Risk Management Framework for Federal Security Controls Assessors Training

Risk Management Framework for Federal Security Controls Assessors Training

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Risk Management Framework for Federal Security Controls Assessors Training (SCA) Course with Hands-on Exercises (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

This 5-day Risk Management Framework for Federal Security Controls Assessors Training (SCA) course provides an in-depth look at testing the controls using NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 and ensuring the use of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) for Federal Security Systems.

The focus of the course is an in-depth explanation of each NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4 controls to include what method should be used to test and validate each security control in accordance with NIST SP 800-53A, Rev. 4 and NIST SP 800-115, what evidence should be gathered, and how to more efficiently and effectively test Federal systems and infrastructure. The Risk Management Framework for Federal Security Controls Assessors (SCA) curriculum will introduce the independent tester or Validator to test the process for any of the Federal IA controls using manual and automated tests to ensure all controls are tested properly.

The Risk Management Framework for Federal Security Controls Assessors (SCA) Course will also cover NIST SP 800-53A, Rev. 4, NIST SP 800-115, NIST SP 800-37, NIST SP 800-39 and the development of the Security Assessment Report (SAR), and Plan Of Action and Milestones (POA&M). The student will have a hands-on experience using scenario-based hands-on exercises in executing the validation tests with the approved tools. These exercises will include the development of the Security Assessment Report (SAR).

Duration: 5 days

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  • If you are familiar with some aspects of Risk Management Framework for Federal Security Controls Assessors course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
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  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Risk Management Framework for Federal Security Controls Assessors course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience/Target Group:

The target audience for this training course:

  • All

Risk Management Framework for Federal Security Controls Assessors Training – Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this training course are:

  • This class is intended for individuals with in-depth knowledge of information systems and the FISMA/CNSS authorization process. It is recommended to take the FISMA/NIST/CNSS 3 or 4-day as a prerequisite class or have at least 3 years of experience in NIST/DoD A&A.

Risk Management Framework for Federal Security Controls Assessors Training – Objectives

Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • The curriculum will prepare the security controls assessor to understand the process for testing the NIST security controls using manual and automated tests to ensure all controls are tested properly.

Risk Management Framework for Federal Security Controls Assessors Training – Course Syllabus

Module 1: Critical Definitions

  • Know critical definitions
  • Identify impact of change on information systems security and the authorization process

Module 2: The Policies

  • Identify tasks in the RMF
  • Identify relevant NIST Special Publications and other policy documents

Module 3: Introducing Risk

  • Identify the elements of the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Know the role of the Risk Executive Function
  • Define Risk Tolerance

Module 4: Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify participants in the RMF
  • Define the roles and responsibilities associated with the RMF

Module 5: Summary of RMF Tasks

  • Know the six steps of the RMF process
  • Identify tasks for each of the steps

Module 6: Assessment Procedures and Methods

  • Identify the assessment procedures
  • Know assessment methods

Module 7: Planning and Executing the Assessment

  • Know the assessment planning steps
  • Define the assessment plan
  • Define the assessment approach
  • Know the process for executing an assessment
  • Identify testing viewpoints

Module 8: Assessment Procedures

  • Know the assessment procedures for each NIST security control
  • Identify relevant artifacts

Module 9: Understanding Risk

  • Review a Security Assessment Report (SAR) for the training system and implement a risk strategy
  • Determine risk acceptance and justify final decision

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