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HISP 2011 Training and Certification Program

The Holistic Information Security Practitioner (HISP) Certification course is one of the fastest growing information security certifications for information security practitioners, managers, and officers. In the current global economic recession, a recent CareerBuilder report indicates that the information security manager job is one of the 5 recession proof jobs.

This is the only integration course that provides practical education on the integration of best practices for information security management, information systems auditing and multiple regulatory compliance requirements and how to map multiple regulatory requirements to the internationally accepted best practices framework of ISO/IEC27002:2005 and the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard – a globally accepted standard that can help implement a holistic, comprehensive and effective information security management system.

The Holistic Information Security Practitioner (HISP) training and certification program addresses the current shortage of information security and compliance professionals. It provides practical skills needed to help organizations address information security and compliance requirements by being able to implement compliance frameworks that are repeatable, sustainable, and effective.

Early adopters of HISP include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Cisco systems, Royal Bank of Canada, and Verizon Business.

Who Should Attend

  • Information security managers and consultants.
  • Auditors (external and internal).
  • Any IT officer looking for continuous career progression and increased value by demonstrating an understanding of the full range of contemporary security issues facing his or her organization.
  • Chief security officers or chief information security officer or anyone aspiring to these roles.
  • Graduate students in IT, Business Computing, and Computer Engineering.
  • Anyone tasked with the implementation and management of an information security management system.

How to Become a Certified HISP

The HISP qualification is earned by completing the following steps:

  1. Hold CISSP, CISA or CISM or Attend the 5-day HISP certification course.
  2. Pass a certification exam, administered on the final day of the course or hosted by HISPI.

Benefits of the HISP Qualification

  1. Provides an excellent grounding in international best practices for information security and audit governance as well as general IT governance.
  2. Enables you to take a holistic risk management approach to information security.
  3. Enables you to become a hybrid information security professional, well balanced between technical and business skills.
  4. Enables you to function effectively in the capacity of a CISO and CCO by tackling the challenge of information security as a business concern that is not solved by technology alone, but by people, process, and technology.
  5. Enables you to map international best practices of ISO27002, ITIL V3, CobiT 4.1 and COSO to current and future regulatory compliance requirements.


Mr. John Di Maria

  1. Cert.Six Sigma BB, HISP, MHISP.
  2. HISPI President.
  3. Director of Professional Services at eFortresses Security and Compliance Services.
  4. More than 30 years of professional experience in the field of Information Security at BSI, LECG and others.


Modern University for Business and Science
Hamra, Wardieh Square
Beirut, Lebanon
P.O.Box: 113-7501
Tel: +9611740050

HISP Class Agenda

October 31st - November 4th, 2011(5 days).

  • Monday starting at 11:00 to 5:30 (including 1 hour lunch break).
  • Friday 9:00 - 3:00 (including 1 hour lunch break and 2 hours HISP examination).
  Day 1 (Monday October 31, 2011)
•  Introduction
•  Risk Management + Case study/Group Exercise
•  Security Policies + Case study/Group Exercise
•  Organization of Information Security + Case study/Group Exercise
  Day 2 (Tuesday November 1, 2011)
•  Asset Management + Case study/Group Exercise
•  Human Resources Security + Case study/Group Exercise
•  Physical and Environmental Security + Case study/Group Exercise
•  Communications and Operation Management + Case study/Group Exercise
  Day 3 (Wednesday November 2, 2011)
•  Access control + Case study/Group Exercise
•  Information systems acquisition, development and maintenance + Case study/Group Exercise
•  Information security incident management + Case study/Group Exercise
•  Business continuity management + Case study/Group Exercise
•  Compliance + Case study/Group Exercise
•  Information systems auditing (COBIT history and framework)
  Day 4 (Thursday November 3, 2011)
•  Business Process evaluation and risk management
•  Case study/Group Exercise
•  Mapping of ISO/IEC 27002:2005 with COBIT 4.1
•  Mapping of COBIT 4.1 with COSO
•  Case study/Group Exercise
•  Mapping of ITIL V3 with COBIT 4.1 and ISO/IEC27002:2005
  Day 5 (Friday November 4, 2011)
•  Regulatory compliance mapping
•  Regulatory Haystack
•  Case study/Group Exercise
  HISP Certification Exam

Course Fees

US$ 1,300 (including US$499 exam fees)
Payments can be made via check, bank draft, or money order.
Account Name: Modern University for Business and Science
BBAC Bank Account Number: 0014-469805-002
BANKMED Account Number: 0240044928900
The deadline for the course registration is Friday, October 28, 2011.

Online Registration
To register online please click here.

For more information about the HISP Certification course (USA) (Lebanon)
Phone: 961 1 745757
Fax: 961 1 740050
Contact: Dr. Bassem Kaissi

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