Learn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework skill path introduces the framework for improving infrastructure cybersecurity.

7 courses  //   15 videos  //   3 hours of training

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework training

This learning path will help you to build a basic understanding of NIST cybersecurity fundamentals. You will learn about the RMF process and managing risk by identifying, assessing and responding to risk. Additionally, you will learn how to use the framework to assess an organization’s cybersecurity risk and the steps to implement or improve a cybersecurity program.

Learning path components

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Project
Practice Exam
NIST Cybersecurity Framework Project

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Project

In this project, you’ll meet the challenge of performing a gap analysis to determine the current state of the organization, compared to the target state. You’ll practice determining and adjusting impact levels with information from FIPS 199 and NIST SP 800-60 and identifying the high-water mark from the impact levels. You’ll select, map and tailor controls from the NIST SP 800-53 catalog.

Number of questions: 1

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Skill Assessment
Assessment
NIST Cybersecurity Framework Skill Assessment

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Skill Assessment

See how your NIST Cybersecurity Framework skills stack up against other professionals in your field.

Number of questions: 20

NIST Cybersecurity Basics
Course
NIST Cybersecurity Basics

NIST Cybersecurity Basics

This course helps you build a baseline of cybersecurity knowledge.

4 videos
44 minutes of training

Cybersecurity Framework Components
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Cybersecurity Framework Components

Cybersecurity Framework Components

This course breaks down the Cybersecurity Framework components into understandable language.

1 video
24 minutes of training

Risk Management
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Risk Management

Risk Management

This course describes the Risk Management Framework (RMF), as well as guidelines for applying the RMF to information systems and organizations.

2 videos
36 minutes of training

Cybersecurity Framework Core Functions
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Cybersecurity Framework Core Functions

Cybersecurity Framework Core Functions

This course describes the five Framework Core Functions and includes descriptions of categories, subcategories and informative references.

5 videos
61 minutes of training

Cybersecurity Framework Self-Assessments
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Cybersecurity Framework Self-Assessments

Cybersecurity Framework Self-Assessments

This course describes the new section on Self-Assessing Cybersecurity Risk and explains how the Framework can be used by organizations to understand and assess their cybersecurity risk.

1 video
13 minutes of training

The 7-Step Cybersecurity Framework Process
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The 7-Step Cybersecurity Framework Process

The 7-Step Cybersecurity Framework Process

This course illustrates the steps an organization could use to create a new cybersecurity program or improve an existing program.

1 video
9 minutes of training

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Summary & Tips
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NIST Cybersecurity Framework Summary & Tips

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Summary & Tips

Review the NIST Cybersecurity Framework path with this summary and some tips.

1 video
11 minutes of training

 

What you’ll learn.

  • Cybersecurity basics
  • Introduction to risk
  • Frameworks
  • Legal and governmental guidelines
  • How to implement the NIST CSF
  • CSF components
  • CSF steps and processes

Who is this for?

The NIST CSF was designed for companies that are part of U.S. critical infrastructure, but it is a helpful tool for all organizations and professionals, including:

  • IT professionals
  • Cybersecurity professionals
  • Managers and executives looking to better understand security frameworks
  • Anyone who uses the NIST CSF at their organization

Meet the author

Ross Casanova

Mr. Casanova has extensive experience in leadership, project management, intelligence analysis and training development. As a program manager, he helped build the CSRA pipeline of new opportunities, including developing winning proposals for more than $100 million in new business. He served the intelligence community in various roles and retired from the United States Army after 20+ years of service. He has over twenty years’ experience as a technical trainer. Certifications held: CISSP, Security+ce, CEH, CCSP, NSA-IAM, GIAC, CCSK, CIRM, SMSP, Infosec Certified Instructor, (ISC)² Certified CISSP Instructor, Ultimate Knowledge Institute Certified Instructor, ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITILv3-F).

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