This four-day certification boot camp provides a detailed plan for designing and building a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its control families (20 Critical Controls, ISO 27002 etc.). The boot camp is based on the NCSF-CFM Foundation and Practitioner certification training programs. The one-day NCSF-CFM Foundation program teaches the fundamentals of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the UMass Lowell Controls Factory™ Model. The four-day NCSF-CFM Practitioner program teaches the advanced skills necessary to engineer, operate and manage the business risk of a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program. The program is designed for IT and Business professionals who will play an active role in the design and management of an NCSF program.
The optional certification exam is through APMG. Student must pass a 150 minute, 90 question closed book multiple choice, examination. You must achieve a passing score of 60% in order to receive this certification.
There are no prerequisites for this course, although basic Security knowledge will be helpful.
Course Overview – Reviews at a high level each chapter of the course
Framing the Problem – Reviews the main business and technical issues that we will address through the course.
The Controls Factory Model – Introduces the concept of a Controls factory model and the three areas of focus, the Engineering Center, the Technology Center, and the Business Center.
The Threats and Vulnerabilities – Provides an overview of cyber –attacks (using the Cyber Attack Chain Model), discusses the top 15 attacks of 2015 and 2016, and the most common technical and business vulnerabilities.
The Assets and Identities – Provides a detailed discussion of asset families, key architecture diagrams, an analysis of business and technical roles, and a discussion of governance and risk assessment.
The Controls Framework – Provides a detailed analysis of the controls framework based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Includes the five core functions (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover).
The Technology Controls – Provides a detailed analysis of the technical controls based on the Center for Internet Security 20 Critical Security Controls©. Includes the controls objective, controls design, controls details, and a diagram for each control.
The Security Operations Center (SOC) – Provides a detailed analysis of Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) purpose and capabilities. Includes an analysis of people, process, technology, and services provided by a Security Operations Center.
Technical Program Testing and Assurance – Provides a high-level analysis of technology testing capabilities based on the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). The testing capabilities include all 12 Requirements of the standard.
The Business Controls – Provides a high-level analysis of the business controls based on the ISO 27002:2013 Code of Practice. Includes the controls clauses, objective, and implementation overview. The business controls are in support of ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS).
Workforce Development – Provides a review of cybersecurity workforce demands and workforce standards based on the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework(NCWF).
The Cyber Risk Program – Provides a review of the AICPA Proposed Description Criteria for Cybersecurity Risk Management. Covers the 9 Description Criteria Categories and the 31 Description Criteria.
Cybersecurity Program Assessment – Provides a detailed review of the key steps organizations can use for conducting a Cybersecurity Program Assessment. Assessment results include a technical scorecard (based on the 20 critical controls), an executive report, a gap analysis and an implementation roadmap.
Cyber-risk Program Assessment – Provides a review of the Cyber Risk Management Program based on the five Core Functions of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. This chapter includes a resource guide by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), “Cybersecurity 101 – A Resource Guide for Bank Executives”. Results include a sample business scorecard, executive report, gap analysis and an implementation roadmap.