Certified Information Systems Security Officer

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If you are look for the “gotta have it” cybersecurity course, then the Certified Information Systems Security Officer is for you.  The C)ISSO will prepare you with a broad range of knowledge and skills required of a security officer.  However, these skills can be applied across a broad range of role-based careers.  You will learn theories in security concepts, practices, monitoring and compliance in IS management.


A C)ISSO is able to implement and maintain cost-effective security controls that are closely aligned with business and industry standards. The C)ISSO certification course is an ideal way to increase knowledge, expertise, and skill for managers, auditors, and INFOSEC professionals.


At Mile2 we consider the C)ISSO to be one of our flagship courses.  The things you learn in this course can be applied to management, prevention teams, and recovery professionals.  

Increase Earnings

Annual Salary Potential

$92,662 AVG/year

The C)ISSO is a part of these Role-Based Career Paths


IS Management & Leadership




Key Course Information

Duration: 5 Days

Language: English

Class Formats:
*  Instructor-led

*  Self-Study

*  Live Virtual Training


*  1 year experience in 2 modules


*  1 year in IS Management

Applicable Exams:

*  Mile2 C)ISSO


CPEs:  40


  • Module 1 – Risk Management
  • Module 2 – Security Management
  • Module 3 – Identification and Authentication
  • Module 4 – Access Control
  • Module 5 – Security Models and Evaluation Criteria
  • Module 6 – Operations Security
  • Module 7 – Vulnerability Assessments
  • Module 8 – Symmetric Cryptography and Hashing
  • Module 9 – Network Connections
  • Module 10 – Network Protocols and Devices
  • Module 11 – Telephony, VPNs, and Wireless
  • Module 12 – Security Architecture and Attacks
  • Module 13 – Software Development Security
  • Module 14 – Database Security and System Development
  • Module 15 – Malware and Software Attacks
  • Module 16 – Business Continuity
  • Module 17– Disaster Recovery
  • Module 18 – Incident Management, Law, and Ethics
  • Module 19 – Physical Security

Who Should Attend

* IS Security Officers
* IS Managers
* Risk Managers
* Auditors
* Information Systems Owners
* IS Control Assessors
* System Managers
* Government Employees


Upon Completion

Upon completion, Certified Information Systems Security Officer students will not only be able to establish industry acceptable Cyber Security & IS management standards with current best practices but also be prepared to competently take the CISSO exam.

Re-Certification Requirements

All  Mile2 certifications will be awarded a 3-year expiration date.

There are two requirements to maintain Mile2 certification: 

1)  Pass the most current version of the exam for your respective existing certification

2)  Earn 20 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per year. You may submit your CEUs in your Mile2 inbox. These CEUs must fall under “Qualify Continuing Educational Activities).

Visit our certification renewal page for more information.

Exam Information

The Certified Information Systems Security Officer exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions.

Purchase Options:

Course FAQ's

NO.  You do not have to purchase a course to purchase a certification exam.  

All of our courses can be taken independently.  In order to help guide our students on their cybersecurity career journey we have developed the Mile2 Certification Roadmap.

This helpful resource maps specific courses to Role-based career tracks.

There are over 30 Mile2 courses and certifications.  The courses follow Role-Based Career paths in the areas of Foundations, Management, Prevention, Recovery, and Auditing.

Please see our Certification Roadmap for full details.

All of our courses are available as Ultimate Self-Study Combos.  The purchase of these courses gives you access to all training videos, materials, exam preps, exam simulators, 1 exam and 1 free 2nd chance exam.  The only exception is Red Vs Blue as this course requires multiple participants and is available as a Live Class only.

You cannot transfer, share or give your self- study material to another person. The following is noted when you access your course material through your account. "Important Notice: By accessing the mile2® online course material, practice tests, exams, and related files, the student agrees to the following. I understand that my license to use mile2 electronic course materials is exclusively for my individual professional development. I will not transfer nor will I allow others to use the course materials or the test questions. I will not use any part of this material for teaching others nor will I incorporate it, nor allow it to be incorporated, in any other training materials or publications, electronic or print, without prior specific written consent of mile2®."

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