NCSF Webinar (recorded)

NCSF Webinar (recorded)

How to Build a Cybersecurity Program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Webinar

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) provides a prioritized, flexible, repeatable, performance-based, and cost-effective approach to managing cybersecurity risk at all levels in an organization. It is applicable to organizations of all sizes and sectors. This webinar focuses on the following topic areas:

– Today’s cybersecurity landscape and cyber risks
– Considerations for building a cybersecurity program (engineering, technology and business)
– Adopting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
– Cyber-Risk Assessments, executive scorecards, and roadmaps to remediate control gaps
– Resources

Follow on NCSF-CFM Certification Training Programs from New Horizons

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The UMass Lowell NIST Cybersecurity Framework – Controls Factory Model™ (NCSF-CFM) training program was created by Larry Wilson the CISO in the UMass president’s office. The program was used to train the engineering, operations and business teams responsible for operationalizing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Program controls (CIS 20 Critical Controls, ISO27001, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, PCI, AICPA etc.) across the university five campuses and its supply chain. The NCSF-CFM program has since been used to train other universities, governments and private corporations to do the same.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Classroom and Video Certification Training Programs

NCSF-CFM Foundation Certification Training – This one day program teaches NCSF fundamentals and the UMass Lowell Controls Factory™ Model. The program is targeted at IT and Business professionals who need a basic understanding of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its role within an organization. The program can be delivered in a classroom, virtual classroom or as a self-paced video program.

NCSF Foundation Syllabus & Outline
NCSF Foundation Exam and Credit FAQ’s
NCSF Foundation Video Sample

NCSF-CFM Practitioner Certification Training – This four day program teaches the advanced skills necessary to engineer, operate and manage the business risk of a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program. The program is designed for IT and Business professionals who will play an active role in the NCSF program. The program can be delivered in a classroom, virtual classroom or as a self-paced video program.

NCSF Practitioner Syllabus & Outline
NCSF Practitioner Exam and Credit FAQ’s
NCSF Practitioner Video Sample

NCSF-CFM Practitioner Boot Camp Certification Training – This five day boot camp combines the NCSF-CFM Foundation + Practitioner classes into a one week program. The program can be delivered in a classroom, virtual classroom or as a self-paced video program.

NCSF-CFM Boot Camp Course Datasheet & Outline
NCSF Boot Camp Exam and Credit FAQ’s

About the Author/Presenter:

Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in the UMASS President’s office and is responsible for developing, implementing and managing the University of Massachusetts Information Security Policy and Written Information Security Program (WISP). The University program is based on a “Controls Factory” approach Larry created to help organizations operationalize the NIST Cyber Security Framework and its industry best practices (ISO 27001, SANS 20 Critical Controls etc.) across an enterprise and its supply chain. Larry’s approach has been implemented consistently across all five UMASS campuses plus six other universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Prior to joining UMASS, Larry was the Vice President, Network Security Manager at State Street Bank. Larry’s industry experience includes IT audit manager for Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) consulting practice. In this role he managed a staff responsible for developing and completing a Sarbanes Oxley compliance audit for MasterCard International.

Larry holds a Master of Science degree in Civil / Structural Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. His industry certifications include CISSP, CISA and ISA (PCI Internal Security Assessor). He serves on the Advisory Board for Middlesex Community College and CISO Advisory Board for Oracle. He co-chairs the Massachusetts State University and Community College Information Security Council, and serves as Certification Director for ISACA New England. Larry has been teaching CISA certification training for ISACA for 5 years
His major accomplishments include Finalist for Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year for both the Northeast Region and North America; the SANS People who made a difference in Cybersecurity award in 2013 and one of the top two most influential people in cyber security as selected by Security Magazine in 2016.

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