Surviving Cyber - The Coaching Course 

Surviving Cyber - The Coaching Course is a 6-week online live coaching course that helps the owners of small  businesses in Ireland and the UK create their Pathway to Peace of Mind from Cyber risk. 

The course is a collaborative live online learning experience that is only offered to a small group (20 maximum) at any one time. 

It offers participants significant one-to-one engagement with me as the course instructor and the opportunity to provide input to course design. Feedback is both requested and expected from participants.  

The coaching course will reopen in February 2022. You can register for updates on the course on this page so you will not miss out when the course re-opens. 

Suitable for the owners of small businesses of many types, including:
  • Accountants
  • Lawyers/Solicitors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Surveyors
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Other Financial Advisors
  • Digital Marketing companies
  • SaaS providers
  • IT Services providers
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Digital first businesses
  • ...and many more

Details of the Course

This is a live coaching course designed around the principle of co-creation. Course participants can thus ensure that the course covers the topics of most importance to them. The course consists of 6 live group coaching calls of one-hour duration. 

Each of these session deals with one topic and each topic builds on the one before. The sessions are a mix of teaching and interaction with a Q&A session at the end. 

Recordings of the calls are made available afterwards to participants along with any handouts from the session. 

In week 6, I hold 1-to-1 sessions with each course participant to review their Pathway to Peace of Mind from Cyber risk.

Benefits of the Course

This course delivers a transformation in the way that you think about and manage cyber risk in your businesses. It offers you  significant one-to-one engagement with me as the course instructor.  It helps you:

  1. Learn how to address the Mindset Challenge in your thinking about cyber risk
  2. Discover my 5-Step Framework to Cyber Resilience that becomes your Strategy.
  3. Learn how to significantly reduce your exposure to the 3 pillars of cyber risk: Technology, People and Governance
  4. Investigate whether to transfer cyber risk through insurance
  5. Learn how to plan your response to a cyber incident
  6. Create your Pathway Plan achieving a mindset shift, adopting a strategy, and outlining a tactical plan for your business

The Curriculum

This is a live Coaching Course consisting of 6 weekly sessions of 1 hour each, usually held at lunch time on Thursdays. 

The Curriculum is as follows:

Week 1:  The Mindset Challenge

Increasing understanding of the sources of cyber risk and types of losses suffered by different business types. Introducing the Surviving Cyber Mindset. 

Week 2:  The 5-Step Framework
Providing a 5 Step Framework for managing Technology, People and Governance risks. The 5 Steps are Assess, Reduce, Transfer, Respond and Report 

Week 3: How to significantly Reduce your Cyber risk
Explaining how to significantly reduce your exposure to the three pillars of cyber risk: Technology, People and Governance. 

Week 4: How to transfer Cyber risk through insurance 

How to transfer unwanted residual cyber risk to an Insurer.

Week 5: Responding to your Cyber Incident
How to create your Incident Response Plan. 

Week 6: Creating Your Pathway Plan
How to create your Pathway to Peace of Mind incorporating the course work you have already completed 

Week 6: One -to-One Sessions

Reviewing the Pathway created by the participant and identifying next steps in a tangible Road Map.

Bonus # 1

A Cyber Insurance Checklist: 20 questions to ask your Insurance Provider or Broker

Bonus # 2

Suggested criteria for assessing the suitability of an IT service provider  to provide cyber risk services to your business

Bonus # 3

Helpful suggestions to consider when managing your exposures to popular social media platforms

Why take this course?

Ask yourself the following questions:

" What happens if I don't take this course? "

The likely answer is that nothing changes, except perhaps, the threat environment may worsen as cyber risk continues to evolve. You will have at least the same risk that a cyberattack could happen at any time and your worry may well increase until you decide to tackle the issue.

 Cyber risk will remain on the "long finger" - to be dealt with another day. That approach may work but you are hoping that your business does not join the large number of small businesses that have already experienced the trauma of a cyber attack and not survived for very long afterwards. The problem with this approach is that hope is not a great strategy!

" What happens if I do take this course? "

If you decide to invest in the course, you receive the outlined benefits and the bonuses. 6 weeks from now, you could have acquired your new knowledge and have begun to implement your Pathway Plan.

You will significantly reduce your exposure to Technology, People and Governance risk and will have moved away from worry, empowered by the action you are taking and the progress you are making. You are now in control of the problem and have begun your journey to Cyber Resilience.

Course Fee

The price of the course is Euro 697. The course fee can be paid by credit card. An invoice will be issued to your business on request.

Naturally, there are alternative ways to address cyber risk and each carries a cost.

You could consider increasing your spending on technology products and services from your IT Service Provider in the hope that technology alone will address the issues. The cost of this option could be catastrophic if your IT Service Provider does not have the cybersecurity skills to deliver “what’s best for your business”.

You could also consider waiting until you are hacked without a Cyber Resilience Plan in place and risk losing your business and potentially, your livelihood. The financial cost of this outcome is catastrophic, not to mention the personal price of continuing to worry that one day your business will be a victim of a cyber-attack.

My Guarantee

I want to make the buying decision easy for you so you don’t have to be concerned about making a mistake on this purchase. Because I am confident that The Coaching Course will add value for you and that you will be satisfied, I will take away any risk attaching to your decision to invest in the course by offering a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked. Just email me at and let me know if you decide that you want a refund for any reason.

Application Timeline

The Coaching Course is not currently available. However, the next course will begin in Summer  2023 for a maximum of 20 business owners and managers. The deadline for signing up will be a few days before the course opens or as soon as the available places are taken up. 

How to Register

Would you like to save your spot on this personalised course that will help you get to grips with this worry by creating your Pathway to Peace of Mind from Cyber risk?

Register your interest in the Summer 2023 course now, by submitting your details below. I will contact you once the course dates are finalised and before the limited number of spaces that are available are gone. 

Have any Questions?

Please feel free to contact me at if you have questions about the course. I will be happy to hear from you.

My message for companies that think they haven't been attacked is: You're not looking hard enough. "              James Snook, deputy director in the office for cyber security, Government cabinet office, London - April 2016 

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