Supercharge your cybersecurity career

Learn how to articulate cyber risk and strategies to executives with clarity and impact—differentiating you from your technical peers, expanding your influence, and turbo-charging your career trajectory.

Whether you’re a technical cyber professional, a recent graduate, a career-changer, or a seasoned risk manager, this program will solidify your understanding of cyber risk, sharpen your executive communication skills, and empower you with several high-quality toolkits to accelerate learning. This lays a strong foundation for you to beat the competition and position yourself as a savvy communicator of cyber strategies.

Cyber Resilience Fundamentals Pathway (CRF)

A comprehensive online program you can take at your own pace.

Full access to the CRF is included free of charge in the Premium and Enterprise membership plans


Approx. 4 hours (self-paced)


USD 150

excl. GST/VAT

Discounted prices are available for multiple enrollments from the same organization.


To preview Elevate Your Personal Brand course content, please watch the videos below.

Tutorial 1: Introduction

1.1.b. Introduction - Cyber Resilience Fundamentals (Part 2)
1.2. The soaring risk of cybercrime
1.4. The dilapidating network perimeter
1.5. The implications of cybercrimes to business value chain
Resources Section

Tutorial 2: High-impact strategy

2.1. High-impact strategy
2.2. The non-negotiable controls
Resources Section

Tutorial 3: Cyber-resilient culture

3.1. Cyber-resilient culture
3.2. The cyber-savvy workforce
3.3. The executive role in driving culture change

Tutorial 4: Securing your supply chain

4.2. The rising specter of compromised supply chain
4.3. The supplier risk segment
4.4. The security assurance reports
Resources Section

Tutorial 5: Effective cyber governance

5.1. Effective cyber governance
5.2. The cyber risk governance committee
5.3. The business-centered cyber metrics
Resources Section

Tutorial 6A: Cyber Incident Management

6A.1. Baking cyber into digital transformation
6A.2. The Secure Cloud Environment
6A.3. Designing resilient cloud environments

Tutorial 6B: Cyber Crisis Response

6B.1. Being prepared for a black swan cyber event -
6B.2. Preparing a cyber crisis simulation exercise
6B.3. Running your own cyber crisis simulation exercise
6B.4. Cyber Crisis Simulation Exercise - Bank of Wakanda
Resources Section


Phil Zongo

CEO and Co-Founder

  • Bestselling author of the The Five Anchors of Cyber Resilience - an executive cyber strategy book.
  • Winner of multiple industry awards, including ISACA International’s 2017 Best Book / Article Award SACA’s for his paper, “The Automation Conundrum”.
  • Featured in multiple channels and publications (ISACA International Magazine, The NZ Business Herald, IT News, The Australian).
  • Named as one of the Top 7 Global Cyber Security Leaders in 2023 by the Security Magazine and ISACA.
Darren Argyle

Darren Argyle FCIIS

Chairman and Co-Founder

  • Ranked in the Top 100 Global Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) & Top 100 Global Cyber Security Influencers 2016 & 2017 by SC Magazine
  • Global Head Information and Cyber Security Officer – Standard Chartered Bank. Former CISO of Qantas Airlines.
  • Board member and keynote speaker with over 20 years’ experience in executive positions.
Jan Schreuder - Former senior Cybersecurity Partner with a Big 4 firm in Australia and Switzerland for more than 25 years.

Jan Schreuder

COO and Co-Founder

  • Former senior Cybersecurity Partner with a Big 4 firm in Australia and Switzerland for more than 25 years.
  • Over 35 years of consulting experience, managing large teams to deliver complex cyber transformational projects.
  • Advisor to several companies, working with senior executives and boards of directors.
  • Named in the IFSEC Top 25 Most Influential Global Cyber Security Professionals in 2022.

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Are you looking to distinguish yourself from your technical colleagues as a business-savvy cybersecurity professional? 

Or are you interested in transitioning to a cybersecurity career?

Perhaps you are kickstarting your cybersecurity career and looking to boost your chances of landing an entry-level cybersecurity role? 

