NIST - Cybersecurity Professional Training

What is it?

URM is delighted to announce that it is now able to deliver National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) training courses in England, Scotland and Ireland (including the Republic of Ireland).  The courses are accredited by APMG International, certified by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and are listed as approved cyber training by the DHS CISA in the US.

The NCSP training programme offers two levels of training; Foundation and Practitioner.  The program was designed to provide knowledge and training to all individuals responsible for putting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) controls and management systems (ISO 27001 etc.) into operation across an enterprise and its supply chain. The NCSF outlines how organisations can assess and improve their ability to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-attacks.  It provides a high-level taxonomy of cybersecurity outcomes and a methodology to assess and manage those outcomes. The Framework is being proactively used by a wide range of businesses and organisations to adopt a proactive approach to cyber risk management.

The CSF consists of three main components; the Core, the Implementation Tiers and the Profiles.

The Core provides a set of desired cybersecurity activities and outcomes and guides organisations in managing and reducing their cybersecurity risks.

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The Implementation Tiers guide organisations to consider the appropriate approach and level for their cybersecurity program and are often used as a communication tool to discuss risk appetite, priority and budget.

The Profiles are an organisation’s unique alignment of their requirements and objectives, risk appetite and resources against the desired outcomes of the Core. Profiles are primarily used to identify and prioritise opportunities for improving cybersecurity within an organisation.

The NCSP accredited training programme addresses how to:

  • Assess an organisation’s cybersecurity capabilities in order to understand its current cybersecurity state
  • Design a cybersecurity program using NIST CSF informative reference controls to achieve its future cybersecurity state
  • Implement and operate a Continual Implementation & Improvement Management System (CIIS) to automate, sustain and continually improve its future cybersecurity state.

The NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Training Courses are provided in partnership with CySec Professionals Ltd, an APMG-International Accredited Training Organisation

There are 2 levels of training available; Foundation and Practitioner. The two can be combined into a single course offered as a Boot Camp.