The digital value management system®

The Digital Value Management Overlay System (DVMS) provides a cost-effective approach to designing & delivering Trusted and Resilient digital business outcomes. 

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Accredited by APMG International. Certified by NCSC/GCHQ in the UK and Recognized by DHS-CISA-NICCS in the USA

The DVMS Institute

The Institute’s Mission is to provide organizations of any size, scale, or
complexity an Affordable, Pragmatic, and Scalable approach to
facilitating secure, resilient, and auditable digital outcomes

The Institute’s Vision is to create accredited publications, training programs, and advisory services that teach organizations how to build a Digital Value Management System capable of protecting its digital value while meeting its cybersecurity regulatory requirements.

Creating, Protecting, and Delivering digital value

The DVMS Overlay Model

The DVMS Overlay Model enables organizations of any size, scale, and complexity to create a standardized approach to facilitate secure, resilient, and auditable digital outcomes.

Overlay’s Leverage what you already have

How Overlay Models work

The overlay model provides a cost-effective way to converge existing frameworks, standards, and digital business systems to deliver secure, resilient, and auditable digital business outcomes.

a 21st-Century Approach to Creating, protecting and Delivering digital value

The DVMS CPD™ Model

The DVMS CPD Model represents a simple connected layered solution that facilitates secure, resilient, and auditable digital outcomes at each layer of a digital enterprise.

Leveraging core business capabilities to Operationalize the CPD Model

The DVMS z-x™ Model

The DVMS Z-X Model operationalizes the CPD Model by enabling an organization’s ability to govern, assure, plan, design, change, execute, and innovate secure, resilient, and auditable digital outcomes.

enabling communications & Collaboration across business & Technical silos

The 3D Knowledge™ Model

The DVMS 3D Knowledge Model operationalizes communication & collaboration channels across business and technical silos to support the delivery of secure, resilient, and auditable digital outcomes. 

a phased approach to building a digital value management system

The DVMS FastTrack™ Model

The DVMS FastTrack Model represents a phased approach to adapting the changes necessary to facilitate secure, resilient, and auditable digital outcomes.

Accredited by APMG International, Certified by NCSC/GHHQ, and Recognized by DHS CISA

DVMS Institute Award-Winning

Publications & certifications

The DVMS Institutes programs have been adopted by governments and businesses across the globe

Teaching Organizations How to Create, Protect and Deliver Trusted Digital Business Value

DVMS Training & mentoring Programs

Publications

The DVMS publications take stakeholders on a journey into the world where the ever-changing cyber threat landscape intersects with digital business risk.

The guidance in the publications helps organizations understand the relationship between cybersecurity and digital value and how to create a digital value management system capable of delivering the secure and resilient outcomes expected by executives, government regulators, and operational stakeholders.

Publications include:

The Fundamentals of Adopting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

A Practitioners Guide to Adapting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Certification Training

The DVMS Institute NIST Cybersecurity Professional accredited certification training programs teach candidates how to build an affordable, pragmatic, and scalable approach to adapting any Framework (NIST-CSF, ITSM, COSO, GRC) or Standard (ISO) to facilitate the delivery of the secure, resilient, and auditable digital outcomes expected by government regulators and operational stakeholders.

All courses include a copy of the corresponding DVMS Institute Publication, Certificate of Completion, Online Expert Mentoring Services, Digital Badge, and Exam Voucher.

DVMS NIST Cybersecurity Professional Courses include:

Digital Business Risk Awareness
This introductory level, non-examinable NIST Cybersecurity Professional Digital Business Risk Awareness Certificate course takes learners on a journey to understand how the ever-changing cyber threat landscape impacts an organization’s ability to secure the value of its digital business services.

Foundation
This course teaches IT and Business leadership the fundamentals of Digital Risk, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and why organizations need to consider a new, value-focused, approach to delivering secure, resilient, and auditable digital outcomes ..

