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
FEATURED CAREER ACCELERATION COURSES
EXPERT MENTORSHIP BY EXPERIENCED CYBER LEADERS
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.
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.
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:
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.
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Protecting the Crown
Build a cybersecurity strategy around high-value digital assets.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Learn to balance cybersecurity risk with business opportunity.
First 100 Days
First 100 Days CISO training, setting the CISO up for success.
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.
CISOs are now closely involved in strategic decision making, including mapping product road maps, complying with a raft of regulations, ensuring the business securely embraces digital transformation while assuring the board, clients and investors that cyber capabilities are fit for purpose.
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.
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.
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.
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