The Certified Information Systems Security Officer course is designed for forward-thinking security professionals that want the advanced skillset necessary to manage and consult businesses on information security.
The C)ISSO addresses the broad range of industry best practices, knowledge and skills expected of a security leader. The candidate 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, a C)ISSO is able to implement and maintain cost-effective security controls that are aligned with business requirements.
Whether you are responsible for the management of a Cyber Security team, a Security Officer, an IT auditor or a Business Analyst, the C)ISSO course is the ideal way to increase your knowledge, expertise, skill, and credibility.
The C)ISSO program standards are closely aligned with those of the ISO27001, NIST, CISM® and the CISSP® CBK® exam objectives. The C)ISSO excels by providing a well-rounded, comprehensive overview of essential security topics.Accreditation
The National Security Agency has validated the C)ISSO for the following security standards:
NSTISSI – 4011: National Training Standard for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC)
CNSSI – 4012: National Information Assurance Training Standard for Senior Systems Managers.Upon Completion
- Have knowledge to detect security threats and risk
- Have knowledge to design a security solution to mitigate risk and threats
- Have knowledge to accurately report on their findings from examinations
- Be ready to sit for the C)ISSO Exam.
With 18 up-to-date modules, the C)ISSO covers not only the critical skills you need to help your business prevent a cyber security breach but also how to detect and respond if one takes place.
The C)ISSO is comprised of 18 modules. Click a module to view its agenda.
1: Risk Management
2: Identification and Authentication
3: Access Control
4: Security Models and Evaluation Criteria
5: Operations Security
6: Symmetric Cryptography and Hashing
7: Asymmetric Cryptography and PKI
8: Network Connections
9: Network Protocols and Devices
10: Telephony, VPNs and Wireless
11: Security Architecture and Attacks
12: Software Development Security
13: Database Security and Development
14: Malware and Software Attacks
15: Business Continuity
16: Disaster Recovery
17: Incident Management, Law, and Ethics
18: Physical SecurityCourse History
The Certified Information Systems Security Officer Course and Certification were developed as result of the Combined Defense Information Systems Management (CANUS CDISM) initiative between the Department of National Defense of Canada (DND) and the Department of Defense of the United States (DOD).
In the CANUS CDISM Memorandum of Understanding #1974100118 the following is stated:
- The CDRSN National Information System Security Officer (ISSO) is the focal point for all security issues pertaining to this network.
- The Director Information Management Security (DIMSECUR) is the DND authority for security assessment of the CDRSN, including the approval of Interim Authority to Process (IAP) and Authority to Communicate.
With these initiatives in mind, Mile2 created a certification for the ISSO called the Certified Information Systems Security Officer. The C)ISSO training and certification program prepares and certifies individuals to analyze an organization's information security risks and to design a security solution to mitigate these risks. To summarize, C)ISSOs are proficient in risk analysis, risk mitigation, application security, network security, operations security and business continuity.
Class Format Options
Mile2 offers courses around the year and around the globe. You can attend a course in 3 ways:
Who Should Attend
- Instructor-led Classroom: Attend in person.
- Live-virtual Training: Attend the Instructor-led class remotely.
- Computer-based Training: Access the course through pre-recorded videos 24/7 at your convenience.
The C)ISSO course is a security leadership course designed for those who already know a little bit about security. We recommend a knowledge of what is covered in our C)SS: Certified Secruity Sentinel course as a prerequisite. People who are in or are going into the following professional roles will especially benefit from our course:
- Security Analyst/Consultant
- Director of Security
- Security Architect
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Security Auditor
- IT Management
After you complete the CISSO we encourage you to further develop your security knowledge and skillset by learning how to perform penetration tests in our C)PTE: Certified Penetration Testing Engineer Course and learning how to respond when a security breach takes place in our C)IHE: Certified Incident Handling Engineer Course.Exam Information
The Certified Information Systems Security Officer exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (MACS), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions.