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London, England; Press Release

London, England – CySec Professionals Ltd partners with QA for the delivery of the industry’s first accredited NIST Cybersecurity Framework training; the NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) program.


Accredited through APMG International, listed as certified cyber training by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and listed as approved cyber training by the US, DHS CISA, 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.


CySec Professionals Ltd has reached agreement with QA Ltd to commence instructor led delivery of the following NCSP program courses throughout the UK:

  • NCSP Foundation Certificate 1-day course outlining current cybersecurity challenges and explaining how individuals and organisations can implement an NIST-CSF can assist in managing these risks.

  • NCSP Practitioner Certificate 4-day course detailing the current cybersecurity challenges and informing individuals and organisations how to design, implement, manage and continually improve a NIST-CSF program.

  • NCSP Boot Camp Certificate combining the Foundation and Practitioner training into one continual 5-day course and a single exam.

Exams are taken at a time and date suitable to individual delegates via the APMG International exam portal.

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

“CySec Professionals Ltd is proud to partner with QA Ltd on this very exciting opportunity. Uptake of the program globally has increased since launce for both individuals, government and private sector ogranisations. QA Ltd’s commitment to providing best in class cybersecurity training to individuals and organisations throughout the UK needs no introduction and we are delighted to be able to partner to enable this to continue. Individuals and organisations alike will benefit from the addition of this NCSP program to an already comprehensive list of products”.

Richard Beck, Head of Cyber at QA Ltd:

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with CySec Professionals Ltd to enhance and complement our existing extensive cyber portfolio. Our customers will benefit from access to the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) training.”



About CySec Professionals Ltd

Through its wholly owned professionals, graduates and academy focused websites as well as growing and engaged global partnerships and networks, CySec Professionals Ltd aims to enable opportunity, inspiration and education for existing and future cybersecurity professionals worldwide.

About QA Ltd

QA Ltd are the UK's leading tech and business training and skills provider. We at QA power tomorrow by shaping the next generation of technologists, leaders and innovators. Every day we get to empower people to fulfil their potential – creating capability, building confidence and breaking down barriers to opportunity. And we know if we get it right for the individual, we’ll get it right for our customers. Because we exist at the forefront of the digital revolution and provide the skills to build a new digital culture and enrich society – one learner at a time.


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