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Managing Cybersecurity Risk Certificate Now Accepting Applicants

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Starting in fall 2021, business leaders can learn to protect their organizations from cyberattacks with Hamline University’s Managing Cybersecurity Risk certificate.

The two-course certificate can be completed in just 16 weeks of class, offered fully online for working professionals who need flexibility.

As businesses come to rely on technology for everything from e-commerce to storing client data, cybersecurity is more important than ever, according to Mark Lanterman, who will teach the courses.

Lanterman has nearly 30 years of experience in the cybersecurity business. Currently, he serves as the chief technology officer of his own company, Computer Forensic Services, which works with law enforcement agencies and corporations to prevent and solve cybercrimes. He is a faculty member at several institutions nationwide. Previously, he was a member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Taskforce and worked as a detective in both Philadelphia and the Twin Cities.

Preparing cyber-aware leaders

Any organization that uses computers is vulnerable to a cyberattack—which means they need leaders who are aware of and prepared for the risks.

“In these classes, we’re not talking about the technical nature of ones and zeroes,” said Lanterman. “We’re talking about how those ones and zeroes can impact an organization.”

The certificate is ideal for managers (or aspiring managers) who want an understanding of the risks organizations face from cyberattacks, as well as a knowledge of coordinating a cyber response team and creating a cyber event plan.

“We’re seeing a significant increase in demand for cyber-related management services, and also for executives who have a grasp of managing cyber risk,” said Lanterman.

Lanterman recommends the certificate for anyone looking to move into a mid- to upper-level management position, along with CEOs, CTOs, or others aspiring to these high-level roles.

Courses will be held online through pre-recorded lectures, virtual class meetings, and participation in discussion boards. These classes are also offered as a concentration to students in the Master of Business Administration from Hamline School of Business, which is also currently open to applicants.

Written by Anne Kopas
April 23, 2021