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The Cyber Leadership Institute Accreditation


We are committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals and we understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging.

That is why we have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.

What are the benefits of a digital badge?


  • A web-enabled version of your credentials that can be shared online.
  • A more efficient way of posting to social media platforms
  • Labor market insights that relate your skills to jobs
  • A trusted method for real-time credential verification
  • Provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of

You’ve invested time, energy, and money into your continuing education. Make sure the right people know about it.

Cyber Leadership Program


The Cyber Leadership program is an advanced, executive level program for cyber leaders who want to develop their executive skills, C-Suite stakeholder and board engagement, and become a leading CISO.

In addition to cyber resilience strategies and risk management, we will cover important leadership topics such as effective governance and oversight, communicating cyber strategy to the board and senior executives, and engaging with stakeholders to get support and buy-in for your cyber resilience program.

By enrolling for the Cyber Leadership Program, you will also receive a one-year free access to the Cyber Leadership Hub, a repository of high-quality CISO playbooks, templates, guides and other enablers. Furthermore, you will join a global tribe of CISOs that actively collaborate on strategic matters and share practical tools.

Course Week Overview

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Expert Mentorship by Experienced Cyber Leaders


Darren Argyle

DARREN ARGYLE

Chairman and Co-Founder

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

Phil Zongo

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.

Jan Schreuder

JAN SCHREUDER

COO and Co-Founder

Jan is a well-known veteran of the IT and cybersecurity industry. He is an independent cyber security strategy advisor to Boards and Executives. Jan was previously partner at a Big 4 professional services firm for more than 25 years, leading cyber security consulting projects for large global organizations.

Credly’s Acclaim Platform FAQs

What is an open badge?

Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company’s Acclaim Platform. The technology Credly uses on its Acclaim Platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

What are the benefits of a badge?

Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly’s Acclaim Platform also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim Platform.

Who is Credly?

Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform ([email protected]) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim Platform. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

Is there a fee to use Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s Acclaim Platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through the Acclaim Platform. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.

Can I export badges issued through Credly’s Acclaim Platform to other badge-storing platforms?

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.

Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

Not at this time.

I have a question about the Acclaim Platform. Where can I find support?

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.youracclaim.com

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