In May of 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13800 for “Strengthening The Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure”. Call to Actions included:
Effective immediately, each agency head shall use The NIST Cybersecurity Framework to manage the agency’s cybersecurity risk. Further, the United States seeks to support the growth and sustainment of a workforce that is skilled in cybersecurity and related fields to achieve our objectives in cyberspace.
In partnership with itSM Solutions LLC and UMass Lowell a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R), LRS Education Services is proud to add the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) cybersecurity workforce training program to our portfolio for our clients. This innovative, cybersecurity workforce development program is built around an NCSF Controls Factory™ model created by Larry Wilson, the CISO in the university President’s office. The itSM/UMass program teaches individuals and organizations the knowledge, skills and abilities to engineer, instrument, test, maintain and continually improve an NCSF program.
The program and its author have won the following industry awards:
- Security Magazine’s Most Influential People in Security, 2016
- SANS People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity Award, 2013
- Information Security Executive (ISE) nominee for Executive of the Year for North America, 2013
- ISE North America Project Award Winner I for the Academic and Public-Sector Category, 2013
The NCSF Foundation Certification Course outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations that implement an NCSF program can mitigate these risks. This program is focused on candidates who need a basic understanding of the NCSF to perform their daily jobs as executives, accountants, lawyers or information technology professionals.
The NCSF Practitioner Certification Course details the current cybersecurity challenges plus teaches in depth the UMass Lowell NCSF Control Factory Methodology on how to design, build, test and manage an NCSF cybersecurity program. This program is focused on candidates who need a detailed understanding of the NCSF to perform their daily roles as cybersecurity engineers, testers or operations professionals.
All programs come with a certificate of completion and continuing education credits, such as PDU and CEUs.
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