NIST Cybersecurity

NIST Cybersecurity

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 a long list of international governments.

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) Enterprise Risk Management Framework was created to help executives prioritize cybersecurity investments by aligning those investments with the organizations enterprise risk management policies

The COSO Framework has now been approved as the governing framework for enterprise risk management by the American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, Financial Executives International, The Institute of Internal Auditors and The Institute of Management Accountants.

Download Managing the Business Of Cybersecurity Risk Management White Paper

Download the APMG NIST Cybersecurity Professional Scheme Document

Download the itSM Solutions NIST Cybersecurity Professional Presentation

Why Did We Create the NIST Cybersecurity Certification Training Programs?

To teach and certify enterprises on how to Manage the Business of Cybersecurity using the NIST Cybersecurity and COSO Enterprise Risk Management best practice frameworks.

For IT, Cybersecurity, Risk Management Professionals

itSM NIST certification 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

itSM’s NIST certification 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.

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 partnered with itSM Solutions to create and distribute its NCSP Practitioner and Specialist accredited certification courses across the globe.

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

NIST Cybersecurity Practitioner Certification Training

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

The NIST Certification Training Programs teach organizations how to:

Assess itself in order to understand its current cybersecurity state

Design a cybersecurity program using COSO guidance and NIST-CSF informative reference controls 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.
 

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
NCSP Awareness Course Outline
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NCSP Foundation Certification with Exam Voucher

NCSP Foundation Syllabus
NCSP Foundation Course Outline
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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

NCSP Practitioner Syllabus
NCSP Practitioner Course Outline
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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.

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

NCSP Boot Camp with Exam Voucher

NCSP Foundation Syllabus
NCSP Practitioner Syllabus
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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
 
 

NIST Cybersecurity Specialist Certification Training

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The NIST Cybersecurity Professional Specialist Certification Training Programs teach candidates how to Adopt, Implement & Operationalize the NIST informative reference controls and management systems using a Customer Value Management Model that will ensure the Capability, Quality and Efficacy of an enterprise cybersecurity risk management program. Specialist training programs (Implementor & Auditor) will be based on the following Informative references:

NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171 Implementer, IST 800-171 Auditor, CIS-20, ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS.

The Specialist courses are scheduled to be released in Q4 of 2020.
 
 

NIST Cybersecurity Program Management Training

The NCSP Assessment and Program Management training program is based on the CyberStrong™ platform from CyberSaint Security. The training enables candidates how to automate any or all aspects of a NIST/COSO Cybersecurity program. Focus areas include:

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

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