World Pioneer in Cybersecurity Leadership Training and Career Mentorship

See why leading organisations in over 60 countries around the world rely on Cyber Leadership Institute for learning and career development for cyber security leaders and their teams

Empowering Leaders, Developing Teams, Pursuing Excellence

At our core, we serve three distinct yet interconnected groups:

Individuals: Boost your cyber security career with our highly acclaimed courses, coaching, and mentorship. Our programs are tailored to help you climb the career ladder and increase your earning potential. Join a global community of leading cyber experts, all working together to make a real difference.

Enterprises: Strengthen your cyber security leadership team with our modular skills development framework, designed to enhance capabilities and drive effective team performance. Our proven leadership and functional cyber domain training are key to fostering a more cohesive culture and improving staff retention, ultimately paving the way for greater success in the boardroom.

Vendors and Consulting Firms: Take your cyber security expertise to the next level with our specialized courses. We train vendor and consulting teams to better understand and meet the needs of top cyber executives, turning them from regular vendors into essential, trusted advisors.


Phil Zongo

CEO and Co-Founder

Phil is an international keynote speaker, multi-award winning virtual CISO and bestselling author. He is an official member of Forbes Business Council, an Invitation-Only Global Community for Successful Business Owners and Leaders. He was named one of 2020’s Top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (New York USA), as well as 2017 winner of ISACA International’s Best Article Award (Chicago, USA). His views have been featured by Forbes, CISCO, NZ Business Herald, Financial Standard, SAP, etc., and named as one of the Top 7 Global Cyber Security Leaders in 2023 by the Security Magazine and ISACA.

Darren Argyle

Chairman and Co-Founder

Achievements include Top 100 CISO’s globally in 2017 and 2022, and awarded 'Innovator of the Year' by SANS Institute in 2022. In 2023, he was awarded the Chief Security Officer Top 30 (CSO30) for the third consecutive year, including receiving the first inaugural Leadership award for CSO30. A former Group CISO four times, including S&P Global (formally Markit), Qantas Airlines, Standard Chartered Bank, IBM. Finally, Darren’s mentorship was instrumental in the launch of an innovative cyber software business, which is expected to exit with a valuation in excess of $100m.

Jan Schreuder

COO and Co-Founder

Jan is a well-known veteran of the IT and cybersecurity industry. Named in the IFSEC Top 25 Most Influential Global Cyber Security Professionals in 2022. Previously a partner at a Big 4 professional services firm for more than 25 years, Jan lead cybersecurity consulting projects for large global organizations. He is now an independent cybersecurity strategy advisor to boards and executives.



We understand that business executives are busy. That’s why all of the Cyber Leadership Institute learning programs are available in multiple formats, so you can choose to work the way you want to. Learn anytime, anywhere, in whichever mode you like

Online e-learning platform

Watch training videos in high definition at adjustable playback speeds, listen to recordings or read the text transcripts. Access the training online from any desktop or mobile device, anywhere in the world, anytime you like.

Join the Cyber Leadership Hub

Join an online community of like-minded cyber leaders who are all tackling cyber risks in their businesses. Created to democratize essential and high-quality toolkits, helping you fast-track your resilience strategies. We help you accomplish more without breaking the bank because we are simply obsessive about CISO success. Get inspired, ask questions, generate ideas, work together, share solutions, build trust, and lead the charge together.

On-demand mentoring by experienced cyber leaders

Get personalized mentoring from experienced cyber leaders who can troubleshoot your problems and provide direction. All programs include weekly Q&A calls, recordings, case studies, live stream sessions and 24/7/365 support.

Real world experience

Enhance your credibility as an executive cyber leader by learning and applying practical strategies that have been tried and tested in real world situations.



CISO Playbook:

Protecting the Crown 


Build a cybersecurity strategy around high-value digital assets.

CISO Playbook:

Mergers and Acquisitions

Learn to balance cybersecurity risk with business opportunity.

CISO Playbook:

First 100 Days

First 100 Days CISO training, setting the CISO up for success.

CISO Playbook:

Cyber Resilience Governance

Learn to develop lean, efficient, and effective cyber governance structures.

Click here to access an ever-growing collection of valuable resources intended to help  cyber security professionals and cyber leaders successfully lead their organizations to cyber resilience.


Our reimagined one-stop-shop that will give you full access to a range of tools designed to help you excel in your executive role, boost your credibility, and advance your career, including:

  • Access to the CISO Playbook series — our in-depth guides designed to assist your cybersecurity posture — and other free resources
  • Private discussions groups where you can discuss cybersecurity topics with your global peers
  • The latest cybersecurity industry news, all in one place
  • A monthly newsletter jam-packed with actionable cybersecurity leadership insights, inspiring CISO success stories, and career transforming tips
  • Live or recorded webcasts on emerging cyber risks and cutting-edge leadership ideas
  • First access to job opportunities posted directly by hiring CISOs, not recruiters

To improve your experience, our new Hub is available on Web, Android, and iOS.