What is it?
The Foundation Course is a 1 day course. It will provide attendees with the knowledge and ability to take the
associated exam and gain an internationally recognised qualification in identifying, assessing and managing
security threats in organisations of every level.
Key Learning Points:
- How an organisation can use the Framework as a key part of its systematic process for identifying,
assessing and managing cybersecurity risk
- Understand the cybersecurity Controls Factory™ Model (CFM)
- The 3 parts which make up the Framework i.e. the Core, the Implementation Tiers and the Profiles.
There are no prerequisites for the NIST training. The Foundation course aims to provide an introductory
overview of the NCSF and is suitable for delegates of all levels.
The NIST Certificate at foundation level is most suitable for:
- Delegates looking to start a career in cybersecurity
- IT and network engineers interested in understanding the basics of implementing a framework in line
with best practice
- Operations, business risk and compliance professionals seeking a better understanding of the context of cybersecurity issues and the various influencing factors
- IT and cybersecurity specialists looking for a wider understanding of the industry and how best to align
with the established best practice framework
- Business professionals looking to gain a greater understanding of how to implement cyber security
practices across their organisation.
The Foundation Course introduces the 3 main parts of the NCSF; the Framework Core, the Framework
Implementation Tiers and the Framework Profiles and is comprised a series of sections as follows:
Course Introduction: Information on the course and content, including information on the nature and
scope of the exam.
Doing Business in the Danger Zone: Contextualises the cybersecurity landscape, identifying common
threats and how organisations can start to address the question, ‘Are we secure?’.
Risk-based Assessment: Discussion on the process of identifying assessing and tackling risks. Managing
risks involves identifying the likelihood of events occurring and planning responses to the resulting business
impact. Understanding how to carry out risk assessment enables organisations to identify an acceptable level
of risk tolerance.
The NCSF Fundamentals: A deeper analysis of each of the three parts of the Framework; the Core, the Implementation Tiers and the Profiles. Delegates will learn how these sections demonstrate the relationship
between business drivers and cybersecurity processes.
Cybersecurity Controls Factory Model: An examination of the Centre for Internet Security (CIS) 20
Critical Security Controls© established in the Controls Factory Model (CFM) as they relate to the NCSF.
Cybersecurity Improvement: The final module provides a 7-step approach for the implementation and improvement of the NCSF for any organisation.
Attendees who undertake and complete the training will be able to apply for the relevant NCSF Certification
- 40 multiple-choice questions
- 60-minute exam
- Pass mark: 60% (24 marks)
- Closed book
This NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation course is provided in partnership with CySec Professionals Ltd, an APMG-International Accredited Training Organisation
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The 4-day Practitioner course introduces the ‘Controls Factory’ as a conceptual model that represents a system of controls used to protect critical assets, by transforming assets from an unmanaged state to a managed state. Delegates will have the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification and apply for CPE, PDU and CEU continuing education credits from PMI, ISACA, CompTIA and other professional certification bodies.
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