Join the Elite: The Acclaimed Cyber Leadership Program – Endorsed by Cyber Security Professionals from Over 60 Countries

In just 8 weeks we show everyday cyber security professionals stuck in a humdrum 9 to 5 how to stand out from the crowd, increase their earning potential - feel more confident to apply for promotion or that higher paying role.

This exclusive program is ideal if you're looking to move into cyber security management or already an experienced leader looking to gain an edge.

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1 April 2024

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NEXT COHORT

1 April 2024

FOR ENTERPRISE

Multiple enrollments discount available

FOR INDIVIDUAL

USD 2,750

excl. GST/VAT

FREE Download First 100 Days CISO Playbook and Toolkit - sneak peek into the quality of the program supporting assets
Rising to the top of the cyber security profession certainly has its rewards, with some CISO's total compensation now exceeding million-dollars.
This is more than just a course, the Cyber Leadership Program is a comprehensive package of skills and techniques designed to help you lead with confidence and take advantage of career opportunities.
Rising to the top of the cyber security profession certainly has its rewards, with some CISO's total compensation now exceeding million-dollars.
This is more than just a course, the Cyber Leadership Program is a comprehensive package of skills and techniques designed to help you lead with confidence and take advantage of career opportunities.
With the cyber security skills gap at an all-time high of 4 million, as reported by ISC2, there's a pressing demand driving salaries up at all levels. This offers an unparalleled opportunity to advance your skills, outperform peers, and join the elite.
Excited? You should be. This program might just be your most career-defining opportunity this year. 
So, here’s the deal.
With the cyber security skills gap at an all-time high of 4 million, as reported by ISC2, there's a pressing demand driving salaries up at all levels. This offers an unparalleled opportunity to advance your skills, outperform peers, and join the elite.
Excited? You should be. This program might just be your most career-defining opportunity this year. 
So, here’s the deal.
Our approach combines online tutorials, regular check-in calls, and personalised 1:1 mentoring. We guide you through a leadership skills development path that's been time-tested and highly effective. The outcomes are evident — check out endorsements below from some our 5000+ members, countless careers have been accelerated, reaping substantial rewards. 
Ready to join the elite?
Let our founders Darren, Phil, and Jan lead you to your next career milestone.
Our approach combines online tutorials, regular check-in calls, and personalised 1:1 mentoring. We guide you through a leadership skills development path that's been time-tested and highly effective. The outcomes are evident — check out endorsements below from some our 5000+ members, countless careers have been accelerated, reaping substantial rewards. 
Ready to join the elite?
Let our founders Darren, Phil, and Jan lead you to your next career milestone.

SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS 8 WEEK PROGRAM


HOW TO FIND TOP-PAYING ROLES AND SMASH THE INTERVIEW

One-to-one mentorship helps you cut through the noise and outshine the competition.

HOW TO LAND A ROLE AND DELIVER WITH CONFIDENCE IN THE FIRST 100 DAYS

Step-by-step tutorials supported by practical toolkits you can apply easily and measure your progress.

HOW TO QUICKLY CRAFT A HIGH-VALUE CYBER RESILIENCE STRATEGY

Exclusive access to strategy templates and methodologies proven to deliver real business value.

HOW TO UNLOCK FUNDING FROM STAKEHOLDERS WITH EASE

A proven method teaches key stakeholder influencing skills. Communicate with impact so messages are heard.

Plus, much more... Preview the program

DISTINGUISHED LEADERS DELIVERING THE PROGRAMS


Darren Argyle

Darren Argyle FCIIS

Chairman and Co-Founder

  • Ranked in the Top 100 Chief Information Security Officers globally in 2017 and 2022, achieving  'Innovator of the Year' by SANS Institute 2022.
  • In 2023, awarded Chief Security Officer 30 (CSO30) for the third year running. Including the first Leadership award for CSO30.
  • Qualified executive coach and currently serving as the Group Chief Information Security Risk Officer – Standard Chartered Bank. Former Group CISO three times, including Qantas Airlines.
PhilZongo

