Gain foundational knowledge of cybersecurity concepts and become certified in Cybersecurity Fundamentals (CSX). During the 3-day training, you will develop an understanding of all the key elements required to pass the CSX certification exam. The course is delivered by an ISACA-accredited trainer, and concludes with exam training.

What is CSX?

CSX stands for "Cybersecurity Nexus" – an internationally recognised certification in the field of cybersecurity which is offered and governed by the independent organisation ISACA. For information on the certification procedure, click here.

Topics covered

Our training covers the five key areas of the official CSX curriculum and certification exam:

  • Cybersecurity concepts
  • Cybersecurity architecture principles
  • Cybersecurity of networks, systems, applications and data
  • Incident response
  • Security implications of the adoption of emerging technologies

Recommended for

The Cybersecurity Fundamentals training is specifically created for security professionals such as:

  • IT Professionals
  • Security Consultants
  • IT Managers
  • IT Service Desk Employees
  • IT Technical Consultants


Training takes place over three non-consecutive days between 09.00 – 16.30.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

3-day training
09:00 - 16:30
WTC-F tower, 3rd floor
Strawinskylaan 381
1077 XX Amsterdam
The Netherlands
€ 2,700 (excl. VAT)
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Trainer Dr. Rob van der Staaij

Principal datasecurity

Dr. Rob van der Staaij is Director Cybersecurity, Head Trainer and Principal at INNOPAY. He has more than 20 years' experience in the fields of cybersecurity, identity & access management, risk management and compliance, and has worked with a wide variety of organisations across the finance, government, health care, retail, logistics, energy and telecom sectors. His strength lies in translating business requirements and goals into technology that works, and in communicating with stakeholders in a transparent way so that everyone knows what is necessary to re-enforce their business with technology. Rob is also a fully certified trainer at the International Board of Certified Trainers, and teaches cybercrime and cybersecurity at the University of Groningen.

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"Rob possesses the gift of explaining complex matter in a calm and accessible way. His passion and extensive background enable him to easily link theory with practice."

Luisella ten Pierik, CISO Stedin

“I took Rob's CRISC course and graduated with a fine grade because of that.”

Jan Molenaar, Product Manager Security & Infra bij Swisscard AECS GmbH

Getting to INNOPAY Academy

INNOPAY Academy is conveniently located in the F-Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC) in Amsterdam’s Zuidas district: Strawinskylaan 381, 1077 XX Amsterdam. Enter via Zuidplein (if exiting the Amsterdam Zuid train/metro station, the F-Tower is on the right side of the square). The entrance is on the ground floor. View a map of the WTC Amsterdam towers.