SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding and effectively managing cybersecurity risk topped the agenda at a board and executive workshop hosted this week by CyberVista, a cybersecurity education and workforce development company. The workshop brought together preeminent cybersecurity experts and business leaders for a series of strategic discussions and immersive activities designed to provide attendees with actionable tools for managing cyber risks facing their organizations.
"Despite the increasing threats facing businesses today, understanding and managing cyber risk is achievable. Indeed, it is the responsibility of corporate directors and executives to prepare their organizations to address these threats," said CyberVista CEO Amjed Saffarini. "We are encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive response from business leaders who attended our workshop this week."
The two-day workshop featured well-known cybersecurity experts including Yong-Gon Chon, chief executive officer, Cyber Risk Management; Phil Gardner, founder & chief executive officer, IANS; and, Siobhan Gorman, director, The Brunswick Group. The experts led interactive sessions and panels on the most critical cybersecurity issues for business leaders.
"I am not sure all boards have the knowledge to be able to provide the right guidance to their management teams," said Jean Birch, independent public company director and veteran C-level operating executive. "After coming to this program, I'll be able to go back to my boards and really engage at a different level."
The workshop was part of CyberVista's comprehensive board and executive cyber literacy program, providing business leaders and corporate governance professionals with a comprehensive understanding of cyber issues that affect their organizations. CyberVista delivers its programs in various cities in one or two day workshops and also customizes programs for private delivery. For more information, contact Jeff Welgan, Head of Executive Training programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CyberVista is a cybersecurity training and workforce development company whose mission is to create a cyber-ready workforce through personalized training programs that provide organizations with the people, knowledge and skills required to defend their most critical assets. With parent Graham Holdings Company and sister company Kaplan, Inc.'s innovative education technologies and personalized approach to learning, CyberVista offers a new vision for board, executive, and workforce cybersecurity education. For more information, visit www.cybervista.net.