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Unlock Your Potential with the CISO Executive Education

You are considering being part of the next generation of cybersecurity leaders?

Purple Hackademy proposes CISO Training related programs to become Deputy CISO, Acting CISO, and Junior CISO, essential in fortifying an organization’s digital defenses.

The main missions of the deputy CISO or junior CISO are to enrich and maintain the ISMS repository “state of the art”, as well as security standards and local regulations, and to ensure the planning of programs decided by the CISO.

He can support technical teams in securing assets, and raise awareness among IS users.

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The mission of the CISO or Acting CISO is to protect the company from being compromised.

He defines, implements, coordinates, and monitors information security policy, in compliance with the law and industry regulations. Having a strong knowledge of GDPR and global privacy regulations for CISOs is mandatory. It is recommended to pass a CISO Certification, like CISSP.

The CISO is required to take all necessary precautions, having regard to the nature of the data and the risks presented by the processing, to protect the security of the data and, in particular, to prevent it from being distorted, damaged or accessed by unauthorized third parties. In the event of failure to implement protective measures, the law punishes with fines or imprisonment.


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Main Responsibilities

Key Skills

Technical Know-How

Relational Skills

Specific cyber threats regularly feature in CISOs’ top 5 list of concerns, alongside cyber skills shortages and rising energy costs – and it doesn’t stop there. While more than half of all executives see cyber threats as a growing concern for business growth, CISOs need to ensure that other members of the executive committee understand how to deal with them effectively, and that they see the importance and urgency of updating the company’s security processes and tools to keep pace with threat actors.

The CISO is responsible for ensuring that the organization uses the best infrastructure for its security and performance. Architecture refers to a whole system including security models, policies, practices and of course technologies (IAM, encryption, network security…). On the operational side, it has do deal with day-to-days activities like patching, blocking intruders connections, continuous monitoring, endpoint protection.

Many of an organization’s vulnerabilities can be countered by purchasing up-to-date hardware and software. A CISO’s expertise is needed to select the best possible solutions for the organization, while mitigating any potential security risks that may arise.

The CISO also designs the security infrastructure, ensuring that the entire network and IT infrastructure is built with security in mind. This ensures that all aspects of the organization’s architecture are secure, while operating at the highest possible level.

If you company has at least 200 endpoints, it is a best practice to envisage to deploy an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions. They can detect real-time threats, flag and quarantine devices executing unauthorized data exfiltration.

“The ransomware had encrypted almost all servers”: What would be your reaction if you were a Junior CISO, a Deputy CISO, or an Acting CISO?

In this real example, the vast majority of Windows-based systems were encrypted. Only Linux machines and backups escaped encryption. Although the company has 2 redundant active/active IT sites, the ransomware made no bones about it: the servers were encrypted on both sides.

So what is the right ransomware response for CISOs?

“We took immediate action and shut down the IS in order to avoid contaminating other companies and to save what could still be saved,” explains our trainers, who points out that “good practice would have been to simply cut the network connections to keep the machines’ RAMs intact for forensic purposes”.

Cyber resilience for CISOs is essential to prevent breaches, like having an incident response plan, ensuring that your data backup system is working, evaluating your third-party vendors security…

The new Web3 Internet model brings, in addition to reading and writing, the notion of ownership to the Internet, giving value to digital objects thanks to cryptoassets and blockchain technology.

Blockchain infrastructures are continually being transformed and enriched by new functionalities and modules – smart contracts, Oracle, sidechains, L2 and bridges – which are the building blocks of the Web3 ecosystem. While the foundations of major public blockchains are considered robust to attack, add-on modules, programming languages, additional layers and applications are often much less so.

Despite the solid security foundations of blockchain technologies, Web3 is not immune to attack by malicious actors. CISO executive education embraces smart contracts weaknesses, decentralized applications, and the underlying blockchain infrastructure itself.

Blockchain security for CISOs includes scamming attempt to attain a user’s credentials, routing attacks, code exploitation, stolen keys, Sybil / fake identities attacks, and more.

If you want to know more about our CISO Training, get your customized training program here. Our program is validated through a CISO Certification.

One of the main missions and obligations of a CISO is to be fully aware of the regulations and compliance requirements for his company. To achieve this, it is essential to set up a regulatory and standards watch with his team of security experts. He has also to work with the Data Protection Officer (DPO) , the supervisory authority for personal data, as the conductor of data protection compliance within the organization. It provides support for RGPD compliance, responds to requests to exercise people’s rights, and reduces the risk of litigation.

