About the Course

The National Cybersecurity Center is proud to present Cyber for Executives. This course is a two-day cybersecurity training event built especially for boards of directors, company executives and executive-branch public officials. The objective of this course is to create awareness, to educate, and to engender real understanding of the issues at hand regarding cyberthreats, defenses, detection and response. This course is designed to be a “handbook” of sorts so that attendees are reminded of what questions to ask, what metrics to follow and what legal and regulatory issues to watch out for.

Event Speakers

Meet our cyber experts


Board Member, NCC

Rick Crandall is an NCC Board member and co-author of this course. He has over 26 years of experience as CEO of an enterprise software company and is a leader in the software industry. He serves as a board member and advisor to public companies and venture-backed private technology firms.


    Cybersecurity Expert

    Andre McGregor is basically a cybersecurity badass. Before working as Tanium's Director of Security, he was an FBI Cyber Special Agent. Andre is a certified incident responder, a graduate of the FBI Academy at Quantico and he's a consultant on the hit TV show, Mr. Robot.

      Paul Rosen

      Partner, Crowell & Moring

      Paul Rosen is a partner in Crowell & Moring in its White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement, Privacy & Cybersecurity, and Government Contracts groups. Paul is a former federal prosecutor and was most recently the chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.

        Chris Hallenbeck 

        Director, Tanium

        Chris Hallenbeck is a Director with Tanium's Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Team. Previously, Chris worked for almost 7 years at the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security.



          AMAZING DAYS

          Event Schedule

          please note: exact times, speakers and topics are subject to change

          1. What are the governance and oversight responsibilities and what are the consequences of not getting it right? We are at the tipping point of cyber risk.
          2. Duty of Care
          3. What is cybersecurity and what is the current environment?
          4. The cyber risk of false confidence
          5. The Dark Web – what is it?
          1. Components of an enterprise-wide cybersecurity program
          2. Identifying the crown jewels – what are they, where are they?
          3. Cyber insurance
          4. Use of outside cyber expertise
          5. Having a cyber-knowledgeable member among you
          1. Recurring calendar of oversight activities
          2. Questions to ask
          3. Who answers? External adviser, internal audit, trust the CISO?
          4. Governance metrics
          5. Third-party due diligence
          6. You as a 3rd party to others
          8:00 - 9:00
          Defining Cyber Incidents and Incident Response
          1. Types of threat actors
          2. Types of attack patterns: Crimeware, Cyber-Espionage, Denial-of-Service, Insider Threat, Errors, Theft/Loss, Web Application Attacks, Payment Card Skimmers, Point-of-Sale Intrusions
          Andre McGregor
          1. Four stages of a cyber-attack: Protect, Defend, Respond, Recover
          2. High Risk Sectors for a cyber-attack: Accommodation, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare, IT/Tech, Manufacturing, Public Sector, Retail
          Andre McGregor
          1. What is a cyber risk management framework and why do we need them?
          2. NIST Cybersecurity Framework
          3. ISO 2700x
          4. Industry-specific Frameworks: HIPAA, PCI-DSS, NERC-CIP
          Andre McGregor
          1. Not all data and systems are equal
          2. Mitigate risk through internal security team/external professional services
          3. Transfer risk with cyber insurance
          Andre McGregor
          1. Financial Gain: Equifax
          2. Destruction: Sony Pictures
          3. Espionage: Office of Personnel Management
          4. Group discussion on most concerning aspects of the three attacks
          Chris Hallenbeck & Andre McGregor

          Go ahead, take the plunge. Register today!

          Event Tickets

          There is a discount on this course if you are an NCC member. NCC membership is $350 and your membership entitles you to discounts on all trainings, including the National Cyber Symposium. Click HERE for more information.

          Cyber For Executives
          • All training
          • Certification
          • Cocktails & refreshments

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          Event Venue

          Boettcher Mansion at the Governor’s Residence 

          8th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

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