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Become a World-Class Cyber Security Executive

Dramatically transform your cyber leadership skills and boost your credibility with executives and boards.

WE BUILD CYBER LEADERS.

ACCELERATE YOUR CYBERSECURITY CAREER.


The Cyber Leadership Institute (CLI) is creating a powerful and diverse global movement of visionary cyber leaders who think critically and actively collaborate to drive positive change within their organizations and accelerate the creation of a resilient digital ecosystem. CLI now boasts thousands of active cyber leaders across more than 50 countries and dozens of industry verticals.

Our flagship Cyber Leadership Program (CLP) uses a unique combination of self-paced online lectures, hundreds of actionable toolkits, live interactions, simulated crisis simulation, and gamified strategy design – designed to help you accelerate change and boost credibility with executives and boards.

FEATURED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS


CYBER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
(CLP)

Are you an aspiring CISO, IT or security professional looking to advance your executive and leadership skills?

The Cyber Leadership Program (CLP) is an advanced, executive-level program for cyber professionals who want to develop their executive skills, c-suite stakeholder and board engagement, and become a leading chief information security officer. No longer confined to the corridors of information technology, the CISO role has expanded beyond compliance focus into a strategic role requiring robust soft skills. In addition to cyber resilience strategies and risk management, we will cover essential leadership topics such as effective governance and oversight, communicating cyber strategy to the board members and senior executives, and engaging with stakeholders to get support and buy-in for your cyber resilience program. Our program is designed to integrate your technical skills with the business skills necessary to land the CISO role.

CYBER STRATEGY AND TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM (CSTP)

Are you a business or technology leader responsible for leading cyber strategy and transformation in your organization?

The Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program (CSTP) is an intensive, accelerated, and comprehensive course for senior leaders, program directors and project managers responsible for leading cyber strategies and transformation programs across their organization. The CSTP is designed to help you develop and execute high-value strategies to reach cyber resilience quickly and make the important link between cyber strategy, business strategy, and business risk. Learn how to define high value cyber strategies, communicate them effectively, enlist the support or critical stakeholders, accelerate change, and build confidence and credibility with executive stakeholders and the Board. The 8-week program will equip you with the skills, tools, expert coaching and support necessary to implement high-impact transformation strategies.

FEATURED CAREER ACCELERATION COURSES


ELEVATE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
(EPB)

Do you want to gain industry respect, accelerate into an executive role, boost your earnings, or become an authority in your professional domain?

Elevate Your Personal Brand (EPB) shares proven strategies to help any professional develop a strong personal brand quickly. This short, intensive, and self-paced course will help you develop, monetize, and sustain an outstanding strong personal brand and equip you with the skills to give you leverage. Designed to position you as the thought-leader and obvious choice for keynote addresses, executive roles, opinion pieces, and high-visibility strategic projects, it will also ensure you stand out from the crowd.

CYBER RESILIENCE FUNDAMENTALS (CRF)

Would you like to distinguish yourself from technical colleagues as as business-savvy cyber security professional? Or are you interested in transitioning to a cyber security career path?

Cyber Resilience Fundamentals (CRF) is the ultimate entry-level course for aspiring and established cybersecurity professionals who are eager to accelerate their cybersecurity careers, regardless of age, background or experience. From understanding high-impact cyber resilience strategies to articulating cyber risk and strategies to decision-makers, the CRF provides the necessary tools and knowledge to position you as a business-savvy cyber professional, accelerate your career and begin your leadership journey. 

EXPERT MENTORSHIP BY EXPERIENCED CYBER LEADERS


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.

Darren Argyle

Chairman and Co-Founder

Darren is an Industry Fellow at Chartered Institute of Information Security’s (CIISec), board member and keynote speaker with over 20 years’ cyber leadership experience. Former Group CISO for Qantas Airlines, FinTech Group CISO and executive positions at IBM, Group Chief Information Security Risk Officer for Standard Chartered Bank. He was ranked in the Top 100 Global Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) in 2017 and 2022, and Top 100 Global Cyber Security Influencers 2016 & 2017 by SC Magazine.

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.

DEVELOP ALL THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO BE A CYBER LEADER AND ACCELERATE YOUR CYBERSECURITY CAREER


Most cybersecurity courses and CISO certifications teach technical skills. This creates specialists who don't always understand the big picture or have a very technical view of cyber risks and can’t communicate effectively with the board, executive management, or business stakeholders — skills usually developed through years of experience.

In addition to high impact cyber strategies, we teach you the complete set of interconnected business skills you need to succeed as a cyber leader including:

  • Enabling the business strategy with your cyber strategy
  • Linking cyber risk to enterprise and operational risk
  • Stakeholder management and communication
  • Metrics, measures and KPIs
  • Program planning, budgeting, and oversight
  • Operational and financial management

GET CLARITY AND FOCUS


Sharply focus on the high-value cyber strategies that deliver the greatest risk reduction.

We help you to cut through the noise...

Senior business professionals often find cybersecurity overly technical and complex. As a result, they often have limited direct engagement in or buy-in into the key decisions required to drive cyber resilience.

..with  laser-focused high impact strategies 

We help you cut through the complexity and steer away from conventional, one-size-fits-all cybersecurity investment models to define high impact strategies that prioritize your “crown jewels.”

FLEXIBILITY TO WORK ONLINE

AT YOUR OWN PACE


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.

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES


FEATURED RESOURCES


CISO Playbook:

Protecting the Crown 

Jewels

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.

FEATURED BLOGS


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Key considerations for establishing a security monitoring program

The old narrative that you focus on deterrent cyber controls doesn’t make sense any more. Most enterprises now concede that if a capable threat actor targets them, it will likely get in.


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Women in Cybersecurity: Why are there so few female CISOs and how do we change this?

At the Cyber Leadership Institute, we are obsessed with helping aspiring CISOs realize and fulfil their dreams. We recognize, however, the gender imbalance within our industry.


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What keeps a CISO awake? An uncomfortable bed … and my third party supply chain

I’m often asked by my fellow colleagues, 'what keeps me up at night?', to which I currently reply, 'an uncomfortable bed'. For those of you who have ever had significant home renovation, I know you will sympathize. 


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JOIN THE CYBER LEADERSHIP HUB


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.

Join the Cyber Leadership Institute today