IT Masters Certified Information Security Management Prep


The increase in cyber security issues in the press seems relentless. Organisational leaders in all types of industries are looking for capable security managers to navigate them safely through the dangers of this highly connected world.

The CISM certification from ISACA is considered one of the key certifications to demonstrate knowledge of cyber security management concepts and processes within an enterprise. The CISMs strength is its focus on aligning a cyber security program with business goals. This course will guide you through the rich, but sometimes long and mystical CISM material in preparation for the exam.

This short course is also a taster of our Cyber Security Masters qualifications.

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  • Establish an information security governance framework
  • Governance roles and responsibilities
  • Security strategy development
  • Information security balanced scorecard
  • Align security strategy with organisational goals
  • Information security governance metrics
  • Managing information security risk to an acceptable level
  • Determine organisational risk appetite
  • Risk management frameworks and strategies
  • Performing a gap analysis
  • The risk management lifecycle
  • Define a comprehensive and beneficial security program
  • Identify and protect organisational assets
  • Third party risk management
  • Security program components
  • Establish an incident response plan and recovery process
  • Recover from security incidents in a consistent and timely manner
  • Post incident reviews
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery planning
  • Exam pass mark: 50%
  • Time limit: 1 hour
  • Attempts allowed: One
  • Format: 40 multiple choice questions

Course Information


Who will present the webinars?

This course was developed by Jeremy Koster. Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in IT with 15 years specialising in Cyber Security within large enterprises. Jeremy has a range of security qualifications including GIAC Penetration Testing (GPEN), CISM, CISSP, PCIP, GCIH, CEH and CHFI and completed his Masters of Information System Security with Charles Sturt University (CSU) in 2006. He is a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer and has been an industry based, part-time lecturer with CSU since 2011.


What is the aim of this short course?

The aim of the short course is to give you a ‘taster’ of what it is like to do online postgraduate study with Charles Sturt University.

The short course is a shorter version of the full-length ITE533 Cyber Security Management subject that you will study to obtain a Master of Business Administration (Computing – Cyber Security), jointly-delivered by IT Masters and CSU.


Is there a final exam?

Yes — the short course exam will be a timed, open-book exam that you will sit at your computer.


Do I get a completion certificate if I complete the course?

Yes — provided you receive a pass mark (50% or over) for course assessment, which comprises the exam and any available participation marks.


Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Yes — successful completion of three or more of our short courses will qualify you for one credit for an industry elective subject in our postgraduate courses. Click here for further details.


Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?

No — all essential materials will be supplied.


Will the webinars be recorded?

Yes — all webinars are recorded and you will be able to access them, and all other free course materials, by registering for the course.


Am I Eligible to Study
a Post Graduate Course?

Industry experience and previous studies all contribute towards your eligibility. You do not necessarily have to have an undergraduate degree to study.