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NIST & NICE Cybersecurity Framework Training & Curriculum Consortium

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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF) was created to provide a uniform standard that government and businesses could adopt to guide their cybersecurity activities and risk management programs.

Subsequently, the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NIST-CWF) was created to identify the human capital requirements and standards that NIST requires for successful deployment. Critically, it provides a common, consistent lexicon to help employers create a cybersecurity workforce capable of engineering, maintaining and continually improving a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

The combined NIST & NICE Frameworks have now been approved as the governing framework for Cybersecurity for the US government, a growing number of critical infrastructure sectors (financial services, healthcare, energy etc.) and an extensive list of international governments.

itSM Solutions is a global consortium of academic, government and industry thought leaders working together to create accredited training solutions based on the cybersecurity and digital transformation frameworks and publications created by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), Axelos, the Institute for Digital Transformation.

itSM has also teamed up with APMG International, a global accreditation body and examination institute committed to ensuring excellent standards of service delivered by those they accredit. APMG is accredited by GCHQ, one of the three UK Intelligence and Security Agencies as the independent Certification Body for GCHQ-approved cyber security training courses.

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Strategic Partnerships

The following companies have teamed up with itSM Solutions to create and distribute NIST & NICE digital transformation cybersecurity training solutions to the global marketplace.

– Raytheon Professional Services
– HPE Education Services
– High Performance Counsel Media
– CyberTec Academy
– New Horizons Learning Centers
– LRS Education Services
– Cybersecurity Professionals
– University of West Florida
– Bryant University
– Deep Creek Center
– Babbage Simmel
– CyberSaint
– APMG International
– Career Academy
– Leapest By Edcast
– Arvato Education Services
– IQ4



NIST-CSF FastTrack™ – NIST Cybersecurity Enterprise Training Program

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The NIST Cybersecurity FastTrack™ program provides a turn-key solution of accredited certification training, mentoring and risk management automation designed to facilitate the rapid adoption of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework across an enterprise and its supply chain. The program is centered around learning the knowledge, skills and abilities to operationalize and automate all aspects of a NIST Cybersecurity program including assessments, project plans, workforce assignments, workforce training, status reports and real-time continuous monitoring and improvement.

The program includes the accredited NCSP Boot Camp Practitioner training program plus a 12 month license to the CyberStrong™ Integrated Risk Management Platform.

Target Audience: Businesses of any size looking to operationalize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework across its enterprise and supply chain to become Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) certified.

The CyberStrong™ Platform


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CyberStrong Simplifies Cybersecurity Program Management.

Measurement and management must be combined to operationalize a proactive cybersecurity program. CyberStrong is the only solution to add unparalleled automaton to compliance and risk projects, quickly establishing a baseline cybersecurity posture in as little as hours. An automated CyberStrong Score provides easy-to understand measurement that communicates program success between IT teams, stakeholders and executive management.

CyberStrong is Powered by People and Breakthrough Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The CyberStrong Platform enables continuous improvement and real-time measurement, allowing your organization to manage cybersecurity as you would any other business function, irrespective of your company’s size. CyberStrong’s AI-powered optimizations automate risk mitigation action planning for compliance and risk initiatves that enables an “always on” approach to previously state GRC activites. The result is a more efficient process, as well as more informed decision making. Executive reports are updated in real-time and shared with a single click, assuring non-security executives of your successes.

The CyberStrong Platform Makes Managing Your Cyber Program Easy.
Compliance with a spreadsheet or static GRC tool is invalid the moment the assessment is complete. Streamline integrated risk management with unmatched visibility, ease of use, and automaton that transcends traditional bottlenecks that slow you down.

Determine Compliance At A Glance

– Instantly see your compliance status for every asset, vendor, or location (NIST CSF, NIST 800-53,
FEDRAMP, FIPS, ISO/IEC, DFARS, NIST SP 800-171,PCI-DSS, HIPPA, custom controls and more).

– Provide management with clear reports that show progress toward target compliance posture and any remaining gaps.

– Get ahead of vulnerabilites using an integrated threat feed, which provides clear visibility into areas of risk control by family.

– Empower Your Team to Complete Any Assessment. Select and update all controls associated with any company-specific frameworks and standards in an intituitve environment.

– Score your level of risk (based on NIST SP 800-30 risk management methodology) for each security control.

– Score compliance for each control with a simple workflow that includes needed team members.

– Set due dates, view workflow status and assign control owners with collaborators.

