CISM

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Course Description

The focus of this course is in-depth coverage of the four domains required to pass the CISM exam:

  • Information Security Governance
  • Information Risk Management and Compliance
  • Information Security Program Development and Management
  • Information Security Incident Management

Who Should Attend?

Experienced information security managers and those who have information security management responsibilities, including IT consultants, auditors, managers, security policy writers, privacy officers, information security officers, network administrators, security device administrators, and security engineers.

Course Outline

Testing-Taking Tips and Study Techniques

  • Preparation for the CISM exam
  • Submitting Required Paperwork
  • Resources and Study Aids
  • Passing the Exam the First Time

Information Security Governance

  • Asset Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Asset Management

Information Risk Management

  • Asset Classification and Ownership
  • Structured Information Risk Assessment Process
  • Business Impact Assessments
  • Change Management

Information Security Program Development

  • Information Security Strategy
  • Program Alignment of Other Assurance Functions
  • Development of Information Security Architectures
  • Security Awareness, Training, and Education
  • Communication and Maintenance of Standards, Procedures, and Other Documentation
  • Change Control
  • Lifecycle Activities
  • Security Metrics

Information Security Program Management

  • Security Program Management Overview
  • Planning
  • Security Baselines
  • Business Processes
  • Security Program Infrastructure
  • Lifecycle Methodologies
  • Security Impact on Users
  • Accountability
  • Security Metrics
  • Managing Resources

Incident Management and Response

  • Response Management Overview
  • Importance of Response Management
  • Performing a Business Impact Analysis
  • Developing Response and Recovery Plans
  • The Incident Response Process
  • Implementing Response and Recovery Plans
  • Response Documentation
  • Post-Event Reviews

Review and Q&A Session

  • Final Review and Test Prep

Prerequisites

Five years of experience with audit, IT systems, and security of information systems; systems administration experience; familiarity with TCP/IP; and an understanding of UNIX, Linux, and Windows. This advanced course also requires intermediate-level knowledge of the security concepts covered in our Security+ course.

Exam

The CISM exam is offered three times a year (June, September and December) and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions. The CISM exam is focused on the four domains defined by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Course Director

Patrick von Schlag
Mr. von Schlag has more than 25 years of real-world experience managing IT and business organizations. He has served as a consultant, facilitator, and instructor in support of more than 200 ITSM program deployments, with a focus on practical benefits. He holds all 11 ITIL 2011 certifications and runs an accredited learning consultancy focused on Making ITIL Work ™ in real organizations. His customer list includes The Walt Disney Company, Microsoft, Nike, Sears, US Marine Corps, US Army, US Air Force, 2nd and 5th Fleet US Navy, DISA, IRS, Federal Reserve, The Hartford, Citigroup, Amgen, Los Angeles County, Port of Long Beach, GDIT, Accenture, Serco, Deloitte, and hundreds of other market-leading companies.

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