Cyber Leadership Program

Now, the leadership program for current and aspiring CISOs

Learn real-world cyber-resilience leadership skills from cyber-industry leaders

Introducing the Cyber Leadership Program (CLP)

An intensive 8-week online program you can take at your own pace.

Next start date: Monday 15 August 2022

An Early Bird discount of 30% for the 15 August 2022 start date is available until 22 July 2022

Watch this short video for an overview of the Cyber Leadership Program:

Full access to the CLP is included free of charge in All Access, Corporate and Enterprise membership plans

Program slots are limited and fill up quickly.

Early registration is recommended to secure your slot.


8 weeks, 4-5 hours per week


Monday 15 August 2022


USD 2,200

Discounted prices are available for multiple enrolments from the same organization.


Darren Argyle FCIIS

Chairman and Co-Founder

  • Ranked in the Top 100 Chief Information Security Officers globally in 2017 and 2022, and the top 100 Global IT Security Influencers in 2018
  • Global Head Information and Cyber Security Officer – Standard Chartered Bank. Former CISO of Qantas Airlines.
  • Board member, keynote speaker with over 20 years’ experience in executive positions.

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).
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

  • 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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Are you a current or aspiring cyber leader looking to enhance your technological knowledge with executive leadership skills, so you can thrive in the C-suite and with the board?

The Cyber Leadership Program has been developed to give you the skills to become a world-class cyber executive. The program is delivered by a team of CISOs and senior cyber-resilience executives. Each are industry leaders with experience helping executives and board members of leading global enterprises rapidly develop high-impact cyber-resilience skills and programs.

The Cyber Leadership Program has been created especially for you

The Leadership Program will give you the skills and confidence you need to engage successfully with peer executives. The program combines practical, evidence-based education with ongoing mentorship by seasoned cyber executives.

It is very different from an internal or external generic course in leadership and will deliver results that will prove invaluable throughout your career.  

The program offers even more unprecedented benefits:

  • A convenient 8-week online program that streamlines your learning
  • Provides the skills you need to complement your knowledge of technology with the executive skills to thrive at the top of your organization
  • Offers expert ongoing mentorship and support
  • Best practices for managing cyber risk and increasing cyber resilience
  • Includes premium membership in the Cyber Leadership Hub, which is made up of business leaders who support each other’s participation in cyber-resilience, as well as share and co-create methods and toolsets.  

Course Length

8 Weeks

(adjustable to your schedule)


4-5 hours per week

(of self-paced learning)

Fill out this simple enrollment form – and in just 8 weeks of intensive online mentoring by cyber-industry experts, you’ll know you’re ready. You’ll have all the knowledge and skills you need to be a CISO who can thrive in the C-suite and with the board.

Register today and get a FREE:

  • 12-month Premium Membership in the Cyber Leadership Hub, as well as...
  • E-copy of the Amazon best-selling book The Five Anchors of Cyber Resilience by Phil Zongo.

Program slots are limited and fill up quickly.

Early registration is recommended to secure your slot.


After training and educating 1,000s of cyber security professionals and executives in more than 35 countries through our books and courses, we are confident you are going to love our course and gain the skills, confidence and relationships you need to take your career to the next level. 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.



Noah Jaehnert 

Greater Indianapolis

This was the first course I found that had a laser focus on the specific needs and more importantly, the challenges of leading cyber security and/or cyber resilience within organizations.

Thank you again to Darren Argyle for encouraging me to take this course, being an inspiring instructor, and being an incredible mentor both throughout the course and in my career as well. Additional thanks to our other course instructors, Phillimon Zongo and Jan Schreuder, who each provided great instruction over their respective areas of subject matter expertise, along with guidance, feedback, and mentoring to our September 2020 CLP cohort.


Jay Hira

Sydney, Australia

Content, collaboration and community are the 3Cs that stood out for me through this Cyber Leadership Program. Community-driven approach to co-creation of world-class content, demonstrating how collaboration drives innovation.

I'd highly recommend this program for the new and aspiring CISOs looking at driving sustainable change to influence high-value cyber resilience capabilities.


Saira Hassan

Canberra, Australia

Challenging, thought provoking and growth inspiring development course in how to be the best cyber leader that you can be! So glad I signed up! Thank you to the August 2021 cohort and instructors; Darren Argyle, Jan Schreuder and Phillimon Zongo who have provided some fantastic mentoring and thought leadership.


Ganesha Rajanaidu 


What an amazing course delivered by Darren ArgyleJan Schreuder and Phillimon Zongo! The course covered a broad range of topics that determine the success of a CISO with a practical lens from industry experts. There are so many golden nuggets that I will be going over the 8 week content for some time to come. Highly recommend for anyone considering strategic development in cyber security.


Magda Chelly


It is an amazing opportunity to discuss with excellent cybersecurity leaders from all over the world, exchanging about latest trends, and priorities. I am loving the continuous learning that we all get during the weekly calls, a chance to learn from each other, and strengthen our capabilities.


Joe Mashapure 

Denver, Colorado, United States

Just completed this excellent executive 8-week cyber leadership program with Cyber Leadership Institute. Would highly recommend it to all my colleagues in IT leadership who are looking to establish a strong cyber resilience strategy in their organizations or for those professionals interested in a CISO career path!


Joss Howard

Sydney, Australia

A thoroughly enjoyable course where you learn from the highly experienced mentors (Phillimon ZongoDarren Argyle and Jan Schreuder) and the course cohort. Course material is first class and regular catch ups assist your understanding of good executive cyber leadership.

I highly recommend this course to cyber executives or aspiring leaders who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of cyber resilience, and how you can successfully implement a cyber resilience strategy in your organization.


Anthony Cunha

Austin, Texas

I love the content and all the framework they did, the inner workings of like just staying ahead of everything. I keep finding the articles that are being sent out. I look forward to them now in my email. Like I love being part of this cyber resilience family, program family, whatever you guys want to call it. I recommend this program to just anybody who wants to break into the CISO level, executive level position.


Upon successful completion of the Cyber Leadership Program, you will receive a Credly digital badge which you can use in email signatures and digital resumes and on social media sites such as LinkedIn to easily communicate your credentials.


All our leadership programs are delivered on the web on our dedicated Cyber Leadership Hub and on iOS and Android on our Cyber Leaders app.

To see a sample of the program content, please click on the button below to join the Demo version of the CLP:


What kind of professional should enroll into the program?

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

What experience is required?

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.

Where are you located?

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.

Can my employer pay for the course?

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.

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 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.

What are my payment options?

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.

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 maximize 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 several large global brands, hosts the largest and most connected digital credential network.

Visit their website for more information

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 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 EUR1,500, to further deepen their executive communication and persuasion skills.

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 access to the fastest private global network of cyber leaders who share career and business opportunities. 

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?

To inquire about upcoming enrollment, please contact our support team.

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

For more information regarding the Cyber Leadership Program, please download our course prospectus.

Click here today to speak to one of our enrolment officers, and we can secure your spot.

Would it be possible to see a sample of the content of the program?

To see a sample of the content, please access the Demo version of the program.



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