Join the Elite: Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program – Cement your current CISO level position and accelerate your path toward more senior strategic roles

In just 8 weeks, quickly acquire the exact strategic cyber security executive skills, backed by proven methods, mentorship and career coaching, to effectively deliver high value in complex digital cyber transformation programs for demanding senior stakeholders.

Designed for elite cyber security leaders at the top of their game, looking to gain the edge and step up into more senior international Group CISO roles, executive cyber consulting positions and Cyber Advisory Board roles.

March 2024 cohort almost FULL.

July 2024 cohort slots still available.


March 2024 cohort almost FULL. July 2024 cohort slots still available.

INSTANT ACCESS

FOR ENTERPRISE

FOR INDIVIDUAL

Next cohort starts  4 March 2024

Multiple enrollments discount available 

USD 3,750

excl. GST/VAT

FREE Download of Cyber Resilience Strategy Playbook and Template - a sneak peak into the quality of the program supporting assets

INSTANT ACCESS

Next cohort starts 4 March 2024

FOR ENTERPRISE

Multiple enrollments discount available 

FOR INDIVIDUAL

USD 3,750

excl. GST/VAT

FREE Download of Cyber Resilience Strategy Playbook and Template - a sneak peak into the quality of the program supporting assets.
Compensation is higher for CISOs with executive coaching

Being overlooked at promotion time, not quite landing the interviews you hoped for, and missing out on the compensation uplift that many of your peers are now enjoying can be frustrating.

With enough hard work and commitment you may eventually get the rewards you deserve, but why wait until you're close to retirement age. Take advantage of this comprehensive package of mentorship, executive level coaching and proven techniques designed to help you lead yourself and your teams with confidence.

Our unique approach combines online tutorials you can access anytime anywhere from a digital platform, via web or mobile and weekly live check in calls. No tests or exams, but instead you'll get to build a strategy and transformation project during the program. You also get 12 months access to all training materials, course toolkits and premium membership benefits; and so much more.

Being overlooked at promotion time, not quite landing the interviews you hoped for, and missing out on the compensation uplift that many of your peers are now enjoying can be frustrating.

With enough hard work and commitment you may eventually get the rewards you deserve, but why wait until you're close to retirement age. Take advantage of this comprehensive package of mentorship, executive level coaching and proven techniques designed to help you lead yourself and your teams with confidence.

We run limited cohorts every year and we opt for smaller, more personal exclusive groups to ensure the highest quality and focused attention for our attendees., unlike many other course providers. Consequently, limited spaces tend to sell out quickly. To secure your spot and avoid missing out and a chance to get a ahead of your peers, register today.
Ready to join the elite? Let our founders Darren, Phil, and Jan lead you to your next career milestone - check out just some of the endorsements below, from our 5000+ members from around the world.
Our unique approach combines online tutorials you can access anytime anywhere from a digital platform, via web or mobile and weekly live check in calls. No tests or exams, but instead you'll get to build a strategy and transformation project during the program. You also get 12 months access to all training materials, course toolkits and premium membership benefits; and so much more.
We run limited cohorts every year and we opt for smaller, more personal exclusive groups to ensure the highest quality and focused attention for our attendees., unlike many other course providers. Consequently, limited spaces tend to sell out quickly. To secure your spot and avoid missing out and a chance to get a ahead of your peers, register today.
Ready to join the elite? Let our founders Darren, Phil, and Jan lead you to your next career milestone - check out just some of the endorsements below, from our 5000+ members from around the world.

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


ESTABLISH PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP AND AGILE GOVERNANCE

Using our adaptive model, you'll be able to deliver with confidence and ensure key stakeholder engagement and buy-in

PROGRAM METRICS DESIGNED TO DELIVER CONFIDENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Step-by-step tutorials supported by practical metrics toolkits you can apply easily and measure your progress toward program goals

DELIVER A HIGH-VALUE CYBER RESILIENCE STRATEGY AND TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM

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

BUDGET DESIGN AND ALLOCATION TO DELIVER RISK REDUCTION OUTCOMES

Proven funding and finance allocation methods to match control deployment and maturity, to sustainable risk reduction

Plus, much more... Preview the program

DISTINGUISHED LEADERS DELIVERING THE PROGRAMS


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 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.

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


★★★★★

Josué Delgado

CISO

Lisbon, Portugal


"Dedication means reward. Thank you Cyber Leadership Institute for such a great program. The Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program has given me more insights and tools to be a better professional and to excel in my mission."

★★★★★

Glauco Georgini

Regional CISO & CSO

Sydney, Australia


"This is the 3rd badge I received from Cyber Leadership Institute. Thanks a lot for bringing this awesome community of cyber leaders together Jan SchreuderPhillimon Zongo and Darren Argyle FCIIS. The experience I had through the courses, the round tables, calls, meetings changed my way to look at some topics and improved my analytical skills. Thanks to the many contributions I received along the way."

★★★★★

Syam Gumpalli

CISO

Singapore


"Thank you all for your support, innovation, inspiration, intensity, and can-do attitude for this wonderful journey."

★★★★★

Natasha Passley

Security and Transformation Executive

Sydney, Australia


"It really is an inspiring, thought-provoking and interesting course with great collaboration from the community. I loved the weekly calls and recommend it to anyone looking to grow their executive cyber skills. Thanks, Phil Zongo, Jan Schreuder, and Darren Argyle."

★★★★★

Suhaas Madhyastha

Associate Director

Sydney, Australia


"Absolutely thrilled to receive my first badge from the Cyber Leadership Institute on completing the Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program (CSTP) that involved 8 weeks of continuous learning while juggling between work and new dad chores.

Thank you, Darren Argyle FCIIS and Phillimon Zongo, for your support towards this program and a big shout out to Jan Schreuder for delivering fantastic content!

This program focused on the accelerated execution of cyber resiliency strategies to deliver tangible values to businesses quickly. I highly recommend this course to my fellow professionals and am happy to connect if you have any questions."

★★★★★

Magda Chelly

Member of the World Economic Forum's Expert Network on Cybersecurity

Singapore


"It is an amazing opportunity to discuss with excellent cybersecurity leaders from all over the world, exchanging about the 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."

COURSE SCHEDULE


March 2024 Cohort

  • Start date: 4 March 2024
  • End date: 3 May 2024
  • 8 Weeks

July 2024 Cohort

  • Start date: 1 July 2024
  • End date: 30 August 2024
  • 8 Weeks

30 DAY RISK-FREE GUARANTEE


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.

YOUR DIGITAL CERTIFICATE


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 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 or as long as you keep your Premium Membership. 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 https://info.credly.com/

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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