DVMS Institute


The DVMS Institute is the creator of the NCSP® program. GRC Academy has partnered with the DVMS Institute through CySec Professionals Ltd.

Jacob interviewed Rick Lemieux of the DMVS Institute about the NCSP® program, and you can watch that here:

The Institute’s Mission is to help organizations leverage the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, existing business systems and the DVMS-CPD overlay model to build a culture of Creating, Protecting, and Delivering (CPD) digital business value.

The Institute’s vision is to create a global association of NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF) professionals focused on building adaptive, cyber resilience programs that are fit for use, auditable for purpose, and in compliance with the capability requirements called out in government regulations, and standards.

Institute programs include:


The Institute is partnering with industry thought leaders to create publications, certifications, and thought leadership pieces that support the Institute’s vision of helping organizations build, adaptive, cyber-resilient digital businesses

Accredited Certification Training & Consulting

The Institute is partnering with CYSEC Professionals Ltd. and its reseller network to deliver its NCSP® certification training programs and to create NCSP® cybersecurity workforce development career pathway programs aligned with the NIST NICE 800-181 cybersecurity workforce framework and the UK’s National Cyber Security Council 16 Cyber Security Specialisms.

The NCSP certification training programs have been adopted by government and commercial institutions across the globe.

Community of Practice

The DVMS Institute established the NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP®) Community of Practice to provide its members a support network focused on helping organizations of any size build an adaptive, cyber risk management program and workforce that is fit for use, auditable for purpose, and in compliance with government frameworks, regulations and standards.

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 its contributing member network.