(ISC)² Adds Four New Courses to its Professional Development Institute
The three new Immersive courses include:
- Creating Your Path to CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) – Formulates a picture of the internal and external obstacles on the path to becoming a CISO. This course will help the learners find ways around or over those obstacles and see the complete picture of “puzzle pieces” that make up the role. It will help them identify which pieces they already possess and which ones they will need to develop.
- The CISO’s Guide to Success – Explores what it means to be a competent and successful CISO. Learners will understand where they stand on a broad set of competencies that every CISO should have and be developing, and will build a personalized set of plans for how they will enter into the role of CISO and what it takes to make an impact in the first 100 days in the role.
- Responding to a Breach – Teaches learners about a phased approach they can use to respond to a breach. Learners will be able to apply each phase of the response plan and practice adapting it to their environment. After completing the exercises, they will come away with a complete custom response plan. The course also provides a chance to experience an immersive breach exercise and think through how different roles might be involved, how each role might react, and which priorities each of those roles would be weighing during a breach.
Existing PDI Immersive courses such as GDPR for Security Professionals: A Framework for Success, DevSecOps – Integrating Security into DevOps, and Building a Strong Security Culture were made available from the outset of the program.
PDI Labs are hands-on courses that enable learners to practice specific technical skills after engaging with upfront preparatory materials. These courses are deployed, and skills are assessed, within a virtual machine environment.
The first Labs course available now is:
- Assessing Application Security – Explores the foundations of how to assess an application’s security. In today’s app-enabled world it is more important than ever for security practitioners to work with their organization to ensure their digital assets are adequately protected against attacks. In most cases, the internet-facing application is the primary target for attackers. Applications, when not properly hardened and secured, create the entryway for criminals to gain access to sensitive data or even allow for the complete compromise of the underlying system. Whether the application is bought, built or acquired it is important to consider its vulnerabilities and the types of attacks that might be used to exploit them.
To learn more about PDI and the courses now on offer: https://www.isc2.org/development.