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NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF)

Executives, managers, and IT staff all have a stake in Cybersecurity

In May of 2017, a Presidential Executive Order was signed that requires all Federal agencies to use the Framework that was created by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve cybersecurity for critical infrastructure throughout the United States.  It is a guide to analyze risk and to create, implement, monitor and continually improve a plan of action to increase cybersecurity.

The NIST Cyber Security Framework (NCSF) contains best practices and standards from both the private sector and government. It is applicable to organizations in any industry to address and manage cybersecurity risks in a cost-effective way based on business needs without placing additional regulatory requirements on businesses.


The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Foundation Certification Course is a one-day course is designed for anyone in an organization who needs to understand the basics of cybersecurity, the components of the NIST CSF, and how the NIST CSF aligns to risk management. Security, IT, risk management, policy makers, and other business professionals who have responsibility for aspects of business or technical security can benefit from this course.


The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Practitioner Certification Course is a two-day course 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.