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CISM Exam Boot Camp

at ASPE Inc. - Downtown, Washington, D.C.

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Downtown, Washington, D.C.
1110 Vermont Ave NW Ste 700
Btwn L & M Streets NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: ASPE Instructors

What you'll learn in this isaca training:

Designed to be the clearest-cut path to obtaining the prestigious CISM certification; this three-day Tactical Security CISM Exam Preparation course offers a comprehensive review of the ISACA CISM topic areas without a lot of "off-topic" discussions.

The course specifically covers the task statements and knowledge statements contained within the four major content areas of CISM including:
  • Information Security Governance (24%)
  • Information Risk Management and Compliance (33%)
  • Information Security Program Development and Management (25%)
  • Information Security Incident Management (18%)
After completion of this preparation course, you will be ready to take the internationally-acclaimed CISM certification exam. When it comes to information security, a single differentiator can be all that stands between a multimillion-dollar contract or a promotion. ISACA's Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification is that differentiator. CISM is recognized around the world as the leading certification for enterprise security management. CISM certified individuals are part of an elite group of professionals who have demonstrated a mastery of the concepts and skills of information security, have the experience to back up the knowledge and are dedicated to continually learning and staying current within the information security field.
  • Master the CISM exam content areas
  • Get CISM test taking skills from our experts
  • Learn to align security to your business processes
  • Gain In-depth coverage on Information Security Governance, Information Risk Management & Compliance, Information Security Program Development & Management, and Information Security Incident Management.
Course Outline: 

I. About CISM

1. Requirements for certification
  • Experience
  • Passing the exam
  • The ISACA Code of Ethics
  • Maintaining certification
II. Information Security Governance

1. Overview
  • Information is a valuable resource in all of its formats
  • Not just IT related
  • We need to converge information security into the business
2. Effective information security governance
  • Business drivers
  • Business support
  • Provide assurance to management
3. Risk objectives
  • Operational risk management
  • We must be able to meet our desired state
4. Build an information security strategy
  • Business model for information security (BMIS)
  • Strategy
5. Controls
  • Types of controls
  • IT controls
  • Non-IT controls
  • Countermeasures
  • Example defense in depth
6. Provide assurance to management
  • ISO 27001
  • Security Metrics
7. Extend security knowledge to everyone
  • Awareness
  • Training
  • Education
8. Action plan to implement strategy
  • Projects
  • Gap analysis
  • Critical success factors
III. Information Risk Management & Compliance

1. Overview

2. Information classification
  • Why should information be classified
  • Developing the program
  • Ownership
  • Responsibilities
3. Methods to evaluate impact of adverse events
  • Business impact analysis
4. Legal and regulatory requirements

5. Emerging threats and vulnerabilities
  • Sources of information
6. Risk management
  • Elements of risk
  • Risk assessment
  • Prioritizing risk
  • Reporting risk
  • Monitoring Risk
  • Risk handling
  • Control baseline modeling
  • Controls
  • Gap analysis
  • Integrate risk management into business and IT processes
  • Compliance
7. Re-assessing risk and changing security program elements
  • Risk management is a cyclic process
  • Triggers to re-assess
IV. Information Security Program Development & Management

1. Overview
2. Align information security program to business function
3. Resource requirements definition
  • Internal
  • External
  • Identify, acquire and manage
4. Emerging trends in information security
  • Cloud computing
  • Mobile computing
5. Security control design

6. Security architectures
  • BSIM
7. Methods to develop
  • Standards
  • Procedures
  • Guidelines
8. Methods to implement and communicate
  • Policies
  • Standards
  • Procedures
  • Guidelines
9. Security awareness and training
  • Methods to establish
  • Methods to maintain
10. Methods to integrate security requirements into organizational processes

11. Methods to incorporate security requirements
  • Contracts
  • 3rd party management processes
12. Security metrics
  • Design
  • Implement
  • Report
13. Testing security controls
  • Effectiveness
  • Applicability
V. Information Security Incident Management

1. Overview
2. Definition
  • Distinction between IR, BCP and DRP
  • Senior management commitment
  • Policy
  • Personnel
3. Objectives
  • Intended outcomes
  • Incident management
  • Incident handling
  • Incident response
  • Incident systems and tools
4. What technologies must an IRT know?
  • Vulnerabilities/Weaknesses
  • Networking
  • Operating systems
  • Malicious software
  • Programming languages
5. Defining incident management procedures
  • Plan for management
6. Current state of incident response plan
  • Gap analysis
7. Develop a plan
  • Plan elements
  • Notification process
  • Escalation process
  • Help desk process for identifying incidents
  • Response teams
8. Challenges in developing a plan
9. BCP/DRP
  • Recovery operations
  • Recovery strategies
  • Recovery sites
  • Basis for recovery site selection
  • Notification requirements
  • Supplies
  • Communication structure
  • Testing the plan
  • Recovery test metrics
  • Test results
  • Post-incident activities and investigations

Who should attend:
  • Information security managers 
  • Information security practitioners 
  • Security auditors 
  • Security consultants 
  • Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) 
  • Chief Security Officers (CSOs) 
  • Privacy officers 
  • Security administrators 
  • IT managers
Bonus Materials: This course includes a complete CISM Study Guide.

If you take the CISM® exam within four weeks of taking this course and do not pass, send us the score report and you may attend another CISM Exam Boot Camp session within one year at no additional cost. 

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