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NIST 800 37 Revision 2 – RMF for Information Systems and Organizations: A System Life Cycle Approach for Security and Privacy

NIST 800 37 Revision 2 Risk Management Framework for Information Systems and Organizations A System

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This is an overview of NIST 800-37 Revision 2. I discuss the changes, the sources and Cybersecurity Framework.

NIST Special Publication 800-37, Revision 2
Risk Management Framework for Security and Privacy
Initial Public Draft: May 2018
Final Public Draft: July 2018
Final Publication: October 2018

NIST 37-800 Rev 2:

Executive Order:


Cybersecurity Framework:

NIST SP 800-53 (Revision 5):

Source of Changes:
President’s Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure
Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-17-25 – next-generation Risk Management Framework (RMF) for systems and organizations
NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5 Coordination

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•             Support an Information Systems Security, Education, Training, and Awareness Program.
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•             Review and update all Information Systems Security Plans/SSPs and support certification and accreditation efforts.
•             Provide technical support in the areas of vulnerability assessment, risk assessment, and security implementation.
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IT Security Career Risk Management Framework

So you want to get into Information Technology? Well what do you want to do in IT because there are many different branches of it. I would suggest going into IT security, specifically, Risk Management Framework. It is a very specialized field.

You will need to know the fundamental of IT security. The basics on what goes into securing important data and their hardware. You will also need to have at least a little knowledge of technology and its history. You will need to know a LOT about NIST SP 800-37, “Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems”. You will need to dive into NIST SP 800-53, “Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations”.

Since not many people want to do this work, or even know about it, there is not much competition. They are always looking for qualified people to do it. What you will need is a 4 year degree (preferably in something technical), an IT certification in security (Security+, ISC2 CAP, CISSP, CASP, CISM,CISA) and a lot of knowledge on NIST 800-37.


Risk Management Framework NIST 800-37 Step 2: Select security controls intro

This is a quick introduction to Step 2 of the Risk Management Framework NIST 800-37 process. Step 2 involves selection of NIST Special Publication 800-53 security controls. There are (3) main tasks that you must do in this step:

1) Select the applicable baseline controls. Selection of baseline controls is based on system categorization.

2) Tailor the Security Controls to the system. Not all security controls can be used because they may break your system. And in some cases they are simply not applicable. There are also Common Controls, Hybrid controls, and system specific controls.

3) Document the Security Controls. You must document the selected security controls in a system security plan and have the security controls reviewed.

Risk Management Framework NIST 800 Step 1 Categorization

This is an introduction to Step 1, Categorization of the NIST SP 800-37, Risk Management Framework process. Categorization consists of three primary steps:
1) Determining the Security Categorization of the information system. This is done by breaking down the primary information types on the system. You can get great guidance on this from FIPS 199 and NIST SP 800-60 (Volume I-II).
2) Create a System Description. This is really the first step to creating a System Security Plan and it leads to registering the systems.
3) Register the system. This means that you need to advertise the the system to all the stakeholders of the system in the organization. Organizations usually have a method of doing this with a database that can be seen by upper-level management.





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  • Analyze business, functional, and non-functional requirements to create technical design and unit test strategy documents.
  • Design, test, and implement solutions based on requirements provided from the Enterprise Application Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), USDA
  • Design artifacts that follow the technical standards and guidelines
  • Work with staff to define solutions and implement those solutions according to the agreed upon design.
  • Control deployment of HP “Source Code Analyzer”
  • Review monthly and quarterly Retina and WebInspect scans and recommend technical solutions to mitigate vulnerabilities
  • Actively transfer knowledge and mentor staff members on various aspects of system specific administration, configuration, and development

Required Skills:

  • Experience collaboratively establishing secure configuration baselines for technologies such as Windows Server 2008 R2, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.
  • Experience securing Oracle database suites or MS SQL databases (not looking for someone who only has network skills).
  • Experience performing IT product security specification reviews.
  • Experience designing/reviewing architectures for adequate security such as secure authentication methods.
  • Ability to use collaborative communication skills and establish productive working relationships.
  • Experience with documentation reviews, including A&A packages
  • Awareness of the diagnostic and mitigation aspects of Information Security Continuous Monitoring.
  • Assists Information Systems Security Managers (ISSMs) in generating ATO package and continuous monitoring artifacts.
  • Assists in documenting and managing artifacts in online SharePoint and CSAM security repositories.
  • Knowledge of Risk Management Framework
  • Knowledge of NIST, FISMA and other applicable guidance

Desired Skills:

  • Implement security controls in appropriate information systems.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the security controls once they have been implemented.
  • Determine agency-level risk to the mission or business case.
  • Authorize the information system for processing.
  • Monitor the security controls on a continuous basis
  • Implement security controls in appropriate information systems.