Revamped Courses Now Available On NIST Standards, DIACAP, Xacta IA Manager
ASHBURN, Va. – September 21, 2010 – Telos® Corporation is now offering an updated Information Assurance (IA) Training program for information security professionals that incorporates the Risk Management Framework (RMF) as outlined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-37, Revision 1.
The new three-day class addresses the basic concepts associated with security authorization, currently known as certification and accreditation (C&A), the associated six steps in the RMF security framework security lifecycle, and how the steps relate to the system development lifecycle and the existing NIST C&A process. The updated NIST course is particularly well suited for IA personnel in government and commercial organizations that have adopted the NIST 800 series of information security standards. The 800 series provides the foundation for Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) compliance and the emerging Committee for National Security Systems (CNSS) standards for the intelligence community.
The NIST initiative involves an integrated RMF to standardize processes and guidelines for all federal information systems whenever possible. In-depth training will cover all of the core security essentials, including security authorization fundamentals, security definitions, authorization boundaries, threat identification, selection of security controls, controls assessment, risk management process overview, hands-on approach to applicable process phases, activities or steps, and development of a security authorization package. Participants will gain the skills necessary to construct security authorization programs for new or legacy information systems.
“Cybersecurity professionals face a difficult challenge in that they must stay up-to-date on a myriad of compliance requirements in a continuously evolving environment,” said Rinaldi Pisani, vice president of Information Assurance for Telos. “We are committed to providing top-quality NIST IA process training that provides information security professionals with the information they need to plan and administer effective programs that provide real protection for the nation’s most critical assets.”
Telos IA Training enables participants to thoroughly understand the applicable security authorization process affecting their IA workforces. The company’s professional instructors incorporate lecture and practical hands-on labs. Through interactive learning, participants will prepare a security authorization package, ensuring pertinent knowledge transfer is achieved. Telos has trained more than 6,000 information assurance professionals since 2001.
Other classes offered by Telos include DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) training, as well as classes for Xacta IA Manager users and administrators, both of which were also recently revamped and lengthened by one day.
Classes are offered monthly at Telos’ headquarters in Ashburn, Va., but can also be conducted at a customer’s site. Training is available through Telos’ GSA schedule or through other contract vehicles. To register, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-409-2282. Complete details about training classes are available on Telos’ Website at https://www.telos.com/cyber-security/xacta-training/.
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1997 on cybersecurity. Telos solutions ensure that the government’s most security-conscious organizations comply with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Offerings include Xacta® IA Manager for enterprise IT security management, enterprise security consulting services, secure networks, secure enterprise messaging, and secure identity management solutions. Solutions are represented to the federal government on Telos’ GSA schedule. For more information, visit https://www.telos.com/.