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Brown University offers Ivy League CISO creds

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    Freshly minted CISOs as well as other mid-career professionals with a need for a broad grounding in cybersecurity can get an advanced degree in the topic through a new program at Brown University.

    The Executive Master in Cybersecurity set to launch in October is a 16-month program to instruct students in technology, law and policy, human behavior, and leadership-skills development. “What the industry is crying out for is interdisciplinary training,” says Alan Usas, the program director.

    The idea is to prepare cybersecurity leaders who not only understand the technical needs of protecting data and privacy but who can also talk effectively to the boards of directors about these issues in a way that nets results for security and for business goals, he says.

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