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Chief Information Security Officer Training Course Outline

Domain 1: Governance and Risk Management 

Module 1: Governance

  • Introduction to Governance
  • Information Security Governance

Module 2: Information Security Management Structure

  • Introduction
  • Sizing
  • Management Structure

Module 3: Principles of Information Security

  • Principles of Information Security
  • CIA Traid
  • Security Vulnerabilities, Threats, Risks, and Exposures
  • Cyberattack Elements
  • Defence-in-depth

Module 4: Risk Management

  • Risk Management Programme
  • Approach
  • Process
  • Method
  • Best Practice Frameworks for Risk Management

Module 5: Management and Technical Information Security Elements

  • Management and Technical Information Security Elements
  • Security Programme Plan
  • Security Policies, Standards, and Guidelines
  • Asset Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Engineering
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security
  • Security Assessments and Testing
  • Security Training and Awareness
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Module 6: Compliance

  • Compliance
  • Compliance Team
  • Compliance Management

Module 7: Privacy

  • Privacy
  • Privacy Impact Assessment
  • Privacy and Security

Module 8: Laws and Regulatory Drivers

  • Laws and Regulatory Drivers
  • Federal Information Security Modernisation Act
  • Defence Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 252.204-7012
  • Who Does DFARS 252.204-7012 Apply to?
  • How Does Compliance Impact an Organisation?
  • Clinger-Cohen Act
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
  • Who Does PCI DSS Apply to?
  • Privacy Act of 1974
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • General Data Protection Regulation

Module 9: Standards and Frameworks

  • ISO/IEC 27000 Series
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Federal Information Processing Standards
  • Privacy Shield

Module 10: Information Security Trends and Best Practices

  • Information Security Trends and Best Practices
  • Open Web Application Security Project
  • Cloud Security Alliance
  • Centre for Internet Security

Module 11: Information Security Training and Certifications

  • International Information System Security Certification Consortium
  • International Council of E-Commerce Consultants
  • Sans Institute
  • Computing Technology Industry Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Offensive Security

Module 12: Ethics

  • Introduction to Ethics

Domain 2: Information Security Controls, Compliance, and Audit Management

Module 13: Information Security Controls

  • Control Fundamentals
  • Control Frameworks

Module 14: Information Security Control Life Cycle

  • Information Security Control Life Cycle
  • Risk Assessment
  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Assessment
  • Monitoring

Module 15: Information Security Control Life Cycle Frameworks

  • NIST Risk Management Framework
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • ISO/IEC 27000


Module 16: Information Security Control Frameworks

  • Components of Exploring Information Security Control Frameworks
  • NIST SP 800-53
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • ISO/IEC 27002
  • CIS Critical Security Controls
  • CSA Cloud Controls Matrix

Module 17: Auditing for the CISO

  • Auditing for the CISO
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Process
  • Control Self-assessments
  • Continuous Auditing
  • Specific Types of Audits and Assessments

Domain 3: Security Programme Management and Operations

Module 18: Security Programme Management

  • Security Areas of Focus
  • Security Streams of Work
  • Security Projects

Module 19: Security Programme Budgets, Finance, and Cost Control

  • Establishing the Budget
  • Managing and Monitoring Spending
  • Security Programme Resource Management: Building the Security Team

Module 20: Project Management

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Phases of Project Management
  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Closing

Domain 4: Information Security Core Competencies

Module 21: Malicious Software and Attacks

  • Malware
  • Scripting and Vulnerability-Specific Attacks

Module 22: Social Engineering

  • Types of Social Engineering Attacks
  • Why Employees are Susceptible to Social Engineering?
  • Social Engineering Defences

Module 23: Asset Security

  • Asset Inventory and Configuration
  • Secure Configuration Baselines
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Asset Security Techniques

Module 24: Data Security

  • Data at Rest
  • Data in Transit
  • Data in Use
  • Data Life Cycle

Module 25: Identity and Access Management

  • Identity and Access Management Fundamentals
  • Identity Management Technologies
  • Authentication Factors and Mechanisms
  • Access Control Principles
  • Access Control Models
  • Access Control Administration
  • Identity and Access Management Life Cycle

