MasterClass Executive Management Program
CISO is the highest paid job title in cybersecurity. Here at EC-Council MasterClass, we’ve developed the most robust and cost-effective training program to help you gain the credentials you need to learn the skills you need to lead as an executive in cyber-security.
Our Executive Management Program combines the industry leading CCISO program with deep dives into risk and project management via our Risk Management Approach and Practice and Certified Project Manager classes. When you combine the unparalleled in-person training you’ll receive in our CCISO class with the ability to study risk and project management in depth on your own time via our on-demand video training, you get a wholistic view of the role of a CISO and how to align your security expertise with the goals of a company.
In addition to the executive management training, our Program includes an annual standing invitation to the Global CISO Forum, EC-Council’s executive conference, to boost your network; a free OhPhish license that enables you to run a phishing simulation to test your company’s user awareness; and a 100-user license of EC-Council’s Certified Secure Computer User class to train any of your users who need it!
The MasterClass Package Includes:
Certified Chief Information
Risk Management Approach & Practices
Certifed Project Manager
*Meet-ups are subject to availability, space, instructor schedules, and local interest.
*You have 1 year from the date of training to request Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) License.
Total Value: $9,495
Package Rate: $3,499
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The Most Robust Executive Preparation
To be a great security executive, you need the knowledge, the network, and the tools to train the end users at your organization not to be the weak link in your defenses.
The Executive Management MasterClass Program includes three courses and the top cyber-security certification on the market.
Students will attend the live EC-Council Certified CISO course with project management and risk management deep dive add-ons to help round out your executive education. There is a trend in the industry for a CISO to have an MBA in order to show expertise and engagement with the business world. If you don’t have the time or money to invest in a new master’s degree, consider our executive management program as an alternative. We make sure to emphasize the importance of aligning security to the business and teach you the business skills you’ll need, but through a cyber-security lens.
In addition to the executive management training, our Program includes an annual standing invitation to the Global CISO Forum (GCF), EC-Council’s executive conference, to boost your network. The GCF combines high-level talks from the most exciting CISOs in the industry, panel discussions that involve the audience, hands-on exercises to help you put your know-how to work, and networking sessions with hundreds of CISOs from around the world. Additionally, your live class includes a mid-week networking session with local cybersecurity professionals and special guest speakers to bring in new points of view to your week of learning!
The Executive Management MasterClass Program includes a free OhPhish license that enables you to run a phishing simulation to test your company’s user awareness. Tailor your campaign to match your industry, company, and more to find out where your weak links are. You also receive a 100-user license of EC-Council’s Certified Secure Computer User class to train any of your users who need it! Our program allows you to return to work after your week of training armed with the information you need to keep your company as secure as possible!
Exam Insurance Program
Here at Masterclass we know that test taking can be very stressful, so we have developed a program to put your mind at ease.
While no one can guarantee that you will pass the exam, we can offer you Exam Insurance: If you fail either certification exam included in this program on the first attempt, EC-Council will pay for the next attempt. Any further attempts can be purchased at the reduced “retake” rate.
About Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
EC-Council’s CCISO Program has certified leading information security professionals around the world. A core group of high-level information security executives, the CCISO Advisory Board, contributed by forming the foundation of the program and outlining the content that would be covered by the exam, body of knowledge, and training. Some members of the Board contributed as authors, others as exam writers, others as quality assurance checks, and still others as trainers. Each segment of the program was developed with the aspiring CISO in mind and looks to transfer the knowledge of seasoned professionals to the next generation in the areas that are most critical in the development and maintenance of a successful information security program.
The Certified CISO (CCISO) program is the first of its kind training and certification program aimed at producing top-level information security executives. The CCISO does not focus solely on technical knowledge but on the application of information security management principles from an executive management point of view. The program was developed by sitting CISOs for current and aspiring CISOs.
In order to sit for the CCISO exam and earn the certification, candidates must meet the basic CCISO requirements. Candidates who do not yet meet the CCISO requirements but are interested in information security management can pursue the EC-Council Information Security Management (EISM) certification.
