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Cybersecurity For Startups

5 Days


Cohort-based Course

Empower your startup's cybersecurity resilience with our comprehensive cohort-based course tailored for founders and executives

Hosted by

Ayman Elsawah

Fractional CISO with alumni including Justworks, Masterclass, Casper, and more.

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.


Leaders that are stuck dealing with cybersecurity problems.


Anyone looking for clarity and clear directions towards solving their information security and compliance needs.

What you’ll get out of this course

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

How To Take The Offensive On Security

What people are saying

        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
        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 Bit.io
        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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Free resource

The NON-CISO's Guide To Information Security

A Practical Guide for Founders and CXO’s To Understand and Improve Their Information Security Posture, Reduce Security Risk, and Increase Security Culture the right way.

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Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

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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