C/CISO (Certified Chief Information Security Officer)

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  • Specialism CISO
  • Certifications CCISO
  • Location Europe
  • Study type Classroom
  • Course Type Short (less than 3 months)
  • Duration 5-day classroom training plus the C/CISO exam from
  • Price €3,950

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About the course

This 5-day training, including the C/CISO (Certified Chief Information Security Officer) exam from EC-Council, provides information security managers with the most effective tools to defend their organization against cyber attacks

C/CISO (Certified Chief Information Security Officer) – training options

Option 1: 5-day classroom training plus the C/CISO exam from EC-Council Option 2: In-company training

C/CISO – the latest independent security certification from EC-Council

EC-Council's Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C/CISO) certification was developed by the world's leading information security specialists and is vendor-independent. C/CISO is the first internationally recognized certification that demonstrates skills in both the development and implementation of a (risk-based) information security management strategy, in accordance with organizational goals. This C/CISO training is based on the latest version 3 and contains:

  • New parts regarding the AVG/GDPR
  • More focus on (risk) management frameworks, such as NIST, TARA, OCTAVE, FAIR, COBIT and ITIL
  • More attention to vendor management
  • A deep dive into contract management
  • Step-by-step instructions for building and maintaining a security program
  • A look at new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), augmented reality, autonomous SOCs, dynamic deception, etc. from the CISO level
  • Strategic planning
  • How you as a CISO should manage a security incident (war games)

Purpose of the C/CISO training

The C/CISO training provides information security managers with the most effective tools to defend their organization against cyber attacks. In training:

  • you will learn to combine your technical knowledge and experience with the ability to translate this into business value
  • you will realize that your decisions in the field of information security have a direct impact on, for example, operational costs and the efficiency and flexibility of the entire organization
  • teaches you to ensure the development and communication of a sound strategy in a constantly changing technical environment with which potential new risks for your organization can be recognized and where possible prevented

Exclusively for you as a student!

C.I.S.OAs a C/CISO student, you will receive an exclusive license from OhPhish as a try-out. OhPhish is an email phishing simulation tool that allows you to test up to 1,000 employees for their resilience against phishing attacks. The OhPhish Learning Management System contains a large number of templates and interactive e-learning modules.

You will also receive 12 editions of the e-magazine CISO MAG from EC-council free of charge. Here you will find international best practices, trends, research and news for your role as CISO. 

C/CISO exam domains

The C/CISO exam tests your knowledge in the following practice areas/domains:

  • Governance and risk management
  • Information security controls, compliance and audit management
  • Security program management and operations
  • Information security core competencies
  • Strategic planning, finance, procurement and vendor management

C/CISO exam requirements

To become C/CISO certified you must meet a number of conditions:

  • you must have 5* years of relevant work experience in 3 of the 5 C/CISO domains/practice areas
  • you must complete and sign a so-called exam eligibility application for EC-Council in your personal online learning environment
  • Naturally, you must pass the C/CISO exam of EC-Council
  • After certification you must continue to meet the PE requirements

* If you do not yet have this experience, you can complete the training with the EC-Council Information Security Manager (EISM) exam (and certification). 

About the C/CISO exam

With the training you will receive a voucher for the internationally recognized official C/CISO exam from EC-Council. You can take the C/CISO exam at a time of your choice at the training location. The multiple-choice exam is scenario-based and consists of 150 questions. You must answer 72% of the questions correctly. You will have 2½ hours to do this. Your C/CISO certification is valid for 3 years. 

The greatest chance of passing the C/CISO exam!

If you do not pass the C/CISO exam, you may attend the C/CISO training again within one year, completely free of charge.

About EC Council

EC Council - IMF AcademyThe international EC-Council is the owner of many internationally known and renowned certifications such as CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), ECSA/LPT (EC-Council Security Analyst & Licensed Penetration Tester), C/TIA (Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst) and CHFI ( Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator). EC-Council has more than 40,000 security professionals as members in more than 145 countries and has certified more than 200,000 information security managers worldwide.

For whom?

The C/CISO training is important for IT security managers, security consultants, security officers, risk managers, IT auditors, information security managers and many other professionals who aspire to or already fulfill the position of CISO.

Number of participants

Given the intensive nature of this 5-day Certified Chief Security Officer (C/CISO) training, the number of participants is limited. The training is almost always fully booked. We recommend that you book directly or reserve a place. 

Level of training

The C/CISO training is given at HBO working and thinking level.


Start date Location / delivery
09 Sep 2024 Europe
04 Nov 2024 Europe
13 Jan 2025 Europe

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