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NCSF Practitioner

Course Overview

This course details the current cybersecurity challenges plus teaches in depth the UMass Lowell NCSF Control Factory Methodology on how to build, test, maintain and continually improve a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. 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. This course looks at cybersecurity risks and instructs students on the best approach to design and build a comprehensive technology focused cybersecurity program and business focused cyber-risk management program that will minimize risks, and at the same time, protect critical assets. Executives are keenly aware of the risks, but have limited knowledge on the best way to mitigate these risks. We will want to enable executives to answer the key question – Are we secure? **Please Note: NCSF Foundation is a Pre-requisite.**

Who Should Attend

IT and Cybersecurity professionals looking to become certified on how to operationalize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) across an enterprise and its supply chain.

Course Objectives

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.

Suggested Prerequisites

Course Outline

1 - Background & Introduction

2 - Framing the Problem

  • Cybersecurity Risks & Controls
  • Cyber-Risks to Critical Infrastructure
  • Mitigating Cyber-Risks: Steps 2 – 5

3 - The Controls Factory Model

  • Cybersecurity Controls Model
  • The Engineering Center
  • The Technical Center
  • The Business Center

4 - Cyber Threats & Vulnerabilities

  • Cyber Kill Chain® Model
  • The Cyber Threat Landscape
  • Vulnerabilities & Control Deficiencies

5 - Digital Assets, Identities & Business Impact

  • Securing our Digital Assets
  • Asset Management
  • Business Applications
  • Security Practices
  • Business Environment
  • Governance & Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management & Supply Chain

6 - NIST Cybersecurity Framework – Design & Build

  • NIST CSF: Core Function Mapping

7 - Technology Program – Design & Build

  • The Technology Program
  • Critical Security Control 01 – 20

8 - Security Operations Center (SOC)

  • Security Operations Overview
  • SOC Technology
  • SOC People
  • SOC Process/Procedures
  • SOC Services
  • SOC Options

9 - Technology Program Test & Assurance

  • PCI=DSS Overview & Mapping
  • Build & Maintain a Secure Network & Systems
  • Protect Cardholder Data
  • Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
  • Implement Strong Access Control Measures
  • Regularly Monitor & Test Networks
  • Maintain an Information Security Policy

10 - Business Center Design & Build

  • Controls Factory Model – Business Center
  • ISO 27002 Control Clause A.5 to A.18

11 - Cyber Workforce Skills Development

  • The Controls Factory Model – Cyber Workforce Development
  • Lesson the NICE Workforce Framework (NCWF)
  • Securely Provision
  • Operate & Maintain
  • Oversee & Govern
  • Protect & Defend
  • Analyze
  • Collect & Operate
  • Investigate

12 - Cyber Risk Program Design & Build

  • Controls Factory Model – Cyber Risk Program
  • AICPA Description Criteria Categories: 1 to 19

13 - Cybersecurity Program Assessment

  • Sample Assessment
  • Cybersecurity Program Summary Design

14 - The Risk Management Framework

  • AICPA Cyber Risk Categories
  • FTC Compliance with the Framework

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This is a 4-day class

Price: $3,295.00
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01/22/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
02/26/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
04/16/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
06/18/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL

Class times are listed Eastern time
This class is available for Private Group Training