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SES Enterprise Leadership Lab: Cyber-Breach! What Every Senior Executive Needs to Know (and Do) When


  • Jul 16, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $875  (#25606)   REGISTER
    Friday, July 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Virtual check-in begins at 8:00 AM ET.
    An agenda and other materials to prepare for this program will be sent to registered participants a few days prior to the program.


Cybersecurity is an enterprise-wide, executive imperative well beyond reliance on technical expertise. It is an urgent strategic leadership issue and a serious economic and national security challenge. With the proliferation of cyber-attack vectors and emerging vulnerabilities, it is really no longer a matter of “if”, but “when”? So how well are you and your organization prepared to confront a cyber-attack?

This SES Lab provides critical information Senior Executives need to know and affords participants with the first-hand stress and challenging strategic and operational considerations inherent in a cyber-breach.

How You Will Benefit

High-profile incidents confirm cybersecurity breaches are the new normal in American government and business. All Federal Senior Executives and their missions are at risk to cyber-attack. The question is not whether your agency will be attacked, but how well you and your agency are prepared and how effectively your leadership team responds when it happens?

This Lab will provide Federal Senior Executives with the opportunity to:

  • Develop awareness that cybersecurity is a product of organizational culture; it is everyone's business
  • Gain essential background information that every senior executive needs to know about cybersecurity with an enterprise leadership perspective
  • Experience first-hand the stress and pressures inherent in a cyber-breach and learn how to deal with the difficult strategic, cultural, and operational considerations that may emerge
  • Consider executive-level lessons learned from real cyber-attacks in government and the private sector
  • Discuss actions to create and sustain a cyber-secure culture in your own organization

Who Should Attend

This government-wide SES Enterprise Leadership Lab is designed exclusively for Career SES, Senior Level (SL), Scientific or Professional (ST), and other Career SES equivalents. This Lab is especially useful for senior Federal leaders who want to develop a deeper understanding of cybersecurity issues in government, including organization-wide responses to cybersecurity breaches. The Lab is not a substitute for technical training in cybersecurity required for CIO personnel.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and ECQ Competencies addressed during this program include:

ECQ 1: Leading Change. Strategic Thinking and Resilience.
ECQ 3: Results Driven. Decisiveness and Problem Solving.