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Course runs from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking, catered breakfast and lunch.


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About the Program

Cybersecurity is no longer an add-on to the corporate IT budget. The loss of corporate data, violations of privacy laws, and the degrading or total shutdown of business operations is becoming commonplace in today’s connected environments. These incidents put every organization at risk. UC San Diego's Rady School of Management and Sentek Global have partnered to provide today’s management with the requisite knowledge to make informed decisions about cybersecurity. The course is taught by experts in the computer science, cybersecurity engineering and business strategy fields and explains the basics of cyber security and current security issues facing every organization. This program will present technology concepts, applicable laws, and the future opportunities for senior IT and business management, innovators and information entrepreneurs.


  • Make decisions regarding cybersecurity with a better understanding of risk
  • Explore cutting-edge cloud strategies to increase business competitiveness
  • Understand the costs and benefits of an organizational cybersecurity program
  • Learn about current issues and information for staying current with the changing landscape


This course is designed for executives of any sized business looking for new ways to gain competitive business advantage, CIO and senior business executives with responsibility for IT strategy, and Executives from infrastructure vendors, Entrepreneurs and innovators.


Terry August
Assistant Professor of Innovation, Technology and Operations

August's research broadly spans information systems and operations management with current interests in the economics of network software, production and service management, pricing and policy associated with network goods, and the interaction of digital piracy and security risk. Currently, he is investigating the control of information security risk using economic incentives.

August has co-founded two information technology start-up companies and worked in research and development and operations for the Clorox Company. He has consulted for Honeywell, GlaxoSmithKline, Herbalife and Time Warner Cable.

He received a 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER award. It will provide $530,000 in research funding and was granted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, under the Trustworthy Computing program. August received his Ph.D. in the field of operations, information & technology from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2007.

Cameron Matthews
Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer for Sentek Global.

Mr. Matthews has over 25 years of experience in security engineering, system architectures, software engineering, and program management. His experience ranges across many verticals including the defense industry, healthcare and medical informatics, security, electronic commerce, transportation, telecommunications, and education.

Mr. Matthews created Sentek Global’s commercial security practice, currently leads all 5 of our penetration testing teams, has trained commercial development teams on secure architectures and Secure Software Development Lifecycles, and has lead Sentek Global’s DIACAP information assurance teams (consisting of over 40 ISSE’s, Validators, and Liaisons) who have performed risk assessments and security posture reviews of many thousands of U.S. military information systems.

Mr. Matthews has also been on the inside of the security architectures and systems of some of the world’s largest banks and trading floors and was a key engineer for some of the most advanced cryptographically-secure e-commerce protocols.

Prior to joining Sentek Global, Mr. Matthews held CTO and VP of Software Engineering positions at a number of San Francisco- and San Diego-based commercial companies.

Mr. Matthew’s unique blend of experience is what allows him to address cybersecurity issues for every aspect of business, from the IT department to the boardroom.