Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Live-Online Training Begins November 2, 2020

This live-online lecture course prepares information security professionals for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) examination.

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What You'll Learn

Lectures cover, in detail, the eight security domains required for the CISSP examination.

Security Assessment and Testing

The tools and methods used to penetrate security systems. Conducting security control testing, processing data, analyzing, and reporting. Facilitating security audits.

Software Development Security

Understand and integrate security in the Software Development Life Cycle. Environment security controls, development models, and software testing.

Asset Security

The identification and classification of information, data retention, privacy concerns, and determining asset ownership.

Security Operations

Understanding and supporting investigations and their requirements. Operating and maintaining preventative measures. Recovery strategies and processes.

Security Engineering

Using secure design principles to develop engineering processes. Mitigating vulnerabilities and the application of cryptography, and secure site design.

Communication & Network Security

Developing secure network design and communication channels to include Internet Protocol, wireless, and software-defined networks. Understanding network attacks.

Security and Risk Management

The basic concepts of information security such as confidentiality, integrity and availability. The application of risk management approaches and creating effective security training and awareness programs.

Identity and Access Management

Access control of information, devices and facilities. Understanding and recognizing access control attacks. Identification and authentication management, third-party identity services, and implementing authorization mechanisms.

UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security


Certified Information Systems Security Professional Prep Courses are instructed by researchers from the UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), a world's foremost cyber security think tank for multidisciplinary education and development of operational infrastructure security capabilities.

Over the past 15 years, the CIAS has been on the forefront of cyber security training efforts. The CIAS has been called upon by Congress, with support from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, to strengthen the nation's cyber security preparedness.

Meet the Instructors

UTSA instructors do not 'teach for the test,' but rely heavily on their industry knowledge to educate participants on real-world techniques that can be applied directly to careers in information security.

Jeff Reich

Jeff is a Senior Information Security Instructor for CIAS and brings over 45 years of security experience with the most recent 38 years focused on information security.

Mr. Reich has developed a history of entering situations where little to no security or risk management infrastructure exists or an existing system needs updating. He has started and led the security and risk management programs at a list of companies that includes Rackspace, Dell, CheckFree, ARCO, and others.

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Jessica Hazelrigg

Jessica is a Senior Information Security Instructor for CIAS and brings nearly 20 years of cybersecurity and intelligence experience to the organization.

Ms. Hazelrigg also serves as the director of the Platform Threat Defense team for USAA, responsible for boundary defense (web and email security), endpoint security, public cloud security (AWS, GCP, Azure), and PKI services. Ms. Hazelrigg also served as an intelligence analyst in the US Army.

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hours of high-impact, live-online training delivered by UTSA instructors
sessions covering real-world problem solving, preventative, and management techniques
security domains covered, in detail, required for the CISSP examination

2020 Emerging Jobs Report:
Cybersecurity Specialist

Information security is top of mind for most organizations as the occurrence of data breaches increased over 50% in 2019 compared to the previous year1.


According to the 2020 Emerging Jobs Report released by Linkedin, annual growth for cybersecurity specialists has reached 30%. Top industries searching for this specialized skill set include information technology & services, defense & space, computer network & security, management consulting, and financial services.

Skills Needed

Information Security, Network Security, Vulnerability Assessment

Annual Growth
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Group Discounts Available

Bring two colleagues and receive a 10% discount on all three registrations!

November 2 - December 12, 2020

Saturdays, 9:30am-3:30pm CST (one hour lunch)
Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm CST

Total cost of the high-impact, 40 hour CISSP Preparation course.

Materials are not provided. Please click 'Purchase Materials' button to locate necessary books.

Required Materials

To effectively engage in the instruction, participants are required to purchase the following material:

(ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 8th Edition
CISSP Official (ISC)2 Practice Tests, 2nd Edition

The two are often sold as a set.

Materials can be located at the following vendors:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Chegg
  • Target
Who Should Attend

The CISSP Certification prepares candidates for a variety of high-level positions in the IT Security industry including:

  • information security manager
  • security consultant
  • IT director
  • security architect
  • security engineer

Candidates with a minimum of five years full time security professional experience in at least 2 of the 8 domains (ISC)2 CISSP CBK, or four years of direct full time security professional work as noted and a four-year degree prior to taking the CISSP examination.

Associate status is available to those knowledgeable in key information security concepts who pass the examination, but require more work experience to qualify for CISSP certification.

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