The CCISO Certification is an industry-leading program that recognizes the real-world experience necessary to succeed at the highest executive levels of information security. Bringing together all the components required for C-Level positions, the CCISO program combines audit management, governance, IS controls, human capital management, strategic program development, and the financial expertise vital to leading a highly successful IS program. The job of the CISO is far too important to be learned by trial and error. Executive-level management skills are not areas that should be learned on the job.
Material in the CCISO Program assumes a high-level understanding of technical topics and doesn’t spend much time on strictly technical information, but rather on the application of technical knowledge to an information security executive’s day-to-day work. The CCISO aims to bridge the gap between the executive management knowledge that CISOs need and the technical knowledge that many sitting and aspiring CISOs have. This can be a crucial gap as the practitioner endeavors to move from mid-management to upper, executive management roles. Much of this is traditionally learned as on the job training, but the CCISO Training Program can be the key to a successful transition to the highest ranks of information security management.
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About the Exam
There are three cognitive levels tested on the CCISO exam but only two tested on the EISM exam:
- Level 1 – Knowledge: This cognitive level of questions is used to recall memorized facts. This is the most basic cognitive level rarely accepted on certifications as it merely recognizes the candidate’s ability to memorize information. It can be effectively used when asking for basic definitions, standards or any concrete fact. This level appears on both the CCISO and EISM exam.
- Level 2 – Application: This cognitive level of questions is used to identify the candidate’s ability to understand the application of a given concept. It differs from Knowledge based questions in the sense that it requires the understanding and correct applicability of a given concept – not just the concept itself. This type of question often quires additional context before the actual question is provided in the stem. This level appears on both the CCISO and EISM exam.
- Level 3 – Analysis: This cognitive level of questions is used to identify the candidate’s ability to identify and resolve a problem given a series of variables and context. Analysis questions differ greatly from Application based questions in the sense that they require not only the applicability of a concept but also how a concept, given certain constrain can be used to solve a problem. This level appears on the CCISO and not on the EISM exam.
In order to maintain the high integrity of our certifications exams, EC-Council Exams are provided in multiple forms (I.e. different question banks). Each form is carefully analyzed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group under the purview of a committee of subject matter experts that ensure that each of our exams not only has academic rigor but also has “real world” applicability. We also have a process to determine the difficulty rating of each question. The individual rating then contributes to an overall “Cut Score” for each exam form. To ensure each form has equal assessment standards, cut scores are set on a “per exam form” basis. Depending on which exam form is challenged, cut scores can range from 60% to 78%.
Number of Questions: 150
Test Duration: 2.5 Hours
Test Format: Multiple Choice
Test Delivery: ECC Exam Portal
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify to sit for the CCISO Exam without taking any training, candidates must have five years of experience in each of the 5 CCISO domains verified via the Exam Eligibility Application.
To sit for the exam after taking training, candidates must have five years of experience in three of the five CCISO Domains verified via the Exam Eligibility Application.
Waivers for the CCISO are available to Self-Study Candidates
|1. Governance and Risk Management||Ph.D. Information Security – 3 years, MS Information Security Management, MS Information Security Engineering – 2 years, BS Information Security – 2 years|
|2. Information Security Controls, Compliance, and Audit Management||Ph.D. Information Security – 3 years, MS Information Security Management, MS Information Security Engineering – 2 years, BS Information Security – 2 years|
|3. Security Program Management & Operations||Ph.D. Information Security – 3 years, MS Information Security or MS Project Management – 2 years, BS Information Security – 2 years|
|4. Information Security Core Competencies||Ph.D. Information Security – 3 years, MS Information Security – 2 years, BS Information Security – 2 years|
|5. Strategic Planning, Finance, Procurement, and Vendor Management||CPA, MBA, M. Fin. – 3 years|
About Certified Project Management
CPM training is an end-to-end project management course that enables professionals track, analyze, optimize, and automate their day-to-day operations by using digital tools and technical advancements provided in this course! CPM is developed in line with the latest industry trends to help current and aspiring Project Managers to achieve their performance objectives through digital technologies.
