The NIST Cybersecurity Framework was released in 2014 and is gaining widespread use by organisations across the globe. The continuous improvement lifecycle assists organisations to use a tiered, risk-based approach when safeguarding their most critical assets, before, during and after a potentially disruptive cybersecurity incident.
ALC’s 5-day NIST Cybersecurity Framework Practitioner™ (NFP) course is designed for information security professionals who wish to gain an understanding of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its application. The course immerses participants in all aspects of the theory behind the framework, but applies a regional flavour on how the framework can be applied to an Australian or New Zealand context through the use of a case study. Each section has been designed to introduce the NIST view, then expand on this with more detailed and practical information, before making use of a case study to practically apply the knowledge learnt.
There are no pre-requisites to attend, however, to gain the most from the course, it is advisable that delegates have had at least one year in an information security or cyber security role.
The key objective is for each participant to complete the course and immediately be able to apply the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in their own work context:
The course approach has been designed to blend the introduction of a topic via theory and practical exercises, designed to maximise understanding and retention. Strong use is made of a case study throughout the week’s training. Exercises include:
The course is designed for individuals with at least one year’s experience in any of the following:
1. NIST Cybersecurity Framework Overview
Introduction to the Case Study
2. Identify Function
Case Study Exercise 1 – Apply the concepts learnt in the Identify Function
3. Protect Function
Case Study Exercise 2 – Apply the concepts learnt in the Protect Function
4. Detect Function
Case Study Exercise 3 – Apply the concepts learnt in the Detect Function
5. Respond Function
Case Study Exercise 4 – Apply the concepts learnt in the Respond Function
Case Study Exercise 5 – Apply the concepts learnt in the Recover Function
7. Case Study
8. Review and Exam
NIST Cybersecurity Framework Practitioner (5 days)
Live Virtual Training – Participants will sit the exam online during the course. The exams are invigilated live by the ALC trainer and supporting staff. The online exam is run via the exam portal Test Invite and accessed via a web browser.
Face-to-Face Training – Participants will be provided with a paper-based exam which is completed whilst at the course in the same venue of the course itself.
The exam is two hours in duration using multiple choice questions and answers. In order to achieve a pass, delegates must attain a score of at least 65%.
Upon successful completion of the final exam and attendance of the course, delegates will be issued with an ALC branded certificate, a statement of Professional Development hours and an invitation to accept an online digital badge for your LinkedIn profile.