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
Discounted prices are available for multiple enrollments from the same organization.
THE CYBER SECURITY INDUSTRY LEADERS YOU WILL LEARN FROM
COO and Co-Founder
CEO and Co-Founder
Darren Argyle FCIIS
Chairman and Co-Founder
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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:
- 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.
- 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:
(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 and reference.
Program slots are limited and fill up quickly.
Early registration is recommended to secure your slot.
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.
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:
- Develop a high value cyber resilience strategy and present it confidently to executive management, the Board and other senior stakeholders
- Enlist the support of critical stakeholders early and keep them deeply engaged through the cyber transformation journey.
- Tie cybersecurity transformation initiatives to broader business goals and digital transformation strategy.
- Conduct a swift assessment and prioritize the mitigation of high-risk exposures.
- Prioritize a set of key initiatives to quickly build momentum, accelerate change, and boost credibility with the Board.
- Establish a lean and efficient cyber transformation governance structure, speeding up critical decision making.
- Develop a solid and realistic road map and determine the fastest and most cost-effective way to get to the desired state.
- Flexibly adapt the cyber resilience strategy and transformation program in line with the changing threat environment and business direction.
- 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 best. As 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.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
To see a sample of the content, please access the Demo version of the program.