Essential Cybersecurity for Business Leaders

Craig Davies | Former Head of Security Atlassian
Workshop dates

21 February, SYD




15 March, MEL




29 March, BRI




This expert is available for private and team coaching and in-company presentations.
Kym Welsby
Regional Director, APAC Clearswift, RUAG Cyber Security
Craig gave a number of very useful real world examples of how cyber security culture and processes can be promoted within an organisation.
Paula Billington
Chief of Operations, Flexcareers
The small group setting was conducive to learning and interaction and the real world examples provided made it meaningful.
Geoff Pidcock
Data and Analytics Lead, Jayride
What was excellent about this program is how Craig walked us through his strategy, his management and his selling of a security program

Course Overview:

This one-day cybersecurity intensive provides non-technical business leaders with an understanding of cybercrime and why it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ for your company. You’ll explore real world examples to learn who the offenders are, their motivations and what strategies they could use to attack your business. This is an engaging, hands-on program; you’ll learn what practical plans and procedures to put in place at each stage of a company’s growth and role play scenarios for what to do when you’re hit.

You will develop: 

  • Understand the attack market. What trends are emerging and map threats to your business.
  • Learn 3 questions every executive and board should ask. Understand what your security function should look like.
  • Develop a plan to evolve your security procedures as your company grows and what is practical to put in place at your stage of business.
  • Develop an incident response plan to react to different types of cyber attacks (Ransomware, DDOS, fraud, identity theft,compromised data etc) and how to contain the blast radius when you’re hit.
  • Consider your legal and regulatory obligations and how new regulations (GDPR and NDB) impact your business.
  • Learn how companies can turn security into a brand asset that supports the growth of their businesses.

This workshop is suitable for: 

  • C-level executives, founders and business ownerswho want to understand how cybercrime can impact their businesses and what they can do about it.
  • Company directors, investors and advisors whoneed to understand the risks of cybercrime and support their companies to put in place best-practice plans and procedures.
  • Non-technical team members who need to understand the threats that cybercrime can poseto individuals and businesses, and the importance of educating teams about what to look out for,and planning to mitigate the risks

Workshop curriculum

Module 1: Cybercrime. What is it, and what should you be looking out for?

  • State of the attack market
  • Current risks and trends
  • Regulations and your business
  • What are your targets?
  • Exercise: Mapping threats to your business

Module 2: 101 and Basics - What is your state of readiness

  • Keeping informed on the state of your company 3 Questions Boards and Executives should ask Who is accountable inside your company
  • Hiring, skills and building a team
  • Exercise: What should your security function look like?

Module 3: Readiness for an attack - Developing Plans and Actions

  • Why plan and who gets involved
  • How would you know when to enact the plan? Developing a plan and testing
  • Exercise: War Game - You’ve been hacked, what now?

Module 4: Turning Security into a business advantage

  • Why Trust matters
  • Turning your approach into a product offering
  • Enabling all your team to be part of the solution
  • Exercise: Security awareness that doesn’t suck

Workshop logistics

This cybersecurity workshop is one day and is limited to twelve participants, enabling us to focus on your business. Craig delivers the course in person,weaving in real-life examples from his experience working with a range of large and small Australian companies including Atlassian and Cochlear. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions particular to their business objective by email in the week leading up to the workshop and Craig will personalize the content and exercises to address everyone’s goals. At the end of the course you will walkaway with a clear plan that you will be able to implement immediately. This workshop is held in an awesome boardroom, in the CBD and runs from 9am– 5pm with short breaks. Lunch and morning tea is provided. 

Zambesi experts are available for in-house training and one-on-one coaching.

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