Phil Zongo

CEO and Co-Founder

  • Bestselling author of the The Five Anchors of Cyber Resilience - an executive cyber strategy book.
  • Winner of multiple industry awards, including ISACA International’s 2017 Best Book / Article Award SACA’s for his paper, “The Automation Conundrum.”
  • Featured in multiple channels and publications (ISACA International Magazine, The NZ Business Herald, IT News, The Australian).
  • Named as one of the Top 7 Global Cyber Security Leaders in 2023 by the Security Magazine and ISACA.
Jan Schreuder

Jan Schreuder

COO and Co-Founder

  • Former senior Cybersecurity Partner with a Big 4 firm in Australia and Switzerland for more than 25 years.
  • Over 35 years consulting experience, managing large teams to deliver complex cyber transformational projects.
  • Advisor to several companies, working with senior executives and boards of directors.
  • Named in the IFSEC Top 25 Most Influential Global Cyber Security Professionals in 2022.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY - JOIN OVER 4,500+ MEMBERS


★★★★★

Josué Delgado

CISO

Lisbon, Portugal


"For me, the eight-week long cyber resilience strategy assignment was vital. Having ongoing access to experienced mentors and proven experts, pre-scanned templates, and peer cyber leaders to challenge my thinking, helped me refine my leadership, influencing, communication and strategy skills. I am already using these skills to reshape my own cyber resilience strategy"

★★★★★

Andrea Dearden

Principal IT Consultant

Perth, Australia


"I’m loving the interactive sessions we have in our weekly calls and the challenges we unpack together. Influence is an important skill when you are trying to drive change and manage risk"

★★★★★

Jasmin Krapf

Head of Security Awareness

Melbourne, Australia


"This was a fantastic program for anyone looking to gain confidence and knowledge in the breadth of cyber leadership. It really leaves no stone unturned. The combination of online learning, weekly discussions, and project was effective both in terms of time management but also being able to absorb and apply learnings. Highly recommend this"

★★★★★

Steve Zenone

Information Security Leader

San Francisco Bay Area


"I want to thank you again for the incredible Cyber Leadership Program. I find myself often going back to the playbooks and notes that I took throughout the program. Though I have a lot more to learn, a lifetime’s worth, I know that going through the program has helped level up the work and impact I make professionally"

★★★★★

John Handley

Cyber Security and Risk Consultant

Ireland


"Challenging, inspiring program, the rollup call at the end of the week solidifies the content and shows the true value of collaboration! For anyone who has an appetite for a fast-paced, challenging mind-expanding course, which can only enhance their career path to a CISO, it is thoroughly recommended"

★★★★★

Bashir Semakula

vCISO | Cyber Security Advisor

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


"We're just 5 weeks in but I can already feel ready! The Cyber Leadership Institute's headline 'Know you are ready' is absolutely spot on! Well done, Phil, Jan, and Darren"

COURSE SCHEDULE


January 2024 Cohort

  • Start date: 29 January 2024
  • End date: 29 March 2024
  • 8 Weeks

April 2024 Cohort

  • Start date: 1 April 2024
  • End date: 31 May 2024
  • 8 Weeks

June 2024 Cohort

  • Start date: 3 June 2024
  • End date: 2 August 2024
  • 8 Weeks

August 2024 Cohort

  • Start date: 12 August 2024
  • End date: 11 October 2024
  • 8 Weeks

October 2024 Cohort

  • Start date: 14 October 2024
  • End date: 13 December 2024
  • 8 Weeks

30 DAY RISK-FREE GUARANTEE

YOUR DIGITAL ACCREDITATION


Elevate your professional presence in a competitive landscape, stand out from the crowd and showcase your expertise anywhere online — be it LinkedIn, your digital resume, or your email signature — with the exclusive Credly digital badge. It’s not just a symbol, it’s your digital mark of excellence, practical application of skills learned, used by 1000's of household global brands.

YOUR CAREER ADVANCEMENT SUPPORT PLATFORM 


All our training programs, including mentoring, and resources to support career advancement are delivered to you on a digital platform: Cyber Leadership Hub — access anytime, anywhere via the web or mobile device app. Available on iOS and Android as the "Cyber Leaders" app.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What kind of professional should enrol into the program?

