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CISM Training

Online Instructor-led (4 days)

Classroom (4 days)

Online Self-paced (32 hours)

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Training Outline

This CISM training course covers the following areas:

Domain 1: Information Security Governance

Module 1: Organisational Culture

  • About Information Security Governance
  • Reason for Security Governance
  • Security Governance Activities and Results
  • Risk Appetite

Module 2: Legal, Regulatory, and Contractual Requirements

  • Introduction
  • Requirements for Content and Retention of Business Records

Module 3: Organisational Structures, Roles and Responsibilities

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Monitoring Responsibilities

Module 4: Information Security Strategy Development

  • Introduction
  • Business Goals and Objectives
  • Information Security Strategy Objectives
  • Ensuring Objective and Business Integration
  • Avoiding Common Pitfalls and Bias
  • Desired State
  • Elements of a Strategy

Module 5: Information Governance Frameworks and Standards

  • Security Balanced Scorecard
  • Architectural Approaches
  • Enterprise Risk Management Framework
  • Information Security Management Frameworks and Models

Module 6: Strategic Planning

  • Workforce Composition and Skills
  • Assurance Provisions
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Action Plan to Implement Strategy
  • Information Security Program Objectives

Domain 2: Information Security Risk Management

Module 7: Emerging Risk and Threat Landscape

  • Risk Identification
  • Threats
  • Defining a Risk Management Framework
  • Emerging Threats
  • Risk, Likelihood and Impact
  • Risk Register

Module 8: Vulnerability and Control Deficiency Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Security Control Baselines
  • Events Affecting Security Baselines

Module 9: Risk Assessment and Analysis

  • Introduction to Risk Assessment and Analysis
  • Determining the Risk Management Context
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Risk Management Integration with IT Life Cycle Management Processes
  • Risk Scenarios
  • Risk Assessment Process
  • Risk Assessment and Analysis Methodologies
  • Other Risk Assessment Approaches
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Evaluation
  • Risk Ranking

Module 10: Risk Treatment / Risk Response Options

  • Introduction to Risk Treatment / Risk Response Options
  • Determining Risk Capacity and Acceptable Risk (Risk Appetite)
  • Risk Response Options
  • Risk Acceptance Framework
  • Inherent and Residual Risk
  • Impact
  • Controls
  • Legal and Regulatory Requirements
  • Costs and Benefits

Module 11: Risk and Control Ownership

  • Risk Ownership and Accountability
  • Risk Owner
  • Control Owner

Module 12: Risk Monitoring and Reporting

  • Risk Monitoring
  • Key Risk Indicators
  • Reporting Changes in Risk
  • Risk Communication, Awareness and Consulting
  • Documentation

Domain 3: Information Security Program Development and Management

Module 13: Information Security Program Resources

  • Introduction to Security Program Development and Management
  • Information Security Program Objectives
  • Information Security Program Concepts
  • Common Information Security Program Challenges
  • Common Information Security Program Constraints

Module 14: Information Asset Identification and Classification

  • Information Asset Identification and Valuation
  • Information Asset Valuation Strategies
  • Information Asset Classification
  • Methods to Determine Criticality of Assets and Impact of Adverse Events

Module 15: Industry Standards and Frameworks for Information Security

  • Enterprise Information Security Architectures
  • Information Security Management Frameworks
  • Information Security Frameworks Components

Module 16: Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines

  • Policies
  • Standards
  • Procedures
  • Guidelines

Module 17: Information Security Program Metrics

  • Introduction to Information Security program Metrics
  • Effective Security Metrics
  • Security Program Metrics and Monitoring
  • Metrics Tailored to Enterprise Needs

Module 18: Information Security Control Design and Selection

  • Introduction
  • Managing Risk Through Controls
  • Controls and Countermeasures
  • Control Categories
  • Control Design Considerations
  • Control Methods

Module 19: Information Security Control Implementation, Integration, Testing, and Evaluation

  • Introduction
  • Baseline Controls
  • Introduction
  • Control Strength
  • Control Recommendations

Module 20: Information Security Awareness and Training

  • Security Awareness Training and Education
  • Developing an Information Security Awareness Program
  • Role Based Training

Module 21: Management of External Services

  • Governance of Third-Party Relationships
  • Third Party Service Providers
  • Outsourcing Challenges
  • Third-Party Access

Module 22: Information Security Program Communications and Reporting

  • Program Management Evaluation
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle
  • Security Reviews and Audits
  • Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement
  • Monitoring Approaches
  • Measuring Information Security Management Performance
  • Ongoing Monitoring and Communication

Domain 4: Incident Management

Module 23: Incident Response Plan

  • Introduction to Incident Response Plan
  • Relationship Between Incident Management and Incident Response
  • Goals of Incident Management and Incident Response
  • Incident Handling and Management Life Cycle
  • Incident Management and Incident Response Plans
  • Importance of Incident Management
  • Outcomes of Incident Management
  • Incident Management Resources
  • Policies and Standards
  • Incident Management Objectives
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Response and Recovery Plan
  • Role of Information Security Manager in Incident Management
  • Risk Management
  • Assurance Process Integration
  • Value Delivery
  • Resource Management
  • Defining Incident Management Procedures
  • Detailed Plan of Action for Incident Management
  • Current State of Incident Response Capability
  • Developing and Incident Response Plan
  • Incident Management Response Teams
  • Organising, Training and Equipping the Resource Staff
  • Incident Notification Process
  • Challenges in Developing an Incident Management Plan

