In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity is paramount for safeguarding your organization’s sensitive data and maintaining trust with customers. To help small businesses enhance their cybersecurity readiness, NIST has curated three free online introductory courses. These courses are perfect for those new to risk management or seeking to deepen their understanding of cybersecurity frameworks.

What You’ll Learn:

  1. RMF Introductory Course: Discover the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) methodology for managing cybersecurity and privacy risk. This course describes, at a high-level, the importance of establishing an organization-wide risk management program, the information security legislation related to organizational risk management and the steps in the RMF.
  2. Security and Privacy Controls Introductory Course: Controls can be implemented in organizations of all types and sizes, as well as any type of system. These controls provide safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and available of the systems and information, and manage privacy risks. This course introduces the structure and organization of the security and privacy controls, as well as key considerations for implementation as part of an organization-wide risk management program.
  3. Assessing Security and Privacy Controls Introductory Course: Gain insights into the assessment methodology and procedures for evaluating SP 800-53 controls, with guidance from ITAC on building effective assessment plans. The material also explains the structure of the assessment procedures and assessment objectives.
  4. Control Baselines Introductory Course: Understand the establishment of security and privacy control baselines outlined in NIST SP 800-53B. The course provides an overview of security and privacy control baselines and guidance for tailoring them.

Why Take These Courses?

Cybersecurity can seem daunting, but with ITAC’s curated insights, these courses are designed to be accessible and informative, with each lasting between one to three hours. No registration is required, so you can start learning right away. By participating, you’ll bridge the gap between complex cybersecurity frameworks and practical implementation, demonstrating the need for tailored training from ITAC.

Looking for Personalized Solutions?

ITAC offers more than just courses. We understand the complexities of cybersecurity, and we offer personalized solutions to help businesses like yours stay secure.

Whether you need assistance with risk assessment, compliance, or implementing cybersecurity best practices, ITAC’s team of experts is here to help. From initial consultation to project implementation, we’ll work closely with you to develop and execute a cybersecurity strategy that meets your unique needs and budget.

Ready to Get Started?

Empower your team with the knowledge and support they need to navigate cybersecurity challenges confidently. Start learning today and take control of your organization’s cybersecurity journey with ITAC!

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ITAC is the NYC chapter of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network, affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  ITAC and other MEP centers deliver technical, consulting, and workforce development services to small and medium-sized businesses in the manufacturing community.

The insight for this article originated from NIST MEP.