FIU – OAS Executive Cybersecurity Certificate Launches October 11-12 in Miami

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FIUBusiness–With international cyber threats at an all-time high, the demand for
skilled workers in cybersecurity has skyrocketed. The National
Initiative for Cybersecurity Education predicts more than 1.5 million
new cybersecurity professionals will be needed to accommodate an
expected shortfall by 2020.

To meet the growing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals in
the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, Florida
International University (FIU)
created an Executive Certificate in Cybersecurity
Leadership and Strategy
, in partnership with the Organization of
American States (OAS). The two-day course, scheduled for October 11-12
in Miami, offers both public
and private sector tracks
targeting professionals in law,
government, healthcare and other industries, as well as leaders and
policymakers in national security.

In addition to interactive discussions about strategies, best practices
and legal issues, this executive course will provide hands-on simulation
exercises of potential threats, close interaction with faculty, group
projects and keynote speakers from technology leaders in private
industry and government. The course will be offered in English and
simultaneously translated into Spanish.

The Cybersecurity Certificate is offered jointly by FIU’s College
of Business
and Steven
J. Green School of International and Public Affairs
, with content
contribution and endorsement of the OAS Cyber Security Program, which
for the past 10 years has been building cybersecurity capacities
throughout the region. This collaboration takes these efforts to a new
level. Participants will access current information on regional trends,
as well as measures that can be deployed at the national level to
protect against the increasing occurrence of cyber incidents.

“The digital age has arrived, and leaders and decision makers need to be
prepared to face the challenges that it brings while capitalizing on the
many opportunities it presents,” said Paulina Duarte, Acting Secretary
for Multidimensional Security of the OAS. “We are very enthusiastic
about this opportunity to partner with FIU, and we look forward to an
excellent cohort of students and a successful delivery of this first
Executive Certificate in Cybersecurity.”

In addition to OAS cybersecurity facilitators, top experts from Verizon,
Microsoft and United Data Technologies will present at the program.

Applications for Florida
International University’s
cybersecurity certificate program
are now being accepted. For more information or to apply, visit
or call 305-348-4217.


Florida International University
Cynthia Corzo, 305-348-1664