Financial Management for Startups & Technology companies

Managing cybersecurity

The course will focus on a variety of threats and best practices of cyber defense tools and concepts. It will provide an understanding of the basic terms of cyberspace, the key threats, and current trends in the field. The course will highlight the risks and dangers that may occur in various organizations and will afford students with the right tools to respond to these events. Cyberattacks are a growing threat; they occur with higher frequency and intensity all around the world. In recent years, this threat has materialized in cyberattacks on political institutions, business organizations, financial institutions, and critical national infrastructure across the globe.

While in the future, additional risks are expected, particularly to the civilian sector, originating in the Internet of Things (IoT). These risks are the result of the growing number of connected devices, most of which are neither secured by manufacturers nor users, and the rise in the number of Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks on public and private systems that are accompanied by extortion and ransom demands. In response, dealing with cyberattacks requires advanced defense capabilities. Hence, the course will center on understanding basic concepts, cyber warfare tools, and methods. It will provide knowledge of the attackers, describe common types of attacks, and depict relevant case studies. The following topics will also be addressed: privacy issues, influence operations, cyber defense efforts to deal with threats, regulation, Cyber Intelligence, and Decision Making Processes for Cyber Risks.


Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen