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RMF/Security Controls Workshop Combined


STS Systems Support, LLC (SSS) is pleased to offer a combined Risk Management Framework for DoD Information Technology (RMF for DoD IT) and NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 (soon Rev. 5) Security Controls Workshop. This 4-day workshop breaks down the methodology (into steps, tasks, outputs and responsible entities) and includes informative lectures, discussions and exercises. These provide students with a functional understanding of Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework, and the proper selection, implementation and validation of the current Security Controls as outlined in the RMF Knowledge Service and NIST SP 800-53 Rev.4 (soon Rev. 5) security controls.


Course Description

This course is for personnel who must understand, implement, maintain, address and transition to the new NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 (soon Rev. 5) security controls. It will ensure a complete understanding of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) / Security Authorization Process (SAP), NIST, and how 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 NIST C&A (now A&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 starts with the RMF Six Step Process and builds the students NIST RMF/SAP knowledge base. The course follows the Six Step RMF Methodology and begins integrating the Security Controls once the student understands the RMF. 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 students will be provided with 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 “Program Management (PM)” family of security controls).



Duration: 4-days


Cost of Course: $2,300.00 per student (Government Rates, Volume Rates, and Training Credits are available)


Materials Required: Laptops must have a Web browser, Adobe Acrobat Reader (free version), Excel, and Word. Resource CDs are provided via download and CDs for students attending the 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 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

NIST RMF/Security Controls Workshop (4-days) Combined



























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