Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for
Executive Cybersecurity and Privacy Leadership

The Cyber Executive Masterclass (TM) is concerned with policy setting, project management, laws and regulations, HR management, executive strategy, contract management, and finance. These topics are things that many CISOs, Privacy Program Managers and other security executives must learn on the job. This course assumes a high level of technical knowledge and therefore does not spend too much time dealing with technical topics. The core academic content used in the Masterclass comes from the most important elements presented in the CCISO and the CIPM. The content is combined into a unique program that addresses executive leadership, security management, and privacy management in a single course. Participants can choose to obtain CCISO or CIPM certifications, and official course materials are provided based on the certifications selected.

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Meet Your Instructor

Keyaan Williams
Managing Director

Keyaan J Williams has been building and running cybersecurity and privacy programs for more than two decades. He spent many years at many departments of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta before starting his own global consulting firm. In addition to CLASS-LLC, Keyaan actively serves as a board member and advisor for commercial and non-profit companies around the world. He regularly shares interesting insights on LinkedIn based on ideas he has published in books and professional journals. As an author of the Certified CISO Body of Knowledge, he is equipped to help participants of the Cyber Executive Masterclass achieve academic and professional success. 

Course Features

A Lifetime of Learning

This is not a bootcamp. Participants will navigate 40 hours of content in an in-depth 5-day program.  Lifetime membership allows participants to return for the full course or participate in specific modules at no additional cost.

Hybrid Delivery

We want you in the room, but hybrid delivery adds convenience and ensures engagement in a way that works best for participants.  Recorded sessions allow you to return to revisit discussions that you loved or catch up on discussions that you missed.

Official Course Materials

All participants receive official course materials and exam vouchers for the certification path selected - CCISO or CIPM. Materials can be provided in digital or physical format to support your learning style.

First Pass Guarantee

More than 90% of participants pass their certification exam on their first attempt. If needed, a second exam voucher is provided at no additional cost to support your success and achievement in the program. 

Course Content

The Cyber Executive Masterclass is more concerned with governance, strategy, and program management for cybersecurity and privacy than the technical content found in most training programs. The program assumes mastery of technical knowledge and focuses attentional on leadership topics that many of our participants only learn through years of experience, coaching, or on the job. Detailed analysis of the program topics in lectures, case studies, and discussions reinforce what participants already know while introducing new ideas and approaches to expand existing knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

The core academic content used in the Masterclass comes from the most important elements presented in the Certified CISO program from EC-Council and the Certified Information Privacy Manager program from IAPP. The content is combined in a way that maintains the accreditation of the foundational programs while leveraging a unique approach do explore the material. In addition to the learning objectives of each certification, the program explores requirements of the Executive Cyber Leadership work role defined by the NICE Framework.






Strategic Planning






Corporate Finance



Crisis Communication



Enterprise Architecture



Change Management



Asset Management



Program Management



Risk Management



Incident Management



Compliance Management



Data Breach Response



Internal Controls



Privacy Management



Audit and Assessment


Upcoming Cohorts

Confirmed cohorts are highlighted below. Check back often. Sessions are added regularly. At least four public training cohorts are provided each year to ensure alumni can return, participate, and remain connected to the program.


Wilson Sporting Goods
30 OCT - 03 NOV 2023


Buckhead Club
06 - 10 NOV 2023


Buckhead Club
25 - 29 MAR 2024


Buckhead Club
27 - 31 MAY 2024


Buckhead Club
12 - 16 AUG 2024


Buckhead Club
10 - 14 OCT 2024

3 Ways To Learn

Our Masterclass program has been developed into three different course types. Certification options (CCISO OR CIPM) can be added onto Standard & Plus options. The Platinum program is a monthly subscription to support your growth and development beyond the course content.

  1. Standard - The Standard program provides participation in a single cohort and access to the recordings for 30 days after the cohort is completed.   
  2. Plus - The PLUS program provides access for a single cohort and includes official course materials, a voucher for the certification exam, access to monthly group coaching and strategy sessions throughout the cohort, and access to the digital lectures and recordings for 90 days following the end of the course 
  3. Platinum - The PLATINUM program is a subscription that supports your professional development with exclusive monthly roundtable discussions, worksheets, access to office hours with your instructor and unlimited access to all public CEM cohorts at no additional cost (with the exception of new course materials). COMING IN 2024

For Those Unsure about Certifications


Fastest Timeline

  • Expert instruction on all 5 CCISO domains
  • Learn to apply information security management principles
  • Limited-access to FULL 8-week Digital Masterclass Course
  • Attend one Masterclass in-person cohort 
  • Build upon knowledge and skills with interactive quizzes, additional resources and so much more!
  • No certification options 
  • $3,000 Investment

For Engaged Thinkers


Most Popular

  • ALL STANDARD Masterclass features

  • Complimentary official materials and test voucher for CCISO or CIPM (you decide)

  • Single entry to join ANY cohort of the Cyber Executive Masterclass (4+ public cohorts per year)
  • Lifetime ability to join ANY future cohort (includes lifetime access to future cohort participation (without new materials) with a nominal fee for in-person participation to cover food and beverage)
  • Ask questions and get real time answers by live instructors
  • Join a team of like minded Masterclass students and alumni as you progress through each week of the course
  • Save countless hours with our detailed curriculum, course and expert led instruction
  • $4,500 Investment

For Lifelong Development


Subscription Add-On

  • Add on to STANDARD AND PLUS Masterclass
  • Access monthly dedicated roundtables for the Masterclass
  • Download detailed worksheets to support your learning and development
  • Access tools exclusive to the group
  • Attend regular office hours to have 1 on 1 time with your instructor
  • Continual learning and growth experiences
  • Exclusive deals and updates as a member of our Masterclass network

Program Features

Who is the ideal candidate? 

The Cyber Executive Masterclass is best for business owners and corporate leaders who are responsible for directing and managing cybersecurity and privacy programs. Alumni of the Masterclass include corporate directors, business executives, CIOs, CISOs, and privacy executives who wanted formal recognition of their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

What does the program include?

All program levels provide access to live discussion and a series of supplemental online lectures. Plus and Platinum include official course materials for the selected certification, exam voucher, and lifetime membership to join any public session of the Cyber Executive Masterclass offered by CLASS-LLC.

How does the program work?

The program combines two accredited certifications into a consolidated five-day course. More than 80% of the program is non-technical content that focuses on executive cybersecurity and privacy leadership. The program also includes practical information that equips participants for professional success.

What some of our alumni say . . .

Lisa Bougie

I felt woefully uneducated on the topic of cybersecurity, which is an essential aspect of my fiduciary responsibility. My objective was to gain a baseline understanding, gain language and tactics in the event of an incident. All objectives were met. I found the class to be engaging, extremely well run, and even fun!

Bob Zinga

I joined the Masterclass to improve my cybersecurity skills and network with other professionals. I was hoping to collaborate with peers and learn what others were doing to solve common challenges. The program exceeded all of my expectations. Keyaan is a world-class leader, teacher, and mentor.

Douglas Cheathem

I thought the Masterclass would be a good investment to expand my depth in cybersecurity. I was not sure what to expect when I signed up for the program. The material presented offered an excellent overview from a business perspective while maintaining a solid technical foundation.

Darren Chin

The best part of the program was sharing the wealth of knowledge amongst a group of experienced participants and the instructor. The program certainly broadened my view of organizational processes and issues relevant to security.