CISM Training

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Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Training Course Outline

Domain 1: Information Security Governance

Module 1: Introduction to Information Security Governance

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

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
  • 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 or Risk Response Options

  • 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 Programme Development and Management

Module 13: Information Security Program Resources

  • Introduction
  • 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
  • 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: Security Programme Management

  • Risk Management
  • Risk Management Programme
  • Risk Treatment
  • Audit and Reviews
  • Third-Party Risk Management

Module 20: Security Programme Operations

  • Event Monitoring
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Security Engineering and Development
  • Network Protection
  • Endpoint Protection and Management
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Incident Management
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Managed Security Service Providers
  • Data Security
  • Cryptography
  • Symmetric Key Algorithms

Module 21: IT Service Management

  • Service Desk
  • Incident Management
  • Problem Management
  • Change Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Release Management
  • Service Levels Management
  • Financial Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Service Continuity Management
  • Availability Management
  • Asset Management

Module 22: Controls

  • Internal Control Objectives
  • Information Systems Control Objectives
  • General Computing Controls
  • Control Frameworks
  • Controls Development
  • Control Assessment

Module 23: Metrics and Monitoring

  • Types of Metrics
  • Audiences
  • Continuous Improvement

Domain 4: Information Security Incident Management

Module 24: Security Incident Response Overview

  • Phases of Incident Response

Module 25: Incident Response Plan Development

  • Objectives
  • Maturity
  • Resources
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Gap Analysis
  • Plan Development

Module 26: Responding to Security Incidents

  • Detection
  • Initiation
  • Evaluation
  • Recovery
  • Remediation
  • Closure
  • Post-Incident Review

Module 27: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Disaster
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Testing BC and DR Planning

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Who should attend this CISM Certified Information Security Manager Course?

The CISM Training Course is a globally recognised certification focusing on developing a professional’s expertise in managing Information Security systems and practices. This CISM Certification Course can be beneficial for professionals, including:

  • Information Security Managers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Risk Management Specialists
  • Compliance Officers
  • Security Analysts
  • IT Consultants
  • Data Protection Officers

Prerequisites of the CISM Certified Information Security Manager Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this CISM Certified Information Systems Manager Training Course. However, a basic understanding of Information Security and experience in job roles related to it can be beneficial for delegates.

CISM Certified Information Security Manager Course Overview

The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Training equips professionals with the skills and knowledge to safeguard valuable information assets. It is a highly relevant and crucial discipline in a technology-driven landscape. CISM, offered by ISACA, is a globally recognised certification that ensures individuals are well-versed in managing and governing an organisation's information security.

Proficiency in the CISM Training Course is vital as it empowers professionals to navigate the complex landscape of Information Security, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. IT and Cybersecurity Experts, Risk Managers, Compliance Officers, and those aspiring to lead and manage information security teams should aim to master CISM.

The Knowledge Academy’s 4-day CISM Training gives delegates a comprehensive understanding of Information Security Management. Delegates will gain expertise in risk management, governance, incident response, and security development. Through real-world case studies and practical exercises, delegates will learn how to apply their knowledge effectively, making them invaluable assets to their organisations.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the core principles of Information Security governance
  • To learn to develop and manage an Information Security aligned with business objectives
  • To master risk management processes to safeguard an organisation's assets
  • To acquire skills for incident response and recovery
  • To gain the ability to establish and maintain Information Security policies and procedures
  • To develop the competence to align Information Security with regulatory and compliance requirements
  • To learn how to manage and govern Information Security teams effectively
  • To prepare for the CISM exam and enhance their career prospects

After completing this CISM Training and passing the certification exam, delegates will be recognised as Certified Information Security Managers. This globally respected certification demonstrates their expertise in Information Security management and opens up numerous career opportunities.

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What’s included in this CISM Certified Information Security Manager Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • CISM Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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CISM Training FAQs

CISM Certification Courses are designed to help individuals study for and pass the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification exam. These courses cover topics such as information security governance, risk management, security program development, and incident management.
These CISM Courses enhance career prospects by validating advanced knowledge in information security management, risk management, and governance, providing a competitive edge in the cybersecurity field.
There are no formal prerequisites for this CISM Certification Training Course. However, a basic understanding of Information Security and experience in job roles related to it can be beneficial for delegates.
Pursuing this CISM Certification Training is essential because it equips individuals with advanced knowledge and skills in information security management, enhancing their ability to protect organisational assets, mitigate risks, ensure compliance, and advance their careers in cybersecurity.
The difficulty level of these CISM Certification Training Courses can vary depending on factors such as the delegate's prior experience in information security management, their familiarity with the CISM exam domains, and the comprehensiveness of the training materials.
This CISM Training comes with a 4-day training session from experienced trainers, a digital delegate pack, and a certificate upon completion of the course.
The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification was introduced by ISACA in 2002. It targets information security management, bridging technical security and business objectives. Since its inception, it has gained global recognition for its specialised focus.
CISM Certification Training provides advanced skills in information security management, enabling you to design and manage security programs effectively. It enhances career opportunities, earning potential, and professional credibility in the cybersecurity field.
This CISM Certification Training is suitable for Information Security Managers, IT Managers, Security Consultants, Auditors, Risk Managers, Compliance Officers, and those seeking career advancement in cybersecurity.
The duration of this CISM Certification Course spans across 4 days.
These CISM Courses contribute to career advancement and professional development by providing advanced knowledge and skills in information security management, enhancing job performance, increasing earning potential, and opening up opportunities for leadership roles and higher-level positions in cybersecurity.
Yes, delegates will receive a CISM certificate upon completing this CISM Training.
The Knowledge Academy provides flexible self-paced training for this CISM Training. Self-paced training is beneficial for individuals who have an independent learning style and wish to study at their own pace and convenience.
In this CISM Certified Information Security Manager Course, delegates learn about information security governance, risk management, program development, incident management, and security management practices to excel in cybersecurity roles and pass the CISM Certification exam.
Please see our CISM Training courses available in South Africa
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for CISM Training.
The training fees for CISM Training in South Africa starts from R54895.
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