Testimonials

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.

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Suresh Nair

I took live, in-person training and I read the C|CISO Body of Knowledge thoroughly to prepare for the exam. My overall experience going through C|CISO training was very good. Scenario based training is recommended. It was a difficult exam because it scenario-based and took a lot of thinking. C|CISO is definitely among the top of the security certifications that I have, including CISSP.

Suresh NairIT Security Leader at GE
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Andrew Morrow

I read the CCISO Body of Knowledge thoroughly to prepare for the exam. I found the exam somewhat difficult as there were numerous topic areas that are worthy of questions. Earning the CCISO certification assures my management that I have the required skills and knowledge. The CCISO program material helps me because I am constantly applying knowledge to security posture of organization.

Andrew MorrowRolka Loube, Vice President, IT
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Matt Halsey

The class was small, focused, and led by a phenomenal instructor, Joe Voje. (The instructor, the key to the whole experience in my opinion, was fantastic.) The materials were great. Student handbook and the slides were well done, cohesive, and easy to follow. The material itself is excellent in that it provides an excellent balance between the frameworks, the requisite knowledge of those frameworks, and the need to align with the business. While the CISSP is an extraordinary volume of material, essentially a carpet bombing of all things security, this course is focused in the much needed “how to run the program.

Matt Halsey, CISSP, PMP, CSMDell EMC | Dell Data Security
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Isiah Jones

Having the CCISO shows I have executive level and strategic thinking abilities and awareness. It has contributed to me being considered for more senior roles. It helps me continue to advise executives on how to improve their security program at a level they can understand. It will also help me when I end up running my own program.

Isiah JonesFederal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Office of Energy Infrastructure Security (OEIS), IT Specialist
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John Bandy

I took live, in-person training and read the C|CISO Body of Knowledge thoroughly to prepare for the exam. I found the exam somewhat difficult. Having the C|CISO has helped bring respect and recognition and allowed me to the make the case for a title change from Director to CISO. The content of the program broadened my knowledge into areas I had not had experience in before.

John BandyGeorgia State University, Deputy Chief Innovation Officer<
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Donna Gallaher

I took live, in-person training and I read the C|CISO Body of Knowledge to prepare for the exam. The most helpful sections of the training and BOK for me were the discussions on the various frameworks and the differences between them. After the class, I was tasked with creating a Third Party Oversight / Risk Management program for a client, and the framework references helped me customize the program to the industry and compliance requirements.

Donna GallaherRGP, CIO and CISO Advisory Consultant
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Alex Leon

I took online training (iLearn) and I read the CCISO Body of Knowledge thoroughly to prepare for the exam. The CCISO BOK is a valuable resource that can be used as reference material. My experience going through the training program was excellent. CCISO is a recognized certification amongst CISOs and it has help me by showing that I have the skills other CISOs have also achieved. The CCISO program has helped me improve my security program. It is now more structured and based on domains.

Alex LeonMitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, Senior Information Security Auditor
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Sheikh Ahmed Adil

The C|CISO BOK is a holistic approach to security and it helps me throughout my career, especially in Risk Assessment work. I took live, in-person training and read the C|CISO Body of Knowledge thoroughly to prepare for the exam. It was a rigorous training program. C|CISO is a conceptual exam and is therefore difficult because it does not rely on the memorization of facts but on the understanding of concepts. The C|CISO material has improved my job performance and is a must have certification. From the C|CISO program, I learned an abundance of knowledge in Risk Management and BCP/DRP which helps me to align my security program with the goals of the business.

Sheikh Ahmed AdilA2i-ll Project UNDP, Consultant-ICT
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Mukesh Panchal

I took live, in-person training and read the C|CISO Body of Knowledge to prepare for the C|CISO exam. The content of the training program was excellent and updated with current trends. The training has changed my approach to security in terms of Risk Management, ROI, and mapping to overall organization goals. It helps me to understand that security programs are not only for IT security but also be an enabler to business progress to increase the bottom line. Having the C|CISO certification is helping to move my CV to next level.

Mukesh PanchalSharaan Infosystems, Regional Manager – West
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Justinian Fortenberry

I took live, in-person training. I enjoyed the institutional and program level focus of the CCISO vs some of the more technical areas from my other certs. The training provided me a contact or two that I continue to network with. Most of the other benefits revolve around providing additional terminology and talking point with which to converse with external parties and auditors. The focus on different risk and security frameworks caused us to dig deeper into the options and add and/or modify some of the controls in our existing framework.

Justinian FortenberryCISO, GrubHub

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