Organizational Resilience Through Education

Ridge Global Education, an affiliated service of the Ridge Global Cybersecurity Institute, is an innovative training firm that helps to protect organizations against cyber breaches by creating a culture that reveres cybersecurity and risk mitigation.

Ridge Global Education’s unique partnerships with organizations such as the National Associate of Corporate Directors (NACD) and leading education institutions to include the CERT-Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), have generated premier cyber education programs for Board oversight, manager training, and enterprise awareness training for all employees. More information on the NACD/CMU Cyber-Risk Oversight Certificate can be found here.

These innovative practices allow organizations to better protect themselves against cyber breaches and establish a more proactive risk mitigation strategy to respond to the modern threat environment.

Meeting a Critical Need for 21st Century Business Leaders

As corporations and businesses utilize technology for mission essential operations, it is imperative that employees understand the risks associated with the interconnectedness of devices and services across the enterprise. A shortage in qualified cyber professionals and employees inadequately trained on cyber due diligence and response presents a vulnerability to any company or business.

From the board room to the field, it is imperative to understand your unique role in protecting your business from the cyber threats that face your sector. The reality is that many companies continue to be targeted by large-scale data breaches that the vast majority of employees are unequipped to respond to. The Harvard Business Review’s report, Boards are Undergoing Their Own Digital Transformation, found that 83% of board directors surveyed identified cybersecurity as a top priority. However, more than half of those same directors said that their boards had not taken action to improve their data security during the pandemic. In response to this crisis, the Ridge Global Education team has developed and delivered innovative and successful programs that meet these immediate and critical corporate needs.

Innovation for Executive Cyber Education: The NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program Model

Ridge Global Education offers a customized, online education course that is designed for busy professionals. We have created a concept to educate board-level executives on cyber risk and to provide a tangible credential for leaders that are increasingly challenged by regulators, litigators, and shareholders.

Ridge Global Education has secured the world-renowned CERT-Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University as a content development partner and also partnered with the NACD, leading to the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Certificate. The program has so far enrolled hundreds of executives from major brands and a variety of economic sectors.

Having a stronger understanding of cyber risk at the corporate level enhances the ability for Board-level employees to communicate and understand cyber threats across technology and business operations.