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Updated: Aug 28
CySec Professionals Ltd partners with Bryant University for delivery of the industry’s first accredited National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework training; the NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP®) training program.
Increasing legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements are resulting in unprecedented demand for individuals with the ability to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF) cyber risk management program.
To meet this growing demand, Bryant University has partnered with CySec Professionals Ltd to deliver the first accredited NIST Cybersecurity Framework training program, offering a distinct pathway to learning through the Executive Education and Career Accelerator at Bryant University.
The NCSP® Digital Business Risk Awareness Certificate (non-examinable) teaches students the fundamentals of digital business and its evolution, the fundamentals of digital business value and associated cyber risk and introduces students to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF).
The NCSP® Foundation Certificate teaches students the fundamentals of digital transformation, cyber security risk management, the NIST-CSF, and introduces students to NIST-CSF Management Systems.
The NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate teaches students a FastTrack™ approach to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST-CSF cybersecurity risk management program, enabling a principled approach to better support organizational cybersecurity risk management decision making, utilizing the NIST 800-53 standard as an informative reference.
The NCSP® 800-171 Specialist Certificate teaches students a FastTrack™ approach to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST-CSF cybersecurity risk management program, enabling a principled approach to better support organizational cybersecurity risk management decision making, utilizing the NIST 800-171 standard as an informative reference.
The NCSP® ISO 27001 Specialist Certificate teaches students a FastTrack™ approach to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST-CSF cybersecurity risk management program, enabling a principled approach to better support organizational cybersecurity risk management decision making, utilizing the ISO/IEC 27001 standard as an informative reference.
Commenting on the partnership, Steven Cockcroft, Owner of CySec Professionals Ltd states, “CySec Professionals Ltd is proud to partner with Bryant University on this very exciting opportunity. Adoption of the NCSP® program and courses has increased globally and continues to witness increasing demand. This partnership comes at a time when the US Government, the US Department of Defense and several Regulatory Bodies are increasing requirements for improved cybersecurity risk management. The US Department of Defense (DoD) CMMC Scheme and recent announcements including those released by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and S&P Global, are recent examples driving demand for NIST-CSF adoption and increasing individual and organizational competence regarding the framework.”
Alex Cole, Executive Director, Graduate & Professional Education at Bryant University says, “We are delighted to announce our partnership with CySec Professionals Ltd to enhance our cybersecurity certificate programs. With the increased use of remote work and virtual presence, the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) training is a timely and relevant offering to help our students navigate the increasingly complex cybersecurity landscape.”
“Advances in technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are increasingly integral parts of life and business today,” adds Bryant University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Rupendra Paliwal. “Bryant’s Vision 2030 Strategic Plan focuses on advancing our innovative, educational ecosystem, offering marketplace-driven programs across the educational journey—from undergraduate and graduate studies to career acceleration and executive education. We scaffold highly sought-after skills and knowledge with real-world experiences to help learners prepare for success in the technology-driven, data-rich digital economy.”
About the NCSP® Training Program
Accredited through APMG International, listed as qualified cyber training by the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) in the USA and certified in the UK by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) training program teaches individuals “HOW” to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF) Program.
Following its release in early 2018, the NCSP® training program has witnessed rapid adoption, globally, by organizations in the following sectors: Central Government, Public Sector, Defense, Defense Industrial Base, Finance, Healthcare, Critical National Infrastructure, Research, Legal, Tier 1 Consultancies, MSPs/MSSPs and Manufacturing, as well as individuals seeking to develop existing skill sets and/or enter the cybersecurity profession. (www.nistcybersecurityprofessional.website).
About Bryant University
For 160 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world. The University delivers a uniquely integrated academic and student life experience with nationally recognized academic programs at the intersection of business, liberal arts, and health and behavioral sciences.
Located on a 428-acre contemporary campus in Smithfield, R.I., Bryant enrolls approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 38 states and 49 countries. Bryant is recognized as a top 1% national leader in student education outcomes and ROI and regularly receives high rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wall Street Journal, College Factual and Barron’s.
Executive Education and Career Accelerator at Bryant University continues the University’s real-world-ready education through professional trainings and certificate options, taught by Bryant’s in-demand faculty. The virtual format with both instructor led and self-directed options offers time crunched professionals the flexibility needed to advance their careers. Bryant University recently received a Top 10 Military Friendly® Schools Designation and is proud to work with military veterans and their spouses. (www.bryant.edu).
About CySec Professionals Ltd
CySec Professionals Ltd is the sole APMG International Approved Training Organisation (ATO) for the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) training program and is a UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Certified Training Provider.
Through its wholly owned professionals, veterans, academy and graduates 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.