NCSF Partner Program

NCSF Partner Program

The NISTCSF.COM partner program enables organizations to set up the operational infrastructure to deliver NIST Cybersecurity Framework training and assessment services.

The assessment services are delivered using The CyberStrong Platform” an online assessment tool streamlines the assessment process by creating an online, collaborative environment for the collection of an organizations cybersecurity controls data to determine its current NCSF profile and to assign work responsibilities to realize its target profile.

The training can be delivered in a classroom, virtual classroom, as a self-paced video or blended learning program. All content is white label so partners have the option to leverage its brand in the offering.

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NISTCSF.COM Assessment Partnership Details

The NISTCSF.COM assessment partner program enables organizations to acquire the training and tools to deliver a NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) assessment and risk treatment plan. Once the consulting licensing agreement is complete, itSM Solutions will provide the support services to help the partner stand up, market and maintain its new NCSF assessment and risk treatment program.

The NISTCSF.COM assessment service provides support for a wide variety of frameworks and standards including those from the NIST, The Center for Internet Security (CIS) and the International Standards Organization (ISO).

The NCSF Consulting Partner Kit includes

– NCSF Consultant Training and Certification
– NCSF Online Assessment Tool and Reporting Engine

NCSF Assessment Datasheet
NCSF Assessment Video Sample

NISTCSF.COM Training Partnership Details

Classroom, Technology and Staff Requirements
There is no technology required to deliver the NCSF-CFM programs. The only staff required is an instructor that itSM Solutions or the partner provides

Financial Model
There is no upfront investment required to become an itSM Solutions NISTCSF.COM reseller partner. Curriculum Licensing, instructor, exams and video training fees are listed in the reseller agreement. Administrative or academic support fees may apply for services partner would like to outsource to itSM Solutions

Revenue Model

Primary partner revenue model will include:
• Open Enrollment Registrations for Classroom and Virtual Classroom Instructor led NCSF programs
• Self Paced Video NCSF Programs
• Exams

Additional partner revenue models will include:
• NCSF Assessments
• NCSF Consulting
• NCSF SOC Continuous Monitoring Services

Student funding sources will be:

• Apprenticeships
• Grants
• GI Bill
• Project or Program Monies
• HR Monies

Marketing & Communications Model

Building a cybersecurity panel to build awareness in the marketplace and a sense of urgency
itSM will work with partner to build awareness and a sense of urgency for the NISTCSF program. itSM will help partner focus its messaging around Presidential Executive Order 13800, the cybersecurity compact recently signed by the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the work that is going on in the private sector regarding cybersecurity in the nations critical sectors (DoD, Financial Services, Energy, Healthcare etc.) itSM will also work with partners to help them obtain the endorsements they need from both political and business leaders on this topic

Target audience
All businesses, governments, nonprofits and academic institutions with IT infrastructures and access to the Internet.

Recruitment program
itSM will help partners launch a campaign that focuses on “Are You Up for the Challenge” to help your government and employers protect the nation’s most critical assets and its citizens

• Branding, with market validated Value Proposition
itSM’s goal is to help other universities and businesses share their stories on how the NISTCSF.COM workforce development program allowed organizations to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities to make their organization more secure and resilient.

Academic Model
The NCSF-CFM Practitioner course is eligible for college credits from UMass. All programs are also eligible for continuing education credits like PDU’s etc. itSM is willing to work with academic partners to create additional credentials around their programs, brands etc.

Success Metrics, Continuous Improvement Model
Our success metrics and continuous improvement model is based on an accredited quality management system we have in place with the certification exam agency Acquiros. This system is where we monitor student feedback and over pass scores.

Governance Model
The governance model will be established by itSM Solutions and Acquiros an ISO 17204 accredited certification exam agency. All partners will be required to sign a itSM Solutions reseller agreement which provides the guidelines for the reseller to operate under. Random audits of partners will be conducted the certification exam agency to ensure compliance with the agreement.

NCSF-CFM Training Catalog

NCSF-CFM Foundation Certification Training – This one day classroom or four-hour self-paced video training program teaches the fundamentals of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) and the UMass Lowell Controls Factory™ Model.

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

NCSF-CFM Practitioner Certification Training – This 4 day or ten-hour self-paced video training program teaches the advanced skills on how to engineer, implement, test and maintain NIST Cybersecurity Framework controls using the UMass Controls Factory™ Model.

Register for a NCSF-CFM Classroom Program
Buy a Video Training License
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 or 14 hour video training boot camp combines the NCSF-CFM Foundation + Practitioner classes into a one week program with one exam.

Register for a NCSF-CFM Classroom Program
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NCSF-CFM Boot Camp Course Datasheet & Outline
NCSF Boot Camp Exam and Credit FAQ’s

NCSF Assessment Certification Training – This combined program of NCSF-CFM training and our CyberStrong assessment and reporting tool allow companies of any size quickly assess its alignment with the NCSF and other industry best practice frameworks.

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NCSF Assessment Datasheet
NCSF Assessment Video Sample


NCSF Awareness, NICE Certification and NCSF Simulation Training Programs


NIST Cybersecurity Framework Employee Awareness Training programs include online self-paced games, animations and simulation training programs for phishing, social engineering, online safety, social media, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), removable media, password safety, personal information, information handling and remote and mobile working.

RESILIA™ FRONTLINE Employee Cybersecurity Awareness Datasheet
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NIST NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) Practitioner Certification Training Library – This video training library provides access to 190+ video training programs to prepare for the NICE Workforce Framework IT and Business certifications for IT Service Management, Networking, Project Management, Cybersecurity, Office Productivity Tools, Business Skills, Software Programming and Cloud Computing.

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NCWF NICE Certification Datasheet & Course Outlines


Oceans99 – NIST Cybersecurity Framework Gamification & Simulation
itSM’s Oceans99 simulation can be used to create executive and boardroom decision making awareness, as well as broad awareness with both IT and non-IT staff on the importance of ‘behavior’ and ‘ discipline’ as well as how to translate security and risk theory into practice.

OCEANS99 Cybersecurity Simulation Datasheet
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Course Credits

Most programs come with a certificate of completion and continuing education credits, such as PDU and CEUs. Students who successfully complete the certification program and its exam and meet university requirements may transfer credits and enroll in one of UMass Lowell’s master’s degree programs in information technology, such as network security or cybersecurity. Those interested in taking the courses may find that programs such as workforce development, the G.I. Bill, apprenticeships, internships, employers and others will fund their participation.


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