We designed Cyber Resilience Fundamentals Pathway (CRF) to help cybersecurity professionals accelerate their non-technical skills and to help aspiring cybersecurity professionals (recent graduates or career-changers) quickly transition into this critical sector, regardless of their age, background or experience. 

The CRF lays a solid foundation to turbo-charge your career. 

It also helps technical professionals clearly articulate cyber risk and strategies to decision makers, boosting their credibility, expanding their influence, and enhancing their careers while pushing them upwards. 


The onslaught of damaging cyber-attacks, tightening data protection laws, and rising customer expectations continue to push the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals. Over an eight-year period tracked by Cybersecurity Ventures, the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs grew by a staggering 350 percent, from one million positions in 2013 to 3.5 million in 2021. This growing demand was echoed by the World Economic Forum, which underscored the urgent need to close the current cybersecurity skills gap to help protect critical assets. 

As the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals rises, so do cyber salaries. According to, a career development company, the shortage of qualified cybersecurity experts is pushing salaries well into six figures.  

But as demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals rises, two key obstacles remain.  

  1. The majority of aspiring cybersecurity professionals simply don’t know where to start. Most so-called entry-level or bridging cyber courses are too technical, time-consuming, and expensive for professionals still trying to find their feet in the industry.  
  2. Additionally, as cyber quickly transitioned into a broader business matter, most technical cybersecurity professionals were caught unprepared. Many are constantly struggling to articulate cyber risk and strategies in clear business terms, failing to make an impact with business stakeholders and derailing their careers.  


We have created this short and intensive online training course to bridge these critical gaps. The CRF doesn’t replace technical cybersecurity certifications; it complements them. 

After completing this self-paced, online course, you will:

  1. Develop an in-depth understanding of key cyber risk drivers and their implications for broader business goals.  
  2. Develop a thorough understanding of five critical domains that underpin a high-impact cyber resilience strategy. Topics include strategy design, supply chain security, cyber risk oversight, secure-by-design, and cultural transformation.  
  3. Understand how business leaders make quality decisions under pressure by watching a simulated cyber crisis response exercise involving cyber leaders from multiple industry verticals.  

Armed with these new skills, you will be able to differentiate yourself as a business-savvy cyber professional with more than just technical skills.  


  • An intensive and modularized online course that you can complete at your own pace. 
  • A free copy of The Five Anchors of Cyber Resilience (e-book), an Amazon bestselling cyber resilience strategy book judged Top Five Cyber Security Books across the UK in 2021.  
  • Free access to a wide range of cyber resilience playbooks to further cement your understanding of cyber risk mitigation strategies.  
  • You will receive a digital badge which can be shared and verified online to demonstrate your understanding of cyber risk and mitigation strategies with prospective or current employers. 

Course Length

4 hours

(adjustable to your schedule)


1-2 hours per week

(of self-paced learning)

Register today and get your free book: 

Receive a free e-copy of The Five Anchors of Cyber Resilience by Phillimon Zongo — a practical, hands-on, cyber strategy-building guide andreference.


After training and educating 1,000s of cybersecurity professionals and executives in more than 50 countries through our books and courses, we are confident you are going to love our course and gain the skills and confidence you need to take your career to the next level. If you aren't deeply satisfied with the first 7 days of our industry-leading course, simply let us know and we'll give you a full refund. 


Upon successful completion of the Cyber Resilience Fundamentals Pathway (CRF), you will receive a Credly digital badge which you can use in email signatures and digital resumes and on social media sites such as LinkedIn to easily communicate your credentials. 


All our leadership programs are delivered on the web on our dedicated Cyber Leadership Hub and on iOS and Android on our Cyber Leaders app.

To see a sample of the course content, please click on the button below to access the demo version of the CRF:


What kind of professional should enroll in the program? 

We have designed the Cyber Resilience Fundamentals Pathway for cyber professionals wanting to advance their non-technical skills and aspiring cybersecurity professionals eager to transition into this critical sector, regardless of age, background or experience 

What experience is required?

No technical cybersecurity skills are required to enter the course. This course is an entry-level course. 

