When organizations and executives think about cybersecurity, most think only about the need to install the latest technology to protect against breaches, or believe that as non-IT professionals, they don’t have a significant role to play.

While technology is important, an organization's policies and employee awareness of key security themes are crucial to keeping data secure.


Why you should attend

  • Gain an understanding of cybersecurity and how it can impact your organization or department.
  • Manage your organization’s risk of a breach with a well-defined approach.
  • Understand the technical and non-technical aspects of cyber security, including legal, risk management and employee education.

Program highlights

  • Examine the big picture of cybersecurity to assess an organization’s needs, roadmap and plan of action.
  • Approach  cybersecurity strategically, taking technical and non-technical components into account
  • Apply principles to real world situations in case studies of organizations across a diverse set of industries.


Courses are held in Room 201 at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Harbor East campus, located at 100 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Check-in and breakfast for this course is from 8:30-9:00am each day. The seminar begins promptly at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm. 

The registration deadline is one week prior to the first day of class. 


This 2-day seminar is targeted to managers and executives who desire to gain an understanding of cybersecurity and how it can impact their organization and/or department. Managers and executives who do not have direct IT responsibilities will benefit greatly in understanding the strategic nature of protecting their organization’s data.


Robert (Bob) Olsen

Robert Olsen

Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of North Star Group, LLC and Comprehensive Applied Security Solutions, LLC (COMPASS)

Prior to co-founding North Star Group and COMPASS, Mr. Olsen served as vice president of program management and corporate services for Corvis/Broadwing Communications (Austin, Texas) and Regional Engineering Manager, Verizon (Baltimore, MD).  Prior to Verizon, Mr. Olsen was a non-commissioned officer in the 82nd Airborne Division, United States Army. Mr. Olsen graduated from Towson University (Towson, Maryland), with a Bachelor of Science degree in liberal arts.

He later earned a Master of Science in Information and Telecommunication Systems and a Master of Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School (Baltimore, Maryland). Mr. Olsen is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and currently serves as a board member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. 



$3200 for the 2-day seminar. This fee includes materials, gourmet breakfast and lunch and on-site garage parking.

JHU employees can submit for tuition remission for the entire cost of the course. JHHS employees receive a 20 percent discount on all seminars. 

The new JHU tuition remission form is available online here. Please return completed forms to carey.execed@jhu.edu


Program Dates: October 17-18, 2017 Register now.

To cancel or transfer your registration, please write to carey.execed@jhu.edu. Registrants who do not cancel and do not attend the program will not receive a refund.

JHU employees should refer to the Non-credit Courses section of the Tuition Remission policies (available on the JHU Benefits page) regarding cancellation policies. Registrants not employed by JHU must notify the Office of Executive Education of cancellation at least two weeks prior to the program in order to receive a full refund.