We have designed the Cyber Leadership Program to help cyber security professionals at any state of their career, but specifically those who are looking to accelerate their careers into senior leadership roles. We also work with experienced CISOs seeking to boost their credibility in board rooms or executive committees through sharper strategy design, executive communication, and influencing skills.

Some examples of current jobs you may hold include:

  • A senior IT professional to switch into a cyber security leadership role
  • A technical cyber security professional wanting to accelerate their career path towards a senior leadership
  • A head of information security or an IT security manager looking for their first CISO role
  • A newly appointed cyber leaders / CISO looking for help and support with their first 100-day plan
  • A senior executive accountable for cybersecurity and looking for a strategic approach to managing cyber risk
  • A cyber security consultant seeking to enrich and sharpen their conversations with CISOs and executives

What experience is required and are there any prerequisites?

No leadership skills are required to enter the course, but there is an expectation that you have a background and experience in the world of cyber security and/or information technology.

If you’re unsure, schedule a call.

Where are you located?

Our headquarters is located right in the heart of the central business district in Sydney, Australia, where Jan Schreuder currently resides.

Our CEO, Phil Zongo, is currently in Melbourne and our chairman, Darren Argyle, lives in Singapore.

Can my employer pay for the course?

Yes — some CLP attendees formally request their employers fund their participation in the CLP. You however must familiarise yourself with your company employee training policy in this regard.

To help make your life easier, we have drafted an email capturing most of the information employers often request. You can download it here.

Are the program fees tax deductible?

Whether the program fees are tax deductible will depend on the tax legislation in your country and your personal circumstances. In some countries a tax deduction may be available for some or all of the program fee. For example, in Australia self-education expenses may be deductible if the education has a sufficient connection to your current employment. We recommend that you speak to your tax accountant or advisor to determine whether a tax deduction will be available.

What are my payment options / when do I have to pay?

Full payment — via credit card or bank transfer — must be received before the program start date. If you would like to arrange for a payment plan, please speak to your enrolment officer about available options. Schedule a call here.

Are there any scholarships for this course?

Yes. At the Cyber Leadership Institute, we are dedicated to empowering the next generation of cybersecurity leaders. Click here to learn more about our scholarship programs.

How long is the program?

The learning content is self-paced, and we have carefully designed it to fit your busy schedule. We, however, recommend completing the program within the standard eight weeks to maximise the value of weekly collaborations with fellow participants.

What happens if I am unable to complete the program in 8 weeks?

If, for any reason, you are unable to complete the program in the recommended eight weeks, you can request a deferral at no extra cost.

Alternatively, you can ask to be re-enrolled into the next class, should it suit you.

If your employer has paid for your course, you may need to seek their approval first.

How do you deliver the program?

We have designed the CLP to cater for busy cyber security and technology professionals. All learning happens online so that participants can watch the pre-recorded modules in their own time, at a pace comfortable for them. That said, we encourage participants to do their best to keep up with the weekly lectures to maximise the value of group interactions. Transcripts for all online videos are also available online for those who prefer reading.

We host highly interactive Zoom calls where participants ask pressing questions and openly share career-defining mistakes and success stories in a safe environment. If you miss any of these calls, you can request a complete voice recording or transcript.

If you have a question specific to Phil, Darren, or Jan at any stage over the eight-week program, you can contact them via WhatsApp or email.

How many hours per week?

Participants should devote an average of 4-5 hours per week to earn their CLP badge.

We estimate participants to allocate their weekly time commitment as follows:

2 hours to go through online lectures, 2 hours to complete the strategy competition project, and 1 hour to attend the Zoom calls.

What time is the Zoom call?

Because of the global reach of our program, we have no pre-set times for our Zoom calls. Once the enrolment for a specific class is finalised, we organise the weekly Zoom calls, considering various time zones.

How long will I have access to the videos/materials?

Upon completing the CLP, you will have full access to the program content (online lectures and transcripts) for a standard twelve months. Furthermore, with active membership you will retain full access to the Cyber Leadership Hub — an online repository of hundreds of high-quality strategy toolkits, playbooks, frameworks, and more — giving you full ammunition to thrive in your cyber leadership role.

How long have you been running the course?

