ISA Board to Team-Teach Cybersecurity Course at Wharton

January 2, 2020

The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) Board of Directors has accepted an offer from the Wharton ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania to team-teach a course on cybersecurity this summer. The Stonier program runs from June 4-11.

“What sets this course apart from others, and what I believe is especially attractive to Wharton, is not only that we bring in a wide range of cybersecurity experts from the ISA board to teach it, but we also build it around the risk management principles ISA has developed in partnership with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), “said ISA President Larry Clinton. “The NACD Principles are the only cyber risk management principles that have been independently assessed and found to increase improvements in cybersecurity practice and are quickly being embraced by corporate leadership groups and governments around the world.”

Clinton noted that the NACD-ISA Principles have been endorsed in the U.S. by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, the German Federal Office for Information Security, and the Organization of American States, as well as the European Confederation of Directors Associations, the Japanese Business Federation and the Communication Multimedia and Infrastructure Association of India.

This is the third year ISA will be teaching the Wharton class. In 2019, the section on insider threats was taught be Gary McAlum, Chief Security Officer for USAA and Adrian Peters, Chief Information Security Officer at the Bank of New York Mellon; the Supply Chain section was taught by Lisa Humbert, Operational Risk Officer of the Americas at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, MUFG and Tim McKnight, Chief Security Officer for SAP; the section on incident response was taught by Nasrin Rezai, Global Chief Information and Product Cybersecurity Officer for General Electric and Greg Montana, Chief Security Officer for FIS Global; and the section on using economics-based cyber risk management analytics and metrics was taught by Bob Vescio, Chief Analytics Officer for Secure Systems Innovation Corporation and Garin Pace, Cyber Product Leader – Financial Lines and Property for AIG.

“It’s important that we bring a sense of continuity and coherence to executive education on cybersecurity. The principles and practices we have developed with NACD, which are now being embraced on a global basis, can help accomplish this goal. The Wharton School is one of the leading business schools in the world and it’s natural that they support this effort through their Stonier Executive Education Program. We are delighted to be able to work with them,” said Clinton.