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Why is Cybersecurity Important?
Stephane Nappo already gave us the answer: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.”
Our identities are increasingly online. From personal information to health information, to intellectual property, and to the social media networks that we use every day, we are living online.
Furthermore, the supply chains that keep us fed and clothed are all managed through information technology. Individuals and groups are targeting this technology that, basically, defines and supports you in the modern world. They are targeting systems that contain your personal data. In other words, attackers worldwide are targeting you. That said, we must protect information systems.
Business leaders can no longer solely rely on out-of-the-box cybersecurity solutions such as antivirus software and firewalls. Cybercriminals are getting smarter. And their tactics are becoming more resilient to conventional cyber defenses. For example, in 2019, 4.1 billion records were exposed via data breaches. And, in 2020, In 2020, the average cost of a data breach was USD 3.86 million globally, and USD 8.64 million in the United States.
What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting critical systems and sensitive information from digital attacks. Also known as information technology (IT) security, cybersecurity measures are to combat threats against networked systems and applications, whether those threats originate from inside or outside of an organization.
A successful cybersecurity approach has multiple layers of protection spread across the computers, networks, programs, or data that one intends to keep safe. In an organization, the people, processes, and technology must all complement one another to create an effective defense from cyberattacks.
People – Users must understand and comply with basic data security principles such as choosing strong passwords, being wary of attachments in email, and backing up data.
Processes – Organizations must have a framework for how they deal with both attempted and successful cyberattacks. Such framework explains how you can identify attacks, protect systems, detect and respond to threats, and recover from successful attacks. NIST CSF, or National institute of Standards and technology Cybersecurity Framework, is an example of such framework.
Technology – Technology is essential to giving organizations and individuals the computer security tools needed to protect themselves from cyberattacks. Three main entities must be protected:
- Endpoint devices like computers, smart devices, and routers
- The cloud.
Common technology used to protect these entities include next-generation firewalls, DNS filtering, malware protection, antivirus software, and email security solutions.
NIST CSF Professional Certification
NIST CSF Professional is for IT Cybersecurity and Auditing professionals looking to learn the fundamentals of Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity Risk Management, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and NIST-CSF Management Systems.
With our NIST CSF Professional certification training courses that we offer, we continue to be a leader in the NIST certification training industry. So do you want to know how we do that?
Why INTERPROM As Your Educator?
Well, it is our prized and knowledgeable educators who make us who we are. They possess and share decades-long of practical Information Security Management and Cybersecurity implementation experience. And they are doing so, during each of the courses that we teach.
INTERPROM is an NCSP® Approved Partner. This means that you can count on quality training from a trainer who meets the qualifications and standards as set by NCSP.
Above all, every instructor on our team, has led complex cybersecurity implementation initiatives. Not to mention that, each had a lead role in guiding organizations towards ISO/IEC 27001 certification. Therefore, this makes INTERPROM a top pick for all your cybersecurity training needs.
Furthermore, all of our instructors are NIST CSF Professional Practitioner, ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Officer and ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS Auditor certified. As a result, be assured that your trainer is of quality, is knowledgeable, and is backed by the promise of the experience of your instructor.
In addition, INTERPROM is an affiliate of Cysec Professionals Ltd, an Accredited Training Organization of The APMG Group Ltd. Consequently, we are adhering to stringent levels of quality. For instance, our quality management system is audited annually.
Students of all seven continents have attended our NIST CSF Professional certification training courses. Except Antarctica.
For all of our NIST CSF Professional courses that are listed above, click on Learn More for the course curriculum, the course prerequisites, the intended audience, the exam preparation, the delivery formats and the course fees.