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London, England; Sydney, Australia – Press Release

CySec Professionals Ltd partners with The ITSM Hub 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 individuals and organizations how to engineer, operationalize 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 The ITSM Hub to enable instructor led delivery of the following NCSP program courses throughout Australia and New Zealand:

  • NCSP Foundation Certificate 1-day course outlining current cybersecurity challenges and explaining how individuals and organizations 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 organizations 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.



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

“CySec Professionals Ltd is proud to partner with The ITSM Hub on this very exciting opportunity. Uptake of the program and courses has increased globally since launch for both individuals, government and private sector organisations. This partnership comes at a time where the Australian Government has reiterated its commitment to enabling cybersecurity through the release of the country’s cybersecurity strategy. The industry first NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) certification program is a direct compliment to existing training and consultancy services provided by The ITSM Hub throughout Australia and New Zealand.”



Rachel Pennings, Managing Director at The ITSM Hub added:

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with CySec Professionals Ltd to enhance and complement our existing service portfolio. With the unexpected increased use of remote working and virtual presence, we see the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) training as a timely and relevant service offering to help our customers navigate the increased complexity of the cyber-security landscape.”


About CySec Professionals Ltd

CySec Professionals Ltd is an APMG International Approved Training Organisation (ATO) and a UK NCSC Certified Training Provider for the NCSP program. 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 The ITSM Hub

The ITSM Hub is an Australian-based provider of IT Service Management training courses to IT professionals looking to stay up to date with industry best practices and upgrade their skills. We are a proudly Australian-owned company with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.

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