NACo Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy

The NACo Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy is an online 12-week collaborative readiness program led by Fortune 500 CISOs and peers who deliver a proven framework and insights on leading and securing a network and an organization – protecting data assets and the enterprise brand. This program coaches participants on thinking and acting as county cybersecurity leaders.

With a relevant and timely curriculum developed by the Professional Development Academy and including General Colin Powell, CISO Coalition National Leadership Board Members, faculty from prominent universities and thought leaders, the Enterprise Cybersecurity Academy is built on three core tenets: accessibility, relevance and efficiency and focuses on addressing five critical capabilities gaps:

Who should participate?

Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership is designed for cybersecurity managers and their teams. Each participant remains accountable for their training and progress through the direct involvement of their supervisor at the county. Supervisors are encouraged to meet with participants and review the program content as related to individual development plans. Supervisors also receive regular dashboard reports that outline the learning progress of the program participant.

What is the time commitment?

Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership is designed to maximize ROI on participants’ time and consists of 12 one-week modules with a time commitment of 30-60 minutes per day. Module units can be completed on the participants’ schedule and accessed online anywhere.

What is the cost?

The 12-week program typically costs $1,995 per enrollee; NACo secured a discounted rate for members at $1,495 per enrollee. For the first participant in either the NACo Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy or NACo High Performance Leadership Academy from each member county, NACo will provide a one-time stipend of $1,000 to subsidize the discounted rate, with a $495 matching contribution by the participant’s county employer. Counties may enroll additional participants at the discounted rate of $1,495 each.

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