Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Certification

The challenge of protecting enterprise data is more difficult than ever. This official ISACA CISM training course provides you with in-depth coverage on the four CISM domains: security governance; risk management and compliance; security program development and management; and security incident management. This course is designed specifically for information security professionals who are preparing to take the CISM certification exam.

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

Important Course Information


  • 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.

Exam Information:

  • Computer-Based Testing (CBT) is offered during three testing windows of eight-week durations. With ISACA CBT exams, candidates will receive a preliminary score report at the conclusion of their exam. Official scores will be sent to candidates via email within 10 working days of their exam.
  • The ISACA Exam Candidate Guide provides valuable information regarding exam day rules and information, as well as exam dates and deadlines.

Certification Information:

  • This is an ISACA certification prep course.

Course Outline

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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