Essentials ISO Course Curriculum

This Essential ISO Training Course curriculum was specifically designed to help new ISOs and others (IT Managers, Internal Auditors, Compliance Officers, etc.) who need to establish a baseline of Information Security knowledge to help them successfully navigate through their critical roles.  The objective of the Essential ISO Training Course is to provide the fundamental training and skills needed to securely operate in today’s financial world.  The course includes discussion of the following topics, and more:

Role Description & Structure

  • Overview of Role
  • Reporting Structure

Preventive Controls & Actions

  • Policy development (ISP, AUP, etc.)
  • Risk Assessments
  • Access Reviews
  • Patch Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Change Management
  • Training & Awareness

Detective Controls & Actions

  • Monitoring
  • Security Event & Incident Management

Response Controls & Actions

  • Incident Response
  • Investigations
  • Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery

Testing, Reporting, & Intel

  • Testing
  • Auditing & Examinations
  • Reporting to Executive Management
  • Information Sharing and Intel
  • FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

Tools & Methods

  • References & Websites

CBISO Certification (optional)

  • EISO Course completion and pass exam (70% or better)
  • AISO Course completion and pass exam (70% or better)

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