- May 15, 2023 - May 19, 2023
The Security Controls Implementation & Assessment Workshop Full Program is a 4 day class consisting of the Security Controls Implementation Workshop and the Security Controls Assessment Workshop giving students the information they need to compete steps 3 & 4 of the Risk Management Framework.
Security Controls Implementation Workshop is an in-depth dive into Step 3 of the Risk Management Framework process Implement Security Controls. The course will take the student through the entire process concentrating on key areas of the process (see below). Upon completion of the course the student can confidently return to their respective organizations and ensure the highest level of success for the most difficult part of the RMF process.
- In-depth project planning for security controls implementation.
- The concept of traceability.
- The concept of “holistic security”
- How to properly implement security controls.
- In-depth review of the most critical security controls and how to implement them.
- Students selected security controls review and their implementation.
- Documenting test results the right way.
- The role of STIGs in the process.
- And many more.
Security Controls Assessor Workshop provides a current and well-developed approach to evaluation and testing of security controls to prove they are functioning correctly in today’s IT systems. This course shows you how to evaluate, examine, and test installed security controls in the world of threats and potential breach actions surrounding all industries and systems. If a system is subject to external or internal threats and vulnerabilities – which most are – then this course will provide a useful guide for how to evaluate the effectiveness of the security controls that are in place.
The Security Control Assessment (SCA) is a process for assessing and improving information security. It is a systematic procedure for evaluating, describing, testing and examining information system security prior to or after a system is in operation. The SCA process is used extensively in the U.S. Federal Government under the RMF Authorization process. Security assessments are conducted to support security authorization events for agencies and organizations. These assessments provide data in a tiered risk management approach to evaluate both strategic and tactical risk across the enterprise.
This security control assessment process identifies vulnerabilities and countermeasures and determines residual risks; then the residual risks are evaluated and deemed either acceptable or unacceptable. More controls must be implemented to reduce unacceptable risk and then re-evaluated. The system may be deployed only when the residual risks are acceptable to the enterprise.
The goal of the SCA activity is to assess the security controls using appropriate assessment procedures to determine the extent to which the controls are: implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the security requirements for the system.
- Review of the SCA role in RMF
- SCA Criteria and Requirements
- Assessing Controls – The Process
- Managerial Control Reviews
- Technical Control Reviews
- Operational Control Reviews
- SCA Reporting
The Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) are the configuration standards for DOD IA and IA-enabled devices/systems. STIG 101 is designed to answer core questions and provide guidance on the implementation of DISA STIGs. Students will gain a conceptual understanding of DISA STIGs as well as real-world implementation instruction. STIG 101 utilizes BAI’s experience as a provider of RMF consulting services.
Some STIG 101 topics include:
- STIG Overview
- Best Practices
- STIG Content
- STIG Viewer
- How To
Venue: Online Personal Classroom™
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