Benefits for Individuals

A Focus On The Skills You Will Need

This proven program is designed to improve your chances of future internships and jobs by focusing on the skills you will need. The emphasis is as much on communication and teamwork as it is on building the core competencies (based on the NIST Cyber Security Framework) required to succeed in cyber.


The program content and mentoring develops core competencies e.g., knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to the identification, detection, protection against, response to, and recovery, based on the NIST Cyber Security Framework, including how to build and maintain communications with executives, peers and regulators and essential skills (e.g., teamwork and communications skills), which are required in a future cyber workforce.


The assignments of the virtual program are designed to assess both core competencies and essential (soft/professional) skills.


In addition, you will also be granted 12 months access to undertake the NCSC Certified NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Foundation Certificate and receive a professionally created LinkedIn headline banner.

Workplace Cyber Skills

  • Contextual workplace and risk awareness.

  • Knowledge of cyber security threat landscapes, actors and frameworks (such as NIST), used by employers to identify and protect assets, detect and respond to/recover from cyber, risk and compliance challenges.

  • Understanding of job roles within industry/employment; why they are needed and why they have different skill sets yet are essential to form a composite cyber workforce capability.

Communication Skills

Knowledge of and practice in:

  • Producing executive briefing material/memos.

  • Producing infographics.

  • Producing succinct written briefings, PowerPoint presentations and videos on the current situation, the derived problems and implications and what actions are being taken to mitigate, respond or defend against future incidents.

  • Presentation skills to a large audience of potential employers, mentors, academics/educators and government.

Professional and Leadership Skills

  • Professionalism, critical thinking, problem definition/solving, advocacy, communication, teamwork, written communications, verbal communications, innovation and creativity.

  • Confidence, composure, poise, coalition building, supervision, leadership, ability to pivot/change, decision making, contextual awareness, business writing skills (as opposed to academic writing) and presentations to executives.

NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Foundation Certificate

NCSC Certified Training:


  • This NCSP Foundation Certificate course is designed to teach IT, Business and Cybersecurity professionals the fundamentals of Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity Risk Management and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

  • This Foundation training program outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organisations who operationalize a NIST Cybersecurity program across an enterprise and its supply chain can mitigate these challenges.

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