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Systemic Cyber Risk Governance Masterclass For U.S. Public Company Directors

16 Nov 2021
9:00am - 11:00am PST
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The Masterclass is for U.S. public company corporate directors who want to understand the latest issues in governing systemic cyber risk. Tuition will be waived with the compliments of Accenture Security by using promotional code ACNCORPGOV.  

The Masterclass is designed to help America's corporate directors lead their companies successfully and safely into the digital future. Enrollment is open only to active U.S. public company corporate directors. 


The Masterclass will keep corporate directors current on the latest threat issues in cyber risk, and it will also develop core competencies in systemic risk, cyber disclosure, and cyber economics. Participants will also be taught the DiRECTOR™ framework for understanding and governing systemic risk in complex digital business systems. 

Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Seitz recently made the following comment: 

Boards must be able to demonstrate credibly that they're thinking proactively about potential systemic risks.

—Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Collins Seitz Jr.

This is the only Masterclass of its kind focused on helping U.S. public company corporate directors reduce systemic cyber risk and related litigation risks. Class participation will document and develop corporate director competencies to govern systemic cyber risk in complex digital business systems. 

The Masterclass is a business-school caliber learning experience. It is instructed live online by the leading experts, academics, and thought leaders in systemic cyber risk governance. See the faculty for the Masterclass below. 

The Masterclass is two hours long, followed by a multiple-choice examination that will proactively demonstrate and document participants learning. 

Each cohort is taught live and limited to a maximum of 5 participants to drive engagement and peer interaction. Classes can be expanded to accommodate an entire corporate board, please contact us


There are three key learning objectives for the Masterclass: 

  1. To maintain director understanding and awareness of the latest issues in cyber risk and the cyber threat landscape.
  2. To develop director core competencies in systemic risk, cybersecurity, and the complex digital business system.
  3. To teach corporate directors the leading boardroom practices in cyber risk oversight from boardroom structure, disclosure, and governing cyber risk like other financial risks. 


This Masterclass is the only board-level program designed and taught by leading academics and practitioners in cybersecurity, systemic risk, and corporate governance.  

The lead professor for the course is Bob Zukis, USC Marshall School of Business Adjunct Professor, DDN founder and CEO, former early-stage SaaS CEO and director, and retired PwC advisory partner. Bob brings over thirty-five years of management consulting experience and academic rigor to the DDN Masterclass. He is the lead author for the course text, The Great Reboot - Succeeding in a World of Catastrophic Risk and Opportunity. 

Bob is a Forbes contributor, a Senior Fellow in The Conference Board's ESG Center, an emeritus board member for the NACD PSW chapter, and a prolific author and speaker on systemic risk, digital leadership, and corporate governance. As a PwC advisory partner, Bob led PwC's IT strategy/operations and data management practices and worked and lived globally across four continents and twenty countries. 

The Masterclass is also co-instructed by DDN senior faculty with deep functional and leadership experience as corporate directors, cybersecurity and systemic risk professionals, and corporate governance policy leaders. Senior Accenture cybersecurity experts will also teach on the current cyber threat landscape and cyber security tactics.  

Co-instructing this Masterclass is Brigadier General (Ret.) Linda Medler. Linda is a corporate director at PNC (NYSE), TransAmerica Insurance Inc. and the former CISO at Raytheon Missile Systems. 


The Masterclass is taught to leading business school academic standards. Participants will participate in lectures, proprietary case reviews, and peer discussions that focus on the vital knowledge, competencies, and practical tools they need to govern systemic cyber risk.  


Documenting corporate director training on cyber and systemic risk is a leading corporate governance practice. Upon course completion, Masterclass participants will be able to take an online examination on the course content. They will receive a course Certificate of Completion to document their course participation. The final exam will be administered online after class and is required to obtain the course Certificate of Completion

Exams will be graded for participant information only. The examination is a tool to reinforce key concepts and document participant learning. The Masterclass exam consists of 25 multiple-choice questions and an answer key will be provided for self-review.


Registration is open to U.S. public company corporate directors only. U.S. Public company corporate directors can use the code ACNCORPGOV to enroll with the compliments of Accenture Security. Upon registration, participants will be sent their course materials to the address provided during online registration. We estimate 2 - 3 hours of pre-reading to prepare for the Masterclass and the examination. 

We keep classes small to facilitate engagement for all participants. The Masterclass is taught live on Zoom and it is not recorded. 

16 Nov 2021
9:00am - 11:00am PST