke faculty and expert guest speakers;
  • Program breakfast, break food, and evening mixer events;
  • Access to all course materials, session recordings and additional resources;
  • Staff support during the course of program.

Travel to Duke University and local accommodations are not covered by program tuition and are the responsibility program participants. Participants will be able to access a block reservation at the on-campus Washington Duke Hotel.


*Inquire about tuition discount for Duke alumni.

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In addition to sessions led by Prof. David Hoffman, the program’s director, program participants will have the opportunity to hear from leaders from across the cybersecurity space. The following list provides a selection of some the speakers featured during the program.


Shane T. Stansbury is the Robinson Everett Distinguished Fellow in the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security and a Senior Lecturing Fellow in Law.  Shane served for more than eight years as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), where he led some of the office’s most sensitive and noteworthy prosecutions in the areas of terrorism, cybercrime, espionage, money laundering, international public corruption, and global weapons trafficking.  Among Shane’s many accomplishments at SDNY were the successful prosecutions of Alfonso Portillo, the former President of Guatemala, for money laundering relating to his receipt of millions of dollars in bribery payments; Minh Quang Pham, a former associate of Anwar al-Awlaki and key operative for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), for terrorism offenses; Xu Jiaqiang, for his theft of highly sensitive source code with the intent to benefit the Chinese government; and Rafael Garavito-Garcia, for his role in orchestrating an international weapons-and-narcotics trafficking scheme that extended to the highest levels of the Guinea Bissau government, including the head of the Armed Forces.  Shane served in a number of other capacities at SDNY, including as Acting Deputy Chief of Appeals and as SDNY’s representative in the Department of Justice’s National Security Cyber Specialists Network, a group of prosecutors focusing on cyber threats to the national security.  He is the recipient of numerous awards for his work as a prosecutor, including the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Prosecutor of the Year Award.

Shane received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was Articles Editor for the Columbia Law Review; his M.P.A. from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and his A.B. from Duke.


Michael Reiter is a James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke University.  His previous positions include Director of Secure Systems Research at Bell Labs; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was the founding Technical Director of CyLab; and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prof. Reiter’s research interests include all areas of computer and communications security, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and applied cryptography.


Jimmie Lenz is an experienced executive, lecturer, and scholar in the field of banking and capital markets. Jimmie is the Director of the Master of Engineering in FinTech and the Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity at the Pratt School, teaching Machine Learning, Blockchain, financial innovation, and financial products and services.

Starting his career as an equity and derivatives trader over 25 years ago, Jimmie found he reveled in fast moving atmospheres that required both strategic thought and the ability to take immediate action.  His successes propelled him into a number of senior management roles within the finance community including leading an NYSE broker dealer with foreign and domestic operations, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer at a top three broker dealer, and the Head of Predictive Analytics for one of the largest Wealth Management firms in the US. Global financial services firms and exchanges have engaged Jimmie to address issues related to strategy, analytics application, risk mitigation, and business efficiencies.

Jimmie holds an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Science in Finance from Washington University in Saint Louis, and Doctor of Business Administration-Finance from Washington University’s Olin Business School.  Jimmie currently serves as the Chairman of Neocova’s Strategic Advisory Board, and on the Board of Directors of Zen Blockchain Foundation.

See Full List of Speakers

Duke’s Cybersecurity Leadership Program will be ideal for a range of senior leaders with responsibility for:

  • Membership on a corporate board of directors
  • Senior management who will need to receive briefings from the Chief Information Security Officer
  • Finance with responsibility for oversight of information security investment
  • Senior government leaders who need to make decisions impacted by cybersecurity risk
  • Lawyers who need to provide guidance on cybersecurity risk

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DATES

Intro Webinar: March 25, 2022

Priority Application Deadline: May 20, 2022

Tuition Deadline: May 27, 2022

Online Session: May 28, 2022

In-Person Program Dates: June 13 – 15, 2022

LOCATION

All classes will be held on campus at Duke University in Durham, NC. Participants will join class in state of the art classrooms and have the ability to stay at Duke’s premier on-campus business hotel – the Washington Duke Hotel. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to access exclusive, online pre-sessions held over Zoom and review pre-recorded content. Participants will be able to connect via the Zoom desktop client or their internet browser.

LEARN MORE

For questions, please contact the Executive Education staff at dcidexed@duke.edu

STAY CONNECTED

Can’t join the program this year? Receive updates and stay connected by joining our mailing list:

About the Program

Intro Webinar: March 25, 2022

Priority Application Deadline: May 20, 2022

Tuition Deadline: May 27, 2022

Online Session: May 28, 2022

In-Person Program Dates: June 13 – 15, 2022

All classes will be held on campus at Duke University in Durham, NC. Participants will join class in state of the art classrooms and have the ability to stay at Duke’s premier on-campus business hotel – the Washington Duke Hotel. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to access exclusive, online pre-sessions held over Zoom and review pre-recorded content. Participants will be able to connect via the Zoom desktop client or their internet browser.

Duke Classroom during a letureOver the course of three days, participants will engage with a world-class faculty from academia, government and industry on topics at the intersection of technology, law, and policy. By the end of the program, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Identify and address cyber-related risks to organizations,
  • Develop best practices relating to supply chain and other third-party risks, and
  • Better equip their organizations for engaging with government regulators and law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

No policy, legal or technical experience is required.

Cybersecurity Program Overview

Program Sessions will include:

  • The cyber threat landscape and emerging threats
  • An overview of main threat vectors and trends
  • Major data breach case studies and trends
  • Best practices in incident response
  • Financial impacts of cybersecurity incidents
  • Legal impacts of cybersecurity incidents
  • Privacy impacts of incidents
  • Risk management and its integration into legislation and standards
  • What is “reasonable security”
  • How should the government and the private sector interact
  • How to protect against ransomware

*Participants interested in joining the foreign government cohort should contact program staff.

