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NIST Security Framework Foundation

Course Details

Name NIST Security Framework Foundation
Virtual Classroom
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£1099.00 +vat
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This theory based course provides a foundation awareness of the five functional pillars (Identify, Protect, Detect, Response and Recover) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security framework.

Learning Objectives

The NIST Security Framework Foundation will focus on the following topics;

1. Identify

  •   Asset Management
  •   Business Environment
  •   Governance
  •   Risk Assessment
  •   Risk Management Strategy

2. Protect

  •   Access Control
  •   Awareness & Training
  •   Data Security
  •   Information Protection Processes and Procedures
  •   Maintenance
  •   Protective Technology

3. Detect

  •   Anomalies and Events
  •   Security Continuous Monitoring
  •   Detection Processes

4. Response

  •   Response Planning
  •   Communications
  •   Analysis
  •   Mitigation
  •   Improvements

5. Recover

  •   Recovery Planning
  •   Improvements
  •   Communications


There are no prerequisites for this course, however, participants are expected to have a basic understanding of computers and the internet.

Course Content

Module 1 - Asset Management

The data personnel, devices, systems, and facilities that enable the organisation to achieve business purposes are identified and managed consistent with their relative importance to business objectives and the organisation’s risk strategy.

Module 2 - Business Environment

The organisation’s mission, objectives, stakeholders, and activities are understood and prioritised; this information is used to inform cybersecurity roles, responsibilities, and risk management decisions.

Module 3 – Governance

The policies, procedures, and processes to manage and monitor the organisation’s regulatory, legal, risk, environmental, and operational requirements are understood and inform the management of cybersecurity risk.

Module 4 – Risk Assessment

The organisation understands the cybersecurity risk to organisational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organisational assets, and individuals.

Module 5 - Risk Management Strategy

The organisation’s priorities, constraints, risk tolerances, and assumptions are established and used to support operational risk decisions.

Module 6 – Access Control

Access to assets and associated facilities is limited to authorised users, processes, or devices, and to authorised activities and transactions.

Module 7 – Awareness and Training

The organisation’s personnel and partners are provided cybersecurity awareness education and are adequately trained to perform their information security-related duties and responsibilities consistent with related policies, procedures, and agreements.

Module 8 - Data Security

Information and records (data) are managed consistent with the organisation’s risk strategy to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.

Module 9 - Information Protection Processes and Procedures

Security policies (that address purpose, scope, roles, responsibilities, management commitment, and coordination among organisational entities), processes, and procedures are maintained and used to manage protection of information systems and assets.

Module 10 - Maintenance

Maintenance and repairs of industrial control and information system components is performed consistent with policies and procedures.

Module 11 - Protective Technology

Technical security solutions are managed to ensure the security and resilience of systems and assets, consistent with related policies, procedures, and agreements.

Module 12 - Anomalies and Events

Anomalous activity is detected in a timely manner and the potential impact of events is understood.

Module 13 - Security Continuous Monitoring

The information system and assets are monitored at discrete intervals to identify cybersecurity events and verify the effectiveness of protective measures.

Module 14 - Detection Processes

Detection processes and procedures are maintained and tested to ensure timely and adequate awareness of anomalous events.

Module 15 - Response Planning

Response processes and procedures are executed and maintained, to ensure timely response to detected cybersecurity events.

Module 16 - Communications

Response activities are coordinated with internal and external stakeholders, as appropriate, to include external support from law enforcement agencies.

Module 17 - Analysis

Analysis is conducted to ensure adequate response and support recovery activities.

Module 18 – Mitigation

Activities are performed to prevent expansion of an event, mitigate its effects, and eradicate the incident.

Module 19 – Improvements

Organisational response activities are improved by incorporating lessons learned from current and previous detection/response activities.

Module 20 – Recovery Planning

Recovery processes and procedures are executed and maintained to ensure timely restoration of systems or assets affected by cybersecurity events.

Module 21 – Improvements

Recovery planning and processes are improved by incorporating lessons learned into future activities.

Module 22 – Communications

Restoration activities are coordinated with internal and external parties, such as coordinating centres, Internet Service Providers, owners of attacking systems, victims, other CSIRTs, and vendors.

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  • Up to three weeks before the start of the course we will send you Joining Instructions by email.
  • You should enter ‘My Virtual Account’ to update your address for courseware and book a pre-test with a member of the Virtual Learning Team, who will check everything works.
  • 15 minutes before the course begins you should launch the software, connect your audio and familiarise yourself with the interface and how the virtual interactions work.
  • The course will be split into multiple sessions, with short breaks in between so you can stay focused and refreshed.
  • Throughout the course the learning professional will use an electronic whiteboard, which will transmit all the notes directly to your screen.
  • You can ask the learning professional a question at any time, either by simply speaking aloud through your microphone or by clicking the virtual ‘raise-a-hand’ button on the interface.
  • Towards the end of the course there will be plenty of time for detailed Q&As with the learning professional, just as if you were physically in the classroom.
  • Following the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation form, which will allow you to give detailed feedback on your experience and help us to make future improvements.
  • For four weeks after the course has finished you will have on-demand access to helpful videos on the subject matter, and we may send you useful emails reminding you of the ‘Key Learning Points’.

Benefits of Attend from Anywhere

Access to experts

Receive full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course.


Access your training from home, the office, or anywhere with internet access.


Save money on training and expenses like transport, hotels, meals and childcare.


Our technology makes our online courses the same high quality as our classroom training.


Reduce time out of the office and time spent travelling to and from training centres.


What equipment do I need for an Attend from Anywhere course?

You will need an internet-connected computer and a USB headset with an in-built mic to interact with the trainer. Two monitors are recommended; one to stream the video from the classroom and the other to display the interactive interface.

How reliable are Attend from Anywhere courses?

We use leading Cisco technology and our classrooms are specifically optimised to improve sound quality for remote attendees. We also offer a pre-test so you can test everything is working before the course starts.

How are remote attendees made to fell included?

Our trainers are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our technology allows them to take over remote PCs. Our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on class exercises wherever they are.

What makes Attend from Anywhere courses cost effective?

Our technology makes our Attend from Anywhere courses the same high-quality experience as our classroom training, so we do not price them differently. However, organisations and individuals do make significant financial savings by booking this type of course when associated costs (such as travel, expenses, hotels, food and childcare) are factored in.

How can I take the exam remotely?

You may be able to take your exam via one of our accredited remote live proctors. Where this is not possible you may be issued with an exam voucher or required to attend a classroom in order to take the exam. Please contact us for specific details in relation to your course.

If you are able to take your exam remotely you need to book it before the course begins  and switch on a webcam to enable invigilation and show photo ID (please note that exam slots are subject to availability with the live proctors and may not be available during the week of the exam. Exam slots are booked on a first come first served basis).

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