The California Department of Technology’s Information Security Leadership Academy (ISLA) is accepting applications from public-sector IT professionals who want to hone their skills.

The course will be different this time: Rather than working and learning in person, participants will attend online — “able to complete the academy without physically sitting in a classroom,” according to the Office of Professional Development (OPD), which runs the academies.

“As with all the academies, ISLA 2020 has been refreshed with new course offerings and includes a bootcamp and an opportunity for a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification,” OPD said.

ISLA registration is open to public-sector (state, county and city agencies) information security personnel, tech-savvy IT, and aspiring information security officers who are passionate about security. Ideal candidates are currently working in an IT security management position. The application deadline is July 1, and the course begins online on July 30.

ISLA is one of four professional-development academies offered by CDT to those in the public sector. The others are the Digital Services Innovation Academy, the Project Management Leadership Academy and the flagship Information Technology Leadership Academy.