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PECB Certified Lead Cybersecurity Manager | Self-Study


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In Partnership with PECB (Professional Evaluation and Certification Board)

Master the ability to implement and manage a cybersecurity program based on industry best practices.


  • Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course.
  • Participants will receive comprehensive training materials, compromising more than 400 pages of content, including practical examples, exercises, and quizzes.
  • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants who have attended the training course.
  • Candidates who complete the training but do not pass the exam can retake the exam at no additional cost within a 12-month period from the initial exam date.


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The Lead Cybersecurity Manager training course enables participants to obtain the necessary competencies to effectively implement, manage, and continually improve a cybersecurity program.


Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing the training course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts, strategies, methodologies, and techniques employed to implement and manage a cybersecurity program
  • Explain the relationship between ISO/IEC 27032, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and other relevant standards and frameworks
  • Comprehend the operation of a cybersecurity program and its components
  • Support an organization in operating, maintaining, and continually improving their cybersecurity program


Why should you attend?

Organizations nowadays are affected by the ever-evolving digital landscape and constantly face new threats and complex and sophisticated cyberattacks. There is a pressing need for skilled individuals capable of effectively managing and implementing robust cybersecurity programs to counter these threats. Our Lead Cybersecurity Manager training course has been developed to address this need.

By attending the PECB Certified Lead Cybersecurity Manager, participants will learn the fundamental cybersecurity concepts, strategies, methodologies, and techniques utilized to effectively establish and manage a cybersecurity program based on the guidance of international standards for cybersecurity, such as ISO/IEC 27032 and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Additionally, this training course empowers participants to enhance their organization’s readiness and resilience against cyber threats. Participants will be well-prepared to support their organization’s ongoing cybersecurity efforts and make valuable contributions in today’s ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.


Who should attend?

This training course is intended for:

  • Managers and leaders involved in cybersecurity management
  • Individuals tasked with the practical implementation of cybersecurity strategies and measures
  • IT and security professionals seeking to advance their careers and contribute more effectively to cybersecurity efforts
  • Professionals responsible for managing cybersecurity risk and compliance within organizations
  • C-suite executives playing a crucial role in decision-making processes related to cybersecurity


Educational Approach 

  • The training course covers theoretical concepts and practical examples in cybersecurity, enabling participants to grasp the effective application of cybersecurity strategies and technologies.
  • The training course includes various assessments, including essay-type exercises, and multiple-choice quizzes, some of which are scenario-based.
  • The participants are encouraged to interact and have meaningful discussions with each other while working on quizzes and exercises, creating a collaborative learning environment.
  • The quiz structure within the course closely mirrors that of the certification exam, ensuring participants are well-prepared for the exam



To fully benefit from this training course, participants should have a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity concepts and management.


Training Course Structure

Introduction to cybersecurity and initiation of a cybersecurity program implementation
    • Training course objectives and structure
    • Standards and regulatory frameworks
    • Fundamental concepts of cybersecurity
    • Cybersecurity program
    • The organization and its context
    • Cybersecurity governance
Cybersecurity roles and responsibilities, risk management, and attack mechanisms
    • Cybersecurity roles and responsibilities
    • Asset management
    • Risk management
    • Attack mechanisms
 Cybersecurity controls, communication, and awareness and training
    • Cybersecurity controls
    • Cybersecurity communication
    • Awareness and training
Cybersecurity incident management, monitoring, and continual improvement
    • ICT readiness in business continuity
    • Cybersecurity incident management
    • Testing in cybersecurity
    • Measuring and reporting cybersecurity performance and metrics
    • Continual improvement
    • Closing of the training course


Certification Exam
  • Exam Duration : 3 hours




The “PECB Certified Lead Cybersecurity Manager” exam fully meets all the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental concepts of cybersecurity
  • Domain 2: Initiating the cybersecurity program and cybersecurity governance
  • Domain 3: Defining cybersecurity roles and responsibilities and managing risks
  • Domain 4: Selecting cybersecurity controls
  • Domain 5: Establishing cybersecurity communication and training programs
  • Domain 6: Integrating the cybersecurity program in business continuity management and incident management
  • Domain 7: Measuring the performance of and continually improving the cybersecurity program

For specific information about the exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and Exam Rules and Policies.



After passing the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you fulfill all the requirements of the selected credential.

PECB Certified Lead Cybersecurity Manager Training Course

PECB Certified Lead Cybersecurity Manager

The cybersecurity management activities should follow best practices and include the following:

  1. Conducting a gap analysis on the cybersecurity program
  2. Developing a cybersecurity policy
  3. Assessing and treating cybersecurity risks
  4. Implementing cybersecurity controls
  5. Measuring and reporting cybersecurity performance and metrics

For more information about cybersecurity certifications and the PECB Certification process, please refer to Certification Rules and Policies.



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What Is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity refers to a set of practices established to protect critical systems, networks, devices, programs, and data. Cybersecurity involves implementing measures and techniques aiming to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and resources in cyberspace. It encompasses a range of strategies and practices focused on safeguarding information technology systems from cyber threats, such as phishing, scams, cyberattacks, hacking, and other malicious activities.

A comprehensive cybersecurity management program is crucial for organizations to protect their digital assets and sensitive information, and ensure business continuity in the event of a security breach. By implementing robust cybersecurity measures, organizations can proactively mitigate risks and effectively respond to cybersecurity incidents.

Why Is Cybersecurity Important?

The importance of cybersecurity lies in the vast amount of data stored on various devices belonging to public and private organizations across different industries. Data is essential for the proper functioning of our society; therefore, its security is imperative. A successful cyberattack can compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive data, putting privacy at risk and potentially leading to identity theft, fraud, and many other cybercrimes. The consequences of such breaches include reputational damage, significant financial loss, and legal liabilities for both organizations and individuals; therefore, establishing a comprehensive cybersecurity management program is crucial.

The PECB cybersecurity management training courses provide practical guidance for individuals to effectively protect organizations against a wide range of cyber threats. They deliver insights that encompass best practices for establishing and maintaining cybersecurity programs, contributing to protecting an organization’s vital assets and data.

A PECB cybersecurity management certificate demonstrates that you are able to:

– Understand and utilize cybersecurity concepts and principles
– Establish and maintain a cybersecurity management program
– Protect an organization’s data and systems against cyber threats
– Manage cybersecurity risks based on best practices
– Ensure prompt response and efficient recovery in the event of a cybersecurity incident
– Support an organization in continually improving its cybersecurity management program