NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Practitioner

$3,295.00

Duration Three Days

Description

NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Practitioner

Overview

The three-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.

Prerequisites

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

Course Outline

MODULE 1: COURSE INTRODUCTION

Provides the student with information relative to the course and the conduct of the course in the classroom, virtual classroom, and course materials.

MODULE 2: THE COMPONENTS OF THE NIST CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWOK

Tiers and Tier selection
Current and Target Profiles and the Framework Core
Deep dive in Informative References
i. Center for Internet Security 20 Critical Security Controls
ii. ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System (ISMS)
iii. ISO 27002:2013 Code of Practice
Supply Chain Risk Management in the Enterprise

MODULE 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

7.Integrating the Frameworks

MODULE 4: REAL WORLD ATTACKS

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

MODULE 5: DEFENSE IN DEPTH AND THE NIST CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK

Informative References, Subcategories, and Defense in Depth
Aligning vendor Controls with Subcategories
Security Operations Center (SOC) activities and Security Information and Event Management solutions in relation to the Framework

MODULE 6: ASSESSING CYBERSECURITY IN THE SUBCATEGORIES

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

MODULE 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

MODULE 8: A PRACTITIONER’S DEEP DIVE INTO CREATING OR IMPROVING A CYBERSECURITY PROGRAM

Step 1: Prioritize and Scope
a) Identifying organizational priorities
b) Aiding and influencing strategic cybersecurity implementation decisions
c) Determining scope of the implementation
d) Planning for internal adaptation based on business line/process need
e) Understanding risk tolerance
Step 2: Orient
a) Identifying systems and applications which support organizational priorities
b) Working with compliance to determine regulatory and other obligations
c) Planning for risk responsibility
Step 3: Create a Current Profile
a) Cybersecurity Assessment options
b) How to measure real world in relation to the Framework

c) Qualitative and quantitative metrics
d) Current Profile and Implementation Tiers
Step 4: Conduct a Risk Assessment
a) Risk assessment options (3rd party vs internal)
b) Organizational vs. system level risk assessment
c) Risk assessment and external stakeholders
Step 5: Create a Target Profile
a) Target Profile and Steps 1-4
b) External stakeholder considerations
c) Adding Target Profiles outside the Subcategories
Step 6: Determine, Analyze, and Prioritize Gaps
a) Defining and determining Gaps
b) Gap analysis and required resources
c) Organizational factors in creating a prioritized action plan
Step 7: Implement Action Plan
a) Implementation team design from Executives to Technical Practitioners
b) Assigning tasks when priorities conflict
c) Considering compliance and privacy obligations
d) Taking action
e) Reporting and reviewing

MODULE 9: CONTINUOUS CYBERSECURITY IMPROVEMENT

Creating a continuous improvement plan
Implementing ongoing assessments