NIST Cyber Security Professional Foundation
This Foundation training program outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations who operationalize a NIST Cybersecurity program across an enterprise and its supply chain can mitigate these challenges.
Delivery format: Classroom & Virtual-Led
Certification: NIST Cyber Security Professional Foundation
The NIST Cyber Security Professional Foundation training will learn you how to Engineer, Operationalize and Improve a NIST Cybersecurity Framework Program. NCSP is based on the NIST Cyber Security Framework (NCSF), a publication of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. NIST implements practical cybersecurity and privacy through outreach and effective application of standards and best practices necessary for organizations to adopt cybersecurity capabilities.
The NIST Cyber Security Framework (NCSF) provides a policy framework of computer security guidance for how organizations 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. Originally aimed at operators of critical infrastructure, the framework is now being used by a wide range of businesses and organizations, and helps shift organizations to a proactive approach to risk management. Internationally the framework has been adopted in over 27 countries, and Japan and Australia have made NCSF central to its Government programs.
The NIST Cyber Security Framework focuses on using business drivers to guide cybersecurity activities and considering cybersecurity risks as part of the organization’s risk management processes. The Framework consists of three parts: the Framework Core, the Implementation Tiers, and the Framework Profiles. The Framework Core is a set of cybersecurity activities, outcomes, and informative references that are common across sectors and critical infrastructure. Elements of the Core provide detailed guidance for developing individual organizational Profiles. Through use of Profiles, the Framework will help an organization to align and prioritize its cybersecurity activities with its business/mission requirements, risk tolerances, and resources. The Tiers provide a mechanism for organizations to view and understand the characteristics of their approach to managing cybersecurity risk, which will help in prioritizing and achieving cybersecurity objectives.
While the NCSF was developed to improve cybersecurity risk management in critical infrastructure, the Framework can be used by organizations in any sector or community. The Framework enables organizations – regardless of size, degree of cybersecurity risk, or cybersecurity sophistication – to apply the principles and best practices of risk management to improving security and resilience. The Framework provides a common organizing structure for multiple approaches to cybersecurity by assembling standards, guidelines, and practices that are working effectively today. Moreover, because it references globally recognized standards for cybersecurity, the Framework can serve as a model for international cooperation on strengthening cybersecurity in critical infrastructure as well as other sectors and communities.
The Framework offers a flexible way to address cybersecurity, including cybersecurity’s effect on physical, cyber, and people dimensions. It is applicable to organizations relying on technology, whether their cybersecurity focus is primarily on information technology (IT), industrial control systems (ICS), cyber-physical systems (CPS), or connected devices more generally, including the Internet of Things (IoT). The Framework can assist organizations in addressing cybersecurity as it affects the privacy of customers, employees, and other parties. Additionally, the Framework’s outcomes serve as targets for workforce development and evolution activities.
This course will prepare participants to take the official NIST Cyber Security Professional Foundation examination.
The Cyber Security Professional Foundation certification program is designed to teach IT, Business and Cybersecurity professionals the fundamentals of Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity Risk Management and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. This Foundation training program outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations who operationalize a NIST Cybersecurity program across an enterprise and its supply chain can mitigate these challenges.
This course covers the following topics:
- Today’s Digital Economy
- Understanding Cyber Risks
- The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Fundamentals
- Core Functions, Categories & Subcategories
- Implementation Tiers
- Developing Framework Profiles
- Cybersecurity Improvement
- Cybersecurity Controls Factory Mode
For IT, Business and Cyber Security professionals who will play an active or passive role in engineering, operationalizing and continually improving an organizations NIST Cybersecurity Framework program.
The Cyber Security Professional Exam has the following structure:
- 40 questions
- 60-minute exam
- Pass Mark – 60% (24 marks)
- Closed book
- Paper based and online exams available
Download more information:
- Course Brochure - NIST Cyber Security Professional Foundation (407 downloads)
- NCSP A4 Product Information (221 downloads)
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Cybiant offer the following learning options for this course:
Self-Paced-Online Learning - 3 months access
If your a choosing the Self-Paced-Online (SPO) learning option, you will complete the course on your own time, in your own pace. Cybiant will provide you with access to an online learning environment where you can watch videos, and practice with sample questions. The SPO option provides access for 3 months, and includes the official exam.
Virtual Training - 2x2hours per day
If you are choosing the virtual training learning option, you will participate in a live course by a Cybiant instructor, which is delivered 100% online. You will receive meeting invitations to participate in the live lectures through the Zoom platform. There will be 2 x 2-hour sessions per day, so this option does provide you with flexibility to plan some other work. All sessions are recorded, in case you miss any of the session. All virtual training courses include the official examination, which will be taken online on the last day of class.
Classroom Training - full day
If you are choosing the classroom training option, you will participate in this training in a live class in a 5-star hotel. This training option provides you with the opportunity to discuss topics in detail with other course participants, and learn from their experience. You will be trained by one of our Cybiant experts, and will complete the exam on the last day of class. Training is conducted daily, based on the following time schedule:
Start time: 09:00 UTC+08
End time: 17:00 UTC+08
Unless otherwise specified, all courses include official examination
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Abdullah Albalushi –
Instructor knowledge and skills were excellent. Very good experience.
Cosette Abi Zeid –
5 stars! I was well engaged during the session by the trainer.
Samar Rashad –
The course was interactive, and the trainer was knowledgeable. Accessing the material through Kortex is not optimal, it would have been easier if it’s in PDF. You can add a watermark or any such control as other vendors do.