Press Release


 ISACA Expands Cybersecurity Education Opportunities 

Two-day Virtual Expert-led Training provides options for learners’ schedules

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (16 February 2018) — Over a quarter of US enterprises can’t fill open cybersecurity positions, according to ISACA’s State of Cybersecurity 2017 research. Additionally, close to 70 percent of hiring enterprises require a security certification for open positions. To help fills these gaps and diversify its learning solutions, ISACA will launch a Virtual Instructor-Led Training on Cybersecurity Fundamentals, to be held 26-27 February 2018.

This two-day, eight-hour course will let attendees learn from a world-recognized facilitator about modern cybersecurity standards, guidelines and practices. The schedule offers a practical solution for learners’ schedules and time for independent study after each four-hour session. Additional preparation materials each day provide further depth on the topics discussed.

Participants will be taught by Richard Hollis, CISM, CPP, CRISC, an information security governance, risk and compliance expert with more than 30 years of experience. Attendees should have prior knowledge of security architecture, firewalls, networks, risk assessments, and other security principles and frameworks. After the course, students will be able to identify types of cybersecurity architecture, as well as the key components for securing networks, systems, applications and data. They also will learn how to identify a cybersecurity incident and outline the phases of incident response.

Learners who complete the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Virtual Instructor-Led Training Course earn eight continuing professional education (CPE) hours. The course costs US $650 for ISACA members and US $850 for nonmembers. The price includes an on-demand 60-day course subscription. Additional information is available at

In addition, registration is now open for in-person Training Week programs – four-day courses that ensure attendees have the right information and insights to make informed IT and business decisions. ISACA’s suite of online learning programs include additional Virtual Instructor-Led Training Courses, virtual summits, certification exam prep, webinars and CPE On Demand expert-led presentations recorded live at global conferences. These and other offerings in ISACA’s expanded learning solutions suite ensure a wide range of in-person and virtual resources for IS/IT audit, governance, risk and cybersecurity professionals at every level of their careers.


Nearing its 50th year, ISACA ( is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its half-million engaged professionals in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 215 chapters and offices in both the United States and China.



Michelle Micor, +1 .847. 385.7217,
Jay Schwab, +1.847.660.5693,