CYBER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have designed the Cyber Leadership to help aspiring cyber leaders accelerate their path to the C-Suite and thrive in those executives 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 responsible for managing and leading cyber transformation
- A senior technical cybersecurity professional wanting to break out of functional roles into the c-suite
- A head of information security or an IT security manager looking for their first CISO role
- A newly appointed 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 cybersecurity consultant seeking to enrich and sharpen their conversations with CISOs and executives
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 cybersecurity and/or information technology.
If you’re unsure, schedule a call.
Our headquarters is located right in the heart of the central business district in Sydney, Australia, where Phil Zongo and Jan Schreuder currently reside.
Our chairman Darren Argyle, originally from the United Kingdom, lives in Singapore, where he works as the Global Chief Information Security Risk Officer at Standard Chartered Bank.
Yes — some CLP attendees formally request their employees to fund for their participation in the CLP. You however must familiarize 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.
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 fees, 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.
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.
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 maximize the value of weekly collaborations with fellow participants.
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.
We have designed the CLP to cater for busy cybersecurity 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 maximize 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, 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.
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.
Because of the global reach of our program, we have no preset times for our Zoom calls. Once the enrollment for a specific class is finalized, we organize the weekly Zoom calls, considering various time zones.
Upon completing the CLP, you will have full access to the program content (online lectures and transcripts) for twelve months. Furthermore, 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.
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.
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 several large global brands, hosts the largest and most connected digital credential network.
Visit their website for more information https://info.credly.com/
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 cybersecurity 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 a scholarship to Insead’s Leadership Communication with Impact Program, valued at EUR1,950, to further deepen their executive communication and persuasion skills.
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 access to the fastest private global network of cyber leaders who share career and business opportunities.
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.
Yes, but they fill up quickly. Early registration is recommended to secure your slot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 enrollment for a specific class is finalized, we organize the weekly Zoom calls, considering various time zones.
The program is self-paced and carefully designed to fit in your busy schedule. We recommend completing the program within the standard eight weeks to maximize 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 enrollment at no extra cost should you need, just reach out to Emily Evans, our Community Management Specialist on the Hub.
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 on the Hub if you will be away during the program and you expect it to impact your learning.
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.