Internet Security Alliance & Wharton School Join Executive Education Program on Cybersecurity

June 5, 2018

Larry Clinton
President and CEO, Internet Security Alliance
(202) 236-0001


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) has organized, and this month will teach, a cybersecurity course at the University of Pennsylvania as part of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and Wharton School’s Executive Education Program.

The course is based on the Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook that ISA created with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

The NACD Handbook was deemed by the PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Global Information Security Survey as achieving higher cybersecurity budgets, better cybersecurity risk management, and closer alignment of cybersecurity with overall business goals. It has also been endorsed by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security. The handbooks have also been adapted internationally, with a new edition published for the United Kingdom and another for Germany developed in partnership with the German Government’s Federal Office of Information Security (BSI).

“The Wharton School program provides a great opportunity to educate corporate executives on how they should approach cybersecurity in a corporate setting, using the tested and effective principles laid out in the NACD Handbook,” said ISA President and CEO Larry Clinton. “The course will pair the NACD principles with real-world case studies to provide a crash course on cyber risk management.”

In addition to Clinton several members of ISA Board of Directors are part of the faculty They include:

  • Tracie Grella, Global Head of Cyber, AIG
  • Gary McAlum, Chief Security Officer, USAA
  • Tim McKnight, Chief Information Security Officer, Thomson Reuters

Participants in the course will review the Target, Sony Pictures, and Equifax data breaches as case studies, and ISA member company Ernst & Young (EY) will lead a table-top exercise for students.

About ISA: The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) is a trade association with members from virtually every critical industry sector. ISA’s mission is to integrate advanced technology with economics and public policy to create a sustainable system of cybersecurity. ISA pursues three goals: thought leadership, policy advocacy and promoting sound security practices. ISA’s “Cybersecurity Social Contract” has been embraced as the model for government policy by both Republicans and Democrats. ISA also developed the Cyber Risk Handbook for the National Association of Corporate Directors. For more information about ISA, please visit or 703-907-7090.


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