Open Source to InfoSec: CISSP Boot Camp

Progress Your Career from Open Source to Information Security

Instructor: William Diederich


CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification is a logical step for many in the open source community. Knowledge of Linux operating systems, networking, and open source software makes CISSP certification relatively easier for you. There is almost zero percent unemployment in information security and CISSP is the most prestigious certification in this field. This full-day mini boot camp is designed to give you a head start in getting ready for the CISSP certification.  You will learn CISSP domains and how to get started on your journey to be CISSP certified. More information about CISSP certification is available at

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

The objective of this training course is to enable students get started on their journey to become CISSP certified and jump start their career in information security program. The training course will provide overview of CISSP certification domains including the following:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Architecture and Engineering
  • Communication and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

Student Requirements

  • The training has no pre-requisites to join

Instructor’s Bio

With over 25 years’ experience in Information Technology, Information Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance, including 15 plus years at senior leadership levels as a CIO, CTO and CISO, William is a veteran IT executive. President and Founder of ‘CISO for You’, William is currently engaged in numerous technology, security, governance, risk and compliance assignments for global companies and several Ohio State agencies.

William’s education and certifications include a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering, a MS Degree, and CISSP, HCISPP, CGEIT, CRISC, CISA, CISM, FLMI and ATP certifications. William is also actively involved in local chapters of ISACA (Board of Directors, Central Ohio Chapter), (ISC)2, and ISSA (Board of Directors Central Ohio Chapter and Education Director).

Besides William’s leadership abilities, he is also a distinguished guest speaker focusing on the importance and value of IT training & education, and certifications in particular. In addition William is a ‘CISSP prep’ instructor for the ISSA and has received many accolades for his personal presentation style and content delivery tailored to specific audiences.

William is particularly interested in security education and training considering the Digital Skills Committee forecasted shortage of 2 Million Security Professionals world-wide by 2018.

Date and Time

October 12, 2018

  • Morning session: 8:30 AM to 12 at noon
  • Lunch break: 12:00 to 1:00 PM
  • Afternoon session: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM


Go to registration page to register for the training course and select “Ohio LinuxFest Institute Professional Pass”. During the registration process, you will get an option to select your training program.