Cyber Security Risk Assessment & Management for the U.S. Government
Virtual ClassroomLearning Style
4 DaysCourse Duration
About Individual Course:
Protect your organization from unacceptable losses by establishing and maintaining an effective security posture. In this training course, you learn how to employ the standards-based risk management processes defined by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and ensure your organization meets the cyber security laws and regulations imposed on all U.S. Government agencies.
- Implement the NIST Risk Management Framework for assessing and managing the risks to your organization's information infrastructure
- Select and implement security controls that satisfy FISMA, OMB, and Department/Agency requirements
- Maintain an acceptable security posture over the system life cycle
- Apply FedRAMP-compliant cloud-based solutions
- Attendees receive a complete set of course notes and a workbook containing all of the course workshops
- Every source document used in developing the course may be downloaded from the NIST Website free of charge
Virtual Instructed-Led Outline
Introduction to Risk Assessment and Management
- Ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and directives
- Protecting the organization from unacceptable losses
- Describing the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)
- Applying NIST risk management processes
Characterizing System Security Requirements
Defining the system
- Prescribing the system security boundary
- Pinpointing system interconnections
- Incorporating characteristics of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and FedRAMP-compliant cloud-based systems
Identifying security risk components
- Estimating the impact of compromises to confidentiality, integrity and availability
- Adopting the appropriate model for categorizing system risk
- Specialized considerations for U.S. Government classified information
Setting the stage for successful risk management
- Documenting critical risk assessment and management decisions in the System Security Plan (SSP)
- Appointing qualified individuals to risk governance roles
Selecting Appropriate Security Controls
Assigning a security control baseline
- Investigating security control families
- Determining the baseline from system security impact
- Specialized considerations for National Security Systems (NSS)
Tailoring the baseline to fit the system
- Examining the structure of security controls, enhancements and parameters
- Binding control overlays to the selected baseline
- Gauging the need for enhanced assurance
- Distinguishing system-specific, compensating and non-applicable controls
Reducing Risk through Effective Control Implementation
Specifying the implementation approach
- Maximizing security effectiveness by "building in" security
- Reducing residual risk in legacy systems via "bolt-on" security elements
Applying NIST controls
- Enhancing system robustness through selection of evaluated and validated components
- Coordinating implementation approaches to administrative, operational and technical controls
- Providing evidence of compliance through supporting artifacts
- Implementing CNSSI-1253 for national security systems
Assessing Compliance Scope and Depth
Developing an assessment plan
- Prioritizing depth of control assessment
- Optimizing validation through sequencing and consolidation
- Verifying compliance through tests, interviews and examinations
Formulating an authorization recommendation
- Evaluating overall system security risk
- Mitigating residual risks
- Publishing the Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), the risk assessment and recommendation
Authorizing System Operation
Aligning authority and responsibility
- Quantifying organizational risk tolerance
- Elevating authorization decisions in high-risk scenarios
Forming a risk-based decision
- Appraising system operational impact
- Weighing residual risk against operational utility
- Issuing Authority to Operate (ATO)
Maintaining Continued Compliance
- Justifying continuous reauthorization
- Preserving an acceptable security posture
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