Who should attend
- Middle to senior government policymakers
- Senior corporate sector executives
- Development/ NGO Sector
- Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
- Research and Academia
About the course
As the world has continued to witness a steady increase in the use of digital technology in recent years, many organizations are yet to recognize the need to secure the cyberspace as a strategic tool for managing cyber activities more effectively. This need has come into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic where organizations have been compelled to turn to digital technologies to respond to the crisis. COVID-19 has severely tested the resilience of digital technology and it has shown it has the potential to sustain the socio-economic activities. Indications are that this is now going to be the new normal, thus organizations must adjust to this reality. The key challenges facing organizations include understanding the role of cyberspace in the strategic environment, the cyber threats in the cyberspace, incorporating security framework within the organization’s policies, appreciating the dynamics of policymaking and handling implementation hurdles.
This programme is designed to explore key policy issues in the policy environment in the face of the increasing role of digital technology not only as a tool for efficient operations but as a key plank in organizations cyberspace survival. Unique characteristics of the cyberspace, which was initially designed without much focus on security will be discussed. The course will help the participants appreciate this challenge and how to incorporate these challenges in the policy-making process.
This programme is designed to enhance participants’ understanding explore key policy issues in the policy environment in the face of the increasing role of digital technology not only as a tool for efficient operations but as a key plank in organizations cyberspace survival.
By the end of the programme, you should be able to:
- Understand the dynamics of policymaking in a fast-changing environment
- Appreciate the role of cyberspace as a key domain in an organization’s strategy
- Navigate through the unique characteristics and inherent risks in cyberspace
- Selectively apply modern business strategy methods to public policy issues
- Learn the skills needed to monitor and evaluate ICT policy implementation process
Programme Structure and Format
The programme will be delivered by experts in ICT public policy, and will consist of:
- Video presentations
- Group work
- Online asynchronous learning
- A case study through which participants will reinforce and apply their learning
- A ‘reflections and applications’ session, in which the whole class works on how what they have learned should be applied
Videos and materials
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.