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CISSO - Certified Information Systems Security Officer


Duration: 5 Days




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Course Description

*Includes CISSO exam voucher, course video, exam preparation guide, PLUS a CISSP book and video.

CISSO vs. CISSP - What's the difference? 

The CISSO covers all of the CISSP (10 Domain) exam objectives but allows the student to get certified with much more ease than the ISC2 exam process. Kevin Henry is the well-known security guru who created both these courses. The CISSO is the updated version with the latest and greatest content, which will also prepare the student for the CISSP exam. The CISSO course is designed for a forward-thinking security professional or consultant that manages or plays a key role in an organization’s information security department. 

The Certified Information Systems Security Officer was a direct initiative of the DND –Department of Defence of Canada in cooperation with the DOD – Department of Defence of the United States. Defined in in this dual initiative titled CANUS CDISM MOU - ID#: 1974100118 found at: zation/111449.pdf in the CANUS CDISM MOU, it stated the following: I. The CDRSN National Information System Security Officer (ISSO) is the focal point for all security issues pertaining to this network. II. 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.

The Certified ISSO was created with these initiatives in mind. The CISSO addresses the broad range of industry best practices, knowledge and skills expected of a security manager/0fficer. The candidate will learn in-depth theory pertaining to the practical implementation of core security concepts, practices, monitoring and compliance in the full panorama of IS management.   Through the use of a risk-based approach, the CISSO is able to implement and maintain cost-effective security controls that are closely aligned with both business and industry standards. Whether you’re responsible for the management of a Cyber Security team, a Security Officer, an IT auditor or a Business Analyst, the C)ISSO certification course is an ideal way to increase your knowledge, expertise and skill!

Course Objectives

Upon completion, Certified Information Systems Security Officer students will be able to not only be able to establish industry acceptable Cyber Security & IS management standards with current best practices but also will be prepared to competently take the CISSO exam.  

Course Audience

  • IS Security Officers
  • IS Managers
  • Risk Managers  Auditors
  • Information Systems Owners
  • IS Control Assessors
  • System Managers
  • Government

Course Outline

Module 1: Risk Management 

Module 2: Security Management 

Module 3: Identification and Authentication 

Module 4: Access Control 

Module 5: Security Models and Evaluation Criteria

Module 6: Operations Security

Module 7: Symmetric Cryptography and Hashing

Module 8: Asymmetric Cryptography and PKI 

Module 9: Network Connections 

Module 10: Network Protocols and Devices

Module 11: Telephony, VPNs and Wireless 

Module 12: Security Architecture and Attacks 

Module 13: Software Development Security

 Module 14: Database Security and System Development 

Module 15: Malware and Software Attacks 

Module 16: Business Continuity 

Module 17: Disaster Recovery 

Module 18: Incident Management, Law, and Ethics 

Module 19: Physical Security

Course Prerequisites

  • 1 Year experience in at least 2 modules or
  • 1 year in IS Management

Course Schedule
This course is not scheduled yet.