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CCISO: Certified Chief Information Security Officer Training


The chief information security officer (C|CISO) training and certification program is the first of its kind and has trained top-tier information security professionals all around the world.

  • Category : EC-Council

Course Price : $2999 Per Participant

Course Description

The chief information security officer (C|CISO) training and certification program is the first of its kind and has trained top-tier information security professionals all around the world.

The Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) is concerned not only with technical expertise but also with the strategic implementation of best practices in information security management. Experienced CISOs created the program to help both existing and future information security officers.

The training for the Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) is designed to help bridge the gap between the executive management skills that CISOs need and the technical understanding that many people who want to be CISOs already have. When a practitioner strives to advance their career from mid-management to upper or executive management roles, this can be a significant obstacle to overcome.

A significant portion of this is generally acquired through on-the-job training; however, the C|CISO Training may be the most important factor in making a smooth transition to the highest ranks of information security management.

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What you will learn

  • green-tick Importance of Governance, including solid policy writing, aligning the security program to industry-recognized frameworks
  • green-tick Focusses on Management Controls, Audit Management, and Risk Management
  • green-tick Focusses on what makes up the bulk of a CISO’s day - Project Management and the importance of ensuring information security is part of projects from their inception
  • green-tick Focusses on technical topics as a high level of technical proficiency is assumed of all CCISO students
  • green-tick Understanding of content regarding leadership, aligning security programs to the overall goals of the business, strategic management, executive buy-in, financial management

Who should attend this course?

  • Governance (Policy, Legal & Compliance)
  • IS Management Controls and Auditing Management (Projects, Technology & Operations)
  • Management - Projects and Operations
  • Information Security Core Competencies
  • Strategic Planning & Finance


5 CCISO Domains


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  • Define, implement, manage and maintain an information security governance program that includes leadership, organizational structures, and processes.
  • Align information security governance framework with organizational goals and governance, i.e., leadership style, philosophy, values, standards, and policies.
  • Establish information security management structure.
  • Establish a framework for information security governance monitoring (considering cost/benefits analyses of controls and ROl).
  • Understand standards, procedures, directives, policies, regulations, and legal issues that affect the information security program
  • Understand the enterprise information security compliance prog
  • Risk Management

  • Create a risk management program policy and charter
  • Create a risk assessment methodology and framework
  • Create and manage risk register
  • Create risk assessment schedule and checklists
  • Create risk reporting metrics and processes
  • Compliance

  • Analyze and understand common external laws, regulations, standards, best practices applicable to the organization, and organizational ethics.
  • Be familiar with international security and risk standards such as ISO 27000 and 31000 series
  • Implement and manage information security strategies, plans, policies, and procedures to reduce regulatory risk
  • Understand the importance of regulatory information security organizations and appropriate industry groups and stakeholders
  • Understand information security changes, trends, and best practices
  • Understand and manage enterprise compliance program controls, information security compliance process and procedures, compliance auditing, and certification programs
  • Understand the information security compliance process and procedures
  • Compile, analyze, and report compliance programs
  • Understand the compliance auditing and cortication programs
  • Follow organizational ethics
  • Information Security Management Controls

  • Identify the organization's operational process and objectives
  • Design information systems controls in alignment with the operational needs and goals and conduct testing prior to implementation to ensure effectiveness
  • Identify and select the resources required to effectively implement and maintain information systems controls. Such resources can include human capital, information, infrastructure, and architecture (e.g., platforms, operating systems, networks, databases, applications)
  • Design and implement information systems controls to mitigate risk. Monitor and document the information systems control performance in meeting organizational objectives by identifying and measuring metrics and key performance indicators
  • Design and conduct testing of information security controls to ensure effectiveness, discover deficiencies, and ensure alignment with the organization's risk management program
  • Design and implement processes to appropriately remediate deficiencies and evaluate problem management practices to ensure that errors are recorded, analyzed, and resolved in a timely manner
  • Assess and implement tools and techniques to automate information systems control processes.
  • Measure, manage, and report on security control implementation and effectiveness
  • Audit Management

  • Understand the IT audit process and be familiar with IT audit standards
  • Apply information systems audit principles, skills and techniques in reviewing and testing information systems technology and applications to design and implement a thorough risk-based IT audit strategy
  • Execute the audit process in accordance with established standards and interpret results against defined criteria to ensure that the information systems are protected, controlled and effective in supporting organization's objectives
  • Evaluate audit results, weighing the relevancy, accuracy, and perspective of conclusions against the accumulated audit evidence
  • Assess the exposures resulting from ineffective or missing control practices and formulate a practical and cost-effective plan to improve those areas
  • Develop an IT audit documentation process and share reports with relevant stakeholders as the basis for decisionmaking
  • Ensure that the necessary changes based on the audit findings are effectively implemented in a timely manner
  • Security Program Management

  • For each information systems project develop a clear project scope statement in alignment with organizational objectives
  • Define activities needed to successfully execute the information systems program, estimate activity duration, and develop a schedule and staffing plan
  • Develop, manage and monitor the information systems program budget, estimate and control costs of individual projects
  • Identify, negotiate, acquire and manage the resources needed for successful design and implementation of the information systems program (e.g., people, infrastructure, and architecture)
  • Acquire, develop and manage information security project team
  • Assign clear information security personnel job functions and provide continuous training to ensure effective performance and accountability
  • Direct information security personnel and establish communications, and team activities, between the information systems team and other security related personnel (e.g. technical support, incident management, security engineering)
  • Security Program Operations

  • Resolve personnel and teamwork issues within time, cost, and quality constraints
  • Identify, negotiate and manage vendor agreement and community
  • Participate with vendors and stakeholders to review/assess recommended solutions; identify incompatibilities, challenges, or issues with proposed solutions
  • Evaluate the project management practices and controls to determine whether business requirements are achieved in a cost-effective manner while managing risks to the organization
  • Develop a plan to continuously measure the effectiveness of the information systems projects to ensure optimal system performance
  • Identify stakeholders, manage stakeholders' expectations, and communicate effectively to report progress and performance
  • Ensure that necessary changes and improvements to the information systems processes are implemented as required
  • Access Control

  • Identify the criteria for mandatory and discretionary access control, understand the different factors that help in implementation of access controls and design an access control plan
  • Implement and manage an access control plan in alignment with the basic principles that govern the access control systems such as need to-know
  • Identify different access control systems such as ID cards and biometrics
  • Understand the importance of warning banners for implementing access rules
  • Develop procedures to ensure system users are aware of their lA responsibilities before granting access to the information systems
  • Social Engineering, Phishing Attacks, Identity Theft

  • Understand various social engineering concepts and their role in insider attacks and develop best practices to counter social engineering attacks
  • Design a response plan to identity theft incidences
  • Identify and design a plan to overcome phishing attacks
  • Physical Security

  • Identify standards, procedures, directives, policies, regulations, and laws for physical security
  • Determine the value of physical assets and the impact if unavailable
  • Design, implement and manage a comprehensive, coordinated, and holistic physical security plan to ensure overall organizational security including an audit schedule and performance metrics
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning

  • Develop, implement, and monitor business continuity, business recovery, contingency planning, and disaster recovery plans in case of disruptive events and ensure alignment with organizational goals and objectives
  • Direct contingency planning, operations, and programs to manage risk
  • Design documentation process as part of the continuity of operations program
  • Design and execute a testing and updating plan for the continuity of operations program
  • Understand the importance of integration of lA requirements into the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).
  • Firewall, IDS/PS and Network Defense Systems

  • Understand and manage network cloud security
  • Identify the appropriate intrusion detection and prevention systems for organizational information security
  • Design and develop a program to monitor firewalls and identify firewall configuration issues
  • Understand perimeter defense systems such as grid sensors and access control lists on routers, firewalls, and other network devices
  • Identify the basic network architecture, models, protocols and components such as routers and hubs that play a role in network security
  • Understand the concept of network segmentation
  • Manage DMZ, VPN and telecommunication technologies such as PBX and VOIP
  • Identif network vulnerabilities and explore network security controls such as use of SSL and TLS for transmission security
  • Support monitor test, and troubleshoot issues with hardware and software
  • Manage accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment
  • Wireless Security

  • Identify vulnerability and attacks associated with wireless networks and manage different wireless network security tools
  • Virus, Troians and Malware. and other Malicious Code Threats

  • Assess the threat of virus, Trojan and malware to organizational security and identify sources and mediums of malware infection
  • Deploy and manage anti-virus systems
  • Develop process to counter virus, Trojan, and malware threats including training both security teams and non-security teams on secure development processes
  • Secure Coding Best Practices and Securing Web Applications

  • Develop and maintain software assurance programs in alignment with the secure coding principles and each phase of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Understand various system-engineering practices
  • Configure and run tools that help in developing secure programs
  • Understand software vulnerability analysis techniques including static code, dynamic code, and software composition analysis.
  • Install and operate the IT systems in a test configuration manner that does not alter the program code or compromise security safeguards
  • Identify web application vulnerabilities and attacks and web application security tools to counter attacks
  • OS Hardening

  • Identify various OS vulnerabilities and attacks and develop a plan for hardening OS systems
  • Understand system logs, patch management process and configuration management for information system security
  • Encryption Technologies

  • Understand the concept of encryption and decryption, digital certificates, public key infrastructure and the key differences between cryptography and steganography
  • Identify the different components of a ervntosystem
  • Develop a plan for information security encryption techniques
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

  • Design, develop and implement a penetration testing program based on penetration testing methodology to ensure organizational security
  • Identify different vulnerabilities associated with information systems and legal issues involved in penetration testing
  • Develop pre and post testing procedures
  • Develop a plan for pen test reporting and implementation of technical vulnerability corrections
  • Develop vulnerability management systems
  • Threat Management

  • Create and manage a threat management program including threat intelligence, thirdparty threats, and security bulletins regarding hardware and software, particularly open-source software
  • Incident Response and Computer Forensics

  • Develop a plan to identify a potential security violation and take appropriate action to report the incident
  • Comply with system termination procedures and incident reporting requirements related to potential security incidents or actual breaches
  • Assess potential security violations to determine if the network security policies have been breached, assess the impact, and preserve evidence
  • Diagnose and resolve IA problems in response to reported incidents
  • Design incident response procedures including testing, table top exercises, and playbooks
  • Develop guidelines to determine whether a security incident is indicative of a violation of law that requires special legal action
  • Identify the volatile and persistent system information
  • Set up and manage forensic labs and programs
  • Understand various digital media devices, e-discovery principles and practices and different file systems
  • Develop and manage an organizational digital forensic program
  • Establish, develop and manage forensic investigation teams
  • Design investigation processes such as evidence collection, imaging, data acquisition, and analysis
  • Identify the best practices to acquire, store and process digital evidence
  • Configure and use various forensic investigation tools
  • Design anti-forensic techniques
  • Application Security

  • 6.1 Secure SDLC Model
  • 6.2 Separation of Development, Test, and Production Environments
  • 6.3 Application Security Testing Approaches
  • 6.4 DevSecOps
  • 6.5 Waterfall Methodology and Security
  • 6.6 Agile Methodology and Security
  • 6.7 Other Application Development Approaches
  • 6.8 Application Hardening
  • 6.9 Application Security Technologies
  • 6.10 Version Control and Patch Management
  • 6.11 Database Security
  • 6.12 Database Hardening
  • 6.13 Secure Coding Practices
  • Virtualization Security

  • 8.1 Virtualization Overview
  • 8.2 Virtualization Risks
  • 8.3 Virtualization Security Concerns
  • 8.4 Virtualization Security Controls
  • 8.5 Virtualization Security Reference Model
  • Cloud Computing Security

  • 9.1 Overview of Cloud Computing
  • 9.2 Security and Resiliency Cloud Services
  • 9.3 Cloud Security Concerns
  • 9.4 Cloud Security Controls
  • 9.5 Cloud Computing Protection Considerations
  • Transformative Technologies

  • 10.1 Artificial Intelligence
  • 10.2 Augmented Reality
  • 10.3 Autonomous SOC
  • 10.4 Dynamic Deception
  • 10.5 Software-Defined Cybersecurity
  • Strategic Planning

  • Design, develop and maintain enterprise information security architecture (EISA by aligning business processes, IT software and hardware, local and wide area networks, people, operations, and projects with the organization's overall security strategy
  • Perform external analysis of the organization (e.g., analysis of customers, competitors, markets and industry environment) and internal analysis (risk management, organizational capabilities, performance measurement etc.) and utilize them to align information security program with organization's objectives
  • Identify and consult with key stakeholders to ensure understanding of organization's objectives
  • Define a forward-looking, visionary and innovative strategic plan for the role of the information security program with clear goals, obiectives and targets that support the operational needs of the organization
  • Define key performance indicators and measure e effectiveness on continuous basis
  • Assess and adjust security resources to ensure they support the organization's strategic objectives
  • Monitor and update activities to ensure accountability and progress
  • Finance

  • Analyze, forecast and develop the operational budget of the security department
  • Acquire and manage the necessary resources for implementation and management of information security plan
  • Allocate financial resources to projects, processes and units within information security program
  • Monitor and oversee cost management of information security projects, return on investment (ROl) of key purchases related to IT infrastructure and security and ensure alignment with the strategic plan
  • Identify and report financial metrics to stakeholders
  • Balance the IT security investment portfolio based on EISA considerations and enterprise security priorities
  • Understand the acquisition life cycle and determine the importance of procurement by performing Business Impact Analysis
  • Identify different procurement strategies and understand the importance of costbenefit analysis during procurement of an information system
  • Understand the basic procurement concepts such as Statement of Objectives (SOO), Statement of Work (SOW), and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders (which may include internal client, lawyers, IT security professionals, privacy professionals, security engineers, suppliers, and others) on the procurement of IT securitv products and services
  • Include risk-based security requirements in acquisition plans, cost estimates, statements of work, contracts, and evaluation factors for award, service level agreements, and other pertinent procurement documents
  • Design vendor selection process and management policy
  • Develop contract administration policies that direct the evaluation and acceptance of delivered IT security products and services under a contract, as well as the security evaluation of IT and software being procured
  • Develop measures and reporting standards to measure and report on key objectives in procurements aligned with IT security policies and procedures
  • Understand the lA security requirements to be included in statements of work and other appropriate procurement documents
  • Third Party Management

  • Design third party selection process
  • Design third party management policy, metrics, and processes
  • Design and manage the third party assessment process including ongoing compliance management
  • Develop measures and reporting standards to measure and report on key objectives in procurements aligned with IT security policies and procedures
  • Include risk-based security requirements in acquisition plans, cost estimates, statements of work, contracts, and evaluation factors for award, service level agreements, and other pertinent procurement documents
  • Understand the security, privacy, and compliance requirements to be included in Statements of Work (SOW), Master Service Agreements (MSA), and other appropriate procurement documents
  • What Exam Do I Need To Get Certified?

    • 712-50 CCISO : EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer with Remote Proctoring Services


    CCISO Exam Details

    Exam Title: EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
    Exam Code: 712-50
    Test Format: Scenario-based multiple-choice questions
    Number of Questions: 150
    Duration: 2.5 hours
    Availability: EC-Council Exam Portal
    Passing Score: 60–85%, depending on exam form


    The CCISO's five domains are as follows:

  • IS Core Concepts
  • Governance
  • Security Program Management and Operations
  • Risk Management, Controls, and Audit Management
  • Strategic Planning, Finance, and Vendor Management
  • Along with knowing the fundamentals of information security, you'll also be familiar with compliance management, governance and risk management, standards and best practices, audit, program, and operations management, finances, strategic planning, vendor management, and procurement.

    The EC-Council Information Security Manager program, or EISM, enables you to enroll in CCISO training even if you are not yet qualified to sit for the CCISO exam. Once you have accumulated a few years of experience, EISM will apply.

    You can select from our smooth, adaptable, and practical delivery choices, such as instructor-led training, virtual instructor-led training (vILT), private group training, and e-Learning options.

    Microtek Learning helps you get ready for more EC-Council certifications in relevant fields, such as

  • EC-Council Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester LPT (Master)
  • EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH)
  • OR

  • EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
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