The Information Security Leadership Academy (ISLA) is a rigorous 9-week program aimed at preparing candidates for the critical roles of Information Security Officer (ISO), Agency Information Security Officer (AISO), or an expanded role within their department’s security office. Ideal candidates are currently working in an IT security management position. The Academy incorporates security best practices, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) risk and security control frameworks, California-specific policy, standards, and compliance, and Information Security program management skills.

Cost: $4,800


To Apply

The following documents must be submitted to the Office of Professional Development (OPD) to complete your application:

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) Authorization form must have your CIO’s signature for consideration. An alternate signature in place of your CIO’s signature will not be accepted without an explanation as to the unavailability of the CIO to sign. Please secure this form prior to beginning the application process as you will be unable to save information entered.

Office Address

Supervisor Name

Chief Information Officer Name (CIO)


Academy acceptance largely depends upon the insight expressed by the applicant in response to these questions. As such, please provide thoughtful and well-written responses to each question.

Additional Questions

The following questions are for informational purposes only and will not be included as part of the formal scoring process.

Program Requirements

Applications and CIO Authorization Forms must be received by the
Office of Professional Development (OPD) by 5:00 PM on May 27, 2022.




Office of Professional Development

Training & Education Center

10860 Gold Center Drive, Suite 100, Bldg. 1
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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