Certificate in HR Cybersecurity

  • Registration fee: $495

  • June 19, 2019
    East Lansing Marriott at University Place
    300 M.A.C. Avenue
    East Lansing, MI 48823
    Phone: (517) 337-4440
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    Maximize the benefit of our programs by bringing MSU to you. Custom on-site programs are designed specifically for your organization's needs.

    Contact Veronica Taber
    Support Specialist
    Phone: (517) 432-2209
    Email: taberver@msu.edu
  • Questions?

    Contact Carrie Mejorado
    Program Coordinator
    Phone: (517) 355-9592
    Email: comclm@msu.edu

Cyberattacks pose a real and increasing danger to every employer, regardless of size or industry. While financial services have the greatest number of security incidents, every employer, from small hometown restaurants to international manufacturers, are at risk. Protecting the organization from ransomworms and data breaches must be a whole-of-business priority, as the loss in dollars and trust can cost employers millions of dollars every year.


$3.86 million
The average total cost
of a data breach1
$7.91 million
The average total cost of a data breach for US organizations1


Cybersecurity used to be viewed as an IT issue, but the best IT can't protect the organization acting alone. With an estimated 27%2 of cyberattacks resulting from employee errors, HR must be involved to minimize the risk and create a culture of cybersecurity as employees are the weakest link in an organization’s cybersecurity.

Distribution of the benchmark sample by root cause of data breach
  27% - Human Error
  25% - System Glitch
  48% - Malicious or Criminal Attack

1 IBM and Ponemon Institute, 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Global Overview, https://databreachcalculator.mybluemix.net/assets/2018_Global_Cost_of_a_Data_Breach_Report.pdf



Approximately 60% of fired employees steal data from their employer.

  • Build cybersecurity competencies across your organization
  • Develop cybersecurity protocols that employees will actually follow
  • Provide meaningful cybersecurity training
  • Ensure that processes, from onboarding to termination, minimize malicious actions taken by disgruntled employees
  • Identify warning signs that hackers use to build relationships with unsuspecting employees



HR maintains sensitive employee data, data that is appealing to hackers. Protecting this data must be part of the standard operating procedure of every HR professional as they collect and maintain employees' social security numbers, full names, addresses, and dates of birth. One HR professional accessing these records on the free wi-fi at the airport can lead to a catastrophic breach, one that costs the employer hundreds of thousands of dollars in notifications and lost employee trust.

Attend this program to minimize the risk and mitigate the impact of cyberattacks by developing develop a culture of cybersecurity.

HR and IT, working together, can reduce the risk of cyberattacks!

Begin your collaboration by attending as a team. Register as an HR/IT team of 5 or more and save $495 as the 5th person can attend for free! Contact Carrie Mejorado, Program Coordinator, at comclm@msu.edu to register and save.


Tina Riley Tina M. Riley, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University (MSU). She is the Director of the School's Human Resource Executive Education program and holds a PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education as well as a Master of Arts in Labor Relations and Human Resources from MSU. Dr. Riley is a results-based educator and executive coach with expertise helping individual leaders and organizations, achieve their full potential through high-impact communications that build trust and promote inclusion and engagement.

She adopts an engaging and holistic approach to teaching that facilitates learners' ability to move from theory to practice. Her teaching style makes complex concepts accessible to graduate students and seasoned professionals alike. Dr. Riley teaches academic and professional development classes on a variety of HR and leadership topics including communications, leadership development, managing change, diversity and inclusion, conducting workplace investigations, and HR's role in cybersecurity.

Program may be taught by one or more instructors.



Registration fee: $495

  • Registration fees include continental breakfast and all course materials
  • Travel and hotel expenses are not included
  • Lunch is on your own
  • Space is limited, so we advise registering as soon as possible to secure your participation

Program times:

Registration & continental breakfast: 8:00am - 8:30am
Program time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Networking lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
June 19, 2019 course offering
June 19, 2019
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Hotel information for June 19, 2019 course offerings
East Lansing Marriott at University Place
East Lansing Marriott at University Place
300 M.A.C. Avenue
East Lansing, MI
Phone: (517) 337-4440
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  • For your convenience... If you fly into Detroit Metropolitan Airport you can take the Michigan Flyer motorcoach to the East Lansing Marriott, where the program is being held. Learn more about riding the Michigan Flyer »
  • Overnight accommodations... are not included in the program fee. To reserve a room at the special rate, call the hotel listed for the program you will be attending. Be sure to refer to MSU and the name of the seminar. The special rate will be removed a month prior to the program, so we encourage you make your reservation early.
  • Give us a call... We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this training program. You can reach us at (517) 355-9592.
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    Bring this program on-site for your team. It will lay the groundwork for success, provide a common framework and language as well as incorporate your organizational challenges. Contact Veronica Taber at (517) 432-2209 or taberver@msu.edu to discuss how you can multiply the benefits of MSU programs and save money by brining this and other programs on-site.


  • Cancellation four weeks prior to program start:  10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
  • Cancellation less than four weeks but at least two weeks prior to program start:  50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation less than two weeks prior to program start:  no refund.
  • These cancellation fees apply even if the participant wishes to reschedule to a later date for the same program or a different program.  Participants may send a substitute from the same organization for the same program and date with prior written notice and avoid the cancellation fee.

MSU reserves the right to cancel programs when enrollment criteria are not met or for conditions beyond its control. Any additional costs incurred by the enrollee of cancelled programs are the responsibility of the enrollee.



Accommodations for people with disabilities or special dietary needs may be requested by calling SHRLR Executive Education at (517) 355-9592. We will do all we can to accommodate you. It would be especially helpful if you would contact us at least three weeks before the program.


  • MSU's Federal ID Number is 38-6005984
  • Business casual attire.
  • Please, no audio or video recording.


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