One of the leading distributors of EC-Council (the owner and creator of world-famous cybersecurity training certifications), Wissen, has peaked in certifying more than 200 cyber leaders in the Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) program in Singapore.
Singapore, January 16, 2023: EC-Council’s representative and distributor in 10 Asia-Pacific countries, Wissen, climbed new heights in certifying over 200 cybersecurity professionals in EC-Council’s C|CISO program. Cybersecurity leaders from various corporate and government agencies and small and medium-sized companies enrolled in the program to learn from experts in this field. The C|CISO program is witnessing a surge in inquiries and registrations in Singapore.
A one-of-a-kind information security program, C|CISO aims to build top-level cybersecurity executives of the highest caliber and merit. This certification is curated with contributions from the C|CISO Advisory Board and helps existing and aspiring CISOs advance their career in information security and sharpen business insight. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular certifications at Wissen today and is being opted for by emerging cyber leaders across the country.
To tackle evolving business needs, chief security officers must have high adaptability to deal with new policies, technologies, and emerging threat patterns. C|CISO incorporates wargaming sessions in live classes to help candidates build critical decision-making skills and enhance their experience in incident handling.
Jay Bavisi, the CEO and President of EC-Council says, “Unlike other security management certifications, emphasizing middle management, the C|CISO certification aims to upgrade middle managers to the executive level. It is more of a leadership course designed to upskill experienced InfoSec professionals.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 19,500 openings for information security analysts are projected each year, on average, over the decade (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022). The data further reinstates the demand for skilled professionals who have expertise in information security management and can make quick decisions under pressure.
The evolving cybersecurity industry requires more skilled professionals capable of combating complex challenges at the strategic level. With the adoption of novel technologies making way for sophisticated cyberattack tactics, infosec professionals must understand the criticalities and implement a comprehensive security strategy at all levels.
Created by knowledgeable and current chief information security officers, the CCISO Body of Knowledge covers the five essential CISO domains in detail. It combines all critical aspects to help security professionals transition to executive leadership.
EC-Council’s sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. Its core mission is to help organizations, educators, governments, and individuals address global workforce problems by developing and curating world-class cybersecurity education programs and certifications while providing cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the world. EC-Council is trusted by seven of the Fortune 10 companies, 47 of the Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. Department of Defense, global intelligence communities, NATO, and more than 2,000 of the world’s best universities, colleges, and training companies. EC-Council programs are available in more than 140 countries and set the bar for cybersecurity education.
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Wissen is the exclusive distributor and sole representative of EC-Council in 10 Asia-Pacific countries, known as the cybersecurity competency development arm. Close to 100 EC-Council academia and accredited training partners across Singapore and Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam are managed by Wissen. Wissen also works in collaboration with government and local associations to proliferate EC-Council’s cybersecurity courses.