NIST Cybersecurity Certificate
Schedule: Online, Anytime
This Bryant University Certificate program is offered as an online asynchronous course which can begin at any time. We teach the skills necessary to engineer, operate and manage the business risk of a NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) 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 program can be delivered in an instructor led classroom or online as a self-paced mentored asynchronous learning program.
This accredited training program is targeted at IT and Cybersecurity professionals looking to gain the knowledge with the option of becoming certified on how to operationalize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) across an enterprise and its supply chain. This NCSF program teaches the knowledge to prepare for NSCF Certification (Foundation + Practitioner) plus the skills and abilities to design, build, test, manage and improve a cybersecurity program based on the NCSF.
To realize the positive potential of technology and inspire confidence to achieve innovation through technology, we must collectively manage cyber-risks to an acceptable level. This includes both business risk and technology risks.
Our business goals may include organizing the company to make it more efficient and profitable, or to redefine our target market to three major areas. One of our key business goal will undoubtedly be to reduce the risk of a data breach, the loss of intellectual property, or the compromise of valuable research data. To be successful, we will need a business focused cyber-risk management program.
Our technology goals may include providing the right information, at the right time, in the right format, to the right parties and systems, at the right cost. To understand our security control requirements, we must first identify what the system is supposed to do (aka, the ideal state), and consider the risks associated with our systems, applications and processing environment. To be successful, we need a technology focused cybersecurity program.
This course looks at cybersecurity risks and instructs students on the best approach to design and build a comprehensive technology focused cybersecurity program and business focused cyber-risk management program that will minimize risks, and at the same time, protect our critical assets. Executives are keenly aware of the risks, but have limited knowledge on the best way to mitigate these risks. We will want to enable our executives to answer the key question – Are we secure?
The class will include lectures, informative supplemental reference materials, quizzes, exercises and tests. Outcomes and benefits from this class are a practical approach that students can use to build and maintain comprehensive cybersecurity and cyber-risk management programs.
Certification is administered through ACQUIROS. Student must pass a 180 minute, 120 question closed book multiple choice, examination with a passing score of 70% in order to receive this certification. Certification fees are additional.