Course Length: 5-days

Course Description

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 controls that are aligned with business requirements.

Whether you are responsible for the management of a Cyber Security team, a Security Officer, and IT auditor or Business Analyst, the C)ISSO course is the ideal way to increase knowledge, expertise, skill and credibility. The C)ISSO program standards are closely aligned with those of the ISO27001, NIST, CISM, and the CISSP, CBR exam objectives.

Additionally, the international author, Kevin Henry, who wrote the official ISC2 CISSP, also wrote C)ISSO work book and exam. Both C)ISSO and CISSP cover basically the same content with the exception that the C)ISSO focuses heavily on the Information Systems management modules (ex. How do I “do it,” when do I implement this control, and so forth..) versus covering subject matter in theory.


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
  • NICCS approved

The C)ISSO exam can be delivered the last day of class

The class also includes prep guides and online videos to prepare for the CISSP exam


Course Objectives

  • Have knowledge to detect security threats and risks
  • Have knowledge to design a security solution to mitigate risks and threats
  • Have knowledge to accurately report on their findings from examinations


CompTIA Security+, or equivalent knowledge.

Course Outline

With 19 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 an attack takes place.

Lesson 1: Risk Management

Lesson 2: Security Management

Lesson 3: Identification and Authentication

Lesson 4: Access Control]

Lesson 5: Security Models and Evaluation Criteria

Lesson 6: Operations Security

Lesson 7: Symmetric Cryptography and Hashing

Lesson 8: Asymmetric Cryptography and PKI

Lesson 9: Network Connections

Lesson 10: Network Protocols and Devices

Lesson 11: Telephony, VPN’s and Wireless

Lesson 12: Security Architecture and Attacks

Lesson 13: Software Development Security

Lesson 14: Database Security and System Development

Lesson 15: Malware and Software Attacks

Lesson 16: Business Continuity

Lesson 17: Disaster Recovery

Lesson 18: Incident Management, Law, and Ethics

Lesson 19: Physical Security


The Certified Information Systems Security Officer exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your account.

You will also cover the objectives for the (ISC)² CISSP certification.