PECB Chief Information Security Officer

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ACTAGIS delivers trainings at University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne

Training the new generation in Cybersecurity, IT Governance, Business Continuity and Quality Management is our passionate commitment. Our Lead Trainer Jeff Primus, with 14 years of experience at University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne, contributes to the development of future leaders and innovators. At ACTAGIS, we value this contribution and are committed to continuing with excellence and integrity.

Course dates can be based on your requirements. Please contact us for the corresponding in-house or public session trainings, so that we can propose sessions taking into account your availability.

Information Security

Information security refers to the processes and controls intended to protect information, whether it is electronic or physical. It determines what information needs to be protected, why should it be protected, how to protect it, and what to protect it from.

Information security covers many areas, including network security, application security, physical security, incident response, and supply chain security. Organizations establish and implement policies, frameworks, processes, and controls to secure information and support business objectives.

Information security is based on three core principles: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. A comprehensive information security strategy that integrates these three principles enables information security and privacy, access control, risk management, and incident response, among others.

It does not only mitigate risks but also builds trust among stakeholders, fostering a strong basis for effective management of operations and growth.

Official BCI Certification

Official ISO (PECB & IAS) Worldwide Certification

ACTAGIS, as the official partner and trainer of PECB for Switzerland and Europe, proposes learning and preparation classes for PECB Chief Information Security Officer certification.

We guarantee your exam success

Nearly 100% success rate!
We will support you until you pass the exam of the course in which you enroll (some conditions apply). We offer the official mock exams to help you prepare.

Swiss Quality around the world

Our attention to detail, staying up to date, all reflect our commitment to quality. Our trainers bring real-life project experience in implementing frameworks and programs in large organizations.

Hands-on exercises

Free consulting session included

Most of our training programs include a supplementary free online consulting session to help you implement your project in your organisation.

Small classes

Competitive pricing

To ensure that our courses are available to all sizes of companies, we practice competitive pricing.

English and French

Learn from where you are

Our courses are delivered in a traditional classroom setting, as well as live online with an instructor. Certain courses are also available in a self-study format.

 


The course description is taken from the PECB website.

What our clients are saying

“ACTAGIS trainer has first hand experience in most the domains covered by the CISA program. This proved to be invaluable in making ISACA’s somewhat theoretical subjects very tangible and meaningful. Many thanks for this great step towards the CISA certification.”Tom RoystonCIO

“During all of the CISA, CBCI and ISO 27001 LI sessions, the consultant openly shared his insightful experiences, carefully listened to all of the participants’ most puzzling questions, remarks, criticisms… and gave precious explanations, recommendations and advice.”Savrak SarHead of IT, Haute école pédagogique

“A great course and a serious levelling up with a good dive into the universe of CISA.”Josselin RenardIT Systems Auditor, UBS

“I thank the consultant for this ISO 27001 training. His pedagogy, technical expertise and long experience in the field make the difference and bring real added value. Course materials are of high quality and the exchanges throughout this training allowed me to assimilate the material and go beyond theory.”Daniel MeierHead Internal Audit, Vaudoise Assurances

At our BCI certification training, the trainer managed not only to cover perfectly the specific, certification-related topics but he also opened windows and connections to other standardization bodies. It was an excellent week enriching our knowledge broadly. Thank you!Christoph TeuberGroup Safety & Security Manager, Swiss Re

“The Business Continuity (BC) course with ACTAGIS enabled me to consolidate and reinforce the knowledge related to the domain. A successful training that will help me to bring BC practices in my company at a higher professional level.”Paulo GriloDirecteur Etudes & Développements, TUI France

“I thank ACTAGIS’ BC-trainer for his professionalism and his motivation during this course which allowed me to obtain the CBCI certification. I recommend this training to anyone who wishes to strengthen and consolidate the topic of Business Continuity.”Jean-Charles CoralBC Manager, Nestlé Switzerland

“I had a great pleasure participating to the ISO 9001 Lead Implenter training provided by Jeff Primus. His engagement, professionalism, motivation and technical expertise gave me full satisfaction. Eeased by his ability of communication, I had no difficulties to assimilate the content of the course. Without any hesitation, I gladly recommend ACTAGIS to everyone who needs guidance for SMQ implementation projects.”Mehmed Cormehic, Lean Manufacturing Engineer, GOLDEC SA

“Thank you for the great course. I did really enjoy it and got a lot of new insights and a much better understanding about what matters in a Business Continuity Management System”Dieter Gramberg, Business Continuity Manager, Novartis Pharma AG

“The course was highly interesting. The tools for managing a Business Continuity Program were teached in a very descriptive and understandable way. I can recommend this course to everybody having a key position in a Business Continuity Program.”Philip Sauter, Business Continuity Manager, ISS Facility Services AG

