In partnership with itSM Solutions LLC, New Horizons is proud to offer a new cybersecurity workforce development program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF). This innovative, cybersecurity workforce development program is built around an NCSF Controls Factory™ model created by Larry Wilson, the CISO in the university President’s office. The itSM program teaches individuals and organizations the knowledge, skills and abilities to engineer, instrument, test, maintain, and continually improve an NCSF program.
The program and its author have won the following industry awards:
- Security Magazine’s Most Influential People in Security, 2016
- SANS People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity Award, 2013
- Information Security Executive (ISE) nominee for Executive of the Year for North America, 2013
- ISE North America Project Award Winner I for the Academic and Public Sector Category, 2013
5 Practices of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
In 2013, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) formulated a set of principles known colloquially known as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. There are five main practices emphasized throughout this documentation, which has become a popular frame of reference for both the public and private sectors:
- Identify: Can the organization understand possible risks to its data, governance processes and IT systems?
- Protect: Are measures such as access controls and adequate training programs in place to defend against common threats?
- Detect: Is it easy to flag anomalies and unusual events via solutions such as continuous monitoring software?
- Respond: What procedures are in place for analyzing, mitigating and communicating about a security event?
- Recover: How resilient are the organization's operations and what could be done to the improve them?
Are you looking for a self-paced learning option? New Horizons offers NIST On-Demand training for several courses. View all of the on-demand details here.