NCSF-P - NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Practitioner Certification Training

The program is designed for IT and Business professionals who will play an active role in the design and management of an NCSF program.

This APMG accredited training program is targeted at IT and Cybersecurity professionals looking to become certified on how to operationalize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) across an enterprise and its supply chain. The NCSF Practitioner program teaches the knowledge to prepare for the NSCF Practitioner exam plus the skills and abilities to design, build, test, manage and improve a cybersecurity program based on the NCSF.


The optional certification exam is through APMG. Student must pass a 120 minute, 65 question closed book multiple choice, examination with a passing score of 60% in order to receive this certification.
Credits Earned
• 24 PDU Credits

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Prerequisites


Individuals should hold a valid NIST Cybersecurity Foundation Certification or have equivalent knowledge.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Chapter 1: Course Overview


Reviews at a high level each chapter of the course

Chapter 2: Framing the Problem


Establishes the context and rationale for the adoption and daptation of the NIST-CSF using the Controls Factory Model.

Chapter 3: The Controls Factory Model


Introduces the concept of a Controls factory model and the three areas of focus, the Engineering Center, the Technology Center, and the Business Center.

Chapter 4: The Threats and Vulnerabilities


Provides an overview of cyber –attacks (using the Cyber Attack Chain Model), discusses the top 15 attacks of 2015 and 2016, and the most common technical and business vulnerabilities.

Chapter 5: Digital Assets, Identities and Business Impact


Provides a detailed discussion of asset families, key architecture diagrams, an analysis of business and technical roles, and a discussion of governance and risk assessment.

Chapter 6: The NIST Cybersecurity Framework


Provides a practitioner level analysis of the controls framework based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Chapter 7: Technology Program Design and Build


Provides a detailed analysis of the technical controls based on the Center for Internet Security 20 Critical Security Controls©. Includes the controls objective, controls design, controls details, and a diagram for each control.

Chapter 8: The Security Operations Center (SOC)


Provides a detailed analysis of Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) purpose and capabilities. Includes an analysis of people, process, technology, and services provided by a Security Operations Center.

Chapter 9: Technology Program Testing and Assurance


Provides a high-level analysis of technology testing capabilities based on the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). The testing capabilities include all 12 Requirements of the standard.

Chapter 10: Business Program Design and Build


Provides a high-level analysis of the business controls based on the ISO 27002:2013 Code of Practice. Includes the controls clauses, objective, and implementation overview. The business controls are in support of ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS).

Chapter 11: Cyber Workforce Skills Development


Provides a review of cybersecurity workforce demands and workforce standards based on the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF).

Chapter 12: Cyber-Risk Management Program


Provides a review of the AICPA Proposed Description Criteria for Cybersecurity Risk Management. Covers the 9 Description Criteria Categories and the 31 Description Criteria.

Chapter 13: Cybersecurity Program Assessment


Provides a detailed review of the key steps organizations can use for conducting a Cybersecurity Program Assessment. Assessment results include a technical scorecard (based on the 20 critical controls), an executive report, a gap analysis and an implementation roadmap.

Chapter 14: Cyber Risk Program Assessment


Provides a review of the Cyber Risk Management Program based on the five Core Functions of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Disclaimer:


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