Gain the frameworks and vocabulary to make better strategic decisions that boost your organization’s cyber resilience from top to bottom.

As the digital environment expands, methods behind cyberattacks become increasingly sophisticated, and the threats themselves take on new forms. Consumers are exceedingly conscientious about the protection of their shared data. And leading companies are learning that preserving trust is integral to customer experience, and a potent tool for strengthening their competitive advantage. In fact, many outperforming organizations distinguish themselves by sharpening their operational and strategic efforts in one specific area: cybersecurity.1

The Institute for Management Development (IMD) Cybersecurity for Managers online program takes a practical, non-technical approach to help you understand and navigate the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Over five weeks, you’ll gain the tools to effectively leverage current data protection regulations and build on the security systems you already have in place. Guided by industry experts, you’ll explore the future of cybersecurity in relation to the mainstream adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT). Finally, you’ll evaluate whether your organization is prepared for what’s to come and develop an action plan to identify, prepare for, and respond to various cyberthreats.

1 IBM (2021).


Is this program for you?

This program expands on basic cybersecurity concepts and practices to explore senior level planning and decision-making. As a result, it’s ideally suited to those who have an interest in the connection between business value and cybersecurity management, whether they have technical experience or not. Business leaders who are tasked with promoting greater security awareness, or non-technical executives who recognize the importance of prioritizing security, will gain insight into the operational realities of cybersecurity implementation strategies. Additionally, people in management positions will learn to motivate for the adoption of better cybersecurity strategies in their organizations.

IMD is a triple-accredited academic institution, with the Financial Times ranking it first for its open programs, nine years in a row. IMD attributes its success to its unique “Real Learning. Real Impact” approach. Based in Switzerland and Singapore, IMD is led by expert and diverse faculty who use their insights, tools, and perspectives to prepare participants for the future of business. As an independent academic institution with a global reach, IMD strives to educate ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide.