Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Regulations Scholarship Details


Thanks to a generous donation from ANSYS, Inc., several women will be funded to attend the 2021 Cybersecurity, Privacy and Regulation course. This opportunity is a 4-week online course, offered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Professional Institute at the School of Computing and Information.

What role does government play in overseeing how private actors protect consumer privacy and maintain necessary information security? What do you do when your organization falls victim to a data incident or breach? What legal consequences could your organization face if one occurs?

Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Regulations answers these questions and more, looking at real-world data breaches and their consequences. Additionally, this class reviews privacy and information security oversight from federal regulators and examines the types of legal and regulatory issues technical professionals should know how to mitigate.

Skills You’ll Learn

  • Develop a basic understanding of government oversight of the handling of sensitive personal information
  • Learn about the legal issues pertaining to information security
  • Recognize government agencies that play a vital part in overseeing cybersecurity and data protection
  • Know the necessary steps to be taken in the event of a data breach and the likely liabilities associated with such a breach

See additional details on Professional Institute at the School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh

Who should apply?

  • Professional women (currently working within the technology workforce) looking to further educate themselves in the data protection, privacy or cybersecurity space; or
  • Young professionally-focused women (i.e., recent college graduates) with newly minted degrees and an interest in breaking-into the data protection, privacy, or cybersecurity workforce.

Timeline and Commitment

  • June 24th: Course begins
  • June 25th-July 21st: 26 hours of asynchronous classwork. Content released at one time.
  • July 22nd: Instructor-led class session on Zoom

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