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Cyber Security Risk Assessment & Management for the U.S. Government

COURSE TYPE

Practitioner

Course Number

2051

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: Laws and regulations impose stringent cyber security requirements on all U.S. Government organizations. By employing the standards-based risk management process defined by NIST and described in this course, you are able to establish and maintain a security posture that can protect your organization from unacceptable losses.

You Will Learn How To

  • 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

Important Course Information

Course Materials:

  • 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

Course 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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Tuition

Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

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Earn 23 Credits from NASBA

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