The Chief Information Security Officer (or CISO) is the highest-ranking executive responsible for a company’s data and cybersecurity needs. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) must have a deep understanding of IT infrastructure and the many threats that can be posed for computer systems. The primary responsibility of the CISO is to implement security procedures and protocols. Passing the CCISO certification exam is required to become a CISO.
Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), Certification
CCISO certification by EC-Council focuses primarily on CISO, a top-ranking information security executive. It determines whether a person is qualified to be the highest-ranking executive responsible for information security in an organization. A CISO who is well-paid is a requirement for most mid-sized companies around the world.
Domains of the EC-Council CCISO
CCISO is certified in these CCISO domains based upon their knowledge and experience.
Domain 1: Governance and Risk Management (16%)
Domain 2: Information Security Controls and Audit Management (18%)
Domain 3: Security Program Management and Operations (22%).
Domain 4: Information Security Core Competencies (25%)
Domain 5: Strategic Planning, Finance, Procurement, Third-Party Management (19%)
In this article, we will cover the first domain, Governance and Risk Management and Compliance.
Domain 1: Governance and Risk Management and Compliance (16%)This domain covers all aspects of structured planning, aligning information security needs and business requirements, leadership and management skills in compliance with cybersecurity and organizational laws, as well as examining the most recent security trends, best practices and report writing.
Governance: Governance refers the organization’s structure and operations. It is the foundation of information security. It is clear that information security is growing. Implementing governance and risk management systems within the information security function is therefore more important than ever. A board of directors is essential for integration with the entire organization as well as collaboration with executive leadership.
Risk Management: Identifying, analysing, and responding to risks is a key part of a successful organization’s risk management. A proactive approach to risk management is more effective than reactive. It allows you to control future outcomes and helps you avoid them from happening again. Effective risk management can reduce the risk’s severity and probability.
Compliance: Also known as regulatory compliance or product or service regulation, compliance refers to policies and rules that regulate or restrict specific products, services or processes within businesses. Federal, state, or municipal regulations that restrict the conduct of businesses are known as compliance standards. They are often legally binding and enforced through government agencies.
Domain 1 of CISO exam has a 16% weightage, which is one-sixth the exam. The first domain of the CCISO certification exam covers the following topics:
Plan for Information Security Governance.
Information Security Drivers
Establishing an Information Security Management System
Laws/Regulations/Standards as Drivers of Organizational Policy/Standards/Procedures
Security Compliance Management for Enterprises
1. This subcategory of CCISO domain 1, will teach you how to define, implement, manage, and maintain a program for information security governance. It includes leadership, organizational structures, processes, and leadership. The information security governance framework will be explained, along with the goals and governance for the organization. This includes leadership style, philosop, and other aspects.