NIST-CSF Accredited Training Solutions

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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, digital transformation and privacy publications created by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Axelos and the Institute for Digital Transformation.

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

NIST-CSF Certification Training Programs

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NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Certification Training Program

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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).

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itSM NCSP training programs are accredited by APMG International, a independent 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.

itSM’s NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) programs have been approved for listing in the Department of Homeland Security National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS™) education and training catalog. All courses listed in the catalog are aligned with the specialty areas associated with the NIST and NICE frameworks.

Additional recognitions include:

– Approved as a qualified cybersecurity training program by GCHQ the National Security Agency for the United Kingdom

– Recognized by CIO Magazine as one of the must have cybersecurity certifications for 2019.

– Recognized in the National CyberWatch Center 2018 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education magazine.

RESILIA™ Certification Training

RESILIA™ Certification Training

The NIST Cybersecurity RESILIA™ Business Resiliency,Continuity & Disaster Recovery program provides a turn-key solution of accredited certification training, mentoring and automation designed to facilitate the rapid adoption of the RESILIA Cyber Resiliency 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 RESILIA program into a NIST Cybersecurity program.

Digital Transformation Readiness Certification Training

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

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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

NIST-CSF Engineering & Automation Training

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NIST-CSF FastTrack™ Engineering & Automation Training Program

NIST-CSF FastTrack™ Datasheet

The NIST Cybersecurity FastTrack™ Practitioner Program provides a turn-key solution of accredited training, mentoring and optional 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.

FastTrack’s three phase approach to rapidly operationalizing a NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF) program includes:

Learning how to assess an organizations current cybersecurity state in order to operationalize the controls that will enable it to establish a cybersecurity beachhead.

Learning how to create a defensible cybersecurity perimeter using the NIST-CSF informative reference controls that will enable it to realize its cybersecurity future state

– Learning how to operationalize a Continual Implementation & Improvement Management System (CIIS) that will enable it to sustain and continually improve its cybersecurity future state.

itSM Solutions will be releasing in 2020 a series of certificate programs that will be based on the informative references associated with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework which will include NIST-CSF to CIP, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, PCI-DSS and many others.

FastTrack™ also includes an option to add the CyberStrong™ Integrated Risk Management Platform to the training so candidates can kick off their NIST Cybersecurity assessment and program upon return to the office.

CyberStrong™ Continual Improvement & Implementation Management System

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.

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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 vulnerabilities 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 intuitive 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.

NIST NICE Up-Skilling & Staffing Program

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NIST NICE Cybersecurity Online Training & Staffing Program

itSM’s NIST NICE cybersecurity training program is built around a 3-academy training model designed to teach the knowledge, skills and abilities organizations required to up-skill an existing workforce plus provide a pathway to train-up the new candidates required to fill an organizations ever changing and expanding cybersecurity workforce.

The three academies include:

Knowledge Academy – Online Certification training’s where candidate learns the Knowledge of cybersecurity and the NIST cybersecurity framework.

NIST & NICE Certification Training Catalogue

Skills Academy – Online Practice Lab training’s where the candidate learns the hands-on Skills associated with cybersecurity and the NIST NICE cybersecurity frameworks.

NIST & NICE Skills Lab Catalogue

Abilities Academy – Online Virtual Internship training’s where candidates work to solve real world NIST cybersecurity problems in collaboration other candidates and industry mentors.

NIST & NICE Virtual Internship Training Catalogue

Enterprises have the option to plug into any of the academies programs that may already exist or new programs they feel would add additional value to its cybersecurity workforce.

HR Online Candidate & Intern Recruitment Marketplace

The online candidate & intern recruitment marketplace is designed to provide HR with just in time access to qualified candidates for contract or full-time employment or to interns that with some additional training’s could meet the requirements to fill a future cybersecurity role within the organization.

This streamlined approach to cybersecurity workforce recruitment and intern development enables enterprises to re-purpose monies previously allocated to new hire advertising and recruitment to deliver the outcomes of a qualified cybersecurity workforce for the enterprise and a pathway to employment for new candidates and interns.