Institute for Management Development (IMD) - Cybersecurity for Managers

5 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate

About this program

Institute for Management Development (IMD) - Cybersecurity for Managers

Gain the frameworks and vocabulary to make better strategic decisions that boost your organizations cyber resilience from top to bottom.

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement fromInstitute for Management Development (IMD)

As the digital environment expands, methods behind cyberattacks become increasingly sophisticated, and the threats themselves take on new forms. Consumers are exceedingly conscientious about the protection of their shared data. And leading companies are learning that preserving trust is integral to customer experience, and a potent tool for strengthening their competitive advantage. In fact, many outperforming organizations distinguish themselves by sharpening their operational and strategic efforts in one specific area: cybersecurity.1

The Institute for Management Development (IMD) Cybersecurity for Managers online program takes a practical, non-technical approach to help you understand and navigate the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Over five weeks, youll gain the tools to effectively leverage current data protection regulations and build on the security systems you already have in place. Guided by industry experts, youll explore the future of cybersecurity in relation to the mainstream adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT). Finally, youll evaluate whether your organization is prepared for what's to come and develop an action plan to identify, prepare for, and respond to various cyberthreats.

Admission requirements

Is this program for you?

This program expands on basic cybersecurity concepts and practices to explore senior level planning and decision-making. As a result, its ideally suited to those who have an interest in the connection between business value and cybersecurity management, whether they have technical experience or not. Business leaders who are tasked with promoting greater security awareness, or non-technical executives who recognize the importance of prioritizing security, will gain insight into the operational realities of cybersecurity implementation strategies. Additionally, people in management positions will learn to motivate for the adoption of better cybersecurity strategies in their organizations.

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Program content

Program curriculum

Explore a practical, non-technical approach to leading cybersecurity as you work through the weekly modules of this online program.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

The new cyberthreat landscape

Module 2

Cybersecurity strategy and risk management

Module 3

Governing cybersecurity in the organization

Module 4

Cybersecurity incident response handling

Module 5

The short-term outlook for cybersecurity

Program delivery


  • 5 weeks (excluding orientation)
  • 6-8 hours per week
  • Self-paced learning online


Total Tuition Fee :£1542


About the certificate

  • Learn cybersecurity management and earn an official certificate of completion from the Institute for Management Development (IMD).
  • Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, youll need to meet the requirements outlined in the program handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the program.
  • Successful completion of this online program counts towards your IMD alumni status. Find out more.
  • Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.

What will set you apart

On completion of this program, youll walk away with:

  • Insight into the new cybersecurity landscape, and threats that pose the most risk to your industry or organization.
  • A cybersecurity strategy designed for your organizations assets and risks that boost business value.
  • An understanding of existing data protection regulations, and the ability to assess your organizations cybersecurity governance strategy and preparedness for potential breaches.
  • A practical approach to effective cybersecurity incident response planning and best practices for managing an incident.
  • The knowledge to assess how well prepared your organization is for the short-term future by understanding the evolving trends in cybersecurity.

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