Compare courses

Weatherhead School of Management

Privacy, Security & Big Data for the Non-IT Professional

Available dates

This course has no confirmed dates in the future. Subscribe to be notified when it is offered.

About the course

One of the biggest drivers of our complex global economy is the sheer amount of data generated and collected every day. As the amount of data continues to increase, companies are investing in a myriad of technology data warehouses to collect, store, manage and analyze the data within their organization. Savvy analytics can provide powerful insight into a company’s customer base and company performance, enabling them to anticipate needs, customize products and adjust to market forces in real time. As a result, big data creates big competitive advantage. However, big data also creates a level of risk and liability. Safeguarding data often lies within IT, or Legal or Compliance departments, but internal and external threats make data privacy and security a critical priority for all managers. This program addresses privacy and security strategy considerations and implications that everyone needs to know.


  • What is Big Data - Overview
  • The benefits and risk of Big Data use
  • Privacy Fundamentals, Regulations, Laws and Enforcement Agencies
  • Privacy vs. Security - similar but different: an interconnected relationship
  • Privacy, Security, Big Data and Vendor Management
  • Current Big Data privacy and security concerns facing managers and business professionals
  • Big Data Ethics: Why protecting consumer data from misuse and abuse as a business leader matters
  • Mitigating Big Data privacy and security issues

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

  • Develop a general understanding of big data: what it is and what it is not
  • Increase awareness of the potential benefits and risks to the company and consumer with regard to Big Data strategy
  • Recognize the role privacy and security play in overall data use and management strategy
  • Realize their responsibility to data privacy and security
  • Articulate the similarities and differences between privacy & security
  • Gain a basic understanding of some of the regulations, laws, enforcement agencies overseeing privacy as it pertains to their industry
  • Identify resources that will help in formulating a privacy and security strategy at the functional level that is aligned with the overall company strategy (i.e. Privacy by Design) to address privacy and security concerns of big data

Who should attend

Professionals in all functional areas who access or have employees that can access and utilize customer/consumer information (data), especially personally identifiable information and the insights gained from big data analytics. All business types, sizes and industries are welcome.

Trust the experts

Arlonda Stevens

Dr. Arlonda Stevens is a business leader and academician with an expertise in privacy compliance, strategic planning, project management, and business and organizational development. She has experience working in Fortune 500 companies, the public sector, as an entrepreneur and in academia. Curren...


Course reviews