CCRMP – Cloud Risk Management Professional Launched by Mission Critical Institute

Leading Cybersecurity Educator Creates New Performance-Based Hands-On CCRMP – Cloud Risk Management Professional Certification

Reston, Virginia, August 1, 2017 – Mission Critical Institute (Mission Critical Institute), an educational provider that advances cybersecurity careers and thought leadership by developing cybersecurity education, training, and best practices, today announced the launch of the Certified Cybersecurity Cloud Risk Management Professional (CCRMP) certification.

“Employers desperately need job-ready cloud security professionals. IT and cyber professionals need to demonstrate they are job-ready. This is why Mission Critical Institute created the Certified Cybersecurity Cloud Risk Management Professional credential,” confirmed Dr. V. N. Berlin, Mission Critical Institute CAO. “The first and only 100% hands-on, cloud security certification validates that CCRMP recipients are job-ready, able to produce all NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)/FedRAMP deliverables demanded by more than half of US organizations.”

The CCRMP is recognized by the DOD and DHS and aligned to the NICE Cybersecurity job function workforce framework.

Many people are not aware that hundreds of thousands of cybersecurity positions in America are currently unfilled. And even fewer people know how broad and varied the field of cybersecurity actually is and how to construct a workforce that meets their mission goals. The NICE Framework categorizes and describes cybersecurity work for workforce developers, educators, and job seekers to explore specific work roles and knowledge, skills and abilities that are tied to each work role.

The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework) is the blueprint to categorize, organize, and describe cybersecurity work. It was developed in partnership with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide educators, students, employers, employees, training providers, and policy makers with a systematic and consistent way to organize the way we think and talk about cybersecurity work, and to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform cybersecurity tasks.

The CCRMP was developed by industry veteran cybersecurity risk management practitioners from major employers in the public and private sectors, who sit on the Mission Critical Institute Advisory Board.

They include:

  • Jim Broad, Cyber Recon, DoD
  • Susan Cole, PhD, CACI
  • Dana Hudnall, Harris Corp
  • Ken Stavinoah, PhD, Cisco
  • Alan Belshaw, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Steven Helwig, PhD, BCBS
  • Eric Handy, Handy Information Assurance Associate
  • Marc Thompson, ITPG
  • Lisa Brown, Raytheon (retired)
  • Mark Rasch, Verizon Security (retired)
  • Anthony DiFlorio, Raytheon (retired)

The CCRMP credential is awarded based on actual demonstrated competencies evidenced by completion of cloud security risk management projects. These projects are completed as part of university-based, online cloud security graduate programs. The curriculum and coursework allows students to obtain the skills and experience to effectively produce the critical deliverables for all six steps of the NIST RMF as they apply to both on-premises and cloud-based systems.

To learn more about the CCRMP, visit: CCRMP Certification – Certified Cybersecurity Cloud Risk Management Professional Program Overview

About Mission Critical Institute (Mission Critical Institute)
Mission Critical Institute enables regionally accredited universities to produce cybersecurity career-ready graduates. These universities partner with Mission Critical Institute to license the Mission Critical Institute online cybersecurity graduate programs, obtain qualified student applicants, and receive certified cybersecurity practitioner faculty candidates. Universities benefiting from the Mission Critical Institute team capabilities have effectively served 12,000+ US and international adult learners seeking cybersecurity certifications, training, and/or degrees.