The UCLA and GCI Extension offer specialized classes tailored to the unique needs of professionals from various industries. These classes, also referred to as Sections, integrate cohorts to leverage unique industry perspectives. Each section offers students the opportunity to enjoy mentoring from faculty comprised of prominent cybersecurity experts, lawyers, judges, insurance executives, intelligence and law enforcement many of whom advise global companies, governments, agencies, and regulatory bodies around the world on cybersecurity and technology.
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A remarkable program that not only taught me cyber security risks but helped me understand what I need to do to protect myself and my organization from these threats.
Attending The Global Cyber Institute Cyber Program was definitely worth the while. Faculty was insightful, responsive, and at the top of their game. Special kudos for being culturally flexible and not adopting the Socratic Method. A lot more work for the teachers that made a big difference for the students. Content was spot on and eye-opening. A must-attend for any executive and/or legal counsel that wants to develop a foundation in cybersecurity.
The course exceeded my expectations. In the short space of two days, the participants had the opportunity to get an overview of the subject and understand the relevance that cybersecurity has acquired in recent times. The 4 instructors know the subject deeply and conducted the course in a way to reconcile the theoretical issues with the real problems and situations faced in the day to day business. In this instance, the simulation of a cyberattack and the training exercises allowed the participants to reflect on the various aspects that should be the object of attention if an attack occurs and to learn the key points that must be considered and included in an incident response plan. I strongly recommend this course to senior executives and lawyers and given the chance I will certainly attend other similar courses organized by GCI
It was easily one of the strongest cyber programs, especially content-wise, that I’ve attended during my career. I learned a great deal and viewed cyber topics from so many different perspectives to which I hadn’t previously been exposed. You have put together an amazing program, and I would appreciate any opportunity to be a part of your programs again in the future.
As an expert in your field, your work is never truly done. A new threat here. An advancing challenge there. All the more reason why you need to stay one step ahead of the cyber curve.
GCI UCLA is here to help you do just that. As the world’s leading cybersecurity education program, we bring together professionals from all sides of the field—CISOs to security engineers—to give tailored instructor to senior leaders that come from the legal, dispute resolution, insurance, technology, and business. Each class is tailored to the specific profession and provides students with a one of a kind world class immersive learning experience.
The in-classroom course is offered several times throughout the year (seasonally) at various locations all over the globe. Refer to the listing above for dates.
Participants who complete the class are eligible to receive graduate credits towards a Cybersecurity Certificate from UCLA. UCLA Extension courses qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
No, there is no application fee. Visit the UCLA website to submit your application.
The tuition cost varies based on the seminar selected. The cost covers the course materials, access to UCLA’s Online Learning Portal and lunch and breakfast for the on-site classes. Group discounts are available for groups of 3 or more.
From the UCLA course page:
No explicit prerequisites or work experience is necessary. We evaluate each applicant based on their experience, prior cybersecurity knowledge and technical skills as we want the class to have the right mix of students.
The in-person program can be completed in 2 or 3 days, assuming you do the prep work that is necessary before attending the on-site seminar.
No, the course fee covers the costs of the books and materials used in the class.
No financial aid available, but your company may offer a tuition reimbursement plan. You should reach out to your employer to inquire. We encourage you to contact your employer to find out about financing opportunities.
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