Global Cyber Institute and UCLA Extension have partnered to develop strong cybersecurity programs. Together, we are devoted to excelling in teaching, learning, research, and developing leaders who make a difference globally.

  • International focus – GCI looks at cyber through  both domestic and international lenses, providing students with a global perspective.

  • World class faculty  – GCI faculty consists of world-class educators and practitioners from a range of elite organizations and institutions, including: West Point, Military Academy, Goldman Sachs, George Washington University, National Security Agency, Google, Federal Bureau of Investigations, ADP, Johns Hopkins University, Bank of America, IBM, and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

  • Learn through experience – GCI’s certificate programs are developed from direct experiences, practice, and provides participants with direct engagement with thought leaders.


Students that are accepted to participate in the Global Cyber Institute program get to learn from a faculty comprised of prominent cybersecurity experts, lawyers, judges, insurance executives, intelligence and law enforcement; many of whom advise global companies, governments, agencies, and regulatory bodies around the world on cybersecurity and technology. GCI is one of the only programs that is focused on providing students with conceptual and real-world frameworks for implementing an effective cybersecurity program and policies.

Students that pass the final exam will receive a ticket worth $1000+ to attend the annual closed-door Journal of Law & Cyberwarfare Conference in New York City on October 18th, 2018 (

The Global Cyber Institute is committed to being a leader in promoting cybersecurity education, developing partnerships, educating and training the cyber-workforce, and engaging in collaborative research with industry, government, and academia.

  • GCI partners with academia, government, and industry to provide relevant cyber-workforce education and training. 
  • GCI engages in collaborative research to address the most prevalent cyber security needs. 
  • GCI partners with UCLA Extension to support the development of strong cybersecurity programs.

Global Cyber Institute is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, to develop leaders in many disciplines who can make a difference globally.


“A remarkable program that not only taught me cyber security risks but helped me understand what I need to do to protect myself and my organization from these threats.”
-Paul Kiesel

“Attending The Global Cyber Institute Cyber Program was definitely worth the while. Faculty was insightful, responsive, and at the top of their game. Special kudos for being culturally flexible and not adopting the Socratic Method. A lot more work for the teachers that made a big difference for the students. Content was spot on and eye-opening. A must-attend for any executive and/or legal counsel that wants to develop a foundation in cybersecurity.”

-Luciano Santos, General Counsel/Legal Director at Ferrous S/A

“I had the pleasure  of attending the course on cyber security, organized by UCLA and the Global Cyber Institute in the city of São Paulo – Brazil, on June 5-6, 2018. The course exceeded my expectations. In the short space of two days, the participants had the opportunity to get an overview of the subject and understand the relevance that cybersecurity has acquired in recent times. The 4 instructors know the subject deeply and conducted the course in a way to reconcile the theoretical issues with the real problems and situations faced in the day to day business. In this instance, the simulation of a cyberattack and the  training exercises allowed the participants to reflect on the various aspects that should be the object of attention if an attack occurs and to  learn the key points that must be considered and included in an incident response plan. I strongly recommend this course to senior executives and  lawyers and given the chance I will certainly attend other similar courses organized by GCI”

-Maria Cibele Affonso dos Santos, Partner at Costa e Tavares Paes

“It was easily one of the strongest cyber programs, especially content-wise, that I’ve attended during my career. I learned a great deal and viewed cyber topics from so many different perspectives to which I hadn’t previously been exposed. You have put together an amazing program, and I would appreciate any opportunity to be a part of your programs again in the future.”

-Amanda Conforti, Senior Account Manager at William H. Connolly & Co., LLC