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Cyber Resilience and Collaboration

June 7 – 9, 2024

Cybersecurity risks continue to multiply and are becoming increasingly complex, challenging senior leaders everywhere around the globe. Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Cybersecurity Program is offering an intensive five-day executive education course on cyber resilience and collaboration for senior technology and cyber leaders in the public- and private-sectors.

The U.S. National Cybersecurity Strategy emphasizes that digital transformations pose urgent risks, and solutions must extend beyond information-sharing between the private sector and government to achieve cyber resilience. This course, taught by instructors with experience in the White House, as senior cyber executives, and as professors at Columbia University, will equip you to excel in overcoming these challenges. The course is currently slated for June 7th – 9th, 2024 on Columbia University's Morningside Campus. 

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June 7th – 9th 2024



Before April 1, 2024



April 2024



May & June 2024


Format: In-Person
Location: Columbia University
Certificate of Participation: Cyber Resilience and Collaboration

Who Should Apply

Private and public sector cyber leaders (CISOs, CIOs/CTOs) and direct reports, military (in the ranks of O-6 to O-8), and U.S., and other government officials (from GS-15 to SES).

Admissions Criteria and Process

Interested Applicants should apply for the course. To ensure a cohesive cohort of qualified senior professionals, the lead faculty members will make the final selection of accepted participants.

Professional Benefits

Learn to solve key challenges and opportunities for cyber resilience, informed by issues surrounding cyber governance, risks, policy, and resilience.

  • Expand your connections and enhance your professional profiles.
  • Receive a world-class executive education, offering a broad overview and immersion in public-private cybersecurity risks/collaboration, and policy considerations.
  • Elevate your cyber leadership skills, becoming a sophisticated and versatile leader navigating the dynamics between public and private cybersecurity stakeholders.
  • Benefit from a community of alumni for peer learning and professional development and engage with leaders in the field.
  • All participants earn a certificate from Columbia University.

Cyber Resilience and Collaboration

Cybersecurity risks continue to multiply and are becoming increasingly complex, challenging senior leaders everywhere around the globe. This course offers an opportunity for cyber executives to gain an in-depth understanding of cyber risks, governance, and collaboration to tackle the many impending global cybersecurity challenges.


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Learning Objectives

This intensive course offers a unique opportunity for cyber executives from government the private, and non-profit sectors to gain an in-depth understanding of cyber risks, governance, and collaboration to tackle the many impending global cybersecurity challenges.

Taught by faculty who are not only academics but have deep experience as practitioners and policymakers, the course balances practical skills and a deeper understanding of fundamentals and emerging trends.

The program will enhance participants’ ability to appreciate the complexity of cyber risks and the opportunities available through improved resilience, governance, and operational collaboration.

The course is specially designed for busy officials and executives with intense in-person sessions along with several virtual discussions.

Key Topics/Areas of Concentration

  • Cyber risk and resilience
  • Cyber governance
  • Operational collaboration
  • Enterprise and global cybersecurity

Program Format

Presented in-person over two days on Columbia University’s campus and possibly other locations in New York City.

Special Program Features 

  • Case Studies and Exercises
  • Access to Faculty
  • Practical Applications
  • Peer to Peer Learning 
  • Professional Networking
  • Evening Social and Dinner with Guest Speaker


Likely topics to be included:

  • Understanding Cyber Resilience and the Digital Risk Landscape
  • Evolution of Cyber Threats: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Understanding Your Digital Assets and Cyber Operations
  • Strategic Forecasting: Projecting Future Cyber Risks
  • Cyber Risk Analysis and Quantification
  • Cyber Crisis Management Catastrophe
  • Developing Your Cyber Resilience Strategy and Program
  • Cyber Market Dynamics and Your Enterprise
  • Cyber Security as a Team Sport: Internal Organization and Governance
  • Developing Your Cyber Resilience Strategy and Program
  • Communication and Engaging the Senior Leadership and Board
  • Your Cyber Strategy Briefs and Feedback

Program Directors and Faculty

Based in New York City, a global business hub, our cyber security and resilience research and courses are innovative and influential. For instance, our New York Cyber Task Force’s work on enhancing Internet defense significantly influenced the White House’s National Cybersecurity Strategy and the creation of a public-private joint Cyber Defense Collaborative by the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency.

You will learn from SIPA’s unique team led by some of the world’s top authorities in the business and national security dynamics of cybersecurity and resilience. Our faculty combine their long histories as cyber practitioners in the private sector, military, intelligence, and White House with deep credentials in academia and instruction.

The course will be supported by the Picker Center for Executive Education, founded in 1999. The Center allows us to bring in distinguished Columbia faculty on location in New York and in Washington DC.

Jason Healey, SIPA Faculty

Jay Healey, Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs; Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

SIPA’s cyber lead, Jay Healey has a 25-year history in cybersecurity, including senior positions at the White House and Goldman Sachs. He is the former vice chair of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the central cyber sharing and collaboration organization of the finance sector.

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Gregory Rattray

Greg Rattray, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar; Partner/Co-Founder NEXT PEAK, and Senior Advisor on Cyber Risk Management and Cyber Defense for Oliver Wyman

A SIPA adjunct, Greg Rattray brings deep experience from the military, White House, and finance sector, including as the former top cybersecurity executive (CISO) of JP Morgan Chase and leader of the Cyber Defense Assistance Collaborative for Ukraine.

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The Picker Center for Executive Education

Laura McCreedy
Manager of Executive Education
[email protected]

Columbia University | SIPA
Picker Center for Executive Education
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