Business Engagement and the Information Security Professional (BESP)

BESP 2008

May 12-15, 2008


Hanover, NH USA May 12-15, 2008

An executive education program developed by the Center for Digital Strategies and Tuck Executive Education

Senior information security managers from more than 20 companies—including Ameriprise, Bechtel, Cargill, Coca-Cola, Eastman Chemical, Eaton, GM, Goldman Sachs, Nestlé, Staples, and Time Warner Cable—participated in this program.

This executive education program, the first joint offering by the center and Tuck Executive Education, was designed for information security managers of Global 1000 companies and their direct reports. Sponsored in part by Dartmouth’s Institute for Security Technology Studies, the program was developed through the center’s research and through its workshops with leading CISOs from Global 1000 firms.

The program set out to convey business concepts and skills that would help the information security professional to better understand how business leaders think, to appreciate organizational dynamics, to build an information security strategy, and to create a business case for security investments.

For more information, visit the program page on the Tuck Executive Education website.

Program Goals for Participants:

  • Develop strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Sharpen business communications skills
  • Gain insight into how senior business leaders think
  • Broaden understanding of risk and decision making
  • Enhance program/project leadership skills
  • Share best practices and build a network of professional colleagues


Hans describes this Executive Education program.

Press Release


Program Faculty

Participating Companies