About Risk Management Approach and Practice Deep Dive
This risk management course is specifically designed to guide a CISO in defining and implementing a risk management approach within an IS program. The course introduces the student to the most common approaches and practices used by organizations worldwide. It is not intended to cover risk outside of the IS enterprise (including financial and business risks).
About the Risk Management Course Content
This risk management course covers the following main subject areas:
- Risk Management
- Risk Treatment
- Risk Management Frameworks
- Third-Party Risk Management
When the main subject areas are combined, they create an effective risk management program to establish the foundation to protecting information and assets. The specific focus of this course doesn’t allow covering certain topics. Subject areas related to risk––such as threat and vulnerability management, as well as information security controls––simply cannot be covered within the scope of this course.
About Oh Phish
OhPhish is a great way for CCISOs to jumpstart the security awareness programs at their companies at no cost. OhPhish is a simple and user-friendly solution for driving phishing simulations and online trainings. Launching phishing simulations is made easy through pre-existing phishing templates and connectors for authoritative identity repositories (like Active Directory). The solution not only sends customized emails and campaigns, but also tracks responses and actions (like clicking links or opening attachments) in real time, giving trends as well as detailed reports by user, department, or other key demographics.
The Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) course will immerse students into an interactive environment where they will acquire a fundamental understanding of various computer and network security threats such as identity theft, credit card fraud, online banking phishing scams, virus and backdoors, emails hoaxes, sex offenders lurking online, loss of confidential information, hacking attacks and social engineering.
About the Global CISO Forum
EC-Council’s Global CISO Forum is an invite-only, closed-door event gathering the highest-level executives from across industries and countries to discuss the most pressing issues in information security. Now in its tenth year, the 2020 Global CISO Forum promises to be the best yet with an exciting mix of industries, formats, and interactive presentations.
Past speakers include Erick Rudiak, CISO of Express Scripts; Juan Gomez-Sanchez, CSO of Lennar; Lois Boliek, Director, Security and Risk Management Practice, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Stuart D. Smith, Enterprise Security Architect for Delta Air Lines; Gary Harbison, CISO of Monsanto; Karthik Swarnam, CISO of Trans Union; Amar Singh, CISO of News International; Curtis Levinson, US Cyber Defense Liaison to NATO; Erin Owens, CISO of Maxim Healthcare; Illyas Kooliyankal, CISO of Abu Dhabi Security Exchange; Anthony Dupree, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Information Officer for CareerBuilder; Phil Agcaoili, CISO, Elavon & SVP, U.S. Bank; Clarissa Banks, VP, COO – Information Security, E*TRADE; Peter Chronis; CISO, Turner; Mark Sutton, Vice President, CISO, Bain Capital, LP; and many others.
Attendee Feedback from previous Global CISO Forum events:
- “Excellent insight into an alternate definition on risk and how to answer the question “Are we secure?”
- “A great combination of solid theory and actionable guidance.”
- “A discussion of maturity rarely reaches that level of depth and practical application.”
- “… I got a great idea during the panel discussion for an IP awareness campaign.”
- “That’s why I come to these things…smart people with great angles on who to improve security incrementally.”
- “… differing views are best made available in conferences such as the EC-Council CISO Summit. Within these venues, lively discussions explore topics that are of interest to all security managers.”
- “EC Council’s CISO Summit is an excellent opportunity to interface with not only some of the largest organizations but also the smaller ones as well.”
- “It was a truly wonderful event. It’s very healthy for information security executives and professionals to get together to share what’s working in their own organization for the betterment of other organizations as well.”
- “… very well organized with a good mix of talent from diverse industries. The topics were excellent and targeted to the need of the industry today.”
Cybersecurity Meet Up (for live in-person only)
Due to COVID-19, the meet up events have been cancelled/postponed.
EC-Council will host a live meet up the Wednesday evening of the course. The Meet up will be kicked off with a demo presentation given by the instructor and/or a local industry leader. Cybersecurity professionals from all over the region will be invited to network with industry professionals.