Module 26: Communication and Network Security

  • WANs and LANs
  • IP Addressing
  • Network Address Translation
  • Network Protocols and Communications
  • Wireless
  • Network Technologies and Defences

Module 27: Cryptography

  • Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Definitions
  • Cryptographic Services
  • Symmetric, Asymmetric, And Hybrid Cryptosystems
  • Hash Algorithms
  • Message Authentication Codes
  • Digital Signatures
  • Public Key Infrastructure

Module 28: Cloud Security

  • Cloud Security
  • Cloud Computing Characteristics
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Cloud Service Models
  • Cloud Security Risks and Assurance Levels
  • Cloud Security Resources

Module 29: Physical Security

  • Making Security Decisions
  • Physical Security Threats
  • Physical Security Programme Planning
  • Physical Security Resources
  • Physical Security Controls
  • Physical Security Auditing and Measurement

Module 30: Personnel Security

  • Personnel Security
  • Software Development Security
  • Integrating Security into the SDLC
  • Security SDLC Roles and Responsibilities
  • Software Vulnerabilities
  • Secure Coding Practices
  • Software Vulnerability Analysis and Assessments

Module 31: Forensics, Incident Handling, and Investigations

  • Relevant Law
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Incident Response and Investigations
  • Forensics and Digital Evidence

Module 32: Security Assessment and Testings

  • Introduction to Security Assessment and Testings
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Penetration Testing
  • Security Programme Assessments

Module 33: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • Introduction to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Continuity Planning Initiation
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Identify Preventive Controls
  • Develop Recovery Strategies and Solutions
  • Develop the Plan
  • Test the Plan
  • Maintain the Plan

Domain 5: Strategic Planning, Finance, Procurement, and Vendor Management

Module 34: Strategic Planning 

  • Introduction to Strategic Planning
  • Organisational Strategic Planning
  • Organisational Strategic Planning Teams
  • Strategic Planning Process
  • Security Strategic Plan

Module 35: Making Security Decisions

  • Introduction to Making Security Decisions
  • Enterprise Architecture

Module 36: Financial Management

  • Financial Management
  • Accounting and Finance Basics
  • Information Security Annual Budget

Module 37: Procurement and Vendor Management

  • Overview of Procurement and Vendor Management
  • Procurement Core Principles and Processes
  • Types of Contracts
  • Scope Agreements
  • Third-party Vendor Risk Management

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Who should attend this Chief Information Security Officer Training?

This Chief Information Security Officer Certification Course is designed to provide IT professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to lead and manage an organisation's Information Security programme. This CISSP Training Course can benefit a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Security Consultants
  • IT Security Engineers
  • Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)
  • Network Architects
  • IT Consultants
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Officers

Prerequisites of the Chief Information Security Officer Training

There are no formal prerequisites for this Chief Information Security Officer Course.

Chief Information Security Officer Training Course Overview

The Chief Information Security Officer Training Course equips professionals with the knowledge and skills to protect against evolving cyber threats and adhere to compliance standards. In a world where data breaches can have devastating consequences, mastering the principles of Information Security is essential.

Proficiency in Information Security is vital not only to protect an organisation's assets but also to maintain its reputation and customer trust. IT Professionals, Cybersecurity Experts, and aspiring Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) should aim to master this CISSP Training Course. With the increase in data breaches and tightening regulations, a foundation in Information Security is critical for career growth and ensuring a secure digital landscape.

This intensive 3-day Chief Information Security Officer Training Course provides delegates with a comprehensive understanding of essential concepts, strategies, and best practices in Information Security. Delegates will gain the expertise needed to identify vulnerabilities, assess risks, and implement robust security measures.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the core principles and concepts of Information Security
  • To develop expertise in risk management and compliance
  • To master security architecture and engineering
  • To acquire in-depth knowledge of cryptography and access control systems
  • To learn about network security and security operations
  • To gain proficiency in security assessments and testing
  • To understand the principles of software development security

After completing this Chief Information Security Officer Training, delegates will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to lead and manage organisations’ Information Security programmes. A CISSP Certification Training not only validates their knowledge but also opens doors to numerous career opportunities as CISOs, Security Consultants, or Information Security Managers. 

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What’s included in this Chief Information Security Officer Training Course?

