Course Overview

The Certified CISO (CCISO) is the first program of its kind aimed at producing top-level information security executives. This training and certification program 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 professional experts in the field of security with key inputs from current top CISOs.


Course Outline

Topics include:

  • Governance (Policy, Legal and Compliance)
  • IS Management Controls and Auditing Management
  • Management Projects Technology and Operations
  • Information Security Core Competencies
  • Strategic Planning and Finance


In order to sit for the CCISO exam, applicants need to demonstrate that they hold 5 years experience in at least 3 of the domains covered by CCISO.

Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the CCISO exam can sit for the EC-Council Information Security Manager (EISM) exam & apply for the CCISO exam once they meet the requirements (Please contact the Academy for further information)

The CCISO Qualification is aimed at:

The CCISO program is for executives looking to hone their skills and learn to better align their information security programs to the goals of their organization as well as aspiring CISOs. Whilst other information security management certification programs focus on middle management this certification exposes middle managers to executive-level content as well as encouraging existing CISOs to continually improve their own processes and programs.