Why Choose the Cybersecurity Regulatory Compliance Certification Programme?
Gain skills to develop and maintain a robust Cybersecurity posture for an organisation, within the context of the regulatory frameworks governing Cybersecurity risk in South Africa
Earn internationally recognised Governance, Risk and Compliance certifications from the highly regarded ISC2.
Join like-minded professionals across South Africa and benefit from cross-industry collaboration and insights.
The program includes an Associate membership of ISC2 for one year, provided the certification exam is successfully passed. This includes access to various association services to further enhance insights and skills in Cybersecurity.
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In response to these challenges, NIL Africa has partnered with ISC2 to launch a Cyber Security Governance programme. This comprehensive programme is designed to take professionals from entry-level knowledge to achieving CGRC certification, encompassing both CC and CGRC certifications.

By merging NIL Africa’s practical expertise with ISC2’s educational resources, the programme is meticulously crafted to meet the evolving needs of modern businesses. The objective is to empower organisations with the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate the complex landscape of cybersecurity governance, risk, and compliance.

With NIL Africa and ISC2 joining forces, the programme is set to shape the future of cybersecurity governance, one organisation at a time. This collaboration is not just about setting standards; it is about raising the bar for excellence in cybersecurity education and practice.


Risk Management

Helps professionals effectively manage IT and security risks, reduce costs and meet compliance requirements, resulting in the prevention of reputational and financial losses.

informed decision-making

Helps promote the consistent use of frameworks, informed decision-making and optimal performance through an integrated view of the organisation’s risk management practices.


Helps prevent compliance violations and data breaches and ensure compliance with government and industry regulations

Programme Details

Part One
ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity
(Level: Foundation)
Part Two:
ISC2 Certified in Governance, Risk and Compliance
(Level: Professional)
Part Three:
South African Cybersecurity Legal Framework and Compliance
International examinations to achieve the two internationally recognised Certifications from ISC2.
(Work experience required)
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Programme cost includes: 

  • CC and GCRC Examination
  • Associate membership of ISC2 for 1 year

Duration: Evening classes twice/week online instructor led

Cohort 1 Start Date: 05 August 2024 – 13 December 2024

Cohort 2 Start Date: 04 February – 20 June 2025

Further dates to follow.

No IT background required to pass these international certifications. Career changers from diverse backgrounds are welcom


  1. Take and pass the exam
  2. Complete Application. After you pass the exam you must complete the ISC2 application, commit to fully support the ISC2 Code of Ethics Canons, and agree to the ISC2 Privacy Policy.
  3. Maintain Membership. Certification makes you a member of ISC2. Recertification is required every three years by earning 45 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits and paying an Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF). First AMF is due at the time of certification.


  1. Skill-Builders: online short format courses
  2. Free subscription to InfoSecurity Professional Magazine
  3. Member pricing for ISC2 events
  4. Expert-led webinars on the latest security issues
  5. The ability to join or start a local ISC2 chapter
  6. Volunteering opportunities with companies that may not be able to afford your expertise
  7. Digital badges to promote expertise on emails, websites, cards social media (such as Linkedln)

Is This Programme Right For My Business My Team Me ?

  1. Financial Services
  2. Healthcare
  3. Information Technology
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Energy
  6. Retail and E-commerce
  7. Telecommunications
  8. Public Sector
  9. Education
  10. Consulting Firms
  1. Information Security Team
  2. Risk Management Team
  3. Compliance Team
  4. IT Governance Team
  5. Internal Audit Team
  6. Data Governance Team
  7. Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Team
  8. Legal and Regulatory Team
  9. Corporate Governance Team
  10. Third-Party Risk Management Team
  1. Cybersecurity Experts
  2. Risk Managers
  3. Legal and Compliance Officers
  4. Internal and External Auditors
  5. IT Professionals
  6. Data Protection Officers
  7. Business Continuity Managers
  8. Corporate Governance Professionals
  9. Procurement Specialists
  10. C-Suite Executives
  11. Financial Managers

Become a Certified GRC Expert

Take the first step towards mastering governance, risk, and compliance with The NIL Africa Cyber Security Governance Programme

NIL Africa is an IT skills development company, positioned as the exclusive delivery arm for NIL Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Since 2009, NIL Africa has contributed to delivering learning programmes at all tech verticals like Networking, Cyber Security, Data, Cloud, Data Centre, AI, Software, Automation and Service Provider across the African continent. It operates with a focus on advanced IT training through its Learning Division. NIL Africa’s mission is to empower IT professionals and organisations across the region with cutting-edge skills and knowledge, aligning its offerings with the evolving digital landscape of Africa. 

Nil Learning South Africa ISC2 Learning Partner

‘ISC2 is the world’s leading member association for cybersecurity professionals. Our more than 600,000 members, candidates and associates lead the profession with the same shared vision.’

Headquartered in the United States, ISC2 has international offices located in EMEA and APAC. ISC2 offers a range of ANAB accredited Cybersecurity certifications including the renowned CISSP, Certified Information Systems Security Professional. ISC2 authorises selected Learning Partners to deliver their certifications, NIL Africa, is an Official Training Partner.
(ANAB – ANSI National Accreditation Board, the American National Standards Institute)

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