Build your reputation as a results-driven cyber leader who delivers value.

Learn how to lead, accelerate and transform your organization's cyber resilience

This practical program has been designed for CISOs and cyber program leaders to learn all the skills they need to develop high value cyber resilience strategies, and rapidly execute them to deliver value. Meet and exceed the expectations of executive stakeholders and the Board, and enhance your credibility and reputation.

Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program (CSTP)

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

Next start date: Monday 4 March 2024

Watch this short video for an overview of the Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program

Program slots are limited and fill up quickly.

Early registration is recommended to secure your slot.


8 weeks, 4-5 hours per week


Monday 4 March 2024


USD 1,950

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


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 of 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.

Phil Zongo

CEO and Co-Founder

  • Bestselling author of 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.

Darren Argyle FCIIS

Chairman and Co-Founder

  • Ranked in the Top 100 Global Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) & Top 100 Global Cyber Security Influencers 2016 & 2017 by SC Magazine 
  • Global Head Information and Cyber Security Officer – Standard Chartered Bank. Former CISO of Qantas Airlines. 
  • Board member and keynote speaker with over 20 years’ experience in executive positions. 

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The Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program (CSTP) is the ultimate course for senior leaders and project managers responsible for leading cyber strategies and transformation programs across their organizations.   

Developed by the Cyber Leadership Institute’s team of experienced and influential CISOs and senior executives, the CSTP is an intensive, accelerated, and comprehensive course designed to assist you in rapidly achieving cyber resilience.  

When faced with the challenge of developing your cybersecurity strategy and selling it to stakeholders, you generally have two choices: 

  1. Educate someone in your team to implement a strategy in your organization. The trouble is finding a valuable course that isn’t too academic or overly technical from the vast cybersecurity courses and certifications available.
  2. Appoint cybersecurity consultants to develop the strategy for you, though this is costly and time-consuming.  

Cyber transformation needs to be rapidly deployed, and the time required to develop a roadmap with either option can’t deliver the risk reduction you need quickly enough. 

The Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program Is The Transformational Learning Model The Industry Needs 

Unlike the usual academic program, the CSTP combines practical cyber resilience education from industry leaders with expert mentorship. 

By joining the CSTP, you will gain a network of cybersecurity leaders and executives in our Cyber Leadership Hub. Our Hub is a place where you can bounce ideas off each other, ask for advice in difficult situations, gain new perspectives on key industry topics and expand your career prospects. 

You will also receive access to our premium resource library containing hundreds of business-ready resources, including fully customizable strategy decks, executive briefs, templates, policies, blueprints, methodologies, playbooks, and several other high-quality toolkits. 

The Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program offers these unique benefits: 

  • 12 months Premium membership of the Cyber Leadership Hub and app, including full course access  
  • Access to our Executive Cyber Resilience Program 
  • Network with other cyber leaders  
  • Access to Premium Resource Library designed to save you time and money  
  • Ongoing mentorship from industry leaders, including interview advice and preparation  
  • Weekly Q&A calls  
  • Online learning from cyber experts  
  • Flexible learning  
  • Complete in just eight weeks  
  • Digital badge received upon program completion to showcase on various platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook & Email) 

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 an effective, fast, and cost-effective way to improve cyber resilience across your organization.

Register today for your free book: 

Receive a free e-copy of The Five Anchors of Cyber Resilience by Phillimon Zongo — a practical, hands-on, cyber strategy-building guide andreference. 

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.

The Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program is the transformational learning model the industry needs 

Unlike the usual academic program, it combines practical cyber resilience education by industry leaders, expert mentorship, and membership in a highly engaged community of business leaders who support one another, share and co-create methods and toolsets.

Designed Specifically for Executives Driving Cybersecurity and Resilience Strategies 

The CSTP is designed for:  

  • Cybersecurity transformation program leaders such as Program Directors, Program Managers, Project Managers, and Workstream Leaders. 
  • CISOs who need to take a “hands-on” approach in leading cybersecurity strategy and transformation in their organizations  
  • Cybersecurity professionals who want to take a leadership role in driving cyber-resilience strategy  
  • Cybersecurity consultants who want to increase the value they deliver to clients. 

Gain the Confidence to Lead your Organization Through Cyber Transformation 

By the end of the program, you will be able to:

  1. Develop a high value cyber resilience strategy and present it confidently to executive management, the Board and other senior stakeholders
  2. Enlist the support of critical stakeholders early and keep them deeply engaged through the cyber transformation journey.  
  3. Tie cybersecurity transformation initiatives to broader business goals and digital transformation strategy. 
  4. Conduct a swift assessment and prioritize the mitigation of high-risk exposures. 
  5. Prioritize a set of key initiatives to quickly build momentum, accelerate change, and boost credibility with the Board.  
  6. Establish a lean and efficient cyber transformation governance structure, speeding up critical decision making.  
  7. Develop a solid and realistic road map and determine the fastest and most cost-effective way to get to the desired state. 
  8. Flexibly adapt the cyber resilience strategy and transformation program in line with the changing threat environment and business direction. 
  9. Maintain the confidence of key stakeholders for the duration of the Cyber Transformation Program by demonstrating the value, benefits and outcomes that are being delivered. 

Ensures you have full ownership of your strategy and its implementation

You’ll be prepared to involve and guide the people who know your business and IT environment bestAs a result, you’ll no longer need to rely on the latest shiny technology a vendor presents, throw money at the problem by building layers of defense that can become unmanageable, train someone else to do the practical work, or appoint a costly consulting firm to develop a roadmap that simply can’t deliver the risk reduction you need quickly enough. 


Upon successful completion of the Cyber Strategy and Transformation 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 CSTP:


What kind of professional should enroll into the program?

We have designed the Cyber Strategy and Transformation for executives in charge of cyber-resilience strategies. Created specifically to empower business leaders with the skills and tools they need to mature their cyber resilience frameworks rapidly.

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 are 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 of our previous attendees formally request their employers to fund for their participation in our programs. 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 CSTP to empower business leaders with the skills and tools they need to mature their cyber resilience frameworks rapidly. 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 CSTP 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 CSTP, 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 CSTP cohort started in August 2021.

How will people know I’ve completed the program?

Once you have fulfilled the CSTP 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 CSTP. To receive their CSTP digital badge, however, participants must complete the cyber strategy competition project.

Over the course of the eight weeks, each participant develops a comprehensive cyber transformation program plan with detailed mentorship directly from the program leaders. During week 7, we select three finalists and invite them to pitch their cyber transformation program to the entire cohort during the last Zoom call.

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 enrolment, please contact our support team or our Enrolment Officer, Nicholas Malcolm.

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

For more information regarding the Cyber Strategy and Transformation 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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