The three co-founders (with combined experience spanning more than 70 years) have been practicing and teaching these proven leadership principles for decades. That said, our first formal CLP cohort graduated in February 2020.

How will people know I’ve completed the program?

Once you have fulfilled the CLP requirements, you will receive a Credly digital badge that you can use to showcase your solid grasp of cyber leadership essentials on LinkedIn or other platforms that matter to you. Credly, trusted by many large global brands, hosts the largest and most connected digital credential network.

Visit their website for more information https://info.credly.com/

Are there many exams, assignments, or tests?

There is no standard exam or test at the end of CLP. To receive their CLP digital badge, however, participants must complete the cyber strategy competition project.

Over the course of the eight weeks, each participant develops a comprehensive cyber security strategy with detailed mentorship directly from Phil, Jan, or Darren. During week 7, we select three finalists and invite them to pitch their strategies to the entire cohort during the last Zoom call.

The winner receives an additional two-year Premium Membership, valued at over USD1000.

Can you guarantee me a CISO role?

The Cyber Leadership Program will equip you with the leadership skills and confidence required to land a CISO interview and nail it. Obviously, no program can guarantee a CISO role. Still, the CLP will give you powerful tools to accelerate your path to the c-suite and thrive, as well as grant access to the fastest private global network of cyber leaders who share career and business opportunities. 

How can CLP bolster my career options?

The Cyber Leadership Program will equip you with the leadership skills and confidence required to land a CISO interview and nail it. You will gain powerful tools to accelerate your path to the c-suite and thrive, as well as access to the fastest private global network of cyber leaders who share career and business opportunities. For further information on how the CLP can bolster your career, speak to our friendly consultants. 

What if in Week one, I feel the program is not for me?

If you aren't deeply satisfied with the first 30 days of our industry-leading course, simply let us know, and we'll give you a full refund.

Are there still positions available in the upcoming enrolment?

Yes, but they fill up quickly. Early registration is recommended to secure your slot.

Tell me about the registration process/costs/how do I get my name added to the list?

To guarantee your spot, you need to register here and follow the prompts. For more information regarding the Cyber Leadership Program, please download our course prospectus or Click here to speak to one of our enrolment officers, and we can secure your spot.

I have registered. What happens next?

Once you have registered, you will gain access to the course materials that you can peruse before the course commences. You will receive information via your nominated form of contact regarding start dates and scheduled Zoom calls. If you have further questions, schedule a call with one of our friendly consultants. 

How do I access my course? 

The course will be delivered via an online e-learning platform accessible from your desktop or mobile device, wherever you are. Once you have successfully registered, you will receive instructions on how to access the content. 

How many students are in a cohort? Who will be my classmates?

Cohort sizes vary but generally, we like to keep the cohort under 20 participants to provide comprehensive 1:1 support. Your classmates could come from anywhere around the world! You will meet your cohort in the Kick-off Zoom call and begin to build connections. 

When and how often will my cohort meet?

Depending on time zones, there are usually two Zoom sessions per week that are offered. You will meet weekly with those from your cohort that join your nominated Zoom session.

What time do classes meet?

Classes meet via weekly Zoom calls to facilitate learning. Because of the global reach of our program, we have no pre-set times for our Zoom calls. Once the enrolment for a specific class is finalised, we organise the weekly Zoom calls, considering various time zones. 

What if I can’t start the class on the date it’s scheduled to begin?

The program is self-paced and carefully designed to fit in to your busy schedule. We recommend completing the program within the standard eight weeks to maximise the value of weekly collaborations with fellow participants. If you are unable to attend any or most of the scheduled Zoom calls, please speak to our friendly consultants to discuss options. We offer deferral and rescheduling enrolment at no extra cost should you need, just reach out to Emily Evans, our Community Management Specialist in the Hub.

What should I do if I’m away for a few days?

As the program is self-paced, you may be able to stay on top of the course work or catch up as required. You can access the course content anytime, anywhere. Please speak to one of our consultants or Emily Evans in the Hub if you will be away during the program and you expect it to impact your learning. 

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

If you cannot find the answer to your question in these FAQs, please schedule a complimentary call with one of our friendly consultants 

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