AMERICAS: 5-Day NCSP® 800-171 Specialist (Implementer)
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About the Event
Accredited through APMG International, certified in the United Kingdom by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and listed as qualified cyber training by Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) in the U.S., the NCSP® training programme teaches individuals and organizations how to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST Cyber Security Framework Program.
Outcomes and benefits from this class provide a practical approach that students can use to build and maintain a cybersecurity and cyber-risk management programs to support the NIST 800-171 informative reference.
The NCSP® 800-171 Specialist looks at the impact of adapting a principled approach to enterprise risk management framework to better support cybersecurity decisions within the context of the NIST 800-171 informative reference.
It guides students on the best approach to adapt, implement, and operate (AIO) a comprehensive cybersecurity program that integrates into existing organizational capabilities incorporating NIST 800-171.
The class includes lectures, informative supplemental reference materials, workshops, and a formal examination - workshops are a critical aspect of the course and develop examinable material.
This course assumes the student has successfully taken and passed the NCSP® Practitioner or NCSP® Boot Camp Certificate.
The course introduces the integration of typical enterprise capabilities with cybersecurity from the perspective of the NIST 800-171 informative reference. The overall approach places these activities into systems thinking context by introducing the Service Value Management System composed of three aspects, governance, assurance, and the Z-X Model. With this in place, the course presents the approach to adapt, implement, operate & improve the organizational cybersecurity posture that builds on the application of the FastTrack™ presented in the NCSP® Practitioner course.
Introduces the course and its conduct, followed by a lesson that sets the stage for the rest of the material. Lessons in this chapter include:
- Course Organization
- Setting the Stage
Managing Risks in the Digital Age
Introduces students to enterprise risk management and the Enterprise Risk Management Principles. Lessons in this chapter include:
- Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks
- Risk Management Framework Overview
- Enterprise Risk Management Framework Applied
Cybersecurity within a System
Introduces systems thinking and the Service Value Management System (SVMS) that includes the Z-X Model. Lessons in this chapter include:
- The importance of Systems Thinking
- Governance & Culture and Strategy & Objectives
- Service Value Management System
- Z-X Model Overview
Z-X Model Capabilities
Probes the details of the Z-X Model and the relationship to existing organizational capabilities. Lessons in the chapter include:
- Z-X Model Plan
- Z-X Model Design
- Z-X Model Build & Deploy
- Z-X Model Operate & Improve
Introduces the first part of AIO, Adapt that introduces the Goal Question Metric approach to develop appropriate metrics for the cybersecurity implementation. Lessons in this chapter include:
- Overview of AIO
- Cybersecurity Adopt & Adapt
- Adapt in the Context of the Z-X Model
- Preparations to Implement
- Project Approach w/GQM
- Metrics, Measurement & Balance
Covers the "I" in AIO. It presents the implementation of the selected cybersecurity informative references using the same phased approach introduced in the NCSP® Practitioner (and NCSP® Bootcamp) course. Lessons in this chapter include:
- Implementation Principles
- Phase 0
- Phase 1
- Phase 2
- Phase 3
- Additional Controls
Operate & Improve
Covers the last aspect of AIO (Operate). Lessons in this chapter include:
- Operate and Improve
- Deliver Value & Integrate
- Ongoing Improvement
On completion of the NCSP® 800-171 Specialist course, delegates will be prepared to take the associated NCSP® 800-171 Specialist Implementer exam.
- NCSP® 800-171 Specialist£2,900£2,9000£0