Cybersecurity Program Now Offered By NAB


The NAB is releasing a “robust” Broadcast Cybersecurity Certificate Program for engineering and information technology professionals. The online program is specifically tailored to the needs of the broadcast industry and is available to NAB members and nonmembers.

Authored by DCT Associates senior analyst and President Cynthia Brumfield, the program’s learning objectives align with the most recent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity released in May 2018.

Through four online courses, participants will gain understanding in the following areas:

  • Broadcast Cybersecurity Risk Planning and Management
  • User and Network Infrastructure Planning and Management for Broadcasters
  • Tools and Techniques for Detecting a Cyberattack
  • Developing a Continuity of Operations Plan



“The current threat environment frames the need for enhanced cybersecurity education at all levels,” said NAB Senior Director of Technology Education and Outreach Brian Savoie. “The NAB is pleased to provide the latest education and training to further secure operations within the broadcast industry.”

NAB has also released two stand-alone courses, Cyber Awareness for Broadcasters and Broadcast Executive Guide to Cybersecurity.

In conjunction with these courses, DCT Associates has produced written companion guides that serve as useful reference tools for each course. The first two companion guides for Cyber Awareness for Broadcasters and Broadcast Executive Guide to Cybersecurity are available here.

Additional companion guides for the other courses will be available soon.

Additional information about the NAB Broadcast Cybersecurity Certificate Program, including a detailed course catalog, is available here.