This practice guarantees that people and entities with digital identities have the right level of access to corporate resources such as networks and databases. User roles and access privileges are defined and managed by an IAM system, but it requires that all employees and sometimes partners, or clients, have to be identified and authorized to get access to your company system.

Mobile security is a necessity, but what do CISOs need to know to protect endpoints and applications?

Digital transformation based on mobility (BYOD, mobile applications) exposes businesses to new threats, including mobile phishing, malware and exploits such as Pegasus.

Mobile security (also known as MTD Mobile Threat Defense) is a necessity, but what do CISOs need to know to protect endpoints and applications? Why should mobile security be prioritized today, and what obstacles must be overcome in its implementation?

Mobile attacks are “very real” and have a real impact on a company’s business. Even though mobile attacks are in the news every day (Pegasus, Lookout, Zimperium,GriftHorse…), it’s essential that companies are aware of the scope and scale of this type of threat. They are not just a topic for discussion between security managers and alarmist media coverage, as these attacks are on the increase and can have a considerable impact on a company’s business and operations. Those most vulnerable to this type of attack are often executives with privileged access to company data, as well as executive assistants.

Mobile security management for CISOsrequiresconsideringsmartphones as hostile environments, as they spend most of their time outside protected networks and are in the hands of users who are not security experts.

As cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated and ubiquitous, today’s CISO is responsible not only for anticipating security breaches but also for developing and implementing incident response plans (IRPs), ensuring that all those responsible are well prepared. Cyber threat landscape for CISOs requires the support of several department:

in many companies, CISOs collaborate with legal, communications and IT departments to coordinate responses in the event of a crisis. In some cases, CISOs may also conduct post-incident analyses to understand the causes and improve response protocols. This usually involves working with external stakeholders (regulators, law enforcement authorities) to manage the legal and reputational aspects following an incident.

Finally, the CISO may be called upon to limit the consequences of cyber-incidents through a strategic and agile approach, minimizing the impact of incidents and maintaining business continuity.

Features of Our Courses

Why Choose Us?

Our team of specialists with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity knows exactly what you need to get a job in the field.

Purple Hackademy online training platform is designed for you to practice hands-on exercises in environment that is as close as possible to real work conditions. PHACK cyber security training will provide you with skills exactly needed for you to be selected and succeed in a job interview.

Up-to-date curriculum and real-world work experience

Our curriculums are developed by cyber-security specialists working in the industry. Exercises are based on real job offers and are regularly updated with real-life scenarios. You will be challenged with tasks that you will be expected to work on the field.

Comprehensive training library and fresh content

We have a library with the best cybersecurity resources you will need for your career. Our library is constantly growing with a new content monthly.

User-oriented training platform

The training platform dashboard is easy-to-use and has all the needed features to see your development progress. You can learn online anywhere at your own pace.

Assessment and feedback

Your exercises will be reviewed and evaluated by Purple Hackademy professionals. Our experts will provide feedback and guide you on your cybersecurity journey.


Junior CISO

Entry-level role. Assists the CISO with project ramp-up and related digital security issues.

CISO Training

A program to learn the challenges, strategies, methods and best practices for organizing and planning the security upgrade of your organization.

CISO Executive Education

An advanced training program aimed at enhancing the strategic, managerial, technical skills of information security executives.

Ransomware Response for CISOs

Strengthen IT resilience by developing a containment strategy they can implement during a ransomware attack.

Cyber Threat Landscape for CISOs

Understanding the current and emerging cyber threats that organizations face.

Identity and Access Management for CISOs

Managing efficiently users' identities and their access to company resources like MFA, directory etc...

Blockchain Security for CISOs

The security of blockchains depends on their design, as with any other system: they need to be analyzed in their ecosystem, including users, physical clients (mobile, desktop), software clients and third-party service.

CISO Certification

Validation of the skills of information systems security or cybersecurity professionals for CISO tasks, by a recognized diploma.

Acting CISO

Responsible for assisting the CISO or temporary filling his role, in implementing policies, procedures, and strategies that protect the organization's information assets.

Cyber Resilience for CISOs

How to ensure an organization can withstand and recover from cyberattacks like Incident Response Plan, DRP, Backup.

Security Architecture for CISOs

Multi-layered approach to cybersecurity that protects all IT attack surfaces - network, cloud, desktop, mobile and IoT device.

Secure IT Infrastructure for CISOs

Technologies necessary for creating and maintaining a secured information technology infrastructure.

Mobile Security Management for CISOs

Strategies for protecting an organization's mobile devices and the data on them from security threats.

GDPR and Global Privacy Regulations (GPR) for CISOs

Knowledge about the General Data Protection Regulation and other global privacy laws that can affect the company IT system, rules processes or the organization.


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