Why Business Leaders Need to Understand Cyber Risk

In September of this past year House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a staff report titled, “The OPM Data Breach: How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More than a Generation”.  Key findings from the report include the following:

  • The OPM data breach was preventable.
  • OPM leadership failed to heed repeated recommendations from its Inspector General, failed to sufficiently respond to growing threats of sophisticated cyber-attacks, and failed to prioritize resources for cybersecurity.

Stories such as these are why we created the Cybersecurity Leadership Graduate Certificate in the Breech School of Business at Drury University.  Business leaders worldwide are accepting that their need to have a high-level understanding of cyber risk is at least as important as their need to understand financial and market risks.  If you would like to join other business leaders (current and future) in developing your understanding of these risks, please consider joining us this Fall. (Read more...)


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Employers are seeking leaders who understand how to protect, detect, defend, and respond to attacks on information security. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014) projected employment of Information Security Analyst will grow by 37 percent through 2020.

Highlights of Drury's new Cybersecurity Leadership (CSL) Certificate:

  • Four graduate courses (12 credit hours) available online and blended
  • Designed for leaders, small business owners, and information security personnel
  • Background in CIS not required
  • Two of the CSL courses count as electives in Drury's MBA program. The dual CSL + MBA is only 36 credit hours.
  • Courses include labs and learning experiences that help prepare professionals to secure and defend information systems.
  • Offers a strong foundation in risk and risk management.

    Included in the coursework is preparation for the ISACA certification exam (not required).

Program Costs & Potential Occupations (12 Hour Program)

CSL + MBA Option


Students can apply six of the certificate credit hours toward Drury's 30-hour MBA program, making it possible to earn the certificate and the MBA in just 36 credit hours.