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skills for business and

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WE BUILD CYBER LEADERS.

ACCELERATE YOUR CYBERSECURITY CAREER.


The Cyber Leadership Institute uses a fundamentally different model to help business and technology experts accelerate their cybersecurity career and become cyber leaders who can lead and drive their organizations to become and remain cyber resilient.

Our cybersecurity training courses deliver proven processes to develop high-value cyber strategies, receive expert mentoring by experienced cyber leaders, join a community of like-minded cybersecurity professionals, and get the tools and skills to measure and communicate your cyber resilience and track your progress.

FEATURED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS


CYBER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

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

The Cyber Leadership Program 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

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

The Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program 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. The 8-week program will equip you with the skills, tools, expert coaching and support necessary to implement high-impact transformation strategies.

ELEVATE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

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 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.

FEATURED EXECUTIVE CYBER EDUCATION PROGRAM


EXECUTIVE CYBER RESILIENCE PROGRAM

Are you a business executive, corporate director, senior risk management professional, or business owner involved in making crucial cybersecurity decisions but find the subject too complicated?

The Executive Cyber Resilience program has been designed to help non-technical business leaders better understand cyber risk and how it impacts their organization. The short, intensive, and self-paced online program goes beyond traditional cybersecurity awareness programs. It will teach you the fundamentals of cyber resilience, equipping you with practical skills to exercise your cyber risk governance responsibilities. You will also gain access to premium content and tools to help accelerate your organization’s cyber resilience posture.

EXPERT MENTORSHIP BY EXPERIENCED CYBER LEADERS


Phil Zongo

CEO and Co-Founder

Phil is an experienced head of cybersecurity, strategic advisor, author, and public speaker. He is the Amazon best-selling author of The Five Anchors of Cyber Leadership, a practical cyber strategy book for senior business leaders. 2017 winner of ISACA International’s Michael Cangemi Best Book/Article Award for major contributions in the field of IS Audit, control, and security. He is also the author of The Gift of Obstacles, a riveting memoir.

Darren Argyle

Chairman and Co-Founder

Darren is an accomplished executive with close to 20 years of international cyber risk and security experience and broad expertise in providing hands-on leadership, strategic C-level/board direction and program execution. He was named in the top 100 Chief Information Security Officers globally in 2017 and 2022, and the top 100 Global IT Security Influencers in 2018.

Jan Schreuder - Former senior Cybersecurity Partner with a Big 4 firm in Australia and Switzerland for more than 25 years.

Jan Schreuder

COO and Co-Founder

Jan is a well-known veteran of the IT and cybersecurity industry. 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


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.


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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.

BECOME PART OF THE CYBER LEADERSHIP HUB