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Cybersecurity: Evolving Responsibilities & Best Practices for Board Directors and C-Level Leaders Regular price $595.00

October 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - November 11, 2021 @ 3:30 pm


A Four-Party Webinar Series: Fall 2021

Dates: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 from 2:00pm – 3:15pm ET.

What responsibilities do Board members have to ensure that their organizations are exercising “reasonable” cybersecurity? What is a “reasonable” level of cybersecurity in light of changing technologies, regulations, and recent high-profile breaches such as SolarWinds? Basic cybersecurity literacy is becoming increasingly vital to business executives and boards of directors across an array of industries, sectors, and nations, but that is no longer enough. With ‘zero-click’ attacks that can infect your device just by receiving a message, and a growing number of organized crime networks and even nation states targeting vulnerable firms – including small businesses – it is more important than ever for leaders to be informed about how best to protect their employees, customers, and themselves. This special cybersecurity risk management webinar series will address these topics, and more, equipping board members and executives with the tools they need to understand cyber threats and what actions their organizations can, and should, be taking to proactively manage them in an increasingly crowded (and risky) global marketplace.

In this series, you will learn:

  • Cybersecurity and corporate governance best practices to manage threats, including risk management tools
  • The benefits, and drawbacks, of cyber risk insurance
  • How to navigate the changing regulatory landscape involving both cybersecurity and privacy
  • How to communicate and report on cyber risk at the state and federal levels
  • About hot topics in cybersecurity risk management (supply chain security, artificial intelligence/machine learning, blockchain, smart contracts, etc.)

About the Facilitators:

Scott J. Shackelford, PhD, JD, is associate professor of business law, chair of the IU Bloomington Cybersecurity Program, executive director of the Ostrom Workshop, and director of the workshop’s Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance. He also is an affiliated scholar at both the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, as well as a senior fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Scott, author of The Internet of Things: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2020), has written more than 100 articles, book chapters, essays, and op-eds for diverse outlets ranging from the University of Illinois Law Review and the American Business Law Journal to the Christian Science Monitor and HuffPost. His research has been covered by diverse outlets, including Politico, NPR, Forbes, Time, Forensic Magazine, Law360, Washington Post, and the L.A. Times. He is also the author of Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations: In Search of Cyber Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Both his academic work and teaching have been recognized with numerous awards, including a Harvard University Research Fellowship, a Stanford University Hoover Institution National Fellowship, a Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Distinguished Fellowship, the 2014 Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, and the 2015 Elinor Ostrom Award.


For 19 years, Dr. Brad Wheeler served in IU’s IT leadership team and 13 as Vice President for IT & CIO with responsibilities for almost $200M in IT services and grants. He was concurrently IU Vice President for Communications and Marketing from 2018-2020 and served as Interim Dean for the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering in 2015-2016.

He has taught graduate students and international executive education audiences at the Kelley School since 1996 and serves on both corporate and non-profit boards.