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Certified CISO students have a lot to say about their experiences in the CCISO class as well as how earning the knowledge as well as the certification has impacted their careers.

How will the content you learned in the CCISO program relate to your current job role?

  “Since my current job is more business development and IA portfolio management within the US DoD focused, the information does not have much relevance. However, it provides valuable information that I can use during business development activities with US DoD CIOs. Additionally, it provides me a broader perspective (i.e. beyond US Government) when dealing with high-level cyber-security programs. Finally, it gives be a better foundation as I look to transition into a CISO role.”   “I consider it to be a logical information building block to my CISM and CRISC. The perspective at the CISO level is important to understand in my current position.”  
 

Senior Associate

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Senior Associate

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  “I am constantly being pushed away from a technical role into more of a director role, which is more political and “negotiative.” The content relates directly to this concept and reinforced the skills and concepts I need to put into practice.”   “The CCISO program directly relates to my current job function. I am confident that i will be using almost everything i learned in class. Great training program.”  
 

Program Security Manager

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Information Security Manager

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  “I currently lead a group of teams responsible for security infrastructure, incident response, risk management, and forensics. This content helped solidify my understanding of the issues relevant to an executive with accountability over those functions.”   “I deal directly with information assurance/security on a daily basis. I have had no formal education in this field. It is all learned on the job. The content of this course has put me on an even playing field with my peers and has already earned me a lot of credit with them.”  
 

Director, Information Security

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Supervisory Systems Integration Manager

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  “A lot of the high level overview of the information in each of the 5 domains is useful for the type of work that I perform. I am responsible for many aspects of Cyber Security for the organization I work for and the information is beneficial to staying on top of the requirements and learning new concepts.”   “I truly believe that what is in the CCISO Body of Knowledge is very valuable to a CISO and this was ever more evident when I attended the summit and heard the speakers almost quote many of the things that were in the CCISO Body of Knowledge. I found that a a great positive because they do it in their daily lives. I feel that the information in the CCISO Body of Knowledge will truly prepare me for a role as a CISO.”  
 

Lead Information Assurance Security Engineer

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Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives,
National Cyber Security Instructor

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  “The information covered in the course provided me with deeper insight on a few ISOs that I needed refreshing on to do my job professionally.”   “It helped fill in some process gaps and give me good process checklists to ensure steps aren’t missed. It also helps to understand how the rest of the standards operate and measure up.”  
 

Information Technology Specialist

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Technicore Engineering

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  “100% alignment as the CISO of a large organization.”   “The primary take away for me was the affirmation of the importance of having a robust risk based approach to cyber security.”  
 

CISO

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CISO

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  “It will help in performing our risk assessments as well as moving our current security program towards an actual framework such as Nist-800.”   “Very helpful. Making me more rounded.”  
 

Information Security & Compliance Officer Central

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CIO

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  “It will improve my ability to translate technical security issues to non-technical leaders.”   “The content from the course will be used to write my strategic plan to reorganize my current role and program at my employer.”  
 

Cyber Security Consultant

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Information Security Officer

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  “It will help me position myself for more senior positions in my current and future organizations. It will also help me continue to advance myself in the community as a trusted advisor who as seen as more than just technical.”   “In understanding the importance of aligning the Engineering and Security governance structures more closely.”  
 

Cybersecurity Specialist

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IT Specialist/INFOSEC

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  “The multitude of frameworks and emphasis on risk management are key elements to be applied in my daily job.”   “It will directly relate, as I hold the current role in my organization.”  
 

Scott Welker, Sr. Cybersecurity Analyst

 

Brad Senff, Director of IT Operations

 
  “Conceptually, the content learned during the CCISO program will help me to transform my organization into a more mature.”      
 

Assistant Information System Security Manager (AISSM)

     

How will the content you learned in the CCISO program relate to your career goal?

  “The contents learned in the CISO program directly apply to my career goals because:

  1. It provides a view that’s broader than the US DoD environment that I’m accustomed to.
  2. It provides a framework on which I can build my short term goals. For example, I’m now aware of the various security frameworks and laws/regulations that I need to be aware of and become familiar with as I work to accomplish my goals. I view the CISO program is the starting block for my goals. It provides the basic knowledge for a successful start towards becoming a CISO and eventually a CIO.”
  “The CCISO program directly prepared me for the next step in my journey of becoming a CISO. This content reflects those concepts and perspectives that I need to incorporate into my skills and habits to achieve that goal.”  
 

Senior Associate

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Information Security Manager

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  “It should open doors to cyber opportunities with more responsibility and at a more senior level than I’m currently performing.”   “My goal is to serve as a CISO in a small to medium sized organization. It directly correlates to my career goals!”  
 

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Program Security Manager

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  “I needed to understand this perspective on information security to better support the DoD CIO.”   “Helps set me up for success as a CIO in making me more productive and knowledgeable for advancing to the CIO position.”  
 