“I often find that you learn more from the experience of people in the room than anything in the training material and this was definitely the case at ACTAGIS. Jeff has a wealth of experience and he did an excellent job of adapting his delivery the training to the needs of the class.”Anthony Scarfe, Information Security Services Specialist

“Jeff Primus provided a great CISA training. His motivation, engagement and professionalism made the training really interesting and easy to understand. I enjoyed to take part in this training and would like to thank ACTAGIS for helping me to succeed the CISA exam.”Melany Scherer, Global IT Audit – Compliance, Jet Aviation AG

“I thank ACTAGIS, and especially Jeff Primus, for organizing the GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer –training, which is very useful to me in the context of my professional activities and which I strongly recommend. Organizing trainings for a limited number of participants enables to take full advantage of the courses and to exchange interesting information more easily between professionals active in that domain”Chiara Tanteri – Vice-présidence pour les systèmes d’information, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

“Attending the GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer – training provided by ACTAGIS was at the same time a challenge and a pleasure. The content was extremely interesting and provided by a highly skilled trainer. The setup of the classroom, the small group and the given material contributed to make it successful.”Grégoire Ramuz – CIO, Transports Publics Fribourgeois

“Very intense and worthwhile training. The trainer based his teaching on an excellent knowledge of the GDPR regulation, but also on his hands-on experiences enabling real-life and concrete cases. I recommend this training to anyone dealing with the protection of the personal data within his company “Stéphane Butty – DPO Group – 5àSec

“The way how we went through CBCI from policy to validation via practical examples was inspiring. Jeff’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable approach to BC area and ability to promote discussions really expanded understanding of this topic. Now I think that I have good tools to practice. Thank you Jeff!”Miska Riihimäki – Senior Risk Manager – OP Insurance Ltd

“I followed a CISSP course in a small group with ACTAGIS. Jeff teached with expertise, passion and profession. The complex subject of IT security was presented understandable and garnished with many real life examples. The atmosphere was intensive and forward oriented, but relaxed and fruitful. I’m really impressed and with no doubt I would follow, and recommend others to follow, courses with ACTAGIS”Harald Friedel – Project Manager & DPO

Jeff’s primary goal is not only to help you digest the material, but arrive at the examination with the right tools and the right confidence level so to maximize your chances to pass with flying colors. I recommend Jeff wholeheartedly and without reservations. Jeff is one of those rare sure bets!Massimo Marino – CDPO – Advanced Accelerator Applications

Having participated to the ISO 27001 LA training led by Jeff Primus, I was able to appreciate his value as a trainer both in terms of his technical skills and his extensive experience in auditing . Jeff is an experienced professional who communicates his knowledge with enthusiasm. This allowed me to succeed the certification exam. I would like to recommend ACTAGIS for the quality of their services and the perfect organization of this trainingStéphane Reuss – Audit interne Groupe Mutuel

I came from Paris to attend the ISO 27001 LI training which was led by a trainer of rare efficiency and having a real knowledge of the concepts coupled with a solid field experience. The training was based on theoretical fundamentals which were illustrated to us in a concrete way through workshops and group exchanges. The entire group succeeded the certification exam. Thanks again to ACTAGIS for their warm welcome, the quality of the training and their professionalismLotfi Adassen – Information Security Architect – Hitachi Automotive Systems Group

I had the pleasure to attend GDPR training provided by Jeff and ACTAGIS. The course was quite challenging in terms of material that required to be absorbed and Jeff made the work engaging, whilst providing good real case examples to the participants. He also explained the technical and legal parts very clearly for those who are not in IT or who has no legal background. I would happily recommend Jeff and ACTAGIS to those looking for an excellent and detailed insight. Clare Joyner, Legal Counsel, IMD

I participated to ACTAGIS Academy CISSP training. I definitely recommend this course to everyone who wants to succeed the CISSP exam. Jeff is an excellent trainer who knows how to vehicle the key messages enhanced with real life examples. Thanks Jeff for that excellent course ! Gilbert Caballer, IT Audit Expert, UBS

The BCI training based on solid experience and real life examples was provided by a very professional and patient mentor, Jeff Primus. Small group of participants is a great benefit for added value discussions. The training exceeded all my expectations. Andrey Afanasiev, Vice President, Risk Manager, RCB Bank Ltd

CISSP training given by ACTAGIS trainers, is intense and very complete. During the 5 days, you get home exhausted but with knowledge you did not have when started the day. The trainers use a methodology that helps you understand the concepts and the trap questions you might get in the exam. Totally worth it.Diego de Haller, IT Security Service Manager

