Cybersecurity Essentials

Cybersecurity for Board members, Executives and Managers

When the management needs to discuss cybersecurity on a qualified basis, it requires language and technical understanding that can both reach and challenge those responsible for cybersecurity in the company. This is why Cybersecurity Essentials focuses on establishing a fundamental insight into the field.

This course will be held in March 2024 – Date and info to follow.

The question is no longer “if” a company will experience a successful cyber attack, but “when” this will happen and how to respond to that.

When the management has to discuss cyber security on a qualified basis, it requires a language and a technical understanding that can both reach and challenge those responsible for cyber security in the company.

This Module therefore focuses on establishing a basic insight into the field:

  • Introduction and Security Trends. Including cybersecurity, typical threats and attack vectors and various approaches to cybersecurity.
  • General Security Concepts. Including fundamental concepts, different aspects and principles of cybersecurity.
  • The Role of People in Security (Social Engineering). Including potential risk behavior, secure habits and efforts to build a healthy security culture.
  • Types of Attacks and Malwares. Including symptoms and relevant defenses and guidelines.
  • Identification and Authentication. Including the role of passwords and how they can be attacked and strengthened

Professor at this Module: Nicola Dragoni, PhD, Deputy Director, Professor in Secure Pervasive Computing, Head of Section Cybersecurity Engineering, Head of DIGISEC – DTU Center for Digital Security

What is in it for you?

Understand the evolving cyber threat landscape

Cyber threats are constantly evolving, becoming more sophisticated and persistent over time. Attending the course equips participants with the knowledge to comprehend the changing cyber threat landscape.

By understanding the key cyber threats and related attacks, leaders can effectively assess and mitigate risks, develop informed strategies, and make well-informed decisions to protect their organizations. Board members, directors, and executives don’t need to be technical experts, but they do need to know enough about cybersecurity to have constructive discussions with key IT security staff, so they can be confident that cyber risk is being appropriately managed.

Cybersecurity essentials enables you to:

Understand and guard against the most common cyber threats.

• Be empowered with cybersecurity knowledge, skills, and mindset.

• Comprehend the changing cyber threat landscape.

• Establish a culture of resilience and enhance long-term success in an increasingly digitized world.

What is in it for your company?

The cyber security strategy is the framework that ensures that all aspects of security are included in the company’s ongoing cyber risk management. The strategy must enable the company to implement the five basic functions of a cyber security framework: the ability to identify, protect, detect and respond to cyber incidents – as well as the ability to restore affected systems and assets.

At the same time, the strategy addresses all aspects of security – from governance and management to tools, processes, people and IT. Therefore, it should naturally be high on every management’s agenda.

Who is the course relevant for?

Cybersecurity for Board Members, Executives and Managers consists of two modules, which you can either take together or separately – depending on your needs.

Your roleRecommendation
Manager without cybersecurity backgroundThis Module: Cybersecurity essentials
Cybersecurity employee with prerequisites corresponding to Module 1Module 2: Cyber-risk management
Manager or board member with a need for insight into cybersecurity management Module 1Cybersecurity essentials followed by Cyber-risk management

Contact us if you are in doubt about which modules are relevant to your background and your responsibilities.

Practical information




2 days from 9-16. With a mix of lectures and discussions.


The adress is DTU, Kollegiebakken, Building 421C, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby.





New course date TBA


2 days, from 9.00-16.00


12.500,00 DKK