NCSP   Awareness Certificate


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Learning Objectives

Digital business value is something every employee is responsible for securing every day. Cybersecurity is an intrinsic aspect of digital business value and must be factored into an organization’s strategy and culture

The NCSP® Digital Business Risk Awareness Certificate course takes learners on a journey to understand how the ever-changing cyber threat landscape impacts an organization’s ability to secure the value of its digital business services.
An organization’s cybersecurity culture starts at the top of the organization and flows throughout. It is imperative to make the entire organization cyber risk aware.

This is more than a “don’t click on stuff” video course, followed by a training refresher or something worse if they forget to be cyber-safe.

Cybersecurity awareness is where everyone in the organization understands what digital business risk is and why it’s essential to understand its context and role in creating, protecting and delivering digital business value.


There are no prerequisites for this NCSP® Awareness Certificate course. 

This course, is the first in a series of NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP®) training programs designed to help organizations create a culture-driven, adaptive, cyber-resilient enterprise capable of creating, protecting, and delivering digital business value.

This Awareness level course covers the following topics:


  • Digital Transformation: Becoming Digital

    • Basics of Digital Transformation

    • Becoming Digital

    • Cybersecurity & Digital Transformation

    • DX & the Framework

    • Digital Transformation

  • Understanding Cyber Risks

    • Cyber Risk Equation

    • Cyber Risk Components

    • Basics of Cyber Risk Assessment

    • Understanding Cyber Risks

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework Fundamentals

    • NIST-CSF Overview

    • Framework Core, Tiers & Profiles

    • NIST CSF Fundamentals

NCSP® Pathway

Students who complete the NCSP® Awareness Certificate course are issued an individual certificate and digital badge and can choose to progress to NCSP® Foundation Certificate level study. 

Target Audience

  • Executives seeking to further understand digital business, digital business risk and how the NIST Cybersecurity Framework can help manage those risks and ensure improved governance.

  • Organisations of all sizes seeking to begin changing the cybersecurity culture within an organisation enabling employees to understand why and how digital business and associated cybersecurity risk materialises and what can be done about it.

  • Individual students seeking to enter the NCSP® training program.

Delivery Options

Self-paced, eLearning

1.5 -hour online self-paced study including the first in a series of eBooks aligned to the NCSP® training program: “Fundamentals of Adopting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework”.

Instructor led

0.5-day virtual or in person instructor led course including digital courseware including the first in a series of eBooks aligned to the NCSP® training program: “Fundamentals of Adopting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework”. 

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