NIST Cybersecurity Certification Training Programs

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

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

In December of 2019, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission which includes the American Accounting Association (AAA), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Financial Executives International (FEI), The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) issued guidance to provide an overview for business executives and board members on cyber risk management.

The guidance provides context related to the fundamental concepts of cyber risk management techniques but is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to develop and implement technical strategies (that is what the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its Informative References are for).

COSO’s guidance is designed to help enterprises prioritize its cybersecurity investments by aligning those investments with the organizations cybersecurity risk management policies.

Refer to the table below for additional context on the intended audience and use of the COSO guidance.

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Why Did We Create the NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP™) Certification Training Program?

Current cybersecurity training and consulting programs come up short in teaching organizations the skills they need to assess, engineer and implement a NIST/COSO aligned cybersecurity risk management program.

The NIST Cybersecurity Professional certification training programs teach organizations how to design and operationalize a NIST/COSO cybersecurity practice capable of Identifying, Protecting, Detecting, Responding and Recovering from cyber attacks.

itSM Solutions is a global consortium of industry thought leaders working together to create accredited “how to” cybersecurity training solutions based on the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks.

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Strategic Partnerships

The following companies have formed strategic partnerships with itSM Solutions to create and distribute NIST & NICE cybersecurity workforce development solutions to the global marketplace.

– Raytheon Professional Services
– HPE Education Services
– Bryant University
– Cybersecurity Professionals
– Deep Creek Center
– TaUB Solutions
– Creative Disruptions
– CyberTec Academy
– New Horizons Learning Centers
– CyberSaint
– APMG International
– Career Academy
– CYBRScore
– Interprom
– Cybiant
– The Stationery Office Ltd (TSO)
– IQ4

NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Certification Training

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The NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Certification Training Programs are the industry’s first accredited certification training program based on the NIST Cybersecurity (NIST-CSF) and COSO Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks.

The NCSP Certification Training Programs teach organizations how to:

Assess and understand its current cybersecurity state

Design a cybersecurity program using NIST-CSF informative reference controls and COSO guidance to realize its future cybersecurity state

Implement & Operationalize a Continual Implementation & Improvement Management System (CIIS) to automate, sustain and continually improve its future cybersecurity state.

For IT, Cybersecurity, Risk Management Professionals
NCSP courses teach the knowledge, skills and abilities to assess, design, implement, operationalize and continually improve the cybersecurity controls & management systems associated with a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program.

For Cybersecurity Auditors & Regulators
NCSP courses teach the knowledge, skills and abilities to understand what core & mission critical capabilities (controls, management systems, workforce skills etc.) need to be in place in order to comply with an organizations cybersecurity risk management policies and regulatory requirements.

NCSP Courses

Accredited through APMG International and listed as qualified training by DHS CISA in the U.S. and GCHQ NCSC in the UK, the NCSP accredited training programs teach organizations how to rapidly engineer, operationalize and automate the NIST-CSF informative reference controls and management systems required to deliver the business outcomes expected by executive management, government regulators and industry auditors.

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NCSP – Awareness Training
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework awareness video training course introduces students to the fundamentals associated with Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity Risk Management and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
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NCSP Foundation Certification with Exam Voucher
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This APMG and NCSC/GCHQ accredited one day course is targeted at IT Cybersecurity and Auditing professionals looking to learn the fundamentals of Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity Risk Management, NIST Cybersecurity Framework and NIST-CSF Management Systems.

The course is based on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, version 1.1 and qualifies for PMI, CompTIA and ISACA Professional Development Credits

NCSP Practitioner Certification With Exam Voucher
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To sit NCSP Practitioner exam your must have completed the NCSP Foundation training program and passed the corresponding exam.

This APMG and NCSC/GCHQ accredited four day course teaches students how to apply a best practice approach to designing an enterprise risk management cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Informative references and management systems.

The course is based on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, version 1.1 and qualifies for PMI, CompTIA and ISACA Professional Development Credits

NCSP Boot Camp with Exam Voucher
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This APMG and NCSC/GCHQ accredited five day or 16 hour video training course combines the Foundation and Practitioner training into one program and one exam.

The course is based on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, version 1.1 and qualifies for PMI, CompTIA and ISACA Professional Development Credits

NCSP Assessment & Program Management Training

The NCSP Assessment and Program Management training program is based on the CyberStrong™ platform from CyberSaint Security. The training enables candidates to learn how to engineer, implement and operationalize an Integrated Risk Management platform as part of a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program. Focus areas include:

– Assessment Automation Training
– Digital Risk Management Training
– IT Risk Management Training
– Vendor Risk Management Training
– Compliance Risk Management Training
– Audit Management Training
– Governance Management Training

NIST Cybersecurity Specialist (NCSS) Certification Training

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The NIST Cybersecurity Specialist (NCSS) Certification Training Programs teach candidates how to Adopt, Implement & Operationalize the NIST informative reference controls and management systems that will ensure the Capability, Quality and Efficacy of an enterprise cybersecurity risk management program.

Training programs include:

– NIST 800-53 Specialist
– NIST 800-171 Specialist
– CIS-20 Specialist
– ISO 27001 Specialist
– PCI-DSS Specialist

The program is scheduled to be released in Q3 of 2020.

Digital Transformation Readiness Professional (DXRP) Training

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The Digital Transformation Readiness Professional (DXRP) training program was created to teach organizations how to assess their digital business capabilities in terms of Operational Sustainability, Organizational Agility, Strategic Agility and Operating in a Disruptive Culture.

Digital Transformation Professional Awareness Training

The Digital Transformation Professional Awareness video training course introduces students to the fundamentals associated with the Digital Era, The Digital Enterprise and the Four Dimensions of the Digital Readiness.

DXRP Awareness Outline

Digital Transformation Readiness Professional Essentials Training 

The Digital Transformation Readiness professional (DXRP) Essentials Training teaches organizations how to assess their digital business capabilities in terms of Operational Sustainability, Organizational Agility, Strategic Agility and Operating in a Disruptive Culture.

DXRP Essentials Syllabus

DXRP Essentials Course Outline

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