Candidates who attend and complete the NCSP Manager course are eligible to purchase and sit for the APMG certification exam along with applying for CPE, PDU and CEU continuing education credits from PMI, ISACA, CompTIA and other professional certification bodies.



HPC CyberMatch™ – NICE Cybersecurity Upskilling & Staffing Program

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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework was created to provide a uniform standard that government and businesses could adopt to guide their cybersecurity activities and risk management programs.

Subsequently, the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework was created to identify the human capital requirements and standards that NIST requires for successful deployment. Critically, it provides a common, consistent lexicon to help employers create a cybersecurity workforce capable of engineering, maintaining and continually improving a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

The combined NIST/NICE Frameworks have now been approved as the governing framework for Cybersecurity for the US government along with a growing number of critical infrastructure sectors and international governments.

The HPC CyberMatch™ Platform

The HPC CyberMatch™ Training Platform is built around a simple, 3-module training curriculum of certification, practice labs and industry team training’s that enables individuals from any background to acquire the NIST/NICE knowledge (certifications) skills (practice labs) and abilities (industry internship team trainings) to be industry ready day one of employment. The program is designed using the same concepts military institutions have used to train and enable new recruits.

Target recruits include:

– Existing Staff
– Any College Grad
– High School Grads
– Retired Military
– Career Changers
– Unemployed
– Under-Employed
– Disadvantaged

The HPC CyberMatch™ Training Platform is built around a 3-module training curriculum of:

Online Certification Training where the candidate learns the Knowledge of cybersecurity and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Online Practice Labs where the candidate learns the hands-on Skills associated with cybersecurity and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Virtual Internship Training’s where candidates work with a team of students and industry CISO’s to acquire the Abilities to solve real world cybersecurity problems in a virtual environment.

The HPC CyberMatch™ Talent Marketplace Platform provides prospective employers real-time access to NIST/NICE qualified cybersecurity professionals without the hassle of the long recruiting and interviewing efforts, credential verification and background checks as the online talent marketplace takes care of that as part of its candidate verification process.

In short, the HPC CyberMatch talent marketplace was designed to eliminate the cybersecurity talent shortage that exists today



NIST & NICE Cybersecurity Training Curriculum Licensing Program

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NIST Cybersecurity Professional Certification Training Curriculum

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The NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) training curriculum was created in partnership with UMass Lowell (UML) a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R).

The curriculum is accredited by APMG International teaches the knowledge, skills and abilities to engineer, operate and continually improve a NIST cybersecurity framework program across an enterprise and its supply chain.

The NCSP certification training programs were recently featured in CIO Magazine as one of the must have cybersecurity certifications for 2019.

The NCSP certification training curriculum was also featured in the National CyberWatch Center 2018 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education magazine.

ITIL® Service Management Professional Training Curriculum

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The curriculum accredited by Peoplecert teaches the knowledge, skills and abilities to engineer, operate and continually improve an ITIL based Service Management program across an enterprise and its supply chain.

The ITIL certification training curriculum was recently featured in case studies for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Disney

Digital Transformation Readiness Certification Training Curriculum

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The Digital Transformation Readiness Framework (DTRF) training curriculum was created in partnership with the Institute for Digital Transformation.

The curriculum accredited by APMG International teaches the knowledge, skills and abilities to engineer, operate and continually improve a digital transformation program across an enterprise and its supply chain in terms of:

– Operational Sustainability
– Organizational Agility
– Strategic Agility
– Disruptive Culture

Listed below are the six reasons your training institution should partner with itSM Solutions for its NCSP, ITIL and DTRF curriculum programs.

NIST & NICE Curriculum Catalogue

– itSM’s accredited, white label training solutions includes curriculum for the latest versions of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ITIL Versions 3 and 4 and the Digital Transformation Readiness Framework.

– itSM’s programs are specifically designed to fit into any training organization or academic institution degree or certification program

– itSM’s Print, Digital Book and Self-Paced Video program can be adapted to any existing online Learning Management System (LMS) or instructor led training program

– itSM’s online Train-the Trainer program enables training partners to quickly stand-up its own delivery and mentoring force.

– itSM’s OEM and Reseller pricing models enables the curriculum to fit into any academic or private institution business model

– Candidates who attend and complete the itSM courses are eligible for CPE, PDU and CEU continuing education credits from PMI, ISACA, CompTIA and other professional certification bodies.