Security Control Spotlight— Inheritance from a FedRAMP Approved CSP

Security Control Spotlight— Inheritance from a FedRAMP Approved CSP By Kathryn M. Daily, CISSP, RDRP In a previous issue, security control inheritance from an external system hosted at a departmental or agency data center was discussed.  In this article, we are going to discuss inheritance from a FedRAMP Approved Cloud Service…

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Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) as it relates to Risk Management Framework (RMF)

Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) as it relates to Risk Management Framework (RMF) By P. Devon Schall, CISSP, RDRP I recently attended the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) Workshop from May 16-17 at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The workshop proved to be informative in relation to how government and industry are implementing the guidance issued…

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Top Ten—Things You Should Know about eMASS

Top Ten—Things You Should Know about eMASS By Lon J. Berman, CISSP The Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service, or eMASS, is a web-based Government off-the-shelf (GOTS) solution that automates a broad range of services for comprehensive, fully-integrated cybersecurity management, including controls scorecard measurement, dashboard reporting, and the generation of Risk…

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Security Control Spotlight— “Naming” of Controls, Enhancements and CCIs

Security Control Spotlight— “Naming” of Controls, Enhancements and CCIs By Kathryn M. Daily, CISSP After assisting numerous customers with their RMF efforts, we have seen several instances of confusion arise concerning the “naming” or “numbering” of Security Controls, Control Enhancements, and Control Correlation Identifiers (CCIs). We hope this short tutorial will…

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RMF and the Cloud

RMF and the Cloud P. Devon Schall Probably the most talked-about concept in information technology today is cloud computing, often simply called “The Cloud.” According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), cloud computing is “a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand network access to a shared pool of…

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