Graziadio School of Business, Pepperdine University

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To address the accelerating problem of cyber risk, an interdisciplinary team of CISOs, executives, and business thought leaders at Pepperdine Graziadio are providing a Cyber Risk Professional (CyRP) Certification.

CyRP is designed for business professionals and leaders regardless of technical background or the business verticals they work. Business leaders with this certification will be prepared to identify, evaluate, prepare for, and mitigate cyber security risk. CyRP is designed and taught by the same faculty who teach in the globally recognized Pepperdine Executive MBA program as well as CISOs from companies in Silicon Valley and professionals engaged in addressing cybersecurity across the US.


Protect Against the Growing Risks of Cybercrime

Become the driving force against the accelerating problem of potential cyber threats in your organization; earn the Cyber Risk Professional (CyRP) Certificate. Regardless of industry or technical background, CyRP will prepare business leaders to effectively identify, evaluate, prepare for and mitigate cybersecurity threats. The program highlights include:

  • CyRP is designed and taught by Pepperdine faculty and an interdisciplinary board of CISOs, executives and business thought leaders

  • Four comprehensive course modules

  • The certificate is equivalent to four continuing education credits

Upcoming CyRP Programs | Hybrid and Online

Hybrid Program Dates

Spring 2019
March 8-9, 2019 (Malibu)
April 19-20, 2019 (West LA)

Fall 2019
August 16-17, 2019 (Malibu)
September 20-21, 2019 (West LA)

Online Program Dates

Spring 2019
March 8 - April 20, 2019

Fall 2019
August 23 - September 28, 2019

A Unique Learning Experience With ITSPmagazine

CyRP is thrilled to partner with the team at ITSPmagazine to create a unique learning experience driven by the students and the ITSPmagazine expert contributor community. Some of the dedicated resources the students will find include:

  • Dedicated student, faculty, and community Q&A platform

  • CyRP-tailored experts corner articles and chronicles

  • Educational webcasts and podcasts

Expected Program Outcomes

The CyRP certification will equip you and other business leaders with the tools to be effective in the dialogue and management of cybersecurity risks. This certification will develop your understanding and expertise in:

  • The threat landscape

  • Cyber law

  • The "building to break" concept

  • Critical cyber risk frameworks

  • The risk-based approach to cybersecurity

  • Calculating the cost per breach, mitigation, and what this means for your bottom line

  • Incidence response

  • Strategic opportunities that strong cybersecurity brings

Additionally, this certification will provide you with the ability to answer the following questions:

  • How do I change my culture to embrace security?

  • What questions should I ask my board?

  • How much should I invest in security?

  • How do I speak to my executive team about cybersecurity?

  • What questions should I ask my CISO?

  • What does my board wish I would tell them about cybersecurity?

Who Should Enroll

Business leaders in any function or industry that need to be effective in the dialogue and management of cyber risk inside his or her organization should consider taking this course and earning this certification. If you are a business leader interested in positioning your company more effectively against cyber risk and even potentially lowering your cyber liability premiums, you should sign up and inquire about group rates for your departments, divisions, or colleagues.

Meet The CyRP Team

The CyRP program was designed by top professors, practitioners, leaders, and luminaries representing academia, government, and commercial organizations.

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