UMass Lowell has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Cybersecurity Courses

Long recognized as an educational leader in the information technology and criminal justice fields, UMass Lowell has developed three online courses aimed at helping companies and organizations train their workforce on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

These courses, which can be taken as a sequence but are designed as stand-alones, will help participants ensure that their cybersecurity program meets the latest government guidelines for protecting their organization.

Accessible through the online learning platform Blackboard, these self-paced courses are accessible for 30 days from the start date.

Bi-Weekly Start Dates

  • 05/06/2019
  • 05/20/2019
  • 06/03/2019
  • 06/17/2019
  • 07/01/2019
  • 07/15/2019
  • 07/29/2019
  • 08/12/2019
  • 08/26/2019

Every company should have a cybersecurity strategy. This introductory self-paced course – which provides participants with a basic understanding of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework – focuses on why the Framework was developed, what the Framework covers and how the Framework can be implemented by organizations to establish or improve a cybersecurity program.

Who Should Take This?

Whether your role is top-level cybersecurity strategy or implementation, this course is for you.

Course Details
Format Self-paced online video
Online Learning Platform Blackboard
Content Length 4 hours
Course Access 30 days
Cost $450
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Monthly Start Dates

  • 05/20/2019
  • 06/03/2019
  • 07/01/2019
  • 08/05/2019
  • 09/02/2019

This intermediate self-paced course focuses on best practices for designing and building a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. This course builds on the NIST Framework Basics course by providing students with the knowledge, skills and ability to design, build and manage a NIST-compliant corporate cybersecurity program. Topics covered include basic cyber threat tactics, the cyberattack chain, common vulnerabilities, controls framework, enterprise assets and identities, technical and business controls, security technologies and operations, testing and assurance, business management, security policies and risk management principles.

Who Should Take This?

If you've already taken the NIST Framework Basics course and/or you are ready to design a cybersecurity program for your organization based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, this course is for you.

Course Details
Format Self-paced online video
Online Learning Platform Blackboard
Content Length 8-10 hours
Course Access 30 days
Cost $1,100

Monthly Start Dates

  • 05/13/2019
  • 06/10/2019
  • 07/08/2019
  • 08/05/2019
  • 09/09/2019
  • 10/07/2019

This advanced, self-paced, lab- and exercise-based course provides participants with real-world solutions they can put into practice today in a production environment. The labs – which are designed, built and delivered in an easily consumable, practical and relevant format – can be applied to a working Information Technology (IT) and/or Operational Technology (OT) environment. The goal of each Lab is to improve an organization's cybersecurity profile in a measurable way. To that end, each Lab is aligned with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as well as common security controls and industry best practices including the CIS Controls, ISO/IEC 27002:2013 Code of Practice for Information Security Management, PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS V3.2), NERC-CIPP, NIST 800-53 rev 4, NIST 800-171 and HIPAA.

Who Should Take This?

If you work in a technology role in network security, information security and related functions, you have already taken the NIST Framework Basics and NIST Cyber Factory courses and/or you are ready to explore how the NIST Framework will operate in a synthetic environment, this course is for you.

Please note: NIST Cyber Labs for participants who work in business or engineering will be launching this summer.

Course Details
Format Self-paced online
Online Learning Platform Blackboard
Content Length 5-6 hours
Course Access 30 days
Cost $750

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