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Cyber Risk Professional Certification

Executive Education Certificate Programs

Protect Against the Growing Risks of Cybercrime

Cybersecurity is considered one of the biggest challenges by many of the world’s top CEOs. Cybercrime can cause permanent damage to not only our businesses, economy, healthcare, and critical infrastructure, but can even affect our political and social systems.

Become the driving force against this accelerating problem and protect from potential cyber threats with the Cyber Risk Professional (CyRP) Certificate program. Regardless of industry or technical background, CyRP will prepare business leaders to effectively identify, evaluate, prepare for and mitigate cyber security threats.

CyRP is designed and taught by an interdisciplinary board of CISOs, executives, and business thought leaders in either a fully online or hybrid format. The program consists of four, comprehensive course modules that are immediately recognized online through LinkedIn completion and certification badges.

Certificate Program Information

Program Dates

September 21 - October 27, 2018 

In-Person Sessions

September 21 - 22, 2018
Drescher Graduate Campus
Villa Graziadio Executive Center
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

October 26 - 27, 2018
Pepperdine University
West Los Angeles Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045


$6,600 Early Bird Registration
$8,250 General Registration

  • Cost is per participant and includes all program materials, lodging and meals for the two in-person weekends at the beginning and end of the program.


The hybrid program provides a blend of classroom and convenience, offering all four course modules with two full-day experiential, in-person learning sessions.

Onsite workshops include:

  • Table-top scenarios to apply new learned skills
  • Active learning sessions in evaluating risk and cyber security investments
  • Networking dinners and opportunities to connect with industry experts, classmates, and our world renowned faculty

Students can also attend live webinars between in-person workshops to learn how to successfully facilitate change within their organization.

Program Dates

June 1 - June 30, 2018


Online modules can be purchased separately or as a whole at a discounted rate. Each module is $1,250 if purchased alone.

Early Bird Registration (Ends January 20, 2018)
$3,400 if modules are purchased together
$4,250 if modules are purchased separately

General Registration
$4,000 if modules are purchased together
$5,000 if modules are purchased separately


Anytime, anywhere. Our online program offers affordable access to the essential skills business leaders need to have regarding Cyber Risk in their organization.

The online program includes:

  • All online course modules purchased
  • Access to relevant online resources, curated materials and readings
  • Real-time virtual networking sessions with industry experts and risk management executives

Students can also attend live webinars to learn how to successfully facilitate change within their organization.

Each module completion receives a LinkedIn badge with a final certification at the end that is directly connected to your profile and immediately recognized online.

Module 1

Seeing the Big Picture – Online

Students are equipped with fundamental knowledge of the threat landscape as well as the legal ramifications that go with it. Simulations included highlight how to make smart, informed security investments.

Module 2

Designing the Agile Enterprise – Online or In-Person

Learn how to design or "build to break" an agile enterprise architecture, both conceptually and technologically. This module will help to make wiser decisions when considering cyber risks.

Module 3

Securing Your Environment – Online

Develop an understanding of cyber risk frameworks and take a risk-based approach to apply digital initiatives. This module introduces how to recognize, evaluate and mitigate the key risks to business information systems and effectively communicate cyber risk.

Module 4

Detecting the Bad Guys – Online or In-Person

Assess risk and learn how to anticipate and respond to security breaches through User Behavior Analytics (UBA). Tabletop exercises are included to see how well students can detect the "bad guys."

The CyRP certification will equip you and other business leaders with the tools to be effective in the dialogue and management of cyber security risks. This certification will develop your understanding and expertise in:

  • The threat landscape
  • Cyber law
  • The "building to Break" concept
  • Critical cyber risk frameworks
  • The risk-based approach to cyber security
  • Calculating the cost per breach, mitigation, and what this means for your bottom line
  • Incidence response
  • Strategic opportunities that strong cyber security brings

Additionally, this certification will provide you with the ability to answer the following questions:

  • How do I change my culture to embrace security?
  • What questions should I ask my board?
  • How much should I invest in security?
  • How do I speak to my executive team about cyber security?
  • What questions should I ask my CISO
  • What does my Board wish I would tell them about Cyber security?

Business leaders in any function or industry that need to be effective in the dialogue and management of cyber risk inside his or her organization.

Business leaders who are interested in positioning their companies more effectively against cyber risk and even potentially lowering their cyber liability premiums should sign-up and inquire about group rates for their departments, divisions, or colleagues.

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Charla Griffy-Brown

Dr. Charla Griffy-Brown

Professor of Information Systems and Technology Management; Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Kent Rhodes Practitioner Faculty of Applied Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Kent Rhodes

Practitioner Faculty of Applied Behavioral Sciences

Mark W.S. Chun, PhD

Dr. Mark W.S. Chun

Department Chair of Decision Sciences, Information Systems, and Strategy; Academic Director of Executive Education; Associate Professor of Information Systems Technology Management