Cybiant Becomes Training Partner For The NIST Cybersecurity Professional Program

Empowering Cybersecurity Excellence in APAC

Singapore, Singapore – August 12, 2020 – Cybiant, the Enterprise IT service provider that specializes in automation and data solutions, is proud to announce that it has partnered with itSM Solutions LLC to promote and deliver its accredited cybersecurity courses based on the NIST Cybersecurity and COSO Frameworks.

The NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Certification Training Programs are the industry’s first accredited certification training program based on the NIST Cybersecurity (NIST-CSF) and COSO Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF) was created under Executive Order to provide a uniform standard that government and businesses could adopt to guide their cybersecurity activities and risk management programs. The NIST Framework has now been approved as the governing framework for the US government, a growing number of critical infrastructure sectors (financial services, healthcare, energy etc.) and an extensive list of international governments.

In December of 2019, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission which includes the American Accounting Association (AAA), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Financial Executives International (FEI), The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) issued guidance to provide an overview for business executives and board members on cyber risk management. COSO’s guidance is designed to help enterprises prioritize its cybersecurity investments by aligning those investments with the organizations cybersecurity risk management policies.

The NCSP Certification Training Programs teach organizations how to:

  • Assess and understand its current cybersecurity state
  • Design a cybersecurity program using NIST-CSF informative reference controls and COSO guidance to realize its future cybersecurity state
  • Implement & Operationalize a Continual Implementation & Improvement Management System (CIIS) to automate, sustain and continually improve its future cybersecurity state

Jan-Willem Middelburg, CEO of Cybiant, explains why Cybiant has partnered with NCSP Solutions.

“Cybiant is really proud to be accredited as an Accredited Training Organization for the NIST Cybersecurity Professional Program in the Asia- Pacific region. Security is a top of mind issue for all enterprises and we are very excited to provide an accredited training solution that teaches organizations “how to” engineer, operationalize and continually improve a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity and COSO Enterprise risk management frameworks.”

Rick Lemieux, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at itSM Solutions, comments on the partnership as follows:

“Cybiant is a great partner to team with for the delivery of the NIST Cybersecurity Professional Program in the APAC region. With a strong in region network and a sound reputation for delivering high-quality training programs, Cybiant is the perfect partner to help customers in APAC adopt and adapt Cybersecurity best practice programs.”

The partnership between Cybiant and NCSP Solutions is effective per August 2020. Cybiant will start offering NCSP courses from September 1st onwards. Cybiant will launch the first training courses in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

About Cybiant

Cybiant excels at helping businesses use their data to win in the data economy. Using next-generation technology and established IT Best Practices, we assist companies to control their technology assets, automate their processes and transform data into a strategic asset.

Founded and headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Cybiant now operates across the world and has assisted organizations on all continents. Cybiant is internationally recognized for its thought leadership, and has contributed to the establishment of automation and big data best practices, many of whom are now used as standards by companies across the world. Our knowledge transfer methods are renowned, and have certified more than 10.000 industry professional in next generation IT standards and corresponding technology.

Today, we design, build and advise our customers about technology and processes to win in the data economy. From the design of data governance strategies, to the implementation of robotic process automation solutions and the day-to-day management of IT assets. Our certified consultants and technology experts help with design questions, process optimization and knowledge transfer. We will help you stay ahead of the competition, so you can win in the data economy.


About itSM Solutions

itSM Solutions is a global consortium of academic, government and industry thought leaders working together to create accredited training solutions based on the cybersecurity, digital transformation and privacy publications created by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) and the Institute for Digital Transformation. itSM’s curriculum solutions have been adopted by the who’s who of industry including HPE, Disney, Cisco, IRS, Navy, Staples, Genzyme, Boeing, Intel, Molina Healthcare and many others.