Cyber security is a hot topic these days. From the website of prominent officials getting hacked, to the WannaCry ransomware, security is a key aspect that plays an important part in our lives especially in our digital lives.
What is the Cyber Security Nexus Fundamentals programme?
The Cyber Security Nexus Fundamentals programme is affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE). The programme certifies that any qualified individual would possess the knowledge of the key concepts, standards, guidelines and practices of cyber security. Furthermore, it also affirms the individual’s role as a cybersecurity professional.
The Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) will be organizing a training programme that would ultimately lead to the certification in Cybersecurity Nexus Fundamentals (CSX Fundamentals). The training would cover domain areas such as Cyber security concepts, cyber security architecture principles, applications and data, incident response, and also will brief attendees on the implications of the adoption of emerging technologies. Aimed at college and/or University graduates, the training is also open to those who are just starting out in the fields of cyber security or for individuals who are looking for a career changeover to IT and related fields.
When is the Cyber Security Training programme?
The training programmes will be held on the 13th, 15th and 20th of September 2017 at Hotel Janaki Colombo 05, from 8.30AM to 5.00PM. If you are interested in attending this programme, then there are a few things you should note. Each company will be allocated a maximum of 3 seats. Further, as the fee is highly subsidized with limited seating available per programme, seats will be reserved on a first come first serve basis upon Payments. Resources for training will be provided by ISACA SL Chapter.
If you are industry personnel, then the price of an entrance ticket will be LKR 10,000/-, with early bird registration available for LKR 8,000/-. Similarly, if you are a University Student in his/her final year or a full time lecturer, the entrance ticket would be LKR 5,000/- with early bird registration available for LKR 4,000/-.