Merit Professional Learning and the Michigan Cyber Range are pleased to present Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO), a multi-day cybersecurity course. This course prepares and certifies individuals to analyze an organization's information security threats and risks, and to design a security program to mitigate these risks.
Learn to Analyze & Mitigate IT Security Threats and Risks
The Certified Information Systems Security Officer course addresses the broad range of industry best practices, knowledge and skills expected of a security leader. Attendees will learn both the theory and the requirements for practical implementation of core security concepts, practices, monitoring and compliance. Through the use of a risk-based approach the CISSO is able to implement and maintain cost-effective security controls that is closely aligned with business requirements. The Certified Information Systems Security Officer certification was a direct initiative of the DND (Department of Defense of Canada) in cooperation with the DOD (Department of Defense of the United States).
- August 12 - 16, 2013 (Online)
- September 16 - 20, 2013 (in Ann Arbor)
- November 11 - 15, 2013 (Online)
The CISSO course is designed for a forward-thinking security professional or consultant who manages or plays a key role in an organization's information security department.
Whether you are a security officer, a business analyst, an IT auditor or responsible for the management of an Information Security team, the Certified Information Security Officer (CISSO) course is an ideal way to increase your knowledge, expertise and skill. The CISSO course, and subsequent examination, is the most up to date, practical and effective program available in the world today. The CISSO program is closely aligned with the leading standards of ISO27001, NIST, CISM® and the 2012 CISSP® CBK® Exam objectives, and it excels by providing a well-rounded and comprehensive overview of each topic area without being restricted to a single model or conceptual approach.
This multi-day course prepares an individual for the certification exam through Mile2, which is comparable to the CISSP certification.
View a list of module topics and detailed course outline.
View certification exam details.
Recommended PrerequisitesExperience in at least two modules of the outline is beneficial but not required.
Who Should Attend?Security managers/officers, IT auditors, business analysts.
About the Curriculum The training curriculum for this course is developed and provided by Mile2, a developer and provider of vendor neutral professional certifications for the cyber security industry.
The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) has recognized that Mile2's certification courseware meets all the elements of the CNSS National Training Standards.
About the Michigan Cyber RangeThis course is presented through the facilities of the
Michigan Cyber Range, and all exercises will be conducted within the Cyber Range infrastructure. Hosted by Merit Network, the Michigan Cyber Range enables individuals and organizations to develop detection and reaction skills through simulations and exercises. The program offers students and IT professionals a full curriculum of meetings and workshops as well as critical cybersecurity training and awareness tools. More information on the Michigan Cyber Range can be found at www.merit.edu/cyberrange/.
Meet the Instructor
Kevin Henry, CISSP-ISSEP, CISA, CISM, CBCI, CRISC, C)SWAE, C)ISSO
Kevin Henry is an international author, consultant and renowned speaker.
He is the official course development writer for ISC2 CISSP, ISACA CRISC and Mile2's C)ISSO and C)PTE. Kevin has provided IT and information
security consulting and support services for organizations around the
world for over 30 years, setting up information security programs and
addressing areas ranging from in-depth risk analysis to policy creation
and security awareness. He is the author to the latest CPTE prep guide,
Penetration Testing: Protecting Networks and Systems.
RegistrationThe Certified Information Systems Security Officer class will meet Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) over the dates registered.
Standard registration for the course, including certification exam, is $3,000. For attendees from Merit Member organizations, the registration fee is $2,400.
August 12 - 16, 2013 (Online)
September 16 - 20, 2013 (in Ann Arbor)
November 11 - 15, 2013 (Online)
Course registrations may be canceled by the dates below, minus a processing fee of $35. Refunds are not available after that date; substitutions are allowed if necessary.
- Registration for the course that starts on August 12 may be canceled up to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday, July 19, 2013.
- Registration for the course that starts on November 11 may be canceled up to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday, October 18, 2013.
Information for Classes Held in Ann ArborIn-person classes are held at Merit Network's offices at 1000 Oakbrook Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Continental breakfast, beverages and snacks will be provided each day.
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