This is an Eight Weekend training program, it provides students with a fundamental knowledge of the requirements for meeting FISMA requirements, as well as an in-depth look of the Federal system authorization process and Risk Management Framework (RMF). This hands-on training equips the students with an in-depth indoctrination into the RMF and they will learn the requirements for managing risk, and ensuring that the confidentiality, availability and integrity of federal information and information systems is protected at a level commensurate with the security requirements of the information and the information system. Students will participate in a series of scenario-based hands-on exercises to enhance understanding of the processes used for system authorization, including all of the elements of the Risk Management Framework.
These exercises will include the development of Systems Security Plans (SSPs), Security Assessment Reports (SARs), and Plans Of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) for Federal Information Systems. The last 2 weekends of the FISMA/NIST RMF Intensity course provides each student with a hands on experience in using automated vulnerability assessment and other tools used to support the Federal authorization process.
The FISMA In-Depth Course covers the requirements and the use of FIPS 199, NIST SP 800-60, NIST SP 800-37 Revision 1, NIST SP 800-39, NIST SP 800-30, NIST SP 800-34, NIST SP 800-53 Revision 3, and NIST SP 800-53A.
These classes include the following takeaway items: training material, a comprehensive set of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – DoD approved templates, as well as copies of the guidelines, instructions, standards, and presentations discussed during the training.