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  • Chief Information Security Officer Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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A Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a senior-level executive responsible for overseeing an organisation's information security strategy and ensuring that cybersecurity policies and practices align with business objectives.
There are no formal prerequisites for this Chief Information Security Officer Course.
This training is designed for anyone who wants to reach a top-level position in the information security profession. However, this Chief Information Security Officer Course is more beneficial for Information Security Officers and Digital Security Managers.
Qualifications for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) include extensive cybersecurity experience, advanced education, relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM), and knowledge of cybersecurity frameworks and regulations. The Knowledge Academy’s Chief Information Security Officer Courses provide you with the skill set to apply for CISO roles.
Security operations, cyber risk and cyber intelligence, data loss and fraud prevention, security architecture, programme management, governance, etc., are the primary responsibilities of a CISO.
Policy development and administration, communication and presentation skills, supervisory skills, collaboration and conflict management, risk assessment and management, are the skills needed to be a successful CISO. Gain these skills by registering for The Knowledge Academy’s Chief Information Security Officer Training.
Our Chief Information Security Officer Training Course will teach you about information security controls, organisational strategic planning, and other topics to understand the security challenges for protecting organisations against information security risks and becoming a successful Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Specialised training is necessary to become a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This may include advanced cybersecurity courses, leadership and management training, and information security and risk management certifications. Register for The Knowledge Academy’s Chief Information Security Officer Training to secure a career in Information Security.
The Knowledge Academy provides comprehensive Chief Information Security Officer Training. These Chief Information Security Officer Courses focus on various aspects of cybersecurity leadership, risk management, compliance, and strategic planning tailored to the responsibilities of a CISO.
To remain current with cybersecurity trends as a CISO, engage in ongoing education through newsletters, blogs, conferences, webinars, forums, online courses, and certifications. The Knowledge Academy’s Chief Information Security Officer Training’s curriculum aligns with the latest updates in Information Security.
Soft skills essential for a CISO include leadership, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, adaptability, teamwork, conflict resolution, strategic thinking, and emotional intelligence.
To prepare for CISO interviews, emphasise leadership, technical prowess, and strategic thinking. Highlight experience in incident response, risk management, and regulatory compliance. Register for The Knowledge Academy’s Chief Information Security Officer Training for expert guidance on this topic.
The average salary for a Chief information Security Officer in Oxford is £1,20,745. This can vary according to factors like experience, qualifications and location. Register for The Knowledge Academy’s Chief Information Security Officer Training to secure a high-paying role in Information Security.
Yes, transitioning into a CISO role from a different IT background is possible with relevant experience, certifications, and a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity principles, risk management, and compliance requirements.
CISOs should consider certifications like CISSP, CISM, CCISO, CCSP, CEH, and CIPP to validate their expertise information security, governance, risk management, and compliance, enhancing their credibility and proficiency. Register for The Knowledge Academy's Chief Information Security Officer Training to boost you career in Information Security.
Developing leadership skills for a CISO role involves cultivating strategic thinking, effective communication, team management, and decision-making. Register for The Knowledge Academy’s Chief Information Security Officer Training to enhance your leadership skills.
CISOs can stay prepared for emerging cybersecurity threats by staying updated on industry trends, conducting regular risk assessments, investing in advanced security technologies, and fostering a culture of security awareness within the organisation.
Yes, participating in professional associations can be highly beneficial for CISOs. These associations provide opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing, and professional development through conferences, workshops, and forums.
CISOs can balance security measures with business agility by adopting a risk-based approach to security, implementing flexible security frameworks, fostering a culture of security awareness, and leveraging technologies like automation and cloud security solutions to adapt quickly to changing business needs.
Key challenges for CISOs include evolving threats, skills gaps, compliance requirements, budget constraints, cloud security, insider threats, IT complexity, and vendor risk management. Addressing these requires a comprehensive strategy, leadership, collaboration, and adaptation to emerging threats and technologies.
The Knowledge Academy in Oxford is a prestigious training provider known for its extensive course offerings, expert instructors, adaptable learning formats, and industry recognition. It's a dependable option for those seeking this Chief Information Security Officer Training.
The training fees for Chief Information Security Officer Training certification in Oxford starts from £2495
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