Managing a successful Information Security Program requires a plan. In this hands-on workshop, participants will leverage the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as a guide to create or mature their security program. Regardless of industry, the framework provides an ideal platform for planning, communicating, and validating your security approach. This three-part course is perfect for attendees that are starting a security program, looking to mature their current program, or just looking to learn more about the Framework.

Hear from the instructor, Alex Wood, CISO and CISSP, on who will benefit from this course:

Part 1: Introduction

• What is an information security program and what makes a successful one?
• Introduction to and history of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
• Framework Overview: Core, Tiers, and Profile

Part 2: Implementation

• Aligning with business priorities
• Determining what is in scope of your security program
• Identifying systems and assets, threats and vulnerabilities
• Regulatory requirements gathering

Part 3: Profile Creation & Maturity

• Creating a current profile
• Performing a risk assessment
• Creating a future profile
• Gap assessment and action plan
• Case studies
• Program maturity

Location & Cost:

These three 90-minute sessions will be conducted live using the ON24 web platform. You can take this course on the live dates or by viewing the on-demand recordings.

Course price: $495 (includes all three parts)

Attendees will earn 5 CPE credit hours. Each session will be approximately 90 minutes.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Bechtold at or 503-303-7871.

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Instructor: Alex Wood
Chief Information Security Officer, Pulte Financial Services
Alex Wood is currently the CISO for Pulte Financial Services and has over 18 years of experience in information security. Previously he has had managerial, program, and technical roles at several major companies in different verticals. Additionally, Alex has served on the Board of Directors for ISSA International and is a host of the Colorado = Security podcast. Alex is a CISSP and has a MAS in Information Security from the University of Denver.