NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate
The NCSP® 800-53 Specialist looks at the impact of adapting a principled approach to enterprise risk management framework to better support cybersecurity decisions within the context of the NIST 800-53 informative reference. It guides students on the best approach to adapt, implement, and operate (AIO) a comprehensive cybersecurity program that integrates into existing organizational capabilities incorporating NIST 800-53. Study includes lectures, informative supplemental reference materials, workshops, and a formal examination – workshops are a critical aspect of the course and develop examinable material.
This NCSP 800-53 Specialist Certificate course guides students on the best approach to adapt, implement, and operate (AIO) a cybersecurity program that integrates into existing organizational capabilities incorporating NIST 800-53.
Chapter 1 Course Introduction – introduces the course and its conduct, followed by a lesson that sets the stage for the rest of the material. Lessons in this chapter include: • Course Organization • Setting the Stage Chapter 2, Managing Risks in the Digital Age – introduces students to enterprise risk management and the COSO Principles. Lessons in this chapter include: • Enterprise Risk Management Framework • COSO Overview • Enterprise Risk Management Framework Applied Chapter 3, Cybersecurity within a System – introduces systems thinking and the Service Value Management System (SVMS) that includes the Z-X Model. Lessons in this chapter include: • The importance of Systems Thinking • Governance & Culture and Strategy & Objectives • Service Value Management System • Z-X Model Overview Chapter 4, Z-X Model Capabilities – probes the details of the Z-X Model and the relationship to existing organizational capabilities. Lessons in the chapter include: • Z-X Model Plan • Z-X Model Design • Z-X Model Build & Deploy • Z-X Model Operate & Improve Chapter 5, Adapt – introduces the first part of AIO, Adapt that introduces the Goal Question Metric approach to develop appropriate metrics for the cybersecurity implementation. Lessons in this chapter include: • Overview of AIO • Cybersecurity Adopt & Adapt • Adapt in the Context of the Z-X Model • Preparations to Implement • Project Approach w/GQM • Metrics, Measurement & Balance PUBLIC 3 of 3 Chapter 6, Implement – covers the “I” in AIO. It presents the implementation of the selected cybersecurity informative references using the same phased approach introduced in the NCSP Practitioner (and Bootcamp) course. Lessons in this chapter include: • Implement & COSO Principles • Phase 0 • Phase 1 • Phase 2 • Phase 3 • Additional Controls Chapter 7, Operate & Improve – covers the last aspect of AIO. Lessons in this chapter include: • Operate, Improve & COSO Principles • Deliver Value & Integrate • Ongoing Improvement
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