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Cybersecurity Leadership Program

June 15-17, 2022

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

Completion of the Duke Cybersecurity Leadership Program provides the understanding of how to ask these questions.  Duke has brought together the substitutive skillsets of the computer science department, the engineering school, the public policy school and the law school to provide a curriculum to train executives on how to effectively execute on their oversight responsibilities as members of a board of directors.  The faculty for this program includes not just the experts from the Duke faculty, but also leaders who have worked on cybersecurity at the highest level of industry and government.  This program includes online pre-work, interactive in-person engagement on Duke's campus, and then participation in an online network with others who have completed the program.

Duke Sanford Webinar on Cybersecurity Leadership

Prof. David Hoffman will lead an informational webinar at noon (EST) on March 7, 2022 for Sanford’s upcoming course on Cybersecurity Leadership. Prospective participants can take this opportunity to ask Prof. Hoffman questions about the course’s content as well as other program questions. Sign up for the webinar here.

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

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About the Program


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 JB 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.


For questions, please contact the Executive Education staff at

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  • Intro Webinar: March 7, 2022

  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2022

  • Tuition Deadline: April 15, 2022

  • Online Program Dates: April 16 – June 15, 2022

  • In-Person Program Dates: June 15 – 17, 2022

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Meet the Program Director: David Hoffman

David HoffmanSteed Family Professor of the Practice
Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity Policy

David Hoffman teaches  courses on cybersecurity policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He formerly was the Associate General Counsel, Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer for Intel Corporation. In addition to teaching, Hoffman currently chairs the Civil Liberties and Privacy Panel for the Director’s Advisory Board for the US National Security Agency. He also chairs the board of the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law, and serves on the Advisory Boards for the Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Tech Policy Institute. Hoffman also founded and chairs the board for the Triangle Privacy Research Hub, which highlights and fosters cybersecurity and privacy academic research done in the North Carolina Research Triangle.

Hoffman previously served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance. He has also served on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Online Access and Security Committee, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Cyber Security Commission, the Steering Committee for BBBOnline, the TRUSTe Board of Directors and the Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is the author of many papers and articles on cybersecurity and privacy and has testified to Congress on these topics.

Hoffman has a JD from Duke Law School, where he was a member of the Duke Law Journal. He received an AB from Hamilton College.

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.