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NCSP® Foundation Certificate

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NCSP® Foundation Certificate

Accredited through APMG International, certified in the UK by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and listed as qualified cyber training by Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) in the USA, the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) training program teaches individuals and organizations how to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program.

This NCSP® Foundation Certificate course is designed to teach IT, Business and Cybersecurity professionals the fundamentals of digital transformation, cyber security risk management and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF).

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This Foundation training course outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations who operationalize a NIST-CSF program across an enterprise and its supply chain can mitigate these challenges.

This course, is the first examinable course in a series of NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) training courses designed to help organizations create a culture-driven, adaptive, cyber-resilient enterprise capable of creating, protecting, and delivering digital business value.

Training Course Content

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
  • Exploring the Evolution of Cyber Threats
  • Identifying Common Cybersecurity Terminologies and Concepts
  • Overview of Cybersecurity Frameworks and Standards

Module 2: Cybersecurity Principles and Best Practices

  • Principles of Information Security
  • Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) Triad
  • Understanding Risk Management in Cybersecurity
  • Best Practices for Securing Information Assets

Module 3: Cyber Threat Landscape

  • Overview of Cyber Threat Actors and Their Motivations
  • Types of Cyber Attacks: Malware, Phishing, DDoS, etc.
  • Understanding Insider Threats and Social Engineering Techniques
  • Exploring Emerging Threats and Trends in Cybersecurity

Module 4: Security Governance and Compliance

  • Introduction to Security Governance and Compliance Frameworks
  • Role of Policies, Procedures, and Standards in Security Governance
  • Understanding Legal and Regulatory Compliance Requirements
  • Overview of International Cybersecurity Laws and Regulations

Module 5: Cybersecurity Technologies and Tools

  • Overview of Common Cybersecurity Technologies: Firewalls, IDS/IPS, SIEM, etc.
  • Exploring Security Tools for Network Security, Endpoint Security, and Data Protection
  • Understanding Cryptography and Encryption Techniques
  • Introduction to Security Testing and Vulnerability Assessment Tools

Module 6: Incident Response and Management

  • Overview of Incident Response Frameworks and Processes
  • Understanding the Incident Lifecycle: Detection, Analysis, Containment, Eradication, and Recovery
  • Roles and Responsibilities in Incident Response Teams
  • Implementing Incident Response Plans and Exercises

Module 7: Security Awareness and Training

  • Importance of Security Awareness and Training Programs
  • Developing Effective Security Awareness Campaigns
  • Training End Users on Cybersecurity Best Practices
  • Measuring and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Security Awareness Programs

Module 8: Future Trends in Cybersecurity

  • Exploring Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity: AI, IoT, Blockchain, etc.
  • Understanding the Impact of Digital Transformation on Cybersecurity
  • Addressing the Skills Gap in Cybersecurity Workforce
  • Predicting Future Challenges and Opportunities in Cybersecurity

Module 9: Exam Preparation and Mock Exam

  • Review of Key Concepts and Topics Covered in the Course
  • Practice Questions and Mock Exams to Prepare for the NCSP® Foundation Certificate Exam
  • Tips and Strategies for Exam Success

Note: This course outline is subject to customization based on specific training provider requirements and the latest developments in cybersecurity.

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