Executive Ed Masterclass

Cybersecurity for Journalists and Strategic Communication Practitioners

About this course

Understanding data security is essential for those who work in the media industry. This course examines cybersecurity strategies that media organizations and individuals should implement to safeguard themselves from internal and external threats. Participants will engage in labs, which will explain and demonstrate the five phases of hacking; showcasing methods of attack and demonstrating proven defense tactics; as well as learning how to create a personal security plan, to secure communications, and how to manage risk.


Faisal Akkawi

Faculty Director, Northwestern University Master of Science in Information Systems Program
Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

Anthony Wallace

Network Engineer and Security Analyst
Northwestern University in Qatar

Christopher Hurless

Systems Engineer
Northwestern University in Qatar


March 22-24, 2020
4:30 - 9:30 pm

Participants must attend all 3 sessions in order to receive a certificate.


Room 1-302
Northwestern University in Qatar
Education City
Campus directions


USD $1,350


50% discount offered to Northwestern University and Education City alumni or Qatar Foundation employees

20% discount for members of NU-Q Executive Learning Community

Language of Instruction

English (with simultaneous interpreting in Arabic)

Registration is open