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The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center


Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC)

Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC)
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Position Announcement:

American University's Kogod School of Business invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position in cybersecurity governance and risk management.
View the position announcement.


Cybersecurity Advisory Council discussing tactics to combat security breaches.The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC) at American University aims to promote "good cybersecurity governance" by providing Board-level leaders and their designees with thoughtful, practical, timely and well-supported guidance on the cybersecurity issues that are essential to their core stakeholder responsibilities.


The increasing frequency of cybersecurity breaches—both those made public and those kept quiet—and the poor response to those breaches demonstrate how unprepared most organizations are for cyberattacks launched by hacktivists, criminals, and nation-supported entities.

IT specialists weigh the benefits of emerging cyber governance strategies.Today’s leaders are in desperate need of shared intelligence, emerging best practices, and managerial guidance to meet this threat to their organizations’ viability and credibility. The economic, organizational, and technological dimensions of the cybersecurity challenge require a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to “good” governance.

The Kogod School of Business at American University’s location in Washington, D.C. puts the Center in a unique position to access, integrate, synthesize, and report on leading edge research and practice in both the private and public sector.

KCGC | In Practice

KCGC Publications

  • CYBERSECURITY ACT OF 2015 REVIEW: What it Means for Cybersecurity Governance and Enterprise Risk Management

    Written by Joseph Panetta and R. Andrew Schroth

    This paper specifically focuses on Title I - Cybersecurity Information Sharing and provides an executive overview as it relates to cybersecurity governance and enterprise risk management.

    Download as PDF
  • Five Reasons Your Cybersecurity Governance Strategy May Be Flawed And How To Fix It

    Written by Peter Iannone and Ayman Omar

    This paper examines five key challenges of cybersecurity governance and how to more effectively address them.

    Download as PDF


  • "What's Working in Washington" hosts KCGC Deputy Director Rebekah Lewis for a discussion on corporate accountability and cybersecurity.
    Listen to the story and read more.
  • KCGC Deputy Director Rebekah Lewis delivers keynote address, “The Digital Economy in 2017: Cybersecurity Trends, Challenges and Solutions,” at the year-end event of the Digital Enterprise Lab (DEL) in Venice, Italy.
    Event announcement.
    Read more about DEL.
  • KCGC co-sponsors event bringing together regional CIOs and CISOs from the higher education sector to discuss cybersecurity program development and strategies for increasing top-level engagement.
    Read more at KCGC In Practice.
  • KCGC Deputy Director Rebekah Lewis sits down with Federal News Radio to discuss the role of management and organizational culture in cybersecurity.
    Listen to the story.
    Read more.
  • KCGC hosts the final field hearing of the U.S. Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.
    Read about the Commission.
    Watch the hearing.
    View the press release.
  • KCGC holds student workshop entitled "What is Cybersecurity Governance and What Do You Need to Know About It?”
    View Event Proceedings
  • KCGC Executive Director Professor Bill DeLone talks to Federal News Radio about training the future’s cyber experts.
    Listen to the story.
  • American University’s Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center Hires Legal Expert, Rebekah Lewis, as Deputy Director.
    View the Press Release.
  • Professor Bill DeLone, executive director of the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center, is quoted in a article about why cybersecurity is now the hottest MBA career path in business analytics.
    Read the article.
  • Leif Ulstrup, an Advisor to the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center, discusses what growth areas to watch in the Internet of Things.
    Read the article.
  • The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center hosts the first meeting of the Global Forum to Advance Cyber Resilience.
    Read about the event.
  • The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center is featured in's article on the uptake of cybersecurity by top business schools.
    Read the article.
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