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Executive Education, a look at HR – The Missing Link in Cyber Resilience

At BRIM, Director of Programmes, Joanna Goddard and Director of Special Projects, Alan Greig, specialise in engagement with business for cyber resilience and technical security expertise respectively. They were delighted to offer their insight with a guest lecture at the University of St Andrews School of Management as part of their guest lecture series on Cyber Resilience within the HR Department (HRD) function. They spoke to post-graduate students about the exacerbated risk posed to companies who leave consultation with HRDs out of their cyber resilience planning.

As a team, BRIM invests in developing research areas around strategic executive education. Partnerships like the one with the renowned University of St. Andrews are helping to prepare the talent pipeline across both leadership functions and the Talent Pipeline Programme for under graduates BRIM is supporting the roll out of, with UK Law Enforcement.

Dr. Summers who arranged the guest lecture series commented:

‘Joanna and Alan ran an engaging, knowledgeable and inspiring Masterclass for our postgraduate HRM students, providing a valuable insight into the role of people management in cyber resilience. We can't thank them enough; this strategic partnership provides our HRM students with unique positioning in a competitive jobs market.’

Sadly, due to social distancing measures, the session had to be delivered online, however, Joanna and Alan look forward to returning to the university to debrief in person when social distancing circumstances allow. They plan to explore the resulting questions and debate about this emerging hot topic with the students in more detail, as well as enjoying the inspiring views from the university campus across West Sands!

The Management School at University of St Andrews was ranked overall first in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2021 and by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. The University was also ranked overall first in Scotland, and second in the UK for business, management and marketing by the Guardian University Guide 2021.

Joanna additionally sits on the Advisory Council to The School of Management, which advises on strategy, stakeholder engagement, Programme development and executive education.

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