Due to the Coronavirus our classes are canceled through October.

Global Cyber Institute is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to furthering information security skills at the Board and Executive level while promoting gender and diversity awareness. Global Cyber Institute in partnership with UCLA extension is developing a world class integrated and immersive cybersecurity program that is multi-disciplinary and diverse. Together, we are devoted to excelling in teaching, learning, research, and developing leaders who make a difference globally.

Students selected for this program come from a diverse set of backgrounds to participate and learn from one another and from a world class faculty. The faculty consists of leading cybersecurity experts, lawyers, judges, insurance executives, military, law enforcement, regulators, intelligence, privacy, risk, and business executives from across the globe. GCI focuses on providing students not just the theories but giving them hands on experiences such as building computers, viewing policies and incident response plans, intro into hacking into networks, and the darkweb.

GCI offers classes all over the globe and on-line through UCLA Extension and Thomson Reuters. Class size is limited to encourage participation and faculty engagement. In addition, each class offers students the chance to participate in tailored sections that focuses on areas including cyber insurance, privacy & data security, cyber warfare, and the development of incident response plans.


Daniel Garrie and David Cass are co-lecturers for all Global Cyber Institute courses listed below in addition to other faculty.

* Faculty awaiting confirmation

Daniel Garrie, Co-Founder 
Law & Forensics LLC

David Cass, Vice President
New York Federal Reserve Supervision

January 16th & 17th, 2020

New York

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Lawyers | CISOs | Insurance | Executives

Peter Halprin, Partner
Pasich LLP

Una Dean, Partner
Fried Frank

Vlad Brodsky, CISO
OTC Markets Group

November 19th & 20th, 2020

New York

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Lawyers | CISOs | Insurance | Executives

Eric Jensen*, Professor
Brigham Young University

Hon. Leo Gordon, Judge
U.S. Court of International Trade

Una Dean*, Partner
Fried Frank

Lawyers, Judges, and Neutrals

The UCLA and GCI Cyber Certificate for Lawyers focuses on the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity and its application to governance, risk management, insurance, and incident response.

Insurance Executives

The Insurance Cybersecurity Executive Certificate program is the first-of-its-kind training and certification program aimed at educating insurance professionals about fundamental IT perils, cyber coverage and risk management.

Information Security Executives

The UCLA Extension and GCI Cyber Certificate Program for Chief Information Security Officers is the first-of-its-kind training and certification program aimed at producing top-level information security executives.

Risk, Compliance and Privacy Executives

The GCI Cyber Certificate Program for Business Executives addresses cyber security risk management best practices by analyzing critical threats to the cyber world through focusing on law, business, policy, and technology.

Our Sections

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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GCI hosts several prestigious invite only conferences on cybersecurity and cyberwarfare in various locations around the globe.


Learn from world class lectures offered by Thosmon Reuters and the Global Cyber Institute and get CLE credit.
Contact us to inquire about speaking opportunities and scholarships.



Executive Education

Custom executive education programs to enhance the capabilities of an organization and receive CLE, CPE, and possibly a UCLA certificate of completion.

More Learning Opportunities

The Global Cyber Institute offers additional learning opportunities outside of the Sections.

Our History

Founded in 2017, the Global Cyber Institute has certified 150+ students from some of the world’s most prestigious companies.

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Why Choose GCI?


Learn from renowned cybersecurity experts and lecturers.


Get a hands-on learning experience in our dark web and hacking workshops.

Alumni Network

Join an alumni network whose students have influenced multiple major corporations around the globe, and world leaders in the cybersecurity space.

100’s of participants from law enforcement, governments, courts, agencies, and companies all over the globe.
Baker Botts
Fried Frank
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan Chase
Morgan Stanley
Mt. Sinai
Skadden Arps
Sloan Kettering
White and Williams


Meet the people behind GCI who are devoted to building a better future.

Hon. Leo Gordon
U.S. Court of International Trade
Antonio Tavares Paes Jr.
Founding Partner
Costa e Tavares Paes Advogados
Bill Spernow
Chief Forensic Officer
Forensic Scan LLC
Kevin Fumai
Senior Managing Counsel
Bruce Huang
Director, Digital Technology
Paul Kiesel
Founding Partner
Kiesel Law LLP
Vlad Brodsky
Chief Information Security Officer
OTC Markets Group
Hilik Kotler
Chief Information Security Officer
David Cass
Vice President 
New York Federal Reserve Supervision
Darwish Mohamad
Global Chief Information Security Officer
Emirates NBD
Niten Jaiswal
Senior Solutions Architect
Amazon Web Services
Jeewon Serrato
Head of Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity
Norton Rose Fulbright
Daniel Wachtler
DarkLight, Inc.
David Aranoff
General Partner
Flybridge Capital
Dr. Diana Burley
George Washington University
Elad Yoran
Executive Chairman
Joey Johnson
Premise Health
Elizabeth Rogers
Michael Best
Ami Shafran
Former Head of IDF’s C4I (Including Electronic Warfare units)
Board Member of Multiple Companies
Timothy Murphy
Consortium Networks
Mark Clancy
Managing Partner, former CISO of DTCC
Cyber Risk Research LLC
Kenzo Digital
CEO and Founder
Kenzo Digital Media LLC
Stefano Mele
Partner, Focused on Cybersecurity and Intelligence Law
Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato
Malcolm Harkins
Chief Security and Trust Officer
Chris Poole
Chief Executive Officer
Sushanth Nair
Head of Global Financial Services Cyber Security & Regulatory Risk Oversight
Kevin McGee
Chief Risk Officer
HCL Technologies
Hussein Syed
RWJBarnabas Health
Rhea Siers
Professor of Law in Cybersecurity, Terrorism, and National Security. Deputy Director of Policy at NSA (ret.)
John Hopkins
Aristedes Mahairas
Special Agent, Special Operations / Cyber Division
Roland Cloutier
Daniel Garrie
Law & Forensics LLC

What Our Alumni Say About Us

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.

Paul Kiesel
Kiesel Law LLP, Founding Partner

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.

Luciano Santos

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

Maria Cibele Affonso dos Santos

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.

Amanda Conforti

Program FAQ’s

Who should attend?

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.

When do classes begin?

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.

Do I receive academic credit?

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).

Is there an application fee?

No, there is no application fee. Visit the UCLA website to submit your application.

What is the cost of the program?

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.

How do I apply for a course?

From the UCLA course page:

  1. Find the course you would like to take and click “enroll” then “checkout”
  2. On the “Checkout” page click to checkout – payment is not required until after your registration is approved.
  3. Next, create an account with UCLA Extension
  4. Once an account is created, you will be taken to a page with the application, Under “Pages: To Do” click the course link
  5. Fill out the “Permission to Enroll” form
  6. Click the submit link at the bottom to submit the application.
  7. Once your registration is approved, you will be contacted to complete payment.

Are there any prerequisites or work experience required?

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.

How much time should I expect to spend on the coursework?

For the on-site courses, most of your time will be spent in the classroom. The course work will require 1-2 hours of homework, in addition to 10 hours of prerequisite reading.

How long will it take to complete the program?

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.

Does the course fee include hotel and travel?

No, the course fee covers the costs of the books and materials used in the class.

What type of financial aid is available?

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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