Thank you for your training. I particularly appreciated the quality of the teachers Jeff and his colleague who were able to animate this course in an attractive and instructive way by alternating the theoretical part and the practical exercises. The course material is a summary of excellent quality. I highly recommend this course.Remo Stolz, IT Manager, CIMO

I’m a repeat offender at Jeff’s courses, having already attended CISA, CISSP and CRISC courses. Jeff is an engaging teacher and bring numerous examples from real life. Class size is limited, so there is always time for questions. I’m planning on attacking CISM next year and will certainly be knocking once again on Jeff’s door. Highly recommended !Liz O’Sullivan, Bundesamt für Informatik und Telekommunication BIT, Head of Security

“The CBCI training provided by the trainer was invaluable for me. All the participants highly appreciated his excellent knowledge, experience, focus on key points, manner of teaching, understanding of the participants’ requirements. Thank you for the great training delivered! I definitely recommend ACTAGIS if you want to succeed the exam.”Anna Glazunova, BC Manager

“One of my concerns in every training opportunity is that it may just end up being theoretical with limited relevance to my work realities. I am glad to have taken my CBCI course with ACTAGIS. Jeff was able to share his vast experience as the subject matter expert and explain via practical examples how to apply the principles and tools in our real work situations. This kept us engaged throughout the intense training. Even with little preparation, I passed the exam with Merit. I look forward to taking the next course with ACTAGIS.”Mathew Siwoi, Senior Oversight Officer, UNHCR

“The training provided by ACTAGIS is of a high level of quality thanks to the experience and personality of the trainer. We were not only able to prepare ourselves for the CDPO exam, but also benefit from his knowledge necessary for a successful implementation of the GDPR in our organizations”.Romain Galster, IT Manager, FINA

“The BCM course allowed me to expand my understanding and analysis of the different themes. Beyond the course material and the academic notions necessary for the certification, Jeff does everything possible to put us in a practical context by sharing his knowledge and experience. He teaches with passion, enthusiasm and adapts to the participants so that we can benefit from his expertise”.

“I would like to thank Jeff for all the support that permitted me to pass the CBCI exam. The course was challenging, with lots of useful information, and Jeff was always there supporting me (and all the other trainees) and ready to help. I enjoyed your class tremendously. I look forward to taking another class with ACTAGIS.”Valentin Mazareanu, PhD, Data Security Officer, SCC Services Romania

“In a very pleasant environment, I participated to the GDPR-CDPO training delivered by ACTAGIS which I recommend. Throughout the sessions, the expert trained us with dynamism and pedagogy while sharing his field experience. During this training, I was able to submit my questions on practical cases. All these points greatly contributed grandly to the success of the certification exam.”Vincent Bovay, Responsable informatique, Altis

“The CBCI training with ACTAGIS provided me the needed information to increase my knowledge for my current professional context and to understand what business continuity is for, including all the connections with the real world to reach higher level of knowledge.”Aristidis Lampiris, Major Incident and Process Expert, Swiss Re

“The trainer led the CBCI course very well. He covered the material at an ideal pace, ensured the active participations of all, and encouraged an interactive atmosphere in class. All these advantages helped me to succeeded the certification exam.”Maximilian Mayer, Senior Consultant, Allianz

“To attend the CDPO training with ACTAGIS. The volume of information and the subject matter were intense given its ONLINE conduct due to the pandemic situation. In this context, Massimo made it very accessible to us given his extensive professional experience and pedagogy. I can only recommend ACTAGIS as a training partner.”Mahieu Perrin, IT Advisor

“Very good training to prepare the CISSP exam. Both trainers are experts in theirs fields. They were dedicated and created a comfortable environment that allowed valuable experience sharing. During the sessions, they provided real life examples which made the concepts easy to understand. After ACTAGIS’ training, I feel more confident and equipped with the right tools to succeed.”Besma Elketroussi, Graduate – CyberSecurity Project Manager, Banking Sector

“I would like to thank ACTAGIS, and in particular Jeff and Alexandre, for the CISSP certification preparation course. An intense 5-day course, in a studious but relaxed atmosphere, which prepared me as well as possible to pass this demanding certification. Thank you again, and I look forward to taking another course with you !”Claude-Alain SchweriResponsable sécurité informatique et technologie

“A very good preparation for the CISA. Good pedagogical approach, going to the essential. Allows you to have fruitful exchanges with specialists. Makes the preparation of the exam enjoyable and adds IT knowledge beyond the strict CISA framework.”Lionel NoetzlinHead of Internal Audit

