Register for An LRS NCSF Classroom Program

Register for An LRS NCSF Classroom Program

This innovative program created by Larry Wilson CISO in the UMass President’s office, is designed to teach the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities to Design and Build a Cybersecurity Program Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework using the UMass Controls Factory™ Model.

The UMass Controls Factory™ Model in a highly optimized approach to operationalizing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its controls (CIS 20 Critical Controls, ISO27002 etc.) across an enterprise and its supply chain.

 

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The program teaches the knowledge, skills and abilities to:

    • Develop a strategy to adopt the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) and other cybersecurity programs (GDPR etc.)
    • Create a Cybersecurity Program that will become policy for an organization or industry association
    • Engineer a solution to operationalize the cybersecurity program across an enterprise and its supply chain using the UMass Lowell NCSF Controls Factory™ Model (NCSF-CFM)
    • Build and Operate a Security Operations Center (SOC) to continuously monitor and respond to changes in the cybersecurity profile documented in the cybersecurity program
    • Conduct continuous Business Risk assessments to compare the current profile against the target profile (documented in the program) to identify any gaps that need to be addressed
    • Prepare for the IT, Information Security and Business Skill certification exams outlined in the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF)

LRS NCSF-CFM Classroom Training Programs

NCSF-CFM Foundation Certification Training with Exam – This one day program teaches the fundamentals of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework 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 an instructor led classroom or virtual classroom or as a self-paced mentored video training or blended learning program. The NCSF-CFM Foundation Course Datasheet & Outline can be found here

NCSF-CFM Practitioner Certification Training with Exam – 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 design and management of an NCSF program. The program can be delivered in an instructor led classroom or virtual classroom or as a self-paced mentored video training or blended learning program. The NCSF-CFM Practitioner Course Datasheet & Outline can be found here

NCSF-CFM Boot Camp Certification Training with Exam – This five day boot camp combines the NCSF-CFM Foundation + Practitioner classes into a one week program. The program can be delivered in an instructor led classroom or virtual classroom or as a self-paced mentored video training or blended learning program with just one exam at the end. The NCSF-CFM Boot Camp Course Datasheet & Outline can be found here.

All 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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