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CISO Value Distillery: Essentials

A 2-hour, self-paced introduction to the CISO role from their lens of the world. This course is a pre-requisite for the CISO Value Distillery: Methodology Program.


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Why Essentials?

Before we can dive into the CISO Value Distillery, which is a method of engaging us, CISOs positively, and providing value through the whole process, there are important concepts about our jobs, and the entire industry formerly known as cybersecurity, that Chief Information Security Officers need you to know.

This is what the Essentials Series is for and just like the rest of the courses at the Audience 1st Startup Academy, it's designed to immediately provide you the same thing CISOs need YOU to be able to get them.

And that is value.

Course Overview

In the Essentials Course, we will start with the definition of risk, what primary business goals are threatened by risks, what is the biggest risk to business, and different ways of dealing with risks. Next, we'll dive into the history of the industry-formerly-known-as-cybersecurity and cover major constraints in CISO jobs. Finally, we'll summarize different CISO types and what value is for each one.

Requirements & Notes

This course is a pre-requisite for the full CISO Value Distillery Cohort Program.

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Meet Your Instructor


Dmitriy is the Lead Instructor and Principal CISO Advisor at Audience 1st.

His cybersecurity leadership experience goes back to 2007, while his rich IT industry experience goes back to 1998.

In his 11 years at CyberArk Software, a leader in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management, Dmitriy helped grow the company until it went public, and beyond. He later became CyberArk’s cloud security architect during the development and launch of their first SaaS products.

In 2018, Dmitriy left CyberArk and advised dozens of information security startups in product and go-to-market strategy. He has been serving in these advisory roles all while also fulfilling his duties as the CISO and CSO at Avid Technology, a comprehensive platform used by the world’s most prominent media & entertainment companies and award-winning artists to produce film, television, music content, and more—from creation to monetization.

Dmitriy is very engaging when speaking.


"The course was very informative to hear a CISO's perspective. Not all IT security professionals are as qualified as Dmitriy so the different types of CISOs session was very important."

Course Curriculum

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What was the best part about this course?

(According to our students)

"The importance of risk for cyber security professionals and the best ways to mitigate that."

"I enjoyed learning what a CISO thinks about and the different types of CISOs. Very helpful perspective as well."

"The most important value to articulate that CISOs care about and should resonate was most useful to me."

Want to take your career to the next level?

Join your fellow cybersecurity sales leaders in our next cohort for an intense 6-week program full of CISO-led, designed to improve your career.

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