800-53 Practitioner
This course teaches a Fast-Track approach to operationalizing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, its Digital Value Overlay Model, and the NIST 800-53 controls to deliver the secure, resilient, and auditable digital outcomes regulators expect. ..

800-171 Specialist
This course is an extension to the 800-53 Practitioner Certification Course and is designed to teach 800-53 certified practitioners how to adapt the NIST 800-171 control families in the context of a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program.

ISO 27001 Specialist
This course is an extension to the 800-53 Practitioner Certification Course and is designed to teach 800-53 certified practitioners how to adapt the ISO 27001 control families in the context of a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program.

enable secure, resilient, and auditable digital outcomes.

Mentoring Workshops

The DVMS Institute Mentoring Workshops, led by DVMS-Certified professionals, provide organizations with expert support for each step of building an overlay system capable of operationalizing any framework (NIST, ISO, COSO, ITSM, GRC, etc.) or standard (ISO) to facilitate the delivery of the secure, resilient, and auditable digital outcomes expected by government regulators & stakeholders.

Mentoring workshops include:

DVMS Awareness Workshop
This workshop mentors senior leadership, boards, and all employees on the fundamentals of digital business, its risks, and WHY organizations of any size, scale, and complexity need to build an overlay model capable of operationalizing any framework (NIST, ISO, COSO, ITSM, GRC, etc.) or standard (ISO) to facilitate secure, resilient, and auditable digital business outcomes.

DVMS Core Team Certification Workshop
This workshop mentors DVMS Foundation and 800-53 Practitioners in preparing the organization for the baseline digital business risk and resiliency assessment..

DVMS Program Design Workshop
This workshop mentors the organization in creating the core DVMS Program and Team..

DVMS Assessment Workshop
This workshop mentors the core team in assessing its current digital risk state and identifying the gaps that must be mitigated to realize its future digital risk state.

DVMS Implementation, Operations & Innovation Workshop
These workshop mentors NCSP-certified practitioners on how to adapt the controls and management systems necessary to support an organization’s DVMS plan.

DVMS Management Platform Workshop
This workshop mentors organizations in identifying and selecting a management platform that aligns with the organization’s strategic plan. .

Community of Practice

This online support community is for individuals and organizations adopting and adapting the Institute’s Digital Value Management System to leverage the Frameworks (NIST-CSF, etc.) and Standards (ISO 27001, etc.) mandated to protect organizational digital value. Unlike other institutions, we do not charge fees other than those associated with the value-added services that may be offered by the Institute or contributing members.
The Institute enables its members to:

Share ideas, participate in online events, and expand one’s NIST Cybersecurity Professional network

Become a Contributing Member to the NCSP scheme and Community of Practice by sharing ideas and approaches that make the scheme more valuable to the community.

Participate in NCSP Masters level training course that takes candidates on a deep dive into creating DVMS case studies that can be leveraged by the community in general

No Technical or previous Experience Required

Why Should I Become a NIST Cybersecurity Professional?

Our global DVMS Experts share their thoughts on the value of becoming a NIST Cybersecurity Professional. 

They are the Heartbeat of the Institute

Our DVMS Graduates share their Experience

Adapting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to the Energy Sector

DVMS Institute Case Study

NIST Cyber Security Professional Dr. Joseph Baugh from Guidehouse Security shares his story on how his DVMS training played a crucial role in helping a large energy company become compliant with TSA’s Security Directive for Pipeline Security 

Closing the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap One Graduate at a Time

DVMS Institute Case Study

NIST Cyber Security Professionals Kristen Nova and Faith Kolo share their story about their academic journey and the skills they acquired during their internship that enabled them to move to the top of the hiring list.

Accreditation, Publishing and Reseller Partnerships

Our Strategic Partners

The DVMS Institutes programs have been adopted by governments and businesses across the globe

It's Time to Protect Your Digital Business Value!

Publications, Certification Training, Community & Events