Cyber Security Leadership Programme


The Cyber Security Leadership Programme will give participants the skills and confidence needed to engage successfully with peer executives. This programme will help participants to identify, measure and communicate the tangible value of security to their business. 

At a glance

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Security and risk teams need executives and partners like never before. Engaging with executives and communicating the value of security investments while adapting to a rapidly changing cyber-landscape is a major challenge for security leaders. Security professionals must keep up with the pace of the digital world and address evolving threats and security weaknesses rapidly with effective Information Security programmes. To achieve this, security leaders need to buy in from senior business executives, company-wide collaboration and a common vision for integrated cybersecurity.

  • The importance of effective security leadership.
  • Understanding organisational strategy and objectives and their relationship with security.
  • Be perceived as a technical expert and trusted advisor to key stakeholders.
  • Leading and building a strategic team.
  • Identify the core skills, attributes and behaviours of an effective team leader as a developer of people.
  • Develop a culture of change and review the importance of widespread collaboration in cyber security.
  • Analyse essential skills in communication including appropriate use of language, in order to engage and influence business decision-makers.
  • Understand the scope, context and complexity of leading strategic change.
  • Understanding the internal and external context of organisations.
  • Consider own organisation within the VUCA world order; Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.
  • Calculating and articulating risks imposed by a poor cyber security strategy.
  • Identifying and successfully fixing gaps in bridges between cyber and senior executives.
  • Explore tools for increasing awareness and competence among non-technical teams where vulnerability might be exposed.
  • Establish a framework to provide assurance that information security strategies are aligned with business objectives and consistent with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Using metrics and measurement to validate the fulfilment of objectives and delivery of benefits.
  • Implement the information security governance framework with executive buy-in.
  • Define what good leadership looks like within information/cyber security.
  • Communicate the value of security to business executives.
  • Develop a business case for investing in cyber security and risk management.
  • Access the rapidly changing cyber landscape.
  • Successfully engage with senior executives on technology risk and cyber security in order to minimise the businesses exposure to new risks, vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Collaborate with senior executives to understand the business strategic trajectory and ensure the information security programme will effectively address the current and foreseeable cyber threats.
  • Understand how cyber security aligns with overall enterprise and corporate governance activities.
  • Develop clear security strategies that align with organisational objectives.

This course has been designed for senior IT professionals and aspiring security professionals looking to address the common security leadership challenges in their workplace. 

Graeme Parker - CISSP, CCP-SIRA, CDPO, CISA, CISM, CCSK, CDPSE, ISO 27001 Master, is a cyber security professional and director of a security specialist consultancy.

Graeme has a broad cyber security background and proven expertise in security having taken a number of high-profile businesses through security improvement projects and having gained experience in industries such as finance, insurance, healthcare, government, manufacturing and the charitable sector. Graeme also works for a number of certification bodies as an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor conducting certification audits in the UK and overseas.

He started his career in IT in the banking sector before successfully implementing BS 7799 the forerunner to ISO 27001, in a number of UK National Health Service organisations. Following that Graeme worked for some major IT leaders including Capita, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard and Cap Gemini leading a number of security projects across a range of challenging industries. Graeme has led several organisations to ISO 27001 certification, developed security architectures and led the implementation of complex security programmes.

Graeme has produced white papers on a number of security topics and developed risk methods for Information Security and Business Continuity, as well as being a regular speaker at events covering security topics.

Graeme’s main expertise is being able to develop security solutions that align with business needs and deliver pragmatic solutions in response to the organisation’s risk approach. Graeme has in-depth experience of working with suppliers to ensure the resilience and security of the supply chain. A risk area often overlooked by many organisations.

Graeme holds a number of professional qualifications and also teaches CISSP, CISA and CISM courses and has a technical background holding the Cloud Security Alliance Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) and Blockchain Council Certified Blockchain Expert (CBE) as well as operating as a UK Government Senior Information Risk Advisor.

Graeme delivers courses for several training companies as well as delivering private courses to organisations including Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Central Bank of Ireland, Ericson, ING, Novartis, Deloitte and Unisys. Graeme teaches these courses to customers around the world having recently delivered successful courses in the UK, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Canada, Romania, Italy, Sweden, Croatia, Germany, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Suriname, Ukraine, Jamaica, Bahamas, Thailand, Nigeria, Fiji and the USA.

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