CBCI training was engaging, challenging, and eye-opening. The experienced trainer provided practical examples, shared real-world cases and invaluable insights. It was a truly enriching experience that expanded my understanding of business continuity (BC). If you want to improve your knowledge and skills in BC, don’t miss this opportunity. Thanks for delivering a fantastic learning experience. It’s time well spent!Jean-Philippe SchadInformation Security Officer

I would like to express my complete satisfaction regarding ACTAGIS and the CISSP training delivered by their two instructors. Their expertise and passion for the subject greatly enhanced the learning experience. The courses were clear, well-structured, and supported by concrete examples, enabling effective knowledge assimilation. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to prepare for the CISSP certification.Sivathushn VairavanatharChief Information Security Officer

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Certification Organisation

The PECB Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) training course is tailored for aspiring CISOs, providing them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and strategies to lead information security programs effectively and safeguard information and assets in today’s dynamic digital environment.

A PECB Chief Information Security Officer certificate demonstrates that you are able to:

  • Support an organization in developing and implementing an information security strategy
  • Identify, analyze, and mitigate issues related to information security
  • Establish, maintain, and improve information security policies, processes, and controls
  • Utilize best practices and techniques to improve security architectures and designs and management controls
  • Effectively monitor and improve incident response capabilities
  • Ensure compliance with specific standards and regulations related to information security
  • Effectively manage complex projects and exhibit strong leadership skills

This training course is intended for:

  • Professionals actively involved in information security management
  • IT managers responsible for overseeing information security programs
  • Security professionals who aspire to advance into leadership roles, such as security architects, security analysts, and security auditors
  • Professionals responsible for managing information security risk and compliance within organizations
  • Experienced CISOs seeking to enhance their knowledge, stay up to date with the latest trends, and refine their leadership skills
  • Executives, including CIOs, CEOs, and COOs, who play a crucial role in decision-making processes related to information security
  • Professionals aiming to achieve executive-level roles within the information security field

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the fundamental principles and concepts of information security
  2. Comprehend the roles and responsibilities of the CISO and the ethical considerations involved, and address the challenges associated with the role
  3. Design and develop an effective information security program, tailored to the needs of the organization
  4. Adopt applicable frameworks, laws, and regulations and effectively communicate and implement policies to ensure information security compliance
  5. Identify, analyze, evaluate, and treat information security risks, using a systematic and effective approach

Day 1: Fundamentals of information security and the role of a CISO

Day 2: Information security compliance program, risk management, and security architecture and design

Day 3: Security controls, incident management, and change management

Day 4: Information security awareness, monitoring and measurement, and continual improvement & Certification exam

The main requirement for participating in this training course is having a fundamental understanding of information security principles and concepts.

  • The training course incorporates interactive elements, such as essay-type exercises and multiple-choice quizzes, some of which are scenario-based.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to communicate and engage in discussions.
  • The quizzes are designed in a manner that closely resembles the format of the certification exam.

The “PECB Chief Information Security Officer exam meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental concepts of information security

Domain 2: The role of CISO in an information security program

Domain 3: Selecting a security compliance program, risk management, and security architecture and design

Domain 4: Operational aspects of information security controls, incident management, and change management

Domain 5: Fostering an information security culture, monitoring, measuring, and improving an information security program

For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.

Certification

After successfully passing the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown below. You will receive the certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

The requirements for PECB Chief Information Security Officer certifications are as follows:

Credential Exam Professional experience CISOMS project experience Other requirements
PECB Certified Information Security Officer PECB Chief Information Security Officer exam None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified Chief Information Security Officer PECB Chief Information Security Officer exam Five years: Two years of work experience in information security Project activities: a total of 300 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

 

Effective information security practices for a CISO should adhere to best information security management practices, encompassing the following key aspects:

  • Developing security business and communication practices
  • Establishing information security objectives and metrics
  • Ensuring that the organization complies with relevant information security laws and regulations
  • Enforcing adherence to information security practices and building a security culture
  • Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course
  • Participants will be provided with the training course material containing over 450 pages of explanatory information, examples, best practices, exercises, and quizzes. 
  • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants who have attended the training course.
  • In case candidates fail the exam, they can retake it within 12 months following the initial attempt for free.

* This course is also available in a self-study format. To learn more, contact us using the contact form below.

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The training is a combination of directly applicable theory, hands-on exercises, feedback from experience and class interaction.

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You will be well prepared for the exam. Counting all our students, almost 100% have been successful.

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All our courses are up to date. They have been adapted to the latest changes of the different exams. We are in constant contact with each certification organisation.

The training is a combination of directly applicable theory, hands-on exercises, feedback from experience and class interaction.

You will be well prepared for the exam. Counting all our students, almost 100% have been successful.

All our courses are up to date. They have been adapted to the latest changes of the different exams. We are in constant contact with each certification organisation.

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