Module 24: Business Impact Analysis

  • Introduction to Business Impact Analysis
  • Elements of Business Impact Analysis
  • Benefits of Conducting a Business Impact Analysis

Module 25: Business Continuity Plan

  • Integrating Incident Response with Business Continuity
  • Methods for Providing Continuity of Network Services
  • High-Availability Considerations
  • Insurance

Module 26: Disaster Recovery Plan

  • Introduction to Disaster
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Procedures
  • Recovery Operations
  • Evaluating Recovery Strategies
  • Addressing Threats
  • Recovery Sites
  • Basis for Recovery Site Selection
  • Response and Recovery Strategy Implementation

Module 27: Incident Classification/Categorisation

  • Introduction to Incident Classification/Categorisation
  • Escalation Process for Effective Incident Management
  • Help/Service Desk Processes for Identifying Security Incidents

Module 28: Incident Management Training, Testing and Evaluation

  • Incident Management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Incident Management Metrics and Indicators
  • Performance Measurement
  • Updating Recovery Plans
  • Testing Incident Response and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Periodic Testing of the Response and Recovery Plans
  • Testing for Infrastructure and Critical Business Applications
  • Types of Tests
  • Test Results
  • Recovery Test Metrics

Module 29: Incident Management Tools and Technologies

  • Incident Management Systems
  • Incident Response Technology Foundations
  • Personnel
  • Skills
  • Awareness and Education
  • Audits
  • Outsourced Security Providers

Module 30: Incident Investigation, Evaluation, and Containment Methods

  • Introduction
  • Executing Response and Recovery Plans
  • Introduction to Incident Containment Methods

Module 31: Incident Response Communication, Eradication, and Recovery

  • Introduction to Incident Response Communication
  • Notification Requirements
  • Communication Networks
  • Eradication Activities
  • Recovery

Module 32: Post-Incident Review Practices

  • Introduction Post-Incident Review Practices
  • Identifying Causes and Corrective Actions
  • Documenting Events
  • Establishing Legal Procedures to Assist Post-Incident Activities
  • Requirements for Evidence
  • Legal Aspects of Forensic Evidence

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Who Should Attend and Prerequisites 


There are no prerequisites for this CISM training course. However, candidates will thrive if they have some information security experience.


This training course is designed for experienced Information Security Managers and others involved in directing information security programmes. However, this training course will be much more beneficial for:

  • Information Security Managers
  • IT Consultants
  • Chief Information Officers

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Training Overview

Information security managers are IT experts that supervise other IT workers by performing various information and digital security activities. Information security managers are focused on ensuring that their team properly meets their organisation's information security demands. The CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) Training course will assist students in understanding information security system topics. It helps associations by recommending and implementing needed updates to the existing systems. This training will also indicate the expertise of individuals in information security governance, programme development and management, and risk management. Acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge of data security will undoubtedly assist individuals in pursuing various international jobs. 

This 4-day CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) training course covers all the essential topics by which delegates will become fully familiar with the information security system. During this training, delegates will get familiar with the information security programme development and management. They will also learn about the importance of risk management, strategy development, asset valuation, gap analysis, data security, financial management, and many more. Our highly professional trainer with years of experience in teaching such courses will conduct this training course and will help you get a complete understanding of this course.

Course Objectives

  • To learn about security governance activities and results
  • To work with Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement
  • To acquire skills about security program metrics and monitoring
  • To gain an understanding of incident management response teams
  • To become familiar with risk communication, awareness and consulting
  • To attain knowledge about identifying causes and corrective actions

After attending this CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) training course, delegates will be able to implement a risk management programme in an organisation effectively. They will also be able to efficiently plan business continuity, disaster recovery, and risk management

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What’s Included in this CISM Training Course?

  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • Experienced CISM Instructor
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Refreshments

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CISM Training FAQs


The Knowledge Academy’s CISM training courses include an exam pass guarantee, the courseware book, course material, ISACA exam preparation, a certificate, an experienced instructor, and refreshments.
Our exam pass guarantee essentially assures that we will support you until you pass your CISM examination. We guarantee that if you attend our training course, you will pass your CISM exam. All we require is that you sit the exam within 90 days of course completion, you attend all classes, and complete all assignments (pre-course work and homework). If you do happen to fail your CISM examination, you will be able to attend the class again and re-sit the exam free of charge. CISM examination results must be confirm to allow re-enrolment (subject to availability).
No, examinations are not included with CISM training courses as exams are provided by ISACA. You will need to book directly with ISACA using this address:
CISM training courses are designed for anyone interested/involved in information systems management.
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