Students Walking at DukeTuition for Duke’s Cybersecurity Leadership Program is $4,000 per participant.*

Tuition and fees cover:

  • Faculty instruction from Duke faculty and expert guest speakers;
  • Program breakfast, break food, and evening mixer events;
  • Access to all course materials, session recordings and additional resources;
  • Staff support during the course of program.

Travel to Duke University and local accommodations are not covered by program tuition and are the responsibility program participants. Participants will be able to access a block reservation at the on-campus Washington Duke Hotel.


*Inquire about tuition discount for Duke alumni.

In addition to sessions led by Prof. David Hoffman, the program’s director, program participants will have the opportunity to hear from leaders from across the cybersecurity space. The following list provides a selection of some the speakers featured during the program.


Shane T. Stansbury is the Robinson Everett Distinguished Fellow in the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security and a Senior Lecturing Fellow in Law.  Shane served for more than eight years as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), where he led some of the office’s most sensitive and noteworthy prosecutions in the areas of terrorism, cybercrime, espionage, money laundering, international public corruption, and global weapons trafficking.  Among Shane’s many accomplishments at SDNY were the successful prosecutions of Alfonso Portillo, the former President of Guatemala, for money laundering relating to his receipt of millions of dollars in bribery payments; Minh Quang Pham, a former associate of Anwar al-Awlaki and key operative for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), for terrorism offenses; Xu Jiaqiang, for his theft of highly sensitive source code with the intent to benefit the Chinese government; and Rafael Garavito-Garcia, for his role in orchestrating an international weapons-and-narcotics trafficking scheme that extended to the highest levels of the Guinea Bissau government, including the head of the Armed Forces.  Shane served in a number of other capacities at SDNY, including as Acting Deputy Chief of Appeals and as SDNY’s representative in the Department of Justice’s National Security Cyber Specialists Network, a group of prosecutors focusing on cyber threats to the national security.  He is the recipient of numerous awards for his work as a prosecutor, including the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Prosecutor of the Year Award.

Shane received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was Articles Editor for the Columbia Law Review; his M.P.A. from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and his A.B. from Duke.


Michael Reiter is a James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke University.  His previous positions include Director of Secure Systems Research at Bell Labs; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was the founding Technical Director of CyLab; and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prof. Reiter’s research interests include all areas of computer and communications security, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and applied cryptography.


Jimmie Lenz is an experienced executive, lecturer, and scholar in the field of banking and capital markets. Jimmie is the Director of the Master of Engineering in FinTech and the Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity at the Pratt School, teaching Machine Learning, Blockchain, financial innovation, and financial products and services.

Starting his career as an equity and derivatives trader over 25 years ago, Jimmie found he reveled in fast moving atmospheres that required both strategic thought and the ability to take immediate action.  His successes propelled him into a number of senior management roles within the finance community including leading an NYSE broker dealer with foreign and domestic operations, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer at a top three broker dealer, and the Head of Predictive Analytics for one of the largest Wealth Management firms in the US. Global financial services firms and exchanges have engaged Jimmie to address issues related to strategy, analytics application, risk mitigation, and business efficiencies.

Jimmie holds an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Science in Finance from Washington University in Saint Louis, and Doctor of Business Administration-Finance from Washington University’s Olin Business School.  Jimmie currently serves as the Chairman of Neocova’s Strategic Advisory Board, and on the Board of Directors of Zen Blockchain Foundation.

See Full List of Speakers

students in classDuke’s Cybersecurity Leadership Program will be ideal for a range of senior leaders with responsibility for:

  • Membership on a corporate board of directors
  • Senior management who will need to receive briefings from the Chief Information Security Officer
  • Finance with responsibility for oversight of information security investment
  • Senior government leaders who need to make decisions impacted by cybersecurity risk
  • Lawyers who need to provide guidance on cybersecurity risk

LEARN MORE

For questions, please contact the Executive Education staff at dcidexed@duke.edu

STAY CONNECTED

Can’t join the program this year? Receive updates and stay connected by joining our mailing list:

Program Faculty Leaders

David Hoffman

David Hoffman
Steed Family Professor of the Practice
Program Director & Sanford School of Public Policy Faculty Lead

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Michael Reiter
James B. Duke Distinguished Professor
Department of Computer Science Faculty Lead

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Jimmie Lenz
Executive in Residence in the Pratt School of Engineering
Pratt School of Engineering Faculty Lead

shane

Shane T. Stansbury
Robinson Everett Distinguished Fellow in the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security
Duke Law School Faculty Lead

Executive Education at Duke University

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Established in 1851 as Normal College and then Trinity College, Duke University is one of America’s leading universities, offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees across 12 schools and institutes.

Duke University has a long track record of excellence in education. In 2021, Duke’s undergraduate program was ranked 9th in the United States and 22nd in the world by US New & World Report. Duke’s student population includes 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all around the world. With access to the latest pedagogy and technology, Duke university’s faculty are expert teachers, inspiring generations of new thinkers who are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenges.

In addition to its world-class education opportunities, Duke faculty conduct cutting-edge research in the fields of engineering, computer science, biology, economics, law, public policy, and many more. On an annual basis, Duke spends more than $1 billion on research activities, making it one of the ten largest research universities in the United States. For their work in advancing science and knowledge, Duke faculty have received numerous awards and recognitions.

Duke’s alumni include leading minds from government, the private sector, and the non-profit world. Notable alumni in the world of technology and business include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson, and Microsoft CFO Amy Hood.

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