Senior Associate

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Supervisory Systems Integration Manager

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  “It provides training and certification for my future goal of becoming a good CISO. definitely aligned.”   “I feel that the information in the CCISO Body of Knowledge will truly prepare me for a role as a CISO.”  
 

Lead Information Assurance Security Engineer

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Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives,
National Cyber Security Instructor

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  “I’m very DoD experienced, this helped me gain knowledge of other standards used in the market.”   “Provides credibility with a set gold standard.”  
 

Technicore Engineering

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CISO

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  “The program validates the positions that I’ve been championing for the last decade. It wasn’t so much as new content, but a great opportunity to spend time focused on the exploration and discussion of the topic writ large.”   “It will give me more of an executive toolkit that I can use to improve my consideration for those senior roles and in those senior circles. It will certainly help me stand out to board of directors and senior officials as the certification and the program catches on globally.”  
 

CISO

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Cybersecurity Specialist

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  “Understanding that the CISO goals and objectives should be aligned with those of the organization.”   “Education and awareness regarding industry standards certainly applies to my career goals.”  
 

IT Specialist/INFOSEC

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Scott Welker, Sr. Cybersecurity Analyst

 
  “It prepares me for program development and management.”   “The CCISO program content will assist me to apply enterprise security concepts to my organization’s security program and enhance the overall effectiveness of our security program.”  
 

Brad Senff, Director of IT Operations

 

Assistant Information System Security Manager (AISSM)

 

Additional Testimonials

 

“I participated in the CCISO Course held between 15th and 19th August this year, and I can confirm that it has been an excellent technical level and with strong participation and exchange of experiences of the instructor and each and every one of those who participate. I have been able to corroborate that the organizers of this course, have had great success by inviting as instructor to a person with extensive experience in the field of information security and the implementation of Best International Practices of the same subject within nationally and internationally recognized organizations, private and public, which has allowed him to obtain knowledge and experience of best level. They have been careful with the invitation of participants to these courses, as they seek an interaction among the participants and the exchange of experiences and relationships. This course has exceeded my expectations and I have no doubt that any professional who wants to take it, will live a great experience and get a solid body of knowledge at the end.”

  “My experience within the CCISO Summit was a great opportunity to meet substantially all domains, along with colleagues specializing in security and particular ways of solving the technological problems and interaction with users for convenient protection of computer goods and information. The precise discussions of how to address the problems of information security to contribute effectively to counter the impacts and improve prevention of attacks, which have proliferated alarmingly.”  
 

Dr. José Luis Duarte Alcántara, Head of Enterprise Risk Management Unit, Rapiscan System Inc. LATAM Consulting Unit.CCISO Class, August 15th – 19th, 2016, Mx City

 

MSc. DANIEL CHACÓN MORENO, Computer Engineer with Master Degree CCISO Class, August 15th – 19th, 2016, Mx City

 
  “It was a pleasure to host the first CCISO course in Canada. This course was very different to the technical course we traditionally run. This course brings together people and leaders in the industry that are invested in what they do. There were lots of high level discussions that benefitted everyone. The participants were hungry to get information on how they can evolve there organizations to better improve security.”   “The course was certainly insightful. I felt however that it was not sufficiently strategic in its focus. Most of the content discussed was a repetition of the CISSP and CISM courses. I was hoping that CCISO would separate itself distinctly from these courses. I was therefore hoping that the course would focus on strategic issues of information security management, eg. How to use information security to enable business and provide a competitive advantage.”  
 

Glenn Reid, VP | General Manager

 

Tefo Moreki

 
  “The CCISO course is a must for all people who are passionate about information security. The
training provided by Torque IT is very professional and the hospitality excellent.”
  “The CCISO course is a step towards the ultimate Information Security role as it proves to the industry that the student has what it takes to assume the role with confidence. Torque IT as a training facility is excellent and the course work is clear and concise.”  
 

Morne Visser

 

Nico Putter

 
  “The CCISO course is a great course towards becoming a great information security officer. The materials cover all areas of information security concerns. Torque IT and the instructor were very helpful and supportive in areas covered in the syllabus of CCISO. They even went the extra mile by sharing current security issues in the industry. I have enjoyed the course and it has made a great difference for my infosec career.”   “Information Security is core element in any corporate GRC program and need to be addressed. The CISO program covers this market gap regarding Information security knowledge and Governance by training and qualifying CISOs for the market.”  
 

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Ahmed Nabil Mahmoud, Chief Information Security Officer

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  “The best part of my CCISO class was sharing ideas and experiences with industry peers.”   “I enjoyed the networking, and hearing about security related issues and goals in the various industries represented at our training class.”  
 

Scott Welker, Sr. Cybersecurity Analyst

 

Brad Senff, Director of IT Operations

 
  “The best parts of the CCISO course were hearing the real life experiences of the instructor applying the CCISO course concepts to real world information security issues facing business organizations, as well as the shared perspectives among the various course participants from various business sectors.”      
 

Assistant Information System Security Manager (AISSM)