Information Security Foundation Course

2-day Introduction to Information Security

The Information Security Foundation course is the first level in the SECO-institute's S-CISO certifcation track.


Economic globalisation is leading to an ever-increasing exchange of information between organisations (their employees, customers and suppliers) and, consequently, an explosion of cyber crime. 

This introductory course, based on ISO/IEC 27002, covers the basic concepts of information security. The course covers current technologies and trends, enabling students to have an understanding of information security as well as the ways it can affect one's business. 


Target audience

The Information Security Foundation course is suitable for anyone in charge of handling information in any capacity. This course is also suitable for entrepreneurs of small to medium organisations who also need to possess some basic knowledge about information security. Finaly this course is a good start for new information security professionals.


Required knowledge

There is no prior knowledge required to attend this course.


Exam, course material and certification

The SECO-Institute exam is conducted by EXIN and consists of multiple choice questions. This course will provide you with all the knowledge you need to pass the exam. Upon successful completion of your exam, you will receive an "Information Security Foundation" certificate from EXIN. Both the course material and the exam are in English. The exam is not part of the course. You can register for the exam via this link.


This course is the first level of the Certified Information Security Officer certification track of the SECO-Institute's Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program. Successful completion of a Information Security Foundation course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to be able to continue with the Information Security Practitioner course. More information on this certification program can be found on the SECO-institute website.


This course is also available online

SECO-Institute offers this course online through their virtual classroom environment, click here to see available dates or see the available dates below for our classroom course.


Just as in a real-world classroom, a student in a virtual classroom participates in synchronous instruction, which means that teacher and students are logged into the virtual learning environment at the same time. The advantage of a virtual classroom is that students from all over the world can participate without travel expenses.


  • Module 2 - Information and Security
    • The Concept of Information 
    • The Value of Information
    • Reliability Aspects
  • Module 3 - Threats and Risks
    • Threats and Risks
    • Relationships between Threats, Risks and the Reliability of Information
  • Module 4 - Approach and Organisation
    • Security Policy and Security Organisation
    • Incident Management
  • Module 5 - Measures
    • Importance of Measures 
    • Physical Security Measures 
    • Technical Measures 
    • Organisational Measures
  • Module 6 - Legislation and Regulations
    • Legislation and Regulations
  • Features

    • 2-day introductory course 
    • Course is available as Classroom or Virtual Classroom training
    • Official SECO-Institute course material provided through the Security Academy's Student Portal where you will find the course slides and plenty of additional courseware
    • Study load: 
      Contact hours: 14 hours (two days, minus breaks) 

      Self-study: 7 hours spread over the entire course 
    • Part of the SECO-Institute's Information Security certification track
    • EXIN examination (not included)

    Course information

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