CSM and EC-Council collaborate on Asean CISO workshop

  • Asean organisations facing infosec leadership shortage
  • Four-day intensive certification programme to stem tide
CSM and EC-Council collaborate on Asean CISO workshop

CYBERSECURITY Malaysia (CSM) has teamed up with EC-Council to organise the Asean CCISO Workshop 2015, which CSM said would strengthen the information security landscape of Asean countries.
This joint collaborative workshop will be a training and certification event where participants will go through a four-day intensive Certified Chief Information Security Officer training (CCISO) programme, one of EC-Council's most prominent certification programme, CSM said in a statement.
CSM is an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti), while EC-Council Group comprises a global group of companies that operate in over 140 countries and specialise in information security training, education, certification, events and services.
“Information security is an industry that evolved as a reactive measure to the evolution of cybercrime and fraud,” said EC-Council executive director Danish Arshad.
“However, with colossal implications of information security breaches to organisations and countries in general, it is high time for information security to be a proactive element.
“Thus, EC-Council and CyberSecurity Malaysia have taken the initiative to gather the movers and shakers of information security within Asean organisations in a single platform, and enable them to build a proactive information security maturity roadmap leading to greater info security sustainability,” he added.
Arshad said the biggest challenge facing Asean countries now is the lack of focused leadership for information security within organisations, caused by a “drastically low number” of CISOs (chief information security officers) within the government and corporate sectors.
CSM chief executive officer Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab said his agency was supporting the Asean CCISO workshop because the programme addresses current threats affecting the information security industry, particularly the shortage of certified cybersecurity professionals.
“The CCISO certification programme enables prospective information security leaders to enhance their technical knowledge in areas like information security risk management, controls, auditing, core concepts and competencies.
“[More importantly] it also focuses on areas which are extremely integral but often not catered for information security leaders, such has information security governance, compliance, regulations, information security leadership, project management, operations and … information security planning and finance,” he added.
The main mentor and instructor for the Asean CCISO Workshop 2015 is the EC-Council’s lead CCISO instructor Keyaan Williams, who has more than 15 years’ professional experience in the Information Security Management field.
More information can be found here.
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