NIST Cybersecurity Framework training courses essential in light of White House Cybersecurity Summit 2021

The White House hosted a cybersecurity summit on August 25, 2021, that addressed the “issue of the decade” according to IBM CEO Arvind Krishna. The summit gathered CEOs from top IT organizations such as Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM. Just as important, it included executives from U.S. based financial services, utilities, and insurance sectors.

All in attendance agreed that skilling workers topped the agenda to help fill the 500,000 shortfall in workers for U.S. cybersecurity jobs. See “Google, Microsoft plan to spend billions on cybersecurity after meeting with Biden” for more information.

After reviewing the LRS Cybersecurity training courses portfolio, I am proud to report we have been helping individuals within organizations understand and implement (or improve) their cybersecurity programs for years now! I’m also thrilled that billions of dollars have been committed by the top IT organizations for cybersecurity training and look forward to passionately expanding our course offerings to implement these programs.

Business leaders throughout the U.S. have used the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Cybersecurity Framework as a way to address current and future cybersecurity challenges through standards and best practices. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is defined by federal statutes, executive orders, and policies—including developing cybersecurity standards and guidelines for federal agencies. NIST also works closely with organizations in the public and private sectors to ensure that all information can be readily leveraged to address specific issues that they face.

Review a compelling NIST Cybersecurity Framework implementation success story here.

We have aligned expertise to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and offer cybersecurity training courses designed to teach IT professionals how to align and prioritize cybersecurity activities with business/mission requirements, risk tolerances, and resources using the Framework.

I encourage all organizations to review their cybersecurity practice in its entirety and look to the LRS NCSF training courses to create or improve their cybersecurity program.

Margaret Teague
Manager, Education Services