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London, England; Gaborone, Botswana: Press Release

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

CySec Professionals Ltd partners with SecurDTec (PTY) Ltd for the delivery of NCSC certified NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) training in Botswana and the wider Southern African Region.

Accredited through APMG International and listed as certified cyber training by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) the NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Program is the industry’s first accredited training program that teaches organisations how to engineer, operationalise and continually improve a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF).

The NIST Cyber Security Framework (NIST-CSF) provides a policy framework of computer security guidance for how organisations can assess and improve their ability to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber-attacks. It provides a high-level taxonomy of cybersecurity outcomes and a methodology to assess and manage those outcomes. Originally aimed at operators of critical infrastructure, the framework is now being used by a wide range of businesses and countries as a proactive approach to cyber risk management.

3 certified courses are available within the programme to cater for all levels of student:

1. The NCSP Foundation Certificate Course with Exam (4-hour online or 1-day instructor led) outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations that implement an NCSF program can mitigate these risks.

2. The NCSP Practitioner Certificate Course with Exam (12-hour online or 4-day instructor led) details the current cybersecurity challenges plus teaches in depth how to design, implement manage and continually improve a NIST-CSF program.

3. The NCSP Boot Camp Certificate with Exam (16-hour online or 5-day instructor led) combining the Foundation and Practitioner training into one continual course and one exam.

Delivery options include online, self-paced eLearning courses, instructor led virtual deliver and traditional classroom-based instructor led learning. All exams are booked and taken online at a time of choosing of students.

Further courses are in development focusing on Digital Transformation and Service Value which will be added to the partnership for delivery on completion of securing the relevant accreditations/certifications, which are expected soon.

Commenting on the partnership, Steven Cockcroft, owner of CySec Professionals Ltd stated:

“CySec Professionals Ltd is proud to partner with SecurDTec for the delivery of this industry first, accredited, training program. The NIST Cybersecurity is rapidly becoming the go-to standard for governments and organisations worldwide. This partnership will ensure governments and organisatioins throughout the Southern African and the greater Africa regions will be able to receive world-class, accredited training in the implementation and operation of management systems aligned to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its informative references. Individuals will benefit from obtaining a highly valued, accredited, industry certification as recognition of their professionalism.”

Commenting on the partnership, Thato M Jordan, Director of SecurDTec Ltd stated:

“Botswana and Africa at large have embarked on a greater Digital Transformation agenda and this has opened porters of cybersecurity exposures despite of the world scarce skills in cybersecurity. SecurDTec (PTY) Ltd is delighted of the partnership with CySec Professionals Ltd for the delivery the NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Program training with accredited expert trainers.

This partnership resonates well with SecurDTec mandate to provide a secured environment for our people, technology and stakeholders’ critical assets. With this partnership, we will be able to provide accredited training in the design, implementation and operationalizing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its informative references.

This is a great opportunity for individuals and organizations to build and improve their cybersecurity exposure/risk inline with digital transformation agenda with the go-to global cybersecurity framework.

Cybersecurity and Digital transformation are the two sides of the same coin; hence this partnership comes at a vital time for Botswana, Southern Africa and greater Africa region.”

About SecurDTec

SecurDTec (PTY) Ltd provides consultancy service for Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation and Data Center Design, build & operate services. Our main mandate is to provide a secured environment for our critical infrastructures and people for shareholders value preposition. We have an array of skillsets and a reputation for high levels of expertise coupled with best of the breeds global partnership. We continuously deliver the results and we are the trusted partner of choice.

About CySec Professionals Ltd

Through its wholly owned, vendor neutral, cybersecurity-professionals, cybersecurity-graduates and cybersecurity-academy focused websites as well as growing and engaged global social media networks, CySec Professionals Ltd enables opportunity, inspiration and industry leading education programs for existing and future cybersecurity professionals worldwide.

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