If you want to learn more, schedule a call

Where are you located?

Our headquarters is located right in the heart of the central business district in Sydney, Australia, where Phil Zongo and Jan Schreuder currently reside. 

Our chairman Darren Argyle, originally from the United Kingdom, lives in Singapore, where he works as the Global Chief Information Security Risk Officer at Standard Chartered Bank. 

Can my employer pay for the course?

Yes — some attendees formally request their employees to fund their participation in the CRF. You however must familiarize yourself with your company employee training policy in this regard. 

Are the program fees tax deductible? 

Whether the program fees are tax deductible will depend on the tax legislation in your country and your personal circumstances. In some countries a tax deduction may be available for some or all of the program fees, for example in Australia self-education expenses may be deductible if the education has a sufficient connection to your current employment. We recommend that you speak to your tax accountant or advisor to determine whether a tax deduction will be available.

What are my payment options / when do I have to pay?

Full payment — via credit card or bank transfer — must be received before having access to the course materials.  

How long is the program?

The learning content is self-paced, and we have carefully designed it to fit your busy schedule. The course consists of 4 hours of video content which can be consumed at your own pace.

How do you deliver the program?

We have designed the Cyber Resilience Fundamentals Pathway for busy professionals. All learning happens online so that you can watch the pre-recorded modules in your own time, at your own pace. Modules are downloadable as audio, or transcript.  

Will there be any Zoom calls with my cohort? 

No — We encourage participants to join the Cyber Leadership Institute as a member and take advantage of the Cyber Leadership Hub — a place to co-create, share ideas and ask pressing questions with cyber professionals. 

What is the Cyber Leadership Hub? 

The Cyber Leadership Hub is a global community of cyber leaders leading their organizations to cyber resilience.  

The Hub is jam-packed with essential and high-quality toolkits to help you fast-track cyber resilience and accelerate your career. For a full list of Hub FAQs, click here. 

How do I join the Cyber Leadership Institute? 

To join the Cyber Leadership Institute, simply click here, choose your membership, and gain instant access.  

How can I connect with class members? 

We encourage participants to make the most of their Cyber Leadership Institute membership and take advantage of the Cyber Leadership Hub — a place to co-create, share ideas and ask pressing questions with cyber professionals. Learn more here.

How long have you been running the course?

The three co-founders (with combined experience spanning more than 70 years) have been practicing and teaching these proven leadership principles for decades. The first official intake of the CRF was October 10, 2022. 

I have registered. What happens next? 

Once you have registered, you will gain immediate access to the course materials. If you have further questions, schedule a call with one of our friendly consultants. 

How do I access my course? 

The course will be delivered via an online e-learning platform accessible from your desktop or mobile device, wherever you are. Once you have successfully registered, you will receive instructions on how to access the content. 

How long will I have access to the materials? 

Upon registration, you will have continued full access to the program content (online lectures and transcripts) for 12 months.

How will people know I’ve completed the program?

Once you have fulfilled the CRF requirements, you will receive a Credly digital badge that you can use to showcase your solid grasp the course material on LinkedIn or other platforms that matter to you. Credly, trusted by several large global brands, hosts the largest and most connected digital credential network. 

Visit their website for more information 

Are there many exams, assignments, or tests?

Participants must undertake an exam at the end of the pathway. The exam consists of 20 multiple choice questions and participants must answer at least 80% of the questions correctly to demonstrate sound understanding and earn their Cyber Resilience Fundamentals digital badge. 

What if, in week 1, I decide the program is not right for me?

If you aren't deeply satisfied with the first 7 days of our industry-leading course, simply let us know, and we'll give you a full refund. 

Tell me about the registration process/costs — how do I get my name added to the list? 

For more information regarding the Cyber Resilience Fundamentals Pathway, please download our course prospectus. 

Click here today to speak to one of our enrolment officers, and we can secure your spot. 

Who should I contact if I have additional questions? 

If you cannot find the answer to your question in these FAQs, please schedule a complimentary call with one of our friendly consultants


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