Crippling data breaches, tightening regulatory screws, and rising expectations from corporate executives and director’s boards are placing untenable pressure on CISOs and cyber leaders. Cyber leaders need strong influencing and leadership skills and an array of tools to navigate this minefield and accelerate cyber transformation in their organization.
We are on a mission to help current and aspiring cyber leaders achieve their goals and take a seat at the executive table because we are obsessive about CISO success.
A cyber leadership role can be exciting and rewarding, yet without the necessary support and resources, it can also be very challenging.
Our aim is to democratize essential and high-quality toolkits helping you fast-track cyber resilience and accelerate your career — all without breaking the bank.
The Cyber Leadership Institute is a global community of cyber leaders leading their organizations to cyber resilience.
The Cyber Leadership Hub is your one-stop-shop for all the resources and support you need to thrive in your role as a cyber leader.
The Hub is jam-packed with essential and high-quality toolkits to help you fast-track cyber resilience and accelerate your career.
Access live or recorded webcasts featuring subject matter authorities - diving deep into emerging cyber risks and cutting-edge leadership ideas.
As a Premium Member, you will gain exclusive access and a deeper immersion into one of the world’s fastest-growing private communities of cybersecurity leaders. In our mission to create the next generation of cyber leaders, premium membership unlocks access to an extensive pool of powerful resources to help you thrive in your cybersecurity leadership role.
Premium members receive 50% discount on all of the Cyber Leadership Institute’s globally acclaimed leadership training programs! We are determined to build a global army of cyber leaders.
Join the exclusive Cyber Leadership Institute quarterly community calls. Develop strategic professional relationships with like-minded cyber leaders from dozens of countries, share success stories, and help each other solve pressing matters.
You can also join our regular “drop-in” Q&A calls for Premium members, where you can discuss topical cybersecurity issues with others in the industry.
CEO and Co-Founder
Phil is an experienced head of cybersecurity, strategic advisor, author, and public speaker. He is the Amazon best-selling author of The Five Anchors of Cyber Resilience, a practical cyber strategy book for senior business leaders. Phil was the 2017 winner of ISACA International’s Michael Cangemi Best Book/Article Award, for major contributions in the field of IS Audit, control and security.
Chairman and Co-Founder
Darren is an accomplished executive with close to 20 years of international cyber risk and security experience and broad expertise in providing hands-on leadership, strategic C-level/board direction and program execution. He was named in the top 100 Chief Information Security Officers globally in 2017 & 2022 and the top 100 Global IT Security Influencers in 2018.
COO and Co-Founder
Jan is a well-known veteran of the IT and cybersecurity industry. Named in the IFSEC Top 25 Most Influential Global Cyber Security Professionals in 2022. He is an independent cybersecurity strategy advisor to Boards and Executives. Jan was previously partner at a Big 4 professional services firm for more than 25 years, leading cybersecurity consulting projects for large global organizations.
The Cyber Leadership Hub is a global community of cyber leaders to discuss concerns and share advice. Find answers to previously asked questions or collaborate with professionals in private forums.
Stay up to date with threat intelligence feeds and the latest cybersecurity news. The Hub is your one-stop shop for all of your cybersecurity needs. Immerse yourself in world-class resources, including detailed playbooks, customizable toolkits, guides, policies and business-ready solutions.
Gain access to a range of leading courses designed to assist you at any stage of your cybersecurity career. When you enroll in any Cyber Leadership course, you gain support from highly experienced mentors.
After training and educating 1,000s of cybersecurity professionals and executives in more than 35 countries, we are confident you are going to love our Hub and gain the skills, confidence and relationships you need to take your career to the next level. If you aren't deeply satisfied with the first 30 days in our Hub, simply let us know, and we'll give you a full refund.
At the Cyber Leadership Institute, we believe there is strength in collaboration. When you become a member, you are immediately rewarded with an instant army of like-minded cyber leaders. Our mission is to develop visionary cyber leaders to lead and drive cyber resilience of their organizations, industries and the whole digital economy, and improve the way we all live, work and interact.
Cyber leaders who participate in our flagship executive courses — Cyber Leadership Program (CLP) and Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program (CSTP) — are required to participate in strategy presentation competitions. Why do we gamify cyber strategy design and presentation? Because as countless studies show, the fastest path to mastery is through doing. These competitions reinforce strategy design, leadership, stakeholder engagement, and board communication skills — essentials to succeed in the high-pressure CISO role. The following winners of these highly contested competitions rigorously tied their cyber strategies to business goals, ruthlessly prioritized high-impact initiatives, defined clear road maps, and presented their strategies with clarity, persuasion, and impact.
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Q: I’m not 100% sure what the Cyber Leadership Hub is or if it's right for me. Do you offer a trial so I can test it out?
A. You can join the Hub as a Free member. With access to free resources, news, online support and an instant community of cyber professionals, free membership is a way to test whether the Hub is right for you.
We also offer a Free 7-day Premium Membership Trial. Access more resources, more support, and CLI live events and learn whether the Hub is right for you.
Q: Is all of the content available straight away or is it time-released (drip fed)?
A. When you become a member, you gain instant access to all content available under your membership. We are always adding to the Hub, but you can access everything we add as soon as we add it.
Q: Why should I become a member today instead of waiting?
A. We can't wait to welcome you into our community! Our memberships give you freedom and flexibility. There are no hidden clauses or minimum commitment terms so sign up for free today or choose our Free 7-Day Premium Trial and explore the Hub at your leisure.
Q: What if I don’t get value from my membership?
A. There are no hidden clauses, waiting periods, or minimum time commitments with any Cyber Leadership Institute memberships. If you decide the Hub isn’t for you, simply cancel your membership.
Q: What happens if I decide to cancel my membership?
A. You can cancel at any time. If you wish to re-join at a later date, you can sign up again.
Premium members will retain access to Premium content until the end of their current billing period. Ie. If you pay monthly, once you cancel your membership, you will retain access until the end of the current billed month. Once your Premium membership expires, you still retain access to all free content and benefits.
Q: Can I access the content in the Hub once I cancel?
A. Premium members retain access to Premium content for their current billing period. Ie. If you pay monthly, once you cancel your membership, you will retain access until the end of the current billed month.
Q: Can I upgrade to an annual membership later?
A. Absolutely! You can upgrade your membership at any time.
Q: Do I get access to the training courses if I join as a member?
A. Our Cyber Leadership Programs require payment separate to your membership. Cost varies depending on the course and your membership level. Premium members get free access to the Executive Cyber Resilience Program and a 50% discount on all other programs.
Q: How do I become a member of the Cyber Leadership Institute?
A. To join the Cyber Leadership Institute, simply click here, choose your membership, and gain instant access.
Q: Is there a fee or charge for membership?
A. We have a range of membership options including free, premium, all-access, corporate and enterprise. Browse our options, pricing, and discover what is included here.
Q: Can non-members use the Hub and access resources?
A. You must sign up as a free member of the Cyber Leadership Institute to access the resources.
Q: How do I contact Cyber Leadership Institute?
A. If you have any questions specific to the Hub, please contact us here.
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Q: How can I get on the distribution list for the free Cyber Leadership Institute newsletter?
A. Our monthly newsletter is available exclusively to Cyber Leadership Institute members, regardless of membership level.
Q: Can I reproduce or pass on articles from Cyber Leadership Institute newsletters, or resources, help sheets, policies, and other material provided on the website?
Q: Can I get my event listed in the Calendar of Key Events?
A. We welcome publication of any non-commercial event that is relevant to our members. Please contact us to enquire about event listings. These will be assessed case by case.
Q: I've forgotten my password. How can I log in?
Q: Is there anything that I can’t say in my comments in the Hub?
A. We ask that all users conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner. For more information about community rules, please click here.
Q: Can I link to my own blog?
A. Please refer to the community rules regarding posting of personal blogs. The promotion of commercial security products by vendors is strictly not allowed.
Q: Can I attend a Cyber Leadership Institute conference or event for free?
A. We run a variety of free and paid conferences and events throughout the year. All CLI events will be published in the Hub so please check regularly to stay up to date. There are also regular webcasts.
Q: Are discounts available for community groups / students?