Tuesday, October 16, 2018
NACD's Cyber-Risk Oversight Program
The recipient of a JD from The John Marshall Law School, attorney Robert Heist serves as the president of R. Connor & Associates, a law firm in Chicago. Supplementing his experience as an attorney, Robert Heist is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
NACD is recognized as the leading authority on boardroom practices. The organization empowers more than 19,000 directors through collaborative efforts with governance stakeholders and investors.
NACD also offers a variety of continuing education programs, one of which is the online Cyber-Risk Oversight course. Available to both members of NACD and nonmembers, the security management program enhances the understanding of cybersecurity threats and board responsibilities regarding cyber-risk oversight.
The course includes a cyber-crisis simulation and a series of exams. Upon completing the course, participants receive the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the CERT Division of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. The course takes roughly 16 hours to complete.