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The two-day NIST Cybersecurity Practitioner course is designed for individuals within an organization who are directly involved in the planning, design, creation, implementation, and or improvement of a cybersecurity program that will follow the principles of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Although some aspects of the course are technical this course also includes risk management, business controls, and guidance for a continuous cybersecurity improvement plan.

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Overview:

The two-day NIST Cybersecurity Practitioner course is designed for individuals within an organization who are directly involved in the planning, design, creation, implementation, and or improvement of a cybersecurity program that will follow the principles of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Although some aspects of the course are technical this course also includes risk management, business controls, and guidance for a continuous cybersecurity improvement plan.

Prerequisite(s):

Individuals should have already taken the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Foundation Training course or have significant experience with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Audience:

Outline:

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: The Components of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

  • Review of the NIST CSF Major Components
  • Tiers and Tier selection
  • Current and Target Profiles and the Framework Core
  • Informative References
    • i. Center for Internet Security Controls v8
    • ii. ISO/IEC 27001:2013
    • iii. ISO/IEC 27002:2013
    • iv. NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5
  • Supply Chain Risk Management in the Enterprise

Chapter 3: Risk Management in the NIST CSF and NIST RMF

  • Risk Management in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Analyzing the NIST Risk Management Framework
    • i. Introduction and History
    • ii. Purpose and Use Cases
    • iii. Six Steps
      • 1. Categorize System
      • 2. Select Controls
      • 3. Implement Controls
      • 4. Assess Controls
      • 5. Authorize System
      • 6. Monitor Controls
  • Integrating the Frameworks

Chapter 4: Real World Attacks

  • Major Cybersecurity Attacks and Breaches
  • Cyber Kill Chain
  • MITRE ATT&CK Matrices

Chapter 5: Defense in Depth and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

  • Defense in Depth and the NIST CSF
  • Zero Trust
  • Aligning vendor Controls with Subcategories
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) activities and Security Information and Event Management solutions in relation to the Framework

Chapter 6: Assessing Security in the Subcategories

  • Creating an Assessment Plan
  • Assigning Roles and Responsibilities
  • Tiers, Threats, Risks, Likelihoods, and Impact

Chapter 7: Creating a Written Information Security Program

  • The Intersection of Business and Technical Controls
  • What is a Written Information Security Program (WISP)?
  • Creating a WISP Template
  • Aligning Current Profile with a WISP

Chapter 8: A Practitioner’s Deep Dive into Creating or Improving a Cybersecurity Program

  • Step 1: Prioritize and Scope
    • Identifying organizational priorities
    • Aiding and influencing strategic cybersecurity implementation decisions
    • Determining scope of the implementation
    • Planning for internal adaptation based on business line/process need
    • Understanding risk tolerance
  • Step 2: Orient
    • Identifying systems and applications which support organizational priorities
    • Working with compliance to determine regulatory and other obligations
    • Planning for risk responsibility
  • Step 3: Create a Current Profile
    • Assessing – self vs. 3rd party
    • How to measure real world in relation to the Framework
      • Qualitative and quantitative metrics
      • Analysis of the Current State in a sample assessment
      • Implementation Tiers in practice
    • Current Profile and Implementation Tiers
  • Step 4: Conduct a Risk Assessment
    • Risk assessment options (3rd party vs internal)
    • Organizational vs. system level risk assessment
    • Risk assessment and external stakeholders
  • Step 5: Create a Target Profile
    • Target Profile and Steps 1-4
    • Determining desired outcomes with Tiers
    • External stakeholder considerations
    • Adding Target Profiles outside the Subcategories
  • Step 6: Determine, Analyze, and Prioritize Gaps
    • Defining and determining Gaps
    • Gap analysis and required resources
    • Organizational factors in creating a prioritized action plan
  • Step 7: Implement Action Plan
    • Implementation team design from Executives to Technical Practitioners
    • Assigning tasks when priorities conflict
    • Considering compliance and privacy obligations
    • Taking action
    • Reporting and reviewing

Chapter 9: Continuous Cybersecurity Improvement

  • Creating a continuous improvement plan
  • Implementing ongoing assessments

Additional information

Length

2 days

Guaranteed to run

No