About this course

This course is designed to help candidates prepare for sitting the ISACA CISM certification examination. By taking this course and obtaining CISM certification, your experience and skills in supporting the information security needs of your organization will be validated. Securing the organizations information is a critical business objective in todays business environment. The information that an organization depends on to be successful can be at risk from numerous sources. By effectively managing information security, you can address these risks and ensure the organization remains healthy and competitive in the marketplace.

Duration: 3 Days

You Will Learn How To

• Prepare for and pass the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exam
• Develop an information security strategy and plan of action to implement the strategy
• Manage and monitor information security risks
• Build and maintain an information security plan both internally and externally
• Implement policies and procedures to respond to and recover from disruptive and destructive information security events


IT professionals must have at least 5 years of information security experience, including IT consultants, auditors, managers, security policy writers, privacy officers, information security officers, network administrators, security device administrators, and security engineers.


Information Security Governance
• Establish and maintain an information security strategy, and align the strategy with corporate governance
• Establish and maintain an information security governance framework
• Establish and maintain information security policies
• Develop a business case
• Identify internal and external influences to the organization
• Obtain management commitment
• Define roles and responsibilities
• Establish, monitor, evaluate, and report metrics

Information Risk Management and Compliance
• Establish a process for information asset classification and ownership
• Identify legal, regulatory, organizational, and other applicable requirements
• Ensure that risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and threat analyses are conducted periodically
• Determine appropriate risk treatment options
• Evaluate information security controls
• Identify the gap between current and desired risk levels
• Integrate information risk management into business and IT processes
• Monitor existing risk
• Report noncompliance and other changes in information risk

Information Security Program Development and Management
• Establish and maintain the information security program
• Ensure alignment between the information security program and other business functions
• Identify, acquire, manage, and define requirements for internal and external resources
• Establish and maintain information security architectures
• Establish, communicate, and maintain organizational information security standards,
procedures, and guidelines
• Establish and maintain a program for information security awareness and training
• Integrate information security requirements into organizational processes
• Integrate information security requirements into contracts and activities of third parties
• Establish, monitor, and periodically report program management and operational metrics Information Security Incident Management
• Establish and maintain an organizational definition of, and severity hierarchy for, information security incidents
• Establish and maintain an incident response plan
• Develop and implement processes to ensure the timely identification of information security incidents
• Establish and maintain processes to investigate and document information security incidents
• Establish and maintain incident escalation and notification processes
• Organize, train, and equip teams to effectively respond to information security incidents
• Test and review the incident response plan periodically
• Establish and maintain communication plans and processes
• Conduct post-incident reviews
• Establish and maintain integration among the incident response plan, disaster recovery plan, and business continuity plan

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