The Certified NIS 2 Directive Lead Implementer training course enables participants to gain the necessary competencies to support organizations in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining a cybersecurity program that meets the requirements of the NIS 2 Directive.
Upon successfully completing the training course, you will be able to:
- Explain the fundamental concepts of NIS 2 Directive and its requirements
- Obtain a thorough comprehension of the principles, strategies, methodologies, and tools necessary for implementing and efficiently managing a cybersecurity program in compliance with NIS 2 Directive
- Learn how to interpret and implement NIS 2 Directive requirements in the specific context of an organization
- Initiate and plan the implementation of NIS 2 Directive requirements, by utilizing PECB’s methodology and other best practices
- Acquire the necessary knowledge to support an organization in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining a cybersecurity program in compliance with NIS 2 Directive.
Why should you attend?
The importance of robust cybersecurity measures cannot be overstated, as organizations are increasingly facing all types of cyberattacks. The NIS 2 Directive is legislation that has been designed to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of critical infrastructure sectors, including energy, transport, healthcare, and digital services.
By attending the NIS 2 Directive Lead Implementer training course, you gain in-depth knowledge of the directive’s requirements, implementation strategies, and best practices that protect critical infrastructure from cyber threats. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, you will learn how to assess organization’s cybersecurity risks, develop robust incident response plans, and implement effective security measures to meet the requirements of NIS 2 Directive. Moreover, you will gain insights into industry standards and best practices that will enable you to stay up to date with the evolving threat landscape and implement cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions. After successfully completing this training course, you will become a trusted cybersecurity professional that possesses the expertise to navigate the complex landscape of critical cybersecurity infrastructure and contribute to the resilience of your organization and society as a whole.
After passing the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified NIS 2 Directive Lead Implementer” credential.
Who should attend?
This training course is intended for:
- Cybersecurity professionals seeking to gain a thorough understanding of the requirements of NIS 2 Directive and learn practical strategies to implement robust cybersecurity measures
- IT managers and professionals aiming to gain insights on implementing secure systems and improving the resilience of critical systems
- Government and regulatory officials responsible for enforcing the NIS 2 Directive
- The training course provides both theoretical concepts and practical examples regarding NIS 2 Directive requirements that will help you support organizations to meet the requirements of the directive.
- The training course contains essay-type exercises and multiple-choice quizzes, some of which are scenario-based.
- The participants are encouraged to interact with one another and engage in meaningful discussions when completing the quizzes and exercises.
- The structure of quizzes is similar to that of the certification exam.
The main requirements for participating in this training course are having a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity
Introduction to NIS 2 Directive and initiation of the NIS 2 Directive implementation
- Training course objectives and structure
- Standards and regulatory frameworks
- NIS 2 Directive
- NIS 2 Directive requirements
- Initiation of the NIS 2 Directive implementation
- The organization and its context
Analysis of NIS 2 Directive compliance program, asset management, and risk management
- Cybersecurity governance
- Cybersecurity roles and responsibilities
- Asset management
- Risk management
Cybersecurity controls, incident management, and crisis management
- Cybersecurity controls
- Supply chain security
- Incident management
- Crisis management
Communication, testing, monitoring, and continual improvement in cybersecurity
- Business continuity
- Awareness and training
- Testing in cybersecurity
- Measuring, monitoring, and reporting performance and metrics
- Continual improvement
- Closing of the training course
- 3 Hours Exam
The “PECB Certified NIS 2 Directive Lead Implementer” exam meets all the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:
- Domain 1: Fundamental concepts and definitions of NIS 2 Directive
- Domain 2: Planning of NIS 2 Directive requirements implementation
- Domain 3: Cybersecurity roles and responsibilities and risk management
- Domain 4: Cybersecurity controls, incident management, and crisis management
- Domain 5: Communication and awareness
- Domain 6: Testing and monitoring of a cybersecurity program
After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown in the table below. You will receive a certificate once you fulfill all the requirements of the selected credential.
The cybersecurity management experience activities should follow best cybersecurity management practices and include the following:
- Conducting comprehensive risk assessments specific to critical infrastructure systems
- Managing incident response plans tailored to the requirements of the NIS 2 Directive
- Implementing appropriate security measures and controls
- Implementing metrics and performance indicators
- Managing and responding to cybersecurity incidents
- Conducting management reviews
- Managing a cybersecurity team
For more information about NIS 2 Directive certifications and the PECB Certification process, please refer to Certification Rules and Policies.
Benefits of PECB NIS 2 Directive Certification
The PECB NIS 2 Directive Certificate will prove that you have:
- Understood the NIS 2 Directive framework, its principles, and requirements
- Acquired a strong foundation of knowledge in cybersecurity risk management, incident response, compliance obligations, and best practices
- Developed effective communication skills to convey cybersecurity concepts and strategies to stakeholders at all levels within an organization
- Enhanced your ability to assess and mitigate cybersecurity risks, enabling you to contribute to the overall security posture of the organization
- Increased prospects of standing out and being hired for roles focused on the NIS 2 Directive compliance and cybersecurity program management