NIST Security Controls Workshop


STS Systems Support, LLC (SSS) is pleased to offer an intense 4-day workshop for those personnel who must understand, implement, maintain, address and transition to the new NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 (soon Rev. 5) security controls.  It is highly recommended that the student completes the RMF Workshop or have a complete understanding or experience with the new NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) / Security Authorization Process (SAP). NIST, working with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), has established a common, FISMA compliant, foundation for information security/assurance across the entire federal government.


The old, system-centric, NIST C&A process (NIST SP 800-37) has been revitalized (integrated into NIST’s RMF) and totally transformed into a “near real time risk management” process, based on continuous Information System monitoring—fully integrating the new SAP.


This workshop builds on and strengthens the students NIST RMF/SAP knowledge base. The blend of lecture and hands-on exercises is continued to provide the student with highly detailed information concerning the NIST SP 800-53, Rev. 4 (soon Rev. 5) CNSSI 1253 security control selection and specification process and the guidance/activities necessary to translate the security controls identified in the Information System’s Security Plan into an effective implementation.


The student is also provided with highly detailed information concerning the NIST SP 800-53A, Rev. 1 process of assessing the security controls in federal information systems and organizations (including the development of Security Assessment Plans and full coverage of the new “Program Management (PM)” family of security controls). Laptops are required for this workshop, as each student will be asked to participate in practical hands-on exercises that will greatly add to the students learning experience. See the “Course Topics” below for details.


Duration: 5-days


Cost of Course: $2,500.00 per student (Government Rates, Volume Rates, and Training Credits are available)


Materials Required: Laptops are required as each student will be asked to create documentation and participate in practical exercises that guide the students. Laptops must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (free version), Excel, Word, and a browser. Resource CDs are provided to each student via download and CDs for those attending this course, for in-class work, as well as supplemental materials.


NOTE: All SSS training locations have appropriately configured laptops for each student to use during class.


Course Materials Provided: Students will receive a workbook (to include instructional slides) and a Resource CD (that includes supporting materials and exercises).


Instructor Policy: Students should arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to start time on the first day of class. If you have any special requirements that need to be addressed prior to arrival, please let us know at the time of registration. Please do not make any travel arrangements prior to 5pm (local time) on the last day of training.


Locations: We offer this course in San Antonio, TX as a well as mobile training at your facility for up to 15 students per course. Contact us at or (888) 939-4313 for details, pricing and availability for mobile training options.


Course Topics

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