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Cyber Security Awareness Training for Executives

Enhancing organisational cyber resilience through improved cybersecurity leadership 



Cyber Security Awareness Training for Executives

Given the facts, the business focus and taxonomy must shift from an IT and security narrative to that of resiliency. The CEO, senior management and board must be asking if their business is prepared for and able to carry on business operations during and after a cyber crisis. To survive and even grow your business, an organisation must put cyber resiliency at the heart of its cyber and digital strategy.

Cyber Management Alliance’s Executive Briefing and Awareness Session (EBAS) is specially designed for executive management, CEOs and boards of directors, engaging them in a business context to help explain the threats and risks from cyber-attacks, and providing them with simple, tactical and strategic steps to help improve their resilience to reputation-damaging cyber crises.

A cyber-crisis is often invisible and near impossible to detect in the early stages. In many cyber-attacks, by the time a business detects the attack it is often too late. The data has been stolen, the newspapers know about your attack, and your customers are worried about their personal data being in the hands of criminals.

Session Details

The Cyber Security Awareness Training for Executives is structured around key topics and based on our experience with clients from different sectors around the globe. However, it is flexible and can be tailored to the type of audience and business.  

  • The CEO and Board: we understand that time is a rare commodity for executives, like the CEO and board members. To that extent, the EBAS session lasts between 45 and 90 minutes.
  • The Senior Executive: a typical EBAS session lasts between 2 and 3 hours, and includes one 15 minute break. 

Target Audience for the Session

CEOs, Chairpersons Business Unit/Division Head
Legal Counsel Directors/Heads of Sales & Marketing
HR Directors CIOs/CTOs
Communications, PR Directors Board Members, Non-Executive Directors (NED) 


Highlights of our Cybersecurity Awareness & Executive Briefing Sessions

Specifically designed for Business Executives & Boards of Directors

Enables company leadership to better understand the real threats & risks to the business

Razor-sharp focus on the business and sector-relevant challenges

Delivered by FTSE 100 CISO with over 20 years' experience

Security Awareness Training for Executives: Session Planning & Workshop Structure

In almost every situation we recommend at least one pre-workshop, 2-hour preparation session to ensure that we have a good understanding of the purpose, requirements and key outcomes of the session.

During this session, we also aim to understand the attendees, their vision and objectives, and the unique challenges the business is facing in the current environment.

Where the session needs to be tailored to bespoke requirements, we will work with the client to ensure the session meets their requirements.

  • Non-technical, business focused
  • Delivered by a leading cyber and privacy practitioner
  • Highly engaging delivery tailored to the type of audience
  • Focuses on the business and sector-relevant challenges
  • One-to-one, private sessions

Workshop Structure

The Executive Briefing and Awareness Session structure is based on our experience with a broad range of clients from different sectors. This can be customised as per your requirements. 



  • Introductions - Why we are here
  • Objectives and outcomes
Business Impact – Fact or Fiction
  • Providing a pragmatic fact-based insight into the real and present threat from cyber-attacks.
  • Case studies – Non-technical analysis of the business impact of attacks.

Threats & Risks: The Agents of Chaos

  • Discuss the importance of threat actors, their motivation and the role of threat actors in scenario planning and risk management.

Threats & Risks: The Protection Fallacy

  • Discuss and propose a better way than simply focusing on protect.

Threats & Risks: The Privileged User

  • Insights and examples into the importance and relevance of privileges, and users with privileges

Threats & Risks: The Golden Hour


  • The relevance and significance of the Golden Hour and critical insights into what you can do to increase your chances of managing a crisis with little negative impact.

What Would You Do?

  • An interactive “What Would You Do?” session based on one or more attack scenarios.

Takeaways & Recommendations

  • A summary of what the business must focus on to improve its cyber resilience and overall maturity.


Executive Business Awareness and Cyber Crisis Management Sessions




A focus on the sector-relevant challenges

Focus on the real threats and risks to your sector

Highlighting the importance of privileges and credentials

Highly engaging delivery tailored to the audience

Estimated duration 30 - 45 mins

Suitable for C-Level and Exec leadership team.



A focus on the business-relevant challenges

Focus on the real threats & risks to the organisation

Highlighting organisation-specific threat actors and their motives

A discussion on key strategies to ensure your organisation is better prepared

Estimated duration 180 mins



For both Executives and Senior Leadership teams

A focus on your business relevant challenges

Focus on the real threats of a Ransomware attack on your organisation

Verbal simulation of a Ransomware cyber attack

Estimated duration 60 - 120 mins



Detailed Planning

Management discussion & review of their actions & decisions

Realistic business-impacting scenario

Verbal simulation of the cyber-crisis scenario

Estimated duration 60 - 120 mins

Mudassar Ulhaq
“The overall objective was to demonstrate & raise awareness amongst the board members. It is a regulatory obligation to ensure that the board are aware of their duties when it comes to incident response & cyber management. It was very important to run this workshop in my opinion."
Mudassar Ulhaq
CIO, Waverton Investment Management
Kanoksak Keekarjai
"Amar Singh is an excellent facilitator and is highly experienced which makes his insights useful to all participants. Importantly, Amar knows how to engage a room full of business executives and is able to present highly technical concepts in a nontechnical, easy to understand manner."
Kanoksak Keekarjai
Head of Global Security, Risk and IT Compliance, SIG Global


Meet the Facilitator

Amar Singh has a long history and experience in data privacy and information security. Amar has served as CISO for various companies, including News International (now News UK), SABMiller, Gala Coral, Euromoney and Elsevier. Amongst various other activities, Amar is a Global Chief Information Security Officer and Trusted Advisor to a number of organisations including a FTSE100 firm, and is chair of the ISACA UK Security Advisory Group. He also founded the not-for-profit cybersecurity service for charities, Give01Day.

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Amar has the highest integrity and is trusted by FTSE100 companies with some of the most sensitive commercial information. He has been involved with highly sensitive forensic investigations.

He has the ability to deal with both technically-astute, board-level executives and lead an organisation's information security direction. Apart from his experience and abilities, Amar holds a number of industry-recognised certifications, such as ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer, MoR, CRISC and CISSP certification.

Amar is an industry-acknowledged expert and public speaker and is regularly invited to speak and share his insights by some of the largest and most respected organisations in the world including The BBC, The Economist’s Intelligence Unit, The Financial Times, SC Magazine, InfoSec Magazine, Computer Weekly, The Register and the AlJazeera English Channel.


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