• Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

The Certified virtual Chief Information Security Officer Course (CvCISO-1) is the intense foundational course for the SecurityStudio CvCISO Program and is the required course for all CvCISO certifications. This course covers all the basics of what a vCISO is and what a vCISO does. Students from all backgrounds and all levels of experience will benefit from this course. Students with no information security experience will gain an understanding of what makes a vCISO successful. These students will also attain enough knowledge to pass the CvCISO-1 exam and perform as a vCISO in limited environments with assistance (See: CvCISO Level 1). Students with many years information security experience will gain a better, more formalized understanding of how other (possibly more) successful vCISOs perform on the job. Students on the top end of the experience scale will attain enough knowledge to pass the exam and potentially attain the CvCISO Level 3 or Expert designation.

Learning Objectives

SecurityStudio built the Certified virtual Chief Information Security Officer (CvCISO) Program to establish the industry standard for vCISO quality and qualifications, ultimately to best serve the community’s need for more vCISOs in the best manner possible. Two more important purposes for the CvCISO Program: 1. Improve the quality of life for CvCISOs through more opportunity, better benefits (productivity, accomplishment, pay, etc.), and more confidence in their abilities. 2. Improve the quality of life for the people who hire CvCISOs through more opportunity, better returns on cybersecurity investments, and greater confidence in their cybersecurity protection. The CvCISO-1 course prepares students for the CvCISO-1 Certification Exam and builds the skills necessary for practical vCISO work. The CvCISO Program offers prestige to certification holders and assurance to those employ them.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Program/Project Management and Acquisition
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning and Policy