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PRESS RELEASE: Manchester, England; Washington DC, USA

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

CySec Professionals Ltd partners with GRC Academy to enable its growing customer base to benefit from the industry’s first accredited NIST Cybersecurity Framework training; the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) training program.

Demand for the NIST Cyber Security 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 management 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.

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 assured 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.

NCSP® Program courses

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

“CySec Professionals Ltd is proud to join forces with GRC Academy on this very exciting partnership. Adoption of the NCSP® program and courses has increased globally and continues to witness increasing demand. This partnership comes at a time where the US Government, the US Department of Defense and several Regulatory are increasing requirements for improved cybersecurity risk management.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Scheme and recent announcements including those released by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and S&P Global, are obvious examples that are driving demand for NIST-CSF adoption and increasing individual and organizational competence regarding the framework.”

Jacob Hill, Founder of, added:

GRC Academy is thrilled to partner with CySec Professionals Ltd! Adding the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) program to our training catalogue will provider learners a depth of knowledge that is a natural progression from our flagship CMMC Overview course!

About GRC Academy is training and research platform for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) professionals, executives, and anyone else who wants to increase their knowledge in the GRC space! (

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) Assured 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.


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