CISO is a unique designation that has been designed in cooperation with industry leaders to identify a solid blend of functional and executive IT job roles and sill requirements.
Co-Founder and President of EC-Council
The Chief Information Security Officer Certification (CISO) program is the first of its kind that recognizes an individual’s accumulated skills in developing and executing an information security management strategy in alignment with organizational goals.
CISO equips information security leaders with tools to protect against security breaches by actively improving the current information technology security solutions, enforcing regulatory requirements and aligning IS with the strategic needs and goals of their business. This skill set enables the CISO to be the best guardian of their organization’s digital assets.
The CISO position emerged worldwide as a designation of executive leaders who can address the emerging threats to information security by developing and maintaining a tough information security strategy. CISOs – with the experience, leadership, communication skills and innovative strengths are born to resolve the ever-growing information security threats. The CISO of tomorrow will play a vital role in creating effective and efficient processes and will lead a team of technically skilled professionals to defend the core interests of their organization.
To rise to the role of the CISO, strong technical knowledge and experience is now even more imperative than ever before but it must be accompanied by the ability to communicate in business value. CISOs understand that their information security decisions often have a direct impact on their organization’s operational cost, efficiency and agility. As organizations introduce new technologies, CISOs develop and communicate a strategy to avoid the potential risks stemming from their implementation to the organization’s operations.
Today’s world is one of constant and instant information exchange. Organizations, be it private businesses or government bodies, rely on sophisticated computer databases and networks to share digital information on a daily basis with their subsidiaries, branches, partners, clients, employees and other stakeholders. However, years of information security incidences and the onslaught of the recent cyber attacks prove that digital data can be easily compromised. Organizations therefore, are increasingly in need for a new set of skills and processes to ensure the security of information at a scale that will be required tomorrow.
If your aspiration is to have the highest regarded title within the information security profession – CISO, if you already have earned the role of a CISO, or if you are currently playing the role of a CISO in your organization without the official title, the CISO designation will be the recognition of your knowledge and achievements that will award you with professional acknowledgement and propel your career.
- Independent validation of competency and experience in crucial CISO disciplines
- Senior executive level business knowledge benchmark
- Peer and Industry level recognition
- Increased value of your Information Security role
- Increased credibility, confidence and promotability
- Access to the CISO community
Assurance that CISOs possess the necessary skills to:
- Identify factors that pose risk to the successful operation of your organization
- Develop and implement technical, operational and procedural safeguards to manage those risk factors.
- Over 17 Countries
- All 7 Continents
- Countries Include (but are not limited to):
- Cayman Islands
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Hewlett Packard
- Dow Jones
- Lockheed Martin
- US Navy
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Wells Fargo
- Pricewaterhouse Coopers
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Acer Technologies
- Anglo Irish Bank
- Kinder Morgan
- Mobile Clearinghouse Network
- West Virginia Medical Institute
- Vice President
- Chief Security Strategist
- Senior IS Director
- Chief Security Architect
- Senior IT Risk & Compliance Manager