Master programme

Cyber Security for Leaders

Learn to master cyber risks and cyber incidents by systematically analyzing and critically challenging prevailing global thinking and practice.

About the programme

Digitization is one of the highest political priorities in many countries. In Norway, digitization is seen as part of the strategy to overcome challenges of our wide geographic distribution by inclusion of all citizen with equal access to services throughout whole Norway.

The political push towards digitization for citizens, businesses and public services must be accompanied with precautions and strategies to create resilience against threats and attacks in cyberspace. Resilience means to protect your system, detect malware at the earliest possible occasion, and respond to incidents so that normal operation can be continued as soon as possible after a breach. In short, follow the principle “Protect, Detect and Respond” is the globally new paradigm to address the cybersecurity challenge.

A high degree of resilience can be achieved via aware decision makers, deep and sound risk analysis, and teams that can balance the trade-off between business impact, risk and useless overprotection.

Moreover, the professional management and implementation of organizational and technical cyber security innovations involves managing across multiple stakeholders and networks. In short, cyber security leaders need to support such strategies and to master balancing processes, by advising society and decision makers.

In this course you will learn to;

  • To protect prosperity and digital assets of Norway for taking best advantages of the digital transformation

  • Communicate effectively with management, representatives of IT-department, and any other involved stakeholders

  • Understand resilience by applying the principle “protect, detect and respond”

  • Develop and evaluate business continuity, disaster recovery and incident response plans

"Addressee specific teaching of solid and up-to-date cyber security is essential for gaining risk-adopted benefits of digitization advantages. Become a cybersecurity aware leader"

Bernhard Hämmerli

Professor, NTNU

Practical information


Nils-Otto Ørjasæter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

Bernhard Hämmerli is a Professor in the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (NTNU). 


Rikke Cecilie Keim
Business Developer
Telephone: +47 464 10 121


Start date

Oslo: spring 2020

Module 1: 3. -5. March
Module 2: 21. -23. April
Module 3: 18. – 20. May

Home exame (48 hours): 3. -5. June
Deadline on project assignment: 15. June

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