Cybersecurity Oversight Certification Program

The Cybersecurity Oversight Certification Program consists of 2 on-line modules of approximately 3.5 hours in duration each delivered live, with interactive presentations from a global governance gurus. It focuses on Educating Boards about cyber security and what is required to exercise appropriate oversight. The program concentrates on providing an understanding of the terminology, key issues and emerging trends.


Cybersecurity Oversight Certification Program


Our program represents a pioneering initiative aimed at empowering board members with the knowledge, skills, and strategic insights necessary to fulfill their fiduciary duty in safeguarding organizations against cyber threats. In an era where cyber-attacks pose an ever-increasing risk to businesses and institutions of all sizes and sectors, the need for board-level expertise in cybersecurity governance has never been more urgent. Recognizing this imperative, CGTI, under the guidance of David Paseika, a seasoned expert in cybersecurity and governance, has developed a program that equips board members with the tools and frameworks needed to provide effective oversight of their organization’s cybersecurity posture.

The Cybersecurity Oversight “on a Board Level” Certification Program is designed to bridge the gap between technical cybersecurity expertise and strategic governance responsibilities. Board members often lack the specialized knowledge required to assess and mitigate cyber risks effectively, leading to vulnerabilities that can have far-reaching consequences for the organization’s reputation, financial stability, and stakeholder trust. By demystifying cybersecurity concepts and translating them into actionable insights for board-level decision-making, the program empowers participants to fulfill their oversight role with confidence and competence.

Central to the program is a curriculum that covers a broad spectrum of topics relevant to governance at the board level:

  1. Cyber Threat Landscape: An overview of the evolving cyber threat landscape, including common attack vectors, emerging trends, and the motivations driving cyber adversaries. Participants gain insight into the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by threat actors to infiltrate and exploit organizational assets, enabling them to better understand the nature and severity of cyber risks facing their organization.
  2. Legal and Regulatory Frameworks: An examination of the legal and regulatory landscape governing cybersecurity, including industry-specific standards, data protection regulations, and disclosure requirements. Participants learn about their legal obligations as board members, as well as the potential liabilities associated with cyber breaches and non-compliance with regulatory mandates.
  3. Governance Principles and Best Practices: A deep dive into the principles and best practices, including the establishment of cybersecurity policies, risk assessment frameworks, and oversight mechanisms. Participants learn how to align cyber objectives with strategic business goals, establish accountability structures, and foster a culture of cyber awareness throughout the organization.
  4. Incident Response and Crisis Management: An exploration of incident response protocols and crisis management strategies in the event of a cybersecurity breach. Participants learn how to develop and test incident response plans, coordinate cross-functional response teams, and communicate effectively with stakeholders during a crisis.
  5. Strategic Planning and Investment Prioritization: A discussion of the strategic considerations involved in allocating resources and investments to cybersecurity initiatives. Participants learn how to evaluate the cost-benefit trade-offs of different cybersecurity solutions, prioritize investments based on risk exposure and organizational priorities, and advocate for adequate funding and support from senior leadership.
  6. Board-Level Reporting and Communication: An overview of best practices for communicating cybersecurity-related information to the board and other stakeholders. Participants learn how to distill complex technical concepts into clear, actionable insights, facilitate productive discussions around networksecurity risk management, and provide oversight and guidance to management on networksecurity-related matters.

What sets our program apart is its emphasis on practical, real-world relevance. Rather than focusing solely on theoretical concepts, the program provides participants with tangible tools and frameworks that they can immediately apply in their roles as board members. Case studies, interactive discussions, and hands-on exercises enable participants to contextualize principles within the specific context of their organization, facilitating deeper learning and retention.

Moreover, the program benefits from the expertise and guidance of David Paseika, a respected authority in the fields of I.T. security and governance. With decades of experience advising boards and senior executives on cybersecurity strategy and risk management, Paseika brings a wealth of practical insights and real-world examples to the classroom. His dynamic teaching style, combined with a passion for empowering board members to make informed decisions, makes him a highly sought-after instructor in the field.

Furthermore, CGTI’s commitment to excellence ensures that the program maintains the highest standards of quality and relevance. The institute regularly updates its curriculum to reflect the latest developments and emerging trends, ensuring that participants graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to address the evolving threat landscape effectively.

In conclusion, our program represents a critical step forward in enhancing board-level oversight of I.T. security. By equipping board members with the knowledge, skills, and strategic insights needed to navigate the complexities of cybersecurity governance, the program empowers them to fulfill their fiduciary duty in safeguarding organizational assets and preserving stakeholder trust. With its emphasis on practical, real-world relevance and expert instruction, it serves as a cornerstone in building a more secure and resilient future for organizations across the Caribbean and beyond.

Cybersecurity Oversight Certification Program


AFTERNOON: 1:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., EVENINGS: 6:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

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