Cybersecurity For Startups

10 Days


Cohort-based Course

Empower your startup's cybersecurity resilience with this comprehensive cohort-based course tailored for anyone managing security.

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Course overview

Go from Zero To Hero in Security Program Management

Understand the ins and outs of managing security, communicating risk, security tooling and roadmaps, budgets, and hiring security talent.

Who is this course for


CXO, VPE's, and others responsible for security at their organization.


Mid-career professionals looking to expand their knowledge of practical cybersecurity management.


Leaders that are stuck dealing with cybersecurity problems.

What you’ll get out of this course

Learn Everything You Need To Know For Managing Cybersecurity At A Startup
The Fundamentals Of Cybersecurity Leadership

Minimum Viable Security For Each Stage Of A Startup

Security Roadmaps For SaaS Startups

How To Grow and Mature Security At Your Company

This course includes

Interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

37 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

3 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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    What people are saying

            Ayman’s unique style and approach combined with his technical understanding of SaaS companies, helped us tremendously when trying to align our security goals.
    Betsy Bevilacqua

    Betsy Bevilacqua

    VP of Security @ Chainalysis
            I worked with Ayman at MasterClass & Emeritus. I highly recommend working with his firm to do a risk audit that generates actionable prioritized tasks based on business risk to improve your security posture. He is great for both early stage and late stage startups.
    Ajay Varia

    Ajay Varia

    Co-Founder of Growth Nirvana, Former VPE @ Masterclass
            Ayman's input was very helpful as we were building out the team. Saved us a lot of time and energy!
    Yujin Kim

    Yujin Kim

    SVP Engineering, Justworks
            We do feel like we're up leveling our program and getting exactly the support that we need. Not too much, not too little. So I would definitely recommend working with Ayman and cloud security labs.
    Emily McDonnell

    Emily McDonnell

    VP of Trust and Safety
            Ayman is knowledgeable on security and up-to-date. He helped prioritize the always difficult task of security TODOs without bullshit or being salesy. He pushed me when I needed to be without being annoying. He explained things well, answered general questions independent of cloud work.
    Jonathan Mortensen

    Jonathan Mortensen

    Co-Founder, CTO
            Ayman is outstanding because he takes the time to understand your business and help define both immediate and long-term security needs. Security is an incredibly nuanced topic and Ayman crafts practical solutions that fit within your budget and timeframe.
    Ryan Castle

    Ryan Castle

    CEO / Founder of Conduit Security
            No matter the task, or situation, in two years of working with Ayman he never once let me down, and always delivered. Good security specialists are hard to find, guys like Ayman are rarer still.
    Darren Remblence

    Darren Remblence

    CISO, Rimni Street

    Meet your instructor

    Ayman Elsawah

    Ayman Elsawah

    I have worked on both sides of the fences, from large Enterprise Security Teams to Small SaaS Startups.

    ✅Compliance: I have helped companies with compliance and certification efforts including SOC 2 and ISO.

    👨🏼‍🚒Incident Response: I have run firsthand incident response for companies several times in multiple scenarios, including internal and external investigations. I also understand the nuances and importance of having a well executed and rehearsed IR/Communication plan as well keeping leadership informed to help make the right decisions.

    🛣️Roadmaps: I have a founder’s mentality and product management mindset and understand the difficulty of managing priorities in Engineering. I’ve put together multiple security roadmaps and budgets and have worked with product leaders to influence their product roadmaps.

    🫱🏽‍🫲🏽Team Building: Expert in hiring and recruiting technical and skilled leaders and ICs. As someone with a technical and leadership background and entrepreneur, I know very well the importance of hiring and how to screen people, ask the right questions, and measure their soft and hard skills. I have helped and led the hiring of CISO’s, Directors, and ICs.

    I am also an 📖author, 📰writer, 🎙️podcast host, and 🗣️public speaker.

    Connect with me on LinkedIN and Twitter.

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    Active hands-on learning

    This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

    Interactive and project-based

    You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

    Learn with a cohort of peers

    Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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