NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Practitioner

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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Practitioner program teaches the knowledge to prepare for the NSCF Practitioner exam plus the skills and abilities to design, build, test, manage and improve a cybersecurity program based on the NCSF. This program is positioned to IT and Cybersecurity professionals looking to become certified on how to operationalize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) across an enterprise and its supply chain. This course looks at cybersecurity risks and instructs students on the best approach to design and build a comprehensive technology focused cybersecurity program and business focused cyber-risk management program that will minimize risks, and at the same time, protect critical assets. The class will include lectures, informative supplemental reference materials, quizzes, exercises and tests. Outcomes and benefits from this class is a practical approach that students can use to build and maintain comprehensive cybersecurity and cyber-risk management programs. The optional certification exam is through ACQUIROS. Student must pass a 180 minute, 100 question closed book multiple choice, examination with a passing score of 70% in order to receive this certification.

Before taking this course, individuals should hold a valid NIST Cybersecurity Foundation Certification or have equivalent knowledge.

4 Days/Lecture & Lab

This class is designed for those wanting to prepare for the NSCF Practitioner exam plus learn the skills and abilities to design, build, test, manage and improve a cybersecurity program based on the NCSF.

  • Course Overview
  • Framing the Problem
  • The Controls Factory Model
  • The Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • The Assets and Identities
  • The Controls Framework
  • The Technology Controls
  • The Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Technical Program Testing and Assurance
  • The Business Controls
  • Workforce Development
  • The Cyber Risk Program
  • Cybersecurity Program Assessment
  